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WSU Extension faculty cultivate NEP learning opportunities

Tobin

Tobin

(This story appears in the latest edition of the WSU Spokane Magazine)

By Lorraine Nelson

Abrom is enthusiastic about corn. “I had so much fun shucking it,” said the Orchard Center elementary student in the West Valley School District, “and it was so good that my taste buds did backflips!”

Abrom is one of hundreds of local school children who are the recipients of obesity prevention and nutrition education, among the largest community projects worked on by the faculty and staff of the Youth and Family division of WSU Extension, which is headquartered on the WSU Spokane campus.

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WSU Spokane researchers tackle cancer, REM sleep, Affordable Care Act and more

Mark Van Dam

Mark Van Dam

Assistant Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences Mark VanDam works with young children at the Speech and Language Laboratory.

(This story appears in the latest edition of the WSU Spokane Magazine)

By Judith Van Dongen

Here’s a roundup of some of the research work happening at WSU Spokane.

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WSU College of Pharmacy looks at impact of pharmacist-provided health screening

Julie Akers WSU Spokane

Julie Akers WSU Spokane

Julie Akers, Pharm.D., is working with Bartell Drugs to increase access to health services in Washington communities.

(This story appears in the latest edition of the WSU Spokane Magazine)

By Lori Maricle

Screening for hepatitis C could someday be available in pharmacies thanks in part to a research study under way by the WSU College of Pharmacy and funded by the national Community Pharmacy Foundation.

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WSU Spokane campus and University District expansion continues

Spokane's University District

Spokane's University District

Rendering courtesy of Stephanie Bower.

(This story appears in the latest edition of the WSU Spokane Magazine)

By Terren Roloff

With plans to develop the Jensen Byrd property on the southwest end of campus, construct the Spokane Teaching Health Clinic on the southeast end, and host the north landing of the gateway bridge that will cross over the railroad tracks on the south side of campus, expansion at WSU Spokane continues.

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Pursuing innovation for WSU’s medical school

John Tomkowiak WSU medical school

John Tomkowiak WSU medical school

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.

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WSU Spokane students embrace inter-professional culture

ASWSU Spokane

ASWSU Spokane

ASWSUS Student Government (ID’d at bottom)

(This story appears in the latest edition of the WSU Spokane Magazine)

By Kevin Dudley

The student leaders at WSU Spokane understand the unique nature of the campus.

The average age of students is 28 and there is no on-campus housing. The majority of students are at the graduate or professional level.

But that won’t stop the Associated Students of Washington State University Spokane (ASWSUS) from connecting with fellow students and enhancing their experience.

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Cougs in the Community

Cougs in the Community Spokane

Cougs in the Community Spokane

(This story appears in the latest edition of the WSU Spokane Magazine)

By Kevin Dudley

Students in the health sciences programs at WSU Spokane will enter into professions that serve the community.

But instead of waiting until graduation, they can go into the community during the school year and serve through Cougs in the Community, an initiative that began in August.

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