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6 questions with new College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences dean

Following an illustrious career in researching transcriptional regulation, cell signaling, and developmental biology, Washington state native and former Cougar alumnus, Dr. Mark Leid, will return to his alma mater to lead the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences starting July 1. CPPS sat down with Dr. Leid to learn more about his personal interests and perspectives.

What drew you to the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences?
I trained as a pharmacist at WSU many years ago and that training changed my life in very fundamental ways. The skills that I learned in the basic and clinical sciences here—as well as soft skills—positioned me … » More …

Amid lockdown, Class of 2020 celebrates virtually


In a year unlike any other, graduates found themselves finishing their time at WSU in ways they never could have imagined. Instead of gathering with friends and family to walk across the stage at The Fox Theater on May 7, graduates logged onto the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences virtual celebration page to find their name and watch videos of speeches normally delivered in person. The following Saturday, graduates tuned in to a live YouTube ceremony, held by the Washington State University, followed by the WSU Health Sciences celebration.

“Definitely that bittersweet because we don’t get to be here together … » More …