Translational Medicine and Physiology

Faculty, Staff, and Students Recognized in Chancellor’s Excellence Awards

Each spring, the WSU Spokane campus community recognizes incredible faculty, staff, and students who go above and beyond their normal duties, demonstrate outstanding leadership, and serve as outstanding ambassadors for WSU Spokane, both on campus and within the community.

2024 Chancellor's Excellence Awards

Hans P.A. Van Dongen to Give Distinguished Faculty Address

This year’s Distinguished Faculty Address will be given by Hans P.A. Van Dongen, a professor with the Department of Translational Medicine and Physiology. His topic, sleep and its impact on performance, safety and health in our 24/7 society — will focus on the groundbreaking research undertaken by WSU’s Sleep and Performance Research Lab.

Van Dongen

WSU Sleep Researchers Remark on Study Linking Sleep Irregularity with Cognitive Decline

Two researchers in the WSU College of Medicine’s Sleep and Performance Research Center are quoted in a Spokesman-Review article highlighting a new sleep study. In the article, faculty members Hans Van Dongen, PhD, and Jason Gerstner, PhD, discuss the association between sleep regularity and cognitive decline.

Person trying to sleep