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Wake Up With Research features COVID research across the system

Wake Up With Research is a brain boost and breakfast hosted by WSU Health Sciences Spokane where researchers share science with the community. Learn from WSU Health Sciences researchers as they discover and untangle complex problems to enrich quality of life for us all.

The first Wake Up With Research is Jan. 27 from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. and focuses on COVID research across the WSU system.

Speakers include:

John Roll, PhD
Professor and Vice Dean for Research, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Associate Vice President for Strategic Research Initiatives

Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, PhD
WSU Spokane’s Vice Chancellor for Research and Associate … » More …

Support WSU Health Sciences Spokane students through CougStarter

CougStarter is a philanthropic program for student organizations or groups to crowdfund and advocate for selected projects, programs or events that enhance overall student success for students at any WSU campus.

The WSU Foundation is excited to launch this crowdfunding opportunity for WSU students who want to elevate their Coug experience, make a positive impact in their community, and/or contribute to their professional field. The crowdfunding campaigns will be active until November 22, 2019.

The current CougStarter campaign is dedicated to a cause supported system-wide – food security for WSU students. Learn about the WSU Health Sciences Spokane Food Pantry at:

Learn more … » More …

Army medics in training

Army National Guard trains combat medics at WSU in new partnership

A new partnership between the Washington Army National Guard 161st Infantry unit and the Washington State University College of Nursing brought 30 combat medics to the college for two days of training over the weekend.

Working in the College of Nursing’s simulation lab, groups of medics rotated between practicing skills like starting IVs, giving injections, and inserting Intraosseous catheters. Then they participated in a hands-on patient care scenario in a Battalion Aid Station setting, treating a wounded soldier who was in an IED blast and fire fight, treating gunshot wounds and shock brought about by severe blood or fluid loss.

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Spokane Campus Pantry getting donations for Friday distribution and will gladly take more

Donations are piling up today for the Campus Pantry’s distribution at mid-day tomorrow after the distribution Tuesday to about 60 students left the pantry shelves nearly empty. Student managers are adjusting to the new semester and hadn’t planned the weekly shopping until after the Friday distribution, so without donations it was looking like there would not be much to distribute. » More …

Participants sought for Unity in Community parade Aug. 18

WSU Health Sciences Spokane will be participating in the 2nd Unity Parade that is part of the Unity in the Community event on Saturday, August 18.  Interested faculty and staff are needed to walk in the parade and show support for diversity in this region.

Line-up for the parade will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of Stevens Street and Spokane Falls Boulevard.  The parade begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. so everyone should arrive by 8:45 am.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, email Jim Mohr at The campus had a great contingent last year so … » More …