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College of Medicine shares new WSU research money

Dr. Jingru Sun checks on a sample in her research lab.

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:

Functional … » More …

Spokane welcomes new doctors

Two new medical residents reach for journals provided by Providence Health Care on their first official day as doctors.

Two new medical residents reach for journals provided for them at an orientation session this morning at Spokane’s Sacred Heart Medical Center.

“Welcome to your first official day as doctors.”

That’s how Providence Health Care Eastern Washington Regional CEO Elaine Couture greeted a roomful of medical residents at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane this morning.

It’s orientation day for these new physicians, most of whom who recently received their MDs or DOs. This is the start of … » More …

New College of Medicine newsletter

This is the official Elson S. Floyd logo.

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).

If you’d like to subscribe, contact wsu.medicine@wsu.edu.

 

A Speech and Hearing alumna checks in

This is a photo of Speech and Hearing Sciences alumna Stacy Wendle and her family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is one of the stories featured in Speech and Hearing Sciences’ 2016 Wavelength newsletter, which will soon be sent to the department’s alumni. If you’d like your own copy, click here.

By Stacy Wendle, Speech and Hearing Sciences, MA ’97 (pictured here with her husband, children and dog)

Becoming a speech-language pathologist (SLP) was one of the best decisions of my life. I was asked recently to reflect back … » More …

ESFCOM people on cable TV

Two of ESFCOM’s administrators are featured on the latest WSU Spokane “Health Sciences Update” cable TV programs.

Ken screen shot from Health Sciences Update

Vice Dean for Academic and Community Partnerships Ken Roberts talks about his work preparing WSU campuses in Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver and Everett for medical students and developing clinical partnership agreements with health care providers in those cities and others.

Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Leadership Yvette Roubideaux talks about creating a climate for the college that welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusion.

The other new “Health Sciences Update” programs feature … » More …

Student instructors endorse Willed Body Program

This is a screen shot from a YouTube video featuring WSU Pullman anatomy teaching assistants.

Last month we wrote about WSU’s Willed Body Program, which allows people to donate their bodies after their deaths to WSU’s medical education program for use by students. That story and other recent publicity for the program, including this video with director Dr. David Conley, have led to increased interest among potential donors. Now we’ve created a video that features four WSU Pullman graduate teaching assistants talking about their experiences teaching students about anatomy, … » More …

Shout out to our WSU campus partners

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A team from WSU Spokane has just returned from visits to the WSU North Puget Sound at Everett (left), WSU Vancouver (center) and WSU Tri-Cities (right) campuses. They are important partners in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. The campuses – and health care providers in and around their cities – will host third- and fourth-year medical students who will practice their skills in hospitals and clinics. We want … » More …

Welcome to new vice dean

Photo of new ESFCOM Vice Dean for Student and Faculty Experiences Dawn DeWitt, pictured outside on the campus of WSU Spokane.

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine’s newest team member is now on the job. Dawn DeWitt, MD, will serve as Vice Dean for Student and Faculty Experience. She will oversee the development of a learner-centered experience for the students who will attend WSU’s medical school.

Dr. DeWitt has been active in medical education innovation and leadership for more than 20 years. Her work has taken her to three countries.

Most recently, she was an associate … » More …

Conley and Mroch win teaching awards

WSU clinical faculty members Henry Mroch and David Conley pose together after learning they have each won awards for teaching students in the WWAMI medical education program.

WSU’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine isn’t yet teaching medical students but two of its faculty members are already winning teaching awards.

Clinical Assistant Professor Henry Mroch (left) and Clinical Associate Professor David Conley (right) recently won honors from the WWAMI medical education program for teaching University of Washington students in Spokane.

Conley, who directs WSU’s anatomy lab on the Spokane campus, won the WWAMI Distinguished Teacher Award for … » More …

Speech and Hearing students win honors

Speech and Hearing Sciences graduating senior Tiana Bennett poses with her diploma after WSU Spokane's May 6 commencement ceremony.

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine doesn’t have medical students yet — let alone graduates — but it does have graduates in its well-established bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. New graduate Tiana Bennett (above) is one of them; she was named one of the student recipients of the WSU Spokane Chancellor’s Awards.

Fourteen other students have also won awards for their outstanding scholarship, leadership and service during the just-completed … » More …