WSU Health Sciences Checkup | October 2020

Friday, October 23, 2020

On Sept. 3, 2010, the Washington State University Board of Regents officially designated WSU Spokane as the university’s health sciences campus. It was a major decision, one that solidified WSU Spokane’s mission to prepare the next generation of health care leaders and to be a leader in world-changing health research.

Since that designation, WSU Spokane has added the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine to go along with the College of Nursing on campus. Research contracts and awards have almost quadrupled, and enrollment has increased 52%.

We spent the month of September celebrating 10 years as a health sciences campus. We shared 10 research highlights from the past decade, as well as the major achievements and developments on campus since 2010.

Along the way, the campus stretched its arms across the state with medicine, nursing and pharmacy students learning and gaining clinical experience in communities throughout Washington. While WSU Spokane is one campus, it’s part of a system of health sciences education and research working to create healthier communities in Washington.

With the help of our valued community partners, WSU Spokane can become and even larger influencer in Washington’s health care ecosystem