SPOKANE, Wash. – The new building under construction on the Washington State University campus in Spokane has been renamed the Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences building to reflect that it will be home to the Medical Education program and the College of Pharmacy.
“Although the building will house educational programs for both medicine and pharmacy, its primary value is as a research facility,” said Gary M. Pollack, dean of the College of Pharmacy. “The phrase ‘pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences’ best describes the nature of the work that will be conducted in this new building.” The building has been referred to as the Biomedical and Health Sciences Building since construction was authorized.
The request for the name change was submitted to the WSU Facilities Naming Committee, which recommended approval. The change was approved by President Elson S. Floyd.  University fundraisers are continuing to search for a major donor interested in having the building named after them.