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Courtesy of Dr. Vin Gupta

A Seattle pulmonary doctor says it may be necessary to tweak Covid vaccine marketing strategies to appeal to the younger people who are now, and will soon be, eligible for shots.

Dr. Vin Gupta will share that message tonight [Wednesday] with a Spokane audience. Gupta is a critical care physician who is on the faculty of the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

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Gonzaga and the University of Washington are marking a construction milestone in Spokane.

Discover Kalispell

Researchers from two Northwest universities are wondering about the most effective way to get Covid testing supplies to Native American and Latino people. They’ve received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to test their ideas in Washington and Montana.

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Construction has begun on a new home for the Gonzaga-University of Washington Regional Health Partnership.

The universities held a virtual groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for the building, which will be located in Spokane’s University District.

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Summer vacation has come early for many students.

For medical students, especially those who have just finished their first years, summers are anything but vacations.

Here's how the coronavirus may affect the summer routines for Spokane students from the University of Washington’s medical school.

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We’re all riding the Covid rollercoaster. Some of us are weathering the ups and downs better than others.

Anne Browning has been guiding University of Washington students through Covid and some of their other issues. Browning is the founding director of her university’s Resilience Lab. Tonight [Wednesday], she will hold a free webinar for people looking for a little stability during these turbulent times.

Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition

Today on Inland Journal, advocates who work with domestic violence survivors worry all this time at home may put their clients in danger.

Spokane County has released inmates from its jails to protect them from the coronavirus. We’ll about concerns about that members of the Smart Justice Spokane Coalition

And what’s medical education without in-person examinations? It’s all about Zoom. We’ll hear how the University of Washington medical school has adapted.

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The University of Washington and Gonzaga University have created a program to teach the next generation of doctors how to become leaders.

An introduction to the story is told by Rachelle Strawther, the director of leadership training and development at the Gonzaga School of Leadership Studies.

“One of my parents was in the ER, had a bad fall. I got there, I rushed over there and people were tending to my mom and I remember at one point the doctor had come in the room, didn’t really say much to anyone in the room, very perfunctory, almost like doing a checklist and asking some questions of the nurses," Strawther said.

Today on Inland Journal, two stories from Spokane’s medical schools.

The University of Washington and Gonzaga are teaching the next generation of doctors about how to become leaders.

“We hear from our community partners when we work in the clinical setting that doctors don’t have the leadership skills necessary for the roles that they’re foisted into. That’s been recognized more and more by clinical health systems, but even more so recently, there’s been a call from big organizations, the Institute of Medicine, from the accrediting body for residency programs, and others who have said leadership skills need to be part of medical school training," said Darryl Potyk from the UW School of Medicine.

Medical Students Address Community Health Issues

Oct 28, 2019
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Many University of Washington medical students based in Spokane work in rural communities during the summer after their first year. One of their tasks is to identify and research important health issues in their adopted towns, then create posters that explain the problems and identify potential solutions.

Students shared their posters last week at Gonzaga.