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WSU faculty, students participate in active shooter exercise at Valley Mall

SPOKANE, Wash. – Pharmacy professors and students from Washington State University recently trained with Spokane Valley emergency response teams at a large shopping mall and provided teams with a high-fidelity manikin victim.

The mock incident at the Spokane Valley Mall involved two shooters inside the mall, hundreds of innocent people and a few casualties. It was staged between midnight and 8 a.m. on a weekend.

The three professors and two students used the manikin to stage a victim hit by bullets and bleeding.  The manikin “victim” was a male in his early 20s who was then evaluated by emergency responders, carried out of the mall … » More …

U.S. Assistant Surgeon General to Speak at Pharmacy Commencement

photo of scott gibersonSPOKANE, Wash. – A U.S. assistant surgeon general and licensed pharmacist will be the keynote speaker at the commencement ceremony of the Washington State University College of Pharmacy on May 2.

Rear Admiral Scott F. Giberson is the director of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and its more than 6,500 public health professionals of all disciplines. This includes responsibility for recruitment, retention, career management, training, readiness, deployment, policy development, comprehensive force management, and retirement.

Giberson also is the chief professional officer for the pharmacy category of the Corps and advises the … » More …

High School Juniors to visit WSU Health Sciences Programs in Spokane

SPOKANE – Health Sciences programs at WSU in Spokane will be hosting their first spring student recruitment fair for high school juniors on April 26.

They have teamed up with WSU’s “Preview for Juniors” held every spring on the Pullman campus, meaning attendees can pre-register for one or both events.

Prospective students and their parents will be able to visit the Spokane campus on a Friday afternoon and then travel to Pullman for the Saturday event.

The event begins at 1 p.m. with an academic fair with staffed tables, exhibits and handouts, followed by a formal, 15-minute welcome. After the welcome, participants will select a … » More …

Airline magazine features WSU Health Sciences in Spokane

Read in the February issue of Alaska Airlines Magazine how the pharmacy and health sciences programs at Washington State University are contributing to the exciting expansion of the health care sector in Spokane. WSU’s efforts – together with those by other Spokane businesses and organizations – aim at developing a robust research and health care community prominent enough to attract attention, talent and industry from all over the globe. Read the full story here: Alaska Airlines February 2013, page 80.

Pharmacy Dean flips burgers for students

Wearing a baseball cap, a Chicago Cubs shirt and a pair of his favorite “grilling” pants, College of Pharmacy Dean Gary M. Pollack grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers on the patio of Wegner Hall Wednesday afternoon for the third annual Dean’s Welcome Back BBQ, a tradition Pollack started when he arrived at WSU in August 2010.
“It’s a way to build community in the college,” said Pollack, who also is vice provost for WSU Health Sciences. He chatted with many of the nearly 200 students as they came through the food line and stopped at the barbecue so he could place a … » More …

Pharmacy’s building in Spokane gets rest of funding

The new building under construction to house much of the College of Pharmacy in Spokane was allocated the second half of its construction funding April 11 when the Washington Legislature passed the state’s capital budget.

“The capital budget, approved by the legislature in the early morning hours today, will allow us to move forward to finish construction of the Biomedical and Health Sciences Building in Spokane, our top priority in our capital budget,” WSU President Elson S. Floyd wrote in his online perspectives column. “It also funds new engineering laboratory equipment in Pullman, Everett and Bremerton.”

The president’s entire column can be found at:
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