As he works in the lab, Research Assistant Professor Jason Gerstner is kept company by hundreds of little companions on his bench. Tiny fruit flies bounce off the walls of small, clear vials standing up in cardboard containers.
The flies are the featured actors in research done by Gerstner’s team. They’re exploring the role that specific fatty acid binding proteins can play in improving the quality of life for Alzheimer’s patients.
So how do the fruit flies fit in? Years ago, scientists decoding … » More …
Things slow down on the WSU Spokane campus when most of the students are away. Or do they?
During the summer, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine research faculty members are as busy as ever, applying for grants, doing research projects, writing articles for publication, editing journals and serving on committees.
This week, we’ll highlight a few faculty members and some of their summer activities.
When Assistant Professor Bin Shan works with breast cancer cells in the lab, he tries to … » More …
Researchers from Washington State University’s Sleep and Performance Research Center received a $1.7 million grant to develop and test cognitive flexibility training to combat the effects of sleep loss on decision-making under rapidly changing circumstances.
Funding for the three-year project comes from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, a partnership between the U.S. Congress, military and public to fund groundbreaking, high-impact medical research.
The project aims to reduce decision-making errors that contribute to failed military missions, industrial accidents, workplace injuries, … » More …
Clinical Professor Amy Meredith, Associate Professor Nancy Potter (above) and several of their communications disorders graduate students have finished this summer’s Camp Candoo. Thirteen children with severe cases of apraxia and their parents came from all over the U.S. to receive two weeks of intense speech-language therapy and instruction.
Meredith and Potter agreed to allow a crew from Northwest Public Television to film the camp for an afternoon. Their story … » More …
This week, in a corner of a quiet WSU Spokane campus in the middle of summer break, 13 young children are working intently on their speech and language skills.
They are attending Camp Candoo, created by WSU Speech and Hearing Sciences faculty members Amy Meredith and Nancy Potter to provide intensive therapy for children ages 4-8 with childhood apraxia of speech. Apraxia is a motor disorder that makes it hard for some kids to say sounds, syllables and words in the right order. They know what they want to say, but their brains can’t … » More …
The Washington State University Office of the Provost today announced it is awarding at least $30 million in research money to at least eight university multidisciplinary research projects as part of the WSU’s Grand Challenges research initiative. The money comes from the university’s colleges, which were required to hold back 5% of this year’s budget to fund this project.
The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is involved in at least four of the funded research initiatives.
Here are the projects that include the College of Medicine:
The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine has added a new tool to communicate with the public about what’s going on with the college’s development. The new online newsletter went out this morning and features links to videos of interviews with College of Medicine faculty and administrators, a link to the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences’ latest Wavelength newsletter and a welcome to WSU’s new president and his wife (seen here during their first visit to Spokane).