News Update for Alumni, Partners and Friends of WSU Health Sciences

Thursday, September 3, 2020

In the just-completed fiscal year, WSU Health Sciences Spokane (WSU Spokane) researchers brought in $37.6 million in grants and contract awards, a record high. Excitingly, between FY2011 (the fiscal year in which WSU Spokane was officially designated as WSU’s health sciences campus) and FY2020, external grant and contract awards for the campus almost quadrupled.


´╗┐Researchers use the funds to delve into many different aspects of human health with the intent of discovering new approaches to slow the onset and progression of disease, to make health care more accessible, and to advance solutions that reduce costs.

Recent research highlights include a study of what factors help people live to 100, a study showing marijuana can make mental health worse for people with chronic pain, and a discovery of a protein that plays a critical role in heart damage caused by cancer treatment. In addition, two researchers—Michael McDonell and Sterling McPherson of the College of Medicine—were elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences last month.


There are many more research stories from WSU Spokane that you can find here