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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 …

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 … » More …

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 … » More …

ESFCOM people on cable TV

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

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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 … » 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 … » 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 …

New article about us in WSU Spokane magazine

This is a graphic that portrays a green highway sign saying "WSU Medical School Ahead".

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 … » 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 … » More …