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Sleep researchers talk shop, go fishing

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(from L-R: Professor Fred Turek, guest lecturer from Northwestern University; Professor Marcos Frank, Research Assistant Professor Jason Gerstner, Associate Professor Jonathan Wisor and Clinical Assistant Professor Christopher Davis)

Who says sleep researchers are all work and no play? These five awakened early one morning last week at Hill’s Resort on Priest Lake in northern Idaho for some fishing, a respite among three days of discussions at the first-ever WSU Sleep and Performance Research Center retreat.

A good part of the three-day meeting (the first day was held at WSU Spokane) was spent developing and critiquing proposals for grant funding to support research. » More …

An historic day for WSU College of Medicine

Gov. Jay Inslee signs Substitute House Bill No. 1559, April 1, 2015. Relating to higher education programs at Washington State University and the University of Washington.

April 1, 2015 — when Governor Jay Inslee signed the WSU medical school bill into law — marked the unofficial start of the College of Medicine.

Today is another landmark day for the college.

The WSU Board of Regents today anointed the university’s new medical school as the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.

The Regents’ vote at their meeting in Pullman this morning accomplishes two things. It changes the name … » More …

WSU creates Tom Fritz medical school fund

img-xl-coug-hats.fritz and elson 600 pixTom Fritz had a lot of friends in high places. After his recent death, many of those friends spoke publicly about Fritz’s enormous influence in the Spokane community. He was the retired CEO of Inland Northwest Health Services, leading the development of electronic medical records in Spokane’s hospitals. But Fritz was involved in many other business and community projects as well.

When you have that kind of influence, you get to work and play with others at that level. In this picture Fritz (left) celebrates with his friends, the late WSU … » More …