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NIH research program to visit Spokane campus next week
July 18, 2019

All of Us is a new research program from the National Institutes of Health that seeks to advance precision medicine. To get there, NIH has embarked on an ambitious effort to get 1 million or more volunteers to share their genetic, biological, environmental, health and lifestyle data as volunteers. The program’s ultimate goal is to accelerate research and improve health.

Participants will be able to access their health information, summary data about the entire participate community, and information about studies and findings that come from All of Us.

The All of Us traveling exhibit will visit WSU Health Sciences Spokane next week – please stop … » More …

IREACH offers faculty pilot grant for community health
July 15, 2019

Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH) Faculty Pilot Grant Support Program


The purpose of the IREACH faculty pilot grant support program is to foster research at Washington State University that will provide significant and innovative contributions to American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Latino, or rural health. Applications from faculty members in any disciple to fund research on health disparities impacting these populations are welcome.

IREACH pilot grant support program funds will be used to provide research support for researchers to develop their research capabilities and to demonstrate the merit of their research ideas, productivity, and creativity pertinent … » More …

Now’s the time to complete passport requirements
July 10, 2019

It’s that time of year to complete passport requirements. The new CPNW passport document is uploaded to CREST for Spokane, the Tri-Cities and Yakima faculty. For faculty required to complete the modules, the revised/approved modules are now available.

ACEMAPP requirements for Vancouver faculty are also available on CREST.

Please make sure to meet the required deadlines that were communicated to you by the Program Directors/level leads for onboarding to clinical sites. Some clinical sites require uploading of documents 6-8 weeks prior to clinical start.

For all other faculty, please complete prior to August 16.

Instructions for Current Faculty

Log into

To locate the … » More …

Say hello to Zoom – training video also now online
July 9, 2019

Tuesday marked the official Zoom videoconferencing enterprise-wide roll-out by WSU’s Information Technology Services (ITS). Here are a few reminders and details for technical support across the university system.

End User Training Video

A recording of the June 25 end user training is now available on the Zoom services page,

Network Log In:

Once Zoom rollout begins, network authentication will be managed by our new cloud authentication resource, Okta. To login, visit and hit the Sign In button.

Instant Messaging (IM):

Zoom and Skype for Business both offer IM functionality.  ITS encourages each area to identify their preferred IM choice and communicate … » More …

2019-20 Spokane parking permits on sale now
July 2, 2019

You can now order your Spokane parking permits online or in person at the parking office for the 2019 – 2020 year. The parking office reminds us that Orange permits will go quickly.

If you are paying with payroll deductions, you will need to bring or email your printed 2019 – 2020 payroll deduction form to the parking office.

The link to purchase a permit, the payroll deduction form for both WSU Health Sciences and EWU Spokane employees, as well as information on the new rates, is:

If you have any questions, please contact the parking office at or call 509-368-6999.

How to get involved with the Modernization Project
June 27, 2019

WSU’s Modernization Project is ramping up this July. Here are a few ways to get involved:

Be a part of the Change Network: Do you want to help improve how WSU does business? Do your peers rely on you to know what’s going on and how to do things? Do you want to be part of the Modernization Initiative? Become a Modernization Change Agent or Super User! The Modernization Initiative is launching a Change Network to help the university community transition successfully to our new software for payroll, human resources, finance, and grants management. Learn more and nominate a colleague or yourself for a … » More …

School supplies sought for Unity in the Community
June 26, 2019

The WSU Health Sciences campus in Spokane is one of the drop-off sites for the Unity in the Community School Supplies Drive.  School supplies are given out at the event in Riverfront Park on Saturday, August 17.

Here is a link to the most needed items:  (Backpacks are always welcome too).

Please drop off any supplies in the Student Affairs Office in SAC no later than August 9th.   (There is a cart by the copy machine).



Reminder: Campus’ new address starts July 1
June 24, 2019

WSU Health Sciences Spokane is eliminating their PO Box 1495 address as of July 1, 2019. To avoid delivery failures or delays, please use the address information provided below.

Spokane Campus Postal Mail & Shipping Address:

Recipient’s Name
WSU Health Sciences Spokane
Dept/College name; Bldg. & assigned delivery point room #
412 E Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99202-2131

All intercampus mail to WSU Health Sciences Spokane should be addressed as follows. Please do not use the plus four ZIPs 1495, 5291 or 2131.

Spokane Campus Intercampus Mail Address:

Recipient/Dept Name
Designated delivery point building/room #

Questions? Contact Carolyn Losh at … » More …

Zoom videoconferencing training offered at all sites on June 25
June 21, 2019

ZOOM teleconferencing software will be the preferred method of setting up videoconferences this fall.

This is your chance to learn about some of the different functionalities Zoom offers, prior to the official rollout on July 9.

Training will be offered at all sites on June 25, including in SNRS.

Vancouver ECS 125
Tri-Cities TFLO 210
Spokane SAC 345 morning session, SNRS 203 afternoon session


9:00 – 10:30 am
1:00-2:30 pm

(Training sessions cover the same topics, so end users only need to attend one session.)

User Training Agenda:

Scheduling a meeting directly from your Outlook calendar
Host … » More …

PhD final doctoral exam scheduled for July 18
June 20, 2019

What: Final Doctoral Examination for Patrice E. Griffin-Codd

When: Thursday, July 18, 1 p.m.


Spokane: SNRS 203
Vancouver AMS: VLIB 210B
Yakima AMS: YNUR 105
UNITE: 777137

Title: “Experiences of Female Athletes Engaged in High School Competitive Sports”

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Billie Severtsen, PhD


Ever since Title IX of the Educational Amendments was passed in 1972, female athletes have had greater opportunities to compete in sports and obtain the same scholarships or other funding as male athletes. Since then, however, the percentage of high school females participating in sports programs has remained … » More …

Panopto system down for maintenance Saturday evening
June 19, 2019

Panopto System Maintenance Saturday, June 22

Panopto services, recordings, and the Panopto website will be unavailable for system maintenance on Saturday from 6-9 p.m.

Any attempts to upload from clients will result in a “Server unable to connect” message.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact or 509-335-4320.

Rychelle Wagner out of office July, Aug.
June 10, 2019

Reminder to faculty and staff, Rychelle Wagner, PhD Academic Program Coordinator and DNP Program Assistant, is on a 10-month appointment, so will be out of the office in July and August.

If you need help during that time, Sarah Wilson and Tami Kelley are in the office, and Rychelle is available via email. She can also come to the office if necessary on a timeslip appointment.

Please contact Rychelle for more information at 324-7445, or

Phishing emails purport to be from university administrators; beware
June 10, 2019

Washington State University Information Technology Services is experiencing an increase in malicious phishing email campaigns.

You may receive emails from someone impersonating a member of your team or a higher level university staff or faculty member. The emails often contain a question asking if you are available to complete a task for them. Additionally, the sender may state that they are in a meeting and cannot take a phone call in an attempt to prevent you from calling to confirm. The sender may express a sense of urgency in order to prevent you from noticing that the message is a scam.

The sender is counting … » More …