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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 … » More …

College of Medicine hires new faculty

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The WSU College of Medicine – has hired more than 40 clinicians and basic scientists to build the faculty necessary to support the operation of WSU’s new medical school. These faculty will develop and implement curriculum for the MD degree program, as well as do research and clinical work.

Most of the new faculty members are Spokane-based physicians who are helping develop the clinical content of the courses medical students will take during their first two years. Each course is taught by an interdisciplinary team of physicians and scientists. When … » More …

First founding dean candidate visits

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Dr. David Gozal (center) meets with assistant professors Chris Davis and Lucia Peixoto after Gozal spoke at a late afternoon open forum on Wednesday, August 19.

Gozal is the first of three finalist candidates for the WSU College of Medicine’s founding dean to make a formal visit to Spokane.

Gozal is a world-renowned pediatric sleep researcher and professor of pediatrics at the University of Chicago. He studies disorders such as childhood obstructive sleep apnea and sudden infant death syndrome. His research also focuses on the consequences children face when … » 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 … » More …