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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 …

Visit to Legislature Attracts 78 Students

Pharmacy Day at the Washington Legislature on Feb. 20, 2009, included 78 student pharmacists from Washington State University who met with legislators throughout the day to talk about issues important to students as well as professionals.

Organized by the Washington State Pharmacy Association, students from the University of Washington also were there and provided health screenings for the legislators while WSU students were meeting with individual legislators. Specific issues which were discussed with the legislators included the following:

Tuition Caps for college students
Financial Aid for college students
Cutting Pharmacy Medicaid reimbursement rates to pharmacies
Medicaid Audit Reform Bill
Tamper … » 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 …

Beary to Lead Washington Dietetics Assn.

Janet Beary, a clinical assistant professor in the Program in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology in the College of Pharmacy at WSU Spokane, will be installed as president-elect of the Washington State Dietetic Association at its annual convention in April 2009 in Vancouver, Wash.

Her one-year term as president is set to begin with the spring meeting in 2010, and will be followed in 2011 with a one-year term in office as past president.

Beary has been a professor at WSU since January 2000. She has a Ph.D. from Oregon State University in public health. She is a registered dietitian and a certified health education specialist. … » More …

Student Honored for Volunteer Work

A WSU pharmacy student has earned national recognition for her volunteer work with people with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease in Spokane.

Lindy Wood, who will graduate from the WSU College of Pharmacy in May, is one of a handful of pharmacy students from across the nation selected for a Wal-Mart/Pharmacy Times award for service in pharmacy, which includes a $1,000 scholarship and her profile published in the February 2009 issue of the national magazine Pharmacy Times.

While in school last year, Wood spent four to five hours per week working with the College of Pharmacy’s Geriatrics Team and volunteering for a movement disorder neurologist in … » 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 …

Class of 2012 Arrives in Pullman

The Pharmacy Class of 2012 is similar to other recent classes: there are more women than men, the average age is 25.3, and 68 of the 92 students already have bachelor’s degrees.

One slight difference is there are more students from California. Last year there was one from California; this year there are 15.

The College welcomed the Class of 2012 with a White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 25. Fifty of the students are women, the rest are men. In addition to the California residents, 52 students are from Washington state, 9 from Hawaii, 4 from Oregon, 3 from Utah, 2 from Florida, and 1 … » More …

WSU Places in Top 5 of NCPA Business Plan Finals

A team of pharmacy students from Washington State University recently placed in the top five in a national business plan competition, continuing a winning streak set by teams in previous years.

WSU students have entered the competition four of the five years it has been held and have placed in the top five all four years.

They took first place once and second place twice. Only the top three teams advance to the final round of competition in October. Those teams this year are the University of Arizona, the University of Kansas and Samford University.

The WSU team of four students was again advised by … » More …

Dietitian Joins Dean’s Council

Holly Trujillo of Bonney Lake, Wash., is the newest member of the Dean’s Advisory Council and the first nutrition graduate to serve on the board. She attended her first meeting March 28, 2008.

Trujillo is the 2007-2008 president of the Washington State Dietetic Association and has a private practice as a dietitian. She is a 1998 WSU graduate. The nutrition program was merged into the College of Pharmacy in July 2007.