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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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Being thankful at WSU Spokane

WSU Spokane Students

WSU Spokane Students

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.

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WSU Spokane Chancellor Lisa Brown gives morning keynote at State of Reform Conference

State of Reform Presentation

Lisa Brown State of Reform Presentation

The annual State of Reform conference was in Spokane earlier this month and WSU Spokane Chancellor Lisa Brown was the morning keynote speaker.

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WSU College of Medicine dean search nearing its conclusion

WSU Spokane medical school

WSU Spokane medical school

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.

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WSU Spokane Magazine: Cougs Celebrate Medical School Approval

WSU Medical School Bill Signing

WSU Medical School Bill Signing

(Ed. Note: The latest edition of the WSU Spokane Magazine is available as a PDF here. It is also distributed statewide to WSU alumni and friends. We will share a story each day from the latest issue on the blog. Enjoy!)

By Doug Nadvornick

Bill signing ceremonies conducted by governors are often joyous occasions that formalize legislative achievements. But rarely do they lead to spontaneous pep rallies, as happened on April 1.

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