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Teaching students about careers in medicine

College of Medicine Clinical Assistant Professors Radha Nandagopal, Chris Davis and Henry Mroch preside over a panel discussion about careers in medicine at Spokane's West Valley High School on April 25, 2016.

(Photo by Cori Medeiros)

At Spokane’s West Valley High School on Monday, students learned what it was like to be a doctor from Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Clinical Assistant Professors Radha Nandagopal (left), MD, and Henry Mroch (right), MD. They also learned about doing research from Clinical Assistant Professor Chris Davis (center), PhD. And they asked questions about how to start the process … » More …

Big finish to a busy week

Brittany Ledall stands by her poster at the Inland Northwest Research Symposium at WSU Spokane on April 1, 2016.

This is a week that has seen its share of big events for the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and its host campus, WSU Spokane.

The splashiest event happens late this afternoon when new WSU President Kirk Schulz and his wife Noel make their first appearance in Spokane to finish a day that started in Pullman and continued in the Tri-Cities. The president will meet campus and academic leaders, lead a Q-and-A session on campus, appear at … » More …

College of Medicine faculty on video, TV

Hans Van Dongen screen shot from NHTSA conference video

One of the nice things about our digital age is that it is easier to record live events so you can watch them later. If you have digital recording capabilities with your TV provider, you may appreciate the ability to record a sporting event or your favorite program and watch it when it’s more convenient for you. » More …

Learning about living with dystonia

Denise Gibson, who has the neurological movement disorder dystonia, met with WSU Speech and Hearing Sciences student Emma Rae Destromp to study how dystonia affects her voice.

Dystonia is one of those medical conditions with an unusual name that few people know about. It’s not fatal, there are no celebrities who claim to have it and there aren’t any catchy marketing schemes created to help raise money to research it.

But dystonia is a mysterious, often painful, neurological movement disorder that causes problems for the people who have it. For example, it can cause muscle contractions that cause its victims’ heads or necks to pitch to the side or tilt forward. » More …

Accreditation moves to next phase

WSU College of Medicine Acting Dean Ken Roberts speaks at the first of the four WSU College of Medicine self study sessions.

The accreditation process for the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is moving to the next phase.

College staff and administrators are finishing the first draft of the massive document they must submit to the accrediting agency (the Liaison Committee on Medical Education). That document addresses questions such as future funding and spending for the medical school, the curriculum that will be taught to students and the infrastructure in place to support them. » More …

Sleep researchers talk shop, go fishing

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(from L-R: Professor Fred Turek, guest lecturer from Northwestern University; Professor Marcos Frank, Research Assistant Professor Jason Gerstner, Associate Professor Jonathan Wisor and Clinical Assistant Professor Christopher Davis)

Who says sleep researchers are all work and no play? These five awakened early one morning last week at Hill’s Resort on Priest Lake in northern Idaho for some fishing, a respite among three days of discussions at the first-ever WSU Sleep and Performance Research Center retreat.

A good part of the three-day meeting (the first day was held at WSU Spokane) was spent developing and critiquing proposals for grant funding to support research. » More …

An historic day for WSU College of Medicine

Gov. Jay Inslee signs Substitute House Bill No. 1559, April 1, 2015. Relating to higher education programs at Washington State University and the University of Washington.

April 1, 2015 — when Governor Jay Inslee signed the WSU medical school bill into law — marked the unofficial start of the College of Medicine.

Today is another landmark day for the college.

The WSU Board of Regents today anointed the university’s new medical school as the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.

The Regents’ vote at their meeting in Pullman this morning accomplishes two things. It changes the name … » More …