Wake UP with Research

Category: Community Events
January 26, 2021
7:30 AM -
8:30 AM
Location: VIrtual

New WSU Health Sciences Series, ‘Wake Up with Research’ Premiers Jan. 27

Series will engage audiences in the science at the heart of our community’s
most pressing problems


SPOKANE, Wash. – With so much expertise and knowledge inherent to the WSU Health Sciences Spokane (WSU Spokane) campus, including in the fields of Covid-19, sleep and performance, addictions, autism, cancer and aging, chronic disease, community health, healthy policy, neuroscience, pharmacology including vaccines, rare genetic disorders and more, the campus is launching a new virtual series to bring its research to the masses.


The series, Wake Up with Research, launches Jan. 27, 2021 at 7:30 am, debuting with a first-hand look at Covid-19 research throughout the WSU system, including its impact to pregnant and parenting women. The virtual event is free to attend, but RSVP is required.


These monthly virtual events are hosted by Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, vice chancellor for Research for WSU Spokane, and Daryll DeWald, vice president for WSU Health Sciences and chancellor for WSU Spokane. 


Future sessions will continue to provide a backdrop for exclusive engagement with the campus’ scientific leaders as they untangle complex problems to enrich quality of life for all. The goal is to engage target audiences—life sciences stakeholders, community partners, alumni, public and private industry, and current and future donors—in the science at the heart of our community’s most pressing problems.


February’s event will happen Feb. 24, 2021 and cover Covid-19’s impact to vulnerable populations. On March 24, 2021, researchers will shift focus to their positive impacts on local and regional economies, including by associated entrepreneurs and the programs that support them.


And thanks to the generosity of sponsors, the first 30 registrants each month receive a complimentary breakfast box delivery prior to the event. January’s sponsor is the Selinger Shone Foundation, a small family foundation established by Sam and Rosemary Selinger. Sam is a retired cardiovascular surgeon and Rosemary is an active local volunteer. They are pleased to support the Wake Up with Research Breakfast series as they know that doctors, nurses, and pharmacists are at the forefront of patient care and health care delivery.


For information about partnering for better health with WSU Health Sciences Spokane or to sponsor a Wake Up with Research breakfast, contact Brooke Ledeboer, Associate Vice President of Development at 509-324-7202 or For more information about Wake Up with Research, visit

Media contact: WSU Health Sciences’ Kim Papich,, 509-202-3955

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