WSU Translational Medicine Symposium - Oct 26

Friday, October 26, 2018

Greetings Friends of WSU Spokane!

Our campus is well-positioned to help solve challenging health problems and improve the lives of human beings through research and education. It's the research part of that equation that I want to focus on today.

Our research portfolio has grown since WSU Spokane was designated the university's Health Sciences campus in 2010. Health research involves a huge investment to conduct the research, and then a lot more time to move results into practice.

On Oct. 26, we're hosting the Translational Medicine Symposium to illustrate ways in which research findings can potentially be put into practice to improve human health. The event connects scientists, entrepreneurs, physicians, patients and health care providers in one room and presents an opportunity to learn from each other. Physicians typically rely on the researchers and entrepreneurs for new ways of practicing medicine, and the patients will get to hear about new ways of treating disease.

The focus for this edition of the event will be:

  • Clinical trials research and operation
  • Clinical trials data analysis and bioinformatics

The program will include:

  • Panel presentations
  • Networking opportunities
  • The 22nd Annual Robert F.E. Stier Memorial Lecture in Medicine - Dr. Larry Sherman, a musical neuroscientist and professor of neuroscience at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Ore., and president of the Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. Dr. Sherman's presentation is titled Targeting the extracellular matrix to reverse neurodegeneration.

The research portfolios of the colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have made this campus a destination for academics from across the country. We're constantly working on that next step: putting the results into practice. The Translational Medicine Symposium highlights some of this important work.

RSVP online by October 19. For more information about the event, please visit