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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 pharmacy students trained for medical and business futures

WSU College of Pharmacy

WSU College of Pharmacy

Many independent pharmacies these days – especially those in rural areas – serve as more than just a pharmacy.

They double as businesses, with the owners taking on a dual role of providing health care to their patients and customers, while at the same time working to stay in business and employ people.

In May, WSU announced it will be offering a joint degree program through the colleges of pharmacy and business. Pharmacists doubling as business owners isn’t anything new, but now they can be better prepared. One WSU graduate knows exactly what it is like to manage a pharmacy.

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Student Feature: Jacque Garza

WSU Pharmacy in Ecuador

WSU Pharmacy in Ecuador

Jacque Garza (bottom row, first on left) in Ecuador. Click to enlarge.

The 2015-2016 school year has started, and its time to check in on how our wonderful students spent their 2015 summers.

Our first piece features Jacque Garza, a fourth-year WSU College of Pharmacy student. Jacque spent part of her summer in Ecuador completing one of her rotations.

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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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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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