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James to be Speaker at Health Physics Society

RICHLAND, Wash. – The director of a Washington State University repository and research program in radiation health effects will be one of the leading speakers at the 54th annual meeting of the Health Physics Society in Minneapolis in July 2009.

Anthony C. James, director since 2005 of the U.S. Transuranium and Uranium Registries at WSU Tri-Cities, will be the Landauer Memorial Lecturer and opening speaker on the second day of the five-day conference.

James has been a researcher in radiation biology and health physics for almost 40 years. He has a doctorate degree in radiation biology and a bachelor’s degree in physics, both from the … » More …

Pharmacy Profs Help with Research to Enhance Elementary School Science Lessons

SPOKANE – Ants may be plentiful in California in February, but in Spokane, Lisa Woodard had to order some from a pet store.

She needed them for an elementary school science lesson that was developed in California and is being evaluated with the help of student pharmacists and faculty at Washington State University.

“Last week I had mealworms in my office. The week before it was crickets,” said Woodard, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy at WSU.

The live insects are being used to teach basic scientific principles to selected classes of second graders in two Spokane area public school districts – Central Valley and Spokane … » More …

Campbell, White Release New Diabetes Medications Book

College of Pharmacy Professors R. Keith Campbell and John R. White are co-authors of a new book for the American Diabetes Association titled, “Medications for the Treatment of Diabetes.”

The ADA calls the 548-page book “The Most Authoritative Guide to Diabetes Therapeutics Available.” It was printed by the publishers of the Physicians’ Desk Reference – Thomson Reuters of Montvale, New Jersey.

It is an updated edition of a book Campbell and White wrote that was released in 2000 and is part of the ADA’s Medical Management Series for health care professionals.

Eight other WSU pharmacy faculty contributed to this edition, along with a faculty member … » More …

Meadows Receives NIH Senior Scientist Award

Gary Meadows, a College of Pharmacy professor at WSU since 1976, has received a Senior Scientist Research and Mentorship Award from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

The five-year, $1 million grant is to provide him with more time for research and to mentor three to five junior faculty at WSU.

Between two and five such awards are granted annually by the NIAAA. Records dating back to 1972 indicate this is the first Senior Scientist award received at WSU.

Meadows’ research into the connection between nutrition and cancer and between alcohol and cancer has been continuously funded by the NIH … » More …

Sayed Daoud Editor of New Book

Cancer research focused on the study of proteins is the subject of a new book authored and edited by a Washington State University professor in pharmacy.

The 265-page book will be released in December 2007 by Humana Press of New Jersey, a leading national publisher of books and journals for medical and scientific professionals.

Pharmacy Associate Professor Sayed S. Daoud, a 20-year veteran in cancer research, was asked by Humana Press to produce the book “Cancer Proteomics: From Bench to Bedside,” which will be part of the publisher’s book series titled “Cancer Drug Discovery and Development.”

Proteomics is a branch of biotechnology that uses a … » More …

College Acquires High-Tech Manikin

The College of Pharmacy purchased a high tech manikin in July 2007 from Laerdal®. The Human Patient Simulator can be programmed to have a number of different diseases or conditions.

The College is one of a handful of pharmacy schools in the country to begin using this Human Patient Simulation technology. The technology is more common in medical and nursing schools.

The WSU Colleges of Pharmacy and Nursing are working with community health care providers in Spokane to raise money for a patient simulation training facility where health sciences students can learn and working professionals can upgrade skills needed for certification. See more pictures.