Pharmacy dean appointed to economic development agency board

Dean Gary M. Pollack has been appointed by Gov. Christine Gregoire to the board of directors of the Health Sciences & Services Authority of Spokane County.

The Health Sciences & Services Authority of Spokane County was established in 2007 by the Washington Legislature, authorized by Spokane County in 2008 to promote bioscience-based economic development, and began operating in 2009. Its mission is to advance new therapies and procedures to combat disease and to promote public health.

HSSA invests funds to create and support health sciences research in Spokane County, and works to catalyze higher education research and the health sciences industry to lead to higher wage jobs, long-term sustainability and economic diversification. Its office is located on the WSU campus in Spokane.