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Reimagine Indians into Medicine: 15 students to be given upper hand for med school

Reimagine Indians into Medicine: 15 students to be given upper hand for med school

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

January 14, 2020

A recent collaborative effort in the Pacific Northwest will address health disparities and the lack of health care workers among Native American communities. The project is called Reimagine Indians into Medicine (RISE). It is a joint project between WSU’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, th...

Mobile healthcare unit created for community

Mobile healthcare unit created for community

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

October 14, 2019

The WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is preparing to launch Range Health, a mobile healthcare unit designed to help rural and underserved communities. John Tomkowiak, dean of the College of Medicine, said the mobile unit, called a coach, will begin providing service at the beginning of 2020. He...

Grant will help WSU graduate more nurses

Grant will help WSU graduate more nurses

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2019

The WSU College of Nursing is graduating more students who will work in rural and underserved areas where nurse practitioners are in high demand. The WSU-ANEW-2, “Advanced Nursing practice in rural & underserved Eastern Washington,” grant was awarded to the WSU College of Nursing by the U.S....

New training session strives to prevent opioid addiction

New training session strives to prevent opioid addiction

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

April 15, 2019

A new two-hour seminar at WSU Spokane focuses on communication about opioids in the healthcare field. The seminar emphasizes how to recognize someone who has an opioid addiction and how to look online to find out if people have received multiple opioid prescriptions, said Marian Wilson, WSU Colleg...

Research says cannabis use has decreased among youth

Research says cannabis use has decreased among youth

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

March 27, 2019

WSU researchers found cannabis use among adolescents who work fewer than 10 hours per week decreased since its legalization. This group was led by Janessa Graves, WSU College of Nursing assistant professor and senior Research Scientist Julia Dilley, who was a co-author of the article published in...

College of Medicine releases demographic report

College of Medicine releases demographic report

SANDY VO, Evergreen reporter

February 26, 2019

The WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine recently released their demographic progress report, showing high numbers of older students, low-income students and Washington residents. According to a press release from WSU Government Relations, 38 percent of those enrolled are low-income students. ...

WSU medical school looking to expand

WSU medical school looking to expand

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

January 22, 2019

WSU will continue its tradition as a land grant institution with the expansion of the medical school. The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine located in Spokane was established in 2015 and accepted its first class of 60 students in 2017, said Chris Mulick, WSU director of State Relations. “In...

Students work with Spokane clinic to provide vaccines

Students work with Spokane clinic to provide vaccines

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

January 14, 2019

WSU College of Nursing and College of Pharmacy has partnered with Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) to provide immunization vaccines for children and eligible adults in the Spokane County. Kari Lidbeck, SRHD immunization community network specialist, said the target population for immunization...

WSU, local hospital partner to improve service

WSU, local hospital partner to improve service

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

November 26, 2018

Officials from Pullman Regional Hospital and WSU announced a partnership Nov. 8 to improve health care services in the Pullman community. PRH CEO Scott Adams said the official collaboration is an expansion on over 70 years of work with the university since the hospital was founded. He said PRH...

Excessive heat warning in effect starting Wednesday

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

August 6, 2018

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued an excessive heat watch for Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho which starts Wednesday and ends Friday evening. Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s and peak around 110 in some areas, according to the warning. Overnight lows will dip...

Brown removes WSU logo from campaign ad

Brown removes WSU logo from campaign ad

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 11, 2018

Lisa Brown’s campaign has apologized to WSU after using a clip of a person wearing a baseball cap with the university’s logo on it in an advertisement. Brown, the former WSU Spokane Chancellor challenging Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-WA, for her seat representing Washington’s 5th Congressional...

WSU Regents to consider 2 percent tuition hike

LINH NGUYEN, Evergreen reporter

April 30, 2018

The WSU Board of Regents will determine whether to raise students' tuition next fall this Friday at a meeting in Spokane.   Due to the state legislature’s approval of a 2.2 percent increase in tuition for state universities and colleges last July, undergraduate in-state tuition is expected to...

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