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Centers, Institutes, and Programs

Applied Sciences Laboratory (ASL)

Located in Spokane, this is a contract research arm of the WSU Institute for Shock Physics in Pullman, and houses a multidisciplinary team of scientists who transform scientific innovations into practical solutions in the areas of energy, national security, advanced materials and sensors, and biomedical applications.

Initiative for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH)

Founded in the fall of 2015, this group of researchers at WSU Spokane is focused on improving community health in underserved populations and geographic regions. Director of the program is Dedra Buchwald, M.D., founder of Partnership for Native Health, founder of the Washington State Twin Registry, and a former professor of epidemiology and medicine at the University of Washington.

Program of Excellence in Addictions Research

This multidisciplinary group of researchers has made significant contributions to the field of alcohol and drug addiction.

Sleep and Performance Research Center

At this unique and cutting-edge research facility, basic and applied scientists study sleep and wakefulness in healthy individuals to answer critical questions about the effects of reduced and displaced sleep on cognitive performance and health. The Simulated Hazardous Occupational Tasks lab is affiliated with the SPRC.

Speech and Language Lab

The lab explores the use of modern technology applied to people with speech, hearing and language disorders.

Translational Addiction Research Center

The TARC members study a wide range of research topics, from medicinal chemistry to behavioral interventions.