We thought we’d take a minute to recognize people from the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine who have been in the spotlight recently.

Dean-John-Tomkowiak12Founding Dean John Tomkowiak recently participated in a Better Health podcast sponsored by Spokane Talks Online. The dean talked with host Sue Lani Madsen about how WSU’s new medical school and where it will be a leader in the American medical education system. He talks about how the school will teach students about how to best use technology in caring for patients.




2-Marcos Frank Lab-NEW_6Professor Marcos Frank is featured in the latest Spokane County Medical Society newsletter (go to page 9) talking about his recent research into the role of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and how it affects developing young brains.





Talia-Avalos-396x263Kevin Dudley profiled Talia Avalos, a soon-to-be graduate from the college’s Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, who will be one of several students recognized during Friday’s commencement ceremony at the Convention Center. Also, SHS student Tiana Bennett (not pictured) will be one of the few graduates to be given a Chancellor’s Award; she’ll receive her honor at the student breakfast Friday morning.


Dr. Henry Mroch speaks to students at a "Careers in Medicine" presentation at West Valley High School. College of Medicine Associate Dean Yvette Roubideaux and faculty members Henry Mroch (pictured), Radha Nandagopal and Chris Davis recently talked to students at West Valley High School about careers in medicine. Their presentation was taped and is now available on YouTube.



Congratulations and thanks to all those who are bringing positive attention to the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.