Researchers at the University’s Health Sciences campus in Spokane are delving into many different aspects of human health but in particular many are focused currently on genetics, cancer, kidney disease, diabetes, addictions, neuropharmacology, exercise physiology, mental health, sleep, neuroscience, behavioral health and molecular biosciences.
Symposium highlights research leading to change
Hundreds of students, faculty and visitors filled a multi-purpose room on the WSU Spokane campus for the annual Inland Northwest Research Symposium last week. Health sciences students at WSU Spokane and EWU Spokane, as well as students from North Central High School’s Institute of Science and Technology, showcased their work.Read Story
Meet John Roll, Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award winner
John Roll, WSU Spokane’s vice chancellor for academic affairs and research, was recently awarded the Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for leadership from Washington State University. The video above introduces you to Roll and his – ahem – role at WSU Spokane.Read Story
WSU College of Pharmacy fights ALS, Alzheimer’s and more
“Right here in Spokane, Washington, we could potentially be making the drug to give to people with ALS that could stop their complications altogether.”
Those are the words of Travis Denton, a medicinal chemist in the WSU College of Pharmacy. Denton is trying to find a drug that could repair the brain’s “house-cleaning function” and help those suffering from ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and more.
Greg Belenky a finalist for Spokane’s Citizen Hall of Fame
Dr. Greg Belenky, a sleep researcher here on campus, is a finalist for Spokane’s Citizen Hall of Fame. Belenky is one of three finalists in the Science Health and Medicine category. Joining him are Dr. Jacob Deakins and Dr. Alan Hendrickson. Belenky launched the Sleep and Performance Research Center on campus, which currently operates under the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine umbrella. His research looks into sleep deprivation and its effects on continuous … » More …Read Story