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Grant will allow WSU Spokane to help area neighborhoods

University District Health Clinic

University District Health Clinic

Students working and learning at the Spokane Teaching Health Clinic – opening in summer of 2016 – will work with local neighborhoods. 

Health impacts due to poor living conditions can have lasting consequences, and children especially shouldn’t have to suffer.

A $100,000 grant from the Smith-Barbieri Progressive Fund will help WSU Spokane identify and reduce health risks in the homes of area residents.

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Health Sciences Update Features Autism, Criminal Justice Research

Health Sciences Update Taping

The latest episode of the Health Sciences Update – airing on Comcast channel 17 in the greater Spokane area – features discussions on two types of research.

The first segment features Georgina Lynch from our Speech and Hearing Sciences department talking about her research on autism. The second segment features Bryan Vila and Steve James, both in our Criminal Justice department, talking about their innovative research.

View past episodes of the Health Sciences Update.

High School Students: ‘Why I’m choosing a STEM path.’ (Video)

The Spokane STEMposium was on campus last week, featuring more than 200 area middle and high school students giving presentations on STEM-related projects.

This video, produced by Spokane Public Schools, features students from Ferris High School talking about why they want to enter STEM fields:

The programs on our health sciences campus reach across the state, so these students are in a good place as they work toward their career goals.

STEMposium Comes to Campus

WSU Spokane STEMposium

WSU Spokane STEMposium

The Spokane STEMposium came to campus again this year, giving more than 200 local middle and high school students the chance to present STEM projects in a conference setting.

We enjoy hosting this event since our academic programs fall well within the STEM umbrella. STEM, of course, stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

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Health Sciences Programs Reach Across Washington

WSU Spokane health sciences students

WSU Spokane health sciences students

In our pursuit of a medical school headquartered in Spokane, we’ve talked about how the community-based model will send third- and fourth-year WSU medical students to locations across the state. It is a model that will introduce medical students to communities that are in need of physicians.

This won’t be entirely new territory for us, as some of our other health sciences programs already reach across Washington, offering students in other communities the chance to study close to home.

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Who Uses Baby Talk More – Moms or Dads?

Mark VanDam WSU Spokane

Mark VanDam WSU Spokane

Mark VanDam, WSU Spokane

Mark VanDam is a researcher in the Speech and Hearing Sciences Department here at WSU Spokane. Speaking at the annual meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, VanDam provided a research-based answer to an interesting question:

Who’s better at baby talk – mom or dad?

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