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WSU Campaign The Campaign for Washington State University

Big Ideas for Health

It is difficult to have a healthy economy without healthy communities.

Since its beginning, WSU has nurtured and cultivated the intricate links among plants, animals, and human health in communities from rural Washington to impoverished Africa. Proven health education and research strengths within the colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy, strong programs in the sciences, and world-renowned expertise in the College of Veterinary Medicine put Washington State University in a unique position to leverage our strengths in human and animal health to realize remarkable contributions to advancing health and healthcare worldwide.

During The Campaign for WSU, contributions led by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Paul G. Allen completed the Paul G. Allen Center for Global Animal Health and funded research, surveillance and disease intervention where animal health meet human health. In the Tri-Cities, Kadlec Medical Center has made monumental investments in nursing education to help improve access to quality healthcare in across central Washington. Thanks in part to private support like the W. M. Keck Foundation, world-renowned faculty in the state-of-the-art Sleep and Performance Research Center on WSU Spokane’s Health Sciences campus are leading the way in sleep and performance research and modeling, and are developing new strategies for fatigue risk management.

Still more campaign support bolstered research, teaching, and scholarship opportunities for the health sciences at WSU. All of these developments helped to create a critical mass of faculty, research, programs and facilities to make WSU’s pursuit of a fully-accredited medical college based in Spokane possible.