Spokane summer camp offers critical speech therapy to kids
“A summer camp on the WSU Spokane campus makes a difference for kids from all over with severe speech and sound disorders.”
Spokane has transformed from a gritty railroad town to a hub for young professionals, health science students
“Once upon a time there was a gritty little railroad town. Next to the switching yards where locomotives chuffed and cinders flew, its downtown had a nice department store where everybody shopped, and a famous hotel where everybody stayed. But in the 1960s a freeway bypassed the gritty little town, and out beyond its outskirts of bars and used-car lots some shiny suburban shopping malls appeared. We’re new, they said to the gritty little town, and you’re old. The future is here and it will pass you by.
“We will change, said the leaders of the gritty little town, rolling up their sleeves.
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Air quality sensors deployed in U. District smart city laboratory
“WSU researchers have installed a unique air quality sensor network in Spokane’s University District to improve understanding of pollution and health in the community.”
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Rep. McMorris Rodgers to propose renewing a program that brings doctors to rural and underserved areas
“Next week, McMorris Rodgers plans to introduce legislation that would provide three more years of funding for teaching health centers, a program that seeks to draw medical students to complete residencies serving in isolated or underserved rural and urban hospitals. A popular measure with bipartisan support, teaching health centers were first established in 2011 as a part of the Affordable Care Act, and their funding was renewed again in 2015.”Read Story
Tri-City residents open doors to WSU medical students
“Tri-City residents opened their doors to the first round of WSU medical students in response to a Herald story about the need for more help.”Read Story
What is the true cost of new ALS drug?
“ALS patients and families across the country are applauding the FDA for fast-tracking a drug that could slow the decline of physical function by 33 percent.
“The drug is called Radicava and it is the first new treatment approved specifically for ALS in 22 years.
“The drug’s list price is $1,000 per infusion, which amounts to $146,000 a year.”
Understanding the Effects of Fatigue on Law Enforcement
“Steven James (Assistant Research Professor, Washington State University, College of Medicine) and Lois James (Assistant Professor, Washington State University, College of Nursing) discuss research on how fatigue and sleep deprivation affect officers when they make critical decisions to use deadly force. The researchers also discuss how often law enforcement officers are fatigued, the impacts of officer fatigue and drowsy driving, and the goal of implementing positive changes.”Read Story
Associate dean hired to oversee WSU medical training in Everett
“A former chief medical officer at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett has been hired to oversee student training here for Washington State University’s new Spokane-based medical school.”Read Story
Lisa Brown to leave significant legacy at WSU Spokane
“Lisa Brown’s decision to depart as chancellor of Washington State University Spokane is surprising, but she will be leaving behind a significant legacy after more than four years of leadership.”Read Story
Students in WSU medical school’s inaugural class all hail from Washington
“The students accepted into Washington State University’s new Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine are all from Washington.
“That was a strategic decision, because new doctors often end up practicing in the state where they did their training, said Dr. John Tomkowiak, dean of the medical school.”Read Story
Higher Education A Driver of Spokane Economy
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