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More support for College of Medicine’s residency program in Pullman

Pullman Regional HospitalA $500,000 gift to Pullman Regional Hospital from an anonymous couple is the latest in a series of significant contributions made to support the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine’s first family medicine residency program in Pullman.

The College of Medicine and Pullman Regional Hospital are partnering to launch a new three-year physician residency training program in June 2022. The program earned its accreditation status in May.

Pullman Regional Hospital will renovate approximately 5,000 square feet of space this fall to accommodate resident physicians beginning in June 2022. The new space will include 14 exam rooms as well as a study … » More …

College of Medicine granted full accreditation

Spokane Campus, WSU Spokane, WSU Health Sciences CampusWashington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine has received full accreditation, the final milestone in an accreditation journey that has spanned nearly six years.

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the accrediting agency for medical degree programs in the U.S. and Canada, granted full accreditation after conducting an extensive virtual site visit in October 2020 and evaluating the College of Medicine’s progress in meeting the LCME’s rigorous standards. The LCME also identified areas where the college will need to focus on making adjustments and improvements both … » More …

Alumni donate $250,000 to family medicine residency program in Pullman

Pullman Regional HospitalA WSU alumni couple is supporting the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine’s first family medicine residency program in Pullman with a $250,000 gift.

Tom and Linda Nihoul, wealth management professionals and healthcare advocates, are making the donation in support of enhancing access to rural healthcare.

“When we were learning about the joint efforts of WSU and Pullman Regional Hospital to establish a residency program in Pullman, it really resonated with us,” Tom Nihoul said. “We’re originally from small towns and know first-hand, quality primary care is key for a thriving community.”

Added Linda … » More …

Farewell to Janne Grønli

This is visiting Research Assistant Professor Janne Gronli.

When Research Assistant Professor Janne Grønli (pronounced YAWN-uh GROON-lee) came to WSU Spokane two years ago as a visiting faculty member from Norway, her goal was to gain a deeper understanding of the brain and its role in sleep.

On Friday, she’ll finish her time here having accomplished that. Along the way, she participated in sleep research, co-authored papers with her WSU colleagues and had a wonderful time traveling.

The well-regarded Norwegian sleep scientist – an associate professor at her home institution, the University of Bergen — came … » More …

College welcomes a new associate dean

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The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine welcomes Daniel Teraguchi, EdD, as its new associate dean for student affairs.

Dr. Teraguchi comes to WSU from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he served as the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and the Director of the Office for Student Diversity for nearly eight years. The southeast Idaho native received his doctorate from Idaho State University in Educational Leadership. 

As the associate dean for student affairs at ESFCOM he will be developing creative and innovative programs to support students throughout their medical education. One such innovative … » More …

Stories from the research lab, part one

This is a photo of Assistant Professor Bin Shan, a cancer researcher at WSU Spokane.

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 … » More …

Camp Candoo helps kids with speech issues

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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 … » 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 … » 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 … » 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 … » More …