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‘Sleep gene’ offers clues about why we need our zzzs

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Assistant Research Professor Jason Gerstner (center) in his research lab with colleagues Kit Hayworth (left), clinical assistant professor, and Becky Taylor (right), clinical laboratory specialist.

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have seen how a particular gene is involved in the quality of sleep experienced by three different animals, including humans. The gene and its function open a new avenue for scientists exploring how sleep works and why animals need it … » More …

Floyd remembered in Pullman, Michigan, Missouri

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The late WSU President Elson S. Floyd was lovingly remembered during a ceremony at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman on Wednesday, August 26. You can read more about it here. It was a moving and wonderful tribute to the man who led WSU from 2007 until his death in June. The on-campus memorial was pushed back to late August so students and faculty could attend after their return for fall semester.

President Floyd’s legacy in Spokane will be long lasting. He sharpened the focus of WSU Spokane on the health … » More …

Second founding dean candidate visits

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Dr. Dawn DeWitt (here speaking with Chancellor Lisa Brown) is the second of three finalist candidates for founding dean of the new WSU College of Medicine to visit the Spokane campus.

DeWitt has been a professor of medicine at the University of British Columbia since 2012. She’s also the associate dean for her university’s MD Undergraduate Program.

Before coming to Vancouver, DeWitt graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed her post-graduation residency training at the University of Washington in Seattle. She worked in the UW’s WWAMI medical education program for several … » More …