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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 to … » 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 program … » 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 to … » 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 can’t … » 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 …

New article about us in WSU Spokane magazine

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Here’s a quick note that the new WSU Spokane magazine includes a story about the continued development of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. Let us know if you’d like a copy or copies or read it online.

The new magazine also includes stories about Joyce Griffin-Sobel, the new dean of the College of Nursing, and College of Medicine Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Leadership Yvette Roubideaux, as well as more about the new Spokane Teaching Health … » More …

The most wonderful time of the year

WSU Spokane students show off their diplomas after the 2015 commencement ceremony.

Do you know that song that Andy Williams sings at Christmas, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”?

For graduating WSU Spokane students, today is the “most wonderful time of the year.” All that hard work, those long hours of class and study, will pay off when students walk across the stage during this afternoon’s commencement ceremony to collect their coveted diplomas.

Then what? Many students already have jobs lined up, many will begin looking for work, some will delay the job search and … » More …

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 …