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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 nursing grad: ‘You always remember your first code’

Ashley Ormsby Nurse

Ashley Ormsby Nurse

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

By Alli Benjamin

Ashley Ormsby, RN, BSN, ’13, (pictured above)  a Spokane native, was eager to begin her first job at Harborview Medical Center, a level one trauma facility serving Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Wyoming.

“I was prepared to face some difficult traumas and patients in the operating room; poly traumas, brain bleeds, full body burns,” she said.  After completing a six-month nursing residency, she was ready to join her colleagues on the floor.

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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 medical school will help Eastern Washington’s economy

WSU Spokane

WSU Spokane

A WSU medical school in Spokane will allow for more of our state’s students to access medical education. It will also grow the amount of physicians practicing in our region.

But you’ve read that already.

Another benefit that comes from a second public medical school is its impact on the area economy.

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WSU researchers discover new role for protein in cell division, and other research news

WSU Spokane research

WSU Spokane research

We’ve written about it once and we’ll write about it again: research is a problem solver.

With that established, here’s some news from our campus: researchers in the WSU College of Pharmacy recently discovered a new role for protein in cell division.

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