‘Tis been a good year for WSU Spokane. Here’s a look at some* of this year’s highlights:
John Tomkowiak, M.D., dean of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
(This story appears in the latest edition of the WSU Spokane Magazine)
By Doug Nadvornick
Even after the death of its namesake, the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is operating on “Elson Time.”
The pace has been brisk since the first public pronouncement in mid-2014 that WSU would be pursuing its own medical school. Now, with the first class anticipated to begin less than two years from now, the development process has accelerated.
Jonathan Wisor (pictured), an associate professor in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, is a sleep researcher and recently talked about “Sleep and a Healthy Life” at the recent TEDx Spokane event. You can view his talk in the video above.
Shameless cliché alert!
It’s the time of year where everybody makes a list of what they’re thankful for, and we’re not afraid to do the same (we will also post a “Year in Review” blog next month. You’ve been warned).
Time has an article on why being thankful is good for your health*. So being a health sciences campus, we figured we’d walk the talk and share what we are thankful for.
As one of several universities with a presence in Spokane, we were represented in the video above, which was seen by more than 1,000 in attendance at GSI’s annual meeting. Here are five ways our campus grows our economy:
Before we can apply for medical school accreditation, and before we can begin recruiting medical students, we must hire a dean for the soon-to-be-named WSU College of Medicine.
In May, we announced the search committee tasked with finding the first dean of the WSU College of Medicine.
That committee’s work should be complete within the next few weeks.