WSU Vancouver

Allison Coffin, assistant professor of neuroscience at Washington State University Vancouver, studies the cellular basis of hearing loss and is developing drugs to prevent it.

“We see these drugs being particularly useful for military personnel or people who work in noisy industrial settings, and even teenagers at loud concerts would benefit,” says Coffin. Her lab primarily studies zebrafish and their cellular responses to damage and chemicals, in efforts to further develop human treatments.

As a scientist, Coffin has two missions. The first is the subject of her research and the other is a more personal passion—to help people embrace and appreciate scientific research. In her role as the chair of Science Talk Northwest, a science communication conference taking place in January, she advocates for and encourages colleagues to share and promote their work.

You can help Dr. Coffin and her students continue this vital hearing loss research by making a gift today to the Neuroscience Development Fund:

  • For $100: the Coffin Lab can test 1 protective drug with one cause of hearing loss
  • For $250: you can support a student to work in the Coffin Lab for one month
  • For $500: you can provide a student the funds to travel to a professional scientific conference to present their research
  • For $1,000: the Coffin Lab can test multiple protective drugs and multiple causes of hearing loss

Your donation will truly help WSU Vancouver make important strides in neuroscience research.

To learn more about Dr. Coffin and her lab, visit http://dtc-wsuv.org/coffinlab/.

Thank You For Your Generosity
Nov 30, 2016

Giving Tuesday was a success, because of YOU! Thank you to all who participated!

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Giving Tuesday Gifts
Thank you to all who have already contributed for Giving Tuesday!
Rank Department Gifts
1 Cougar Athletic Fund 65
2 CAHNRS 56
3 College of Education 54
4 Voiland Engineering & Architecture 49
5 Carson College of Business 40
6 College of Arts and Sciences 30
7 General Scholarships 30
8 WSU Libraries 28
9 Murrow College of Communication 27
10 Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine 23
11 College of Nursing 18
12 WSU Honors College 12
13 Unrestricted Support 11
14 Museum of Art/WSU 11
15 Other (please specify below) 10
16 Parents Program 9
17 Student Affairs 7
18 WSU Tri-Cities 7
19 WSU Vancouver 7
20 College of Veterinary Medicine 6
21 Veterinary Teaching Hospital 5
22 WSU International Programs 5
23 Alumni Association 5
24 College of Pharmacy 4
25 WSU Health Sciences Spokane 4
26 WSU North Puget Sound Campus at Everett 3
27 School for Molecular Biosciences 3
28 Northwest Public TV & Radio 3
29 WSU Global Campus 2
30 Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center 2
31 Office of Research and Graduate School 1
32 WSU Undergraduate Education / Research 1
33 WSU Press 1
34 Office of Commercialization 0
35 Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health 0
36 Small Business Development Center (SBDC) 0
37 Social and Economic Sciences Research Center 0
38 WSU Performing Arts 0
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Giving Tuesday Dollars Raised
See which departments have raised the most on Giving Tuesday!
Rank Department Raised
1 Cougar Athletic Fund $43,790.00
2 Murrow College of Communication $9,760.00
3 Voiland Engineering & Architecture $9,460.00
4 College of Education $7,251.00
5 Unrestricted Support $6,800.00
6 Veterinary Teaching Hospital $5,625.00
7 Carson College of Business $5,534.00
8 CAHNRS $5,520.00
9 College of Arts and Sciences $4,510.00
10 WSU Libraries $3,445.00
11 College of Nursing $3,080.00
12 College of Veterinary Medicine $2,950.00
13 Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine $2,805.88
14 Other (please specify below) $2,805.00
15 General Scholarships $2,251.00
16 College of Pharmacy $2,111.00
17 WSU Honors College $1,850.00
18 WSU International Programs $1,700.00
19 Museum of Art/WSU $1,675.00
20 Student Affairs $1,270.00
21 WSU Tri-Cities $1,035.00
22 WSU North Puget Sound Campus at Everett $525.00
23 Parents Program $510.00
24 Alumni Association $400.00
25 WSU Vancouver $395.00
26 WSU Global Campus $350.00
27 Office of Research and Graduate School $250.00
28 WSU Undergraduate Education / Research $250.00
29 School for Molecular Biosciences $225.00
30 WSU Health Sciences Spokane $175.00
31 Northwest Public TV & Radio $150.00
32 Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center $125.00
33 WSU Press $50.00
34 Office of Commercialization $0.00
35 Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health $0.00
36 Small Business Development Center (SBDC) $0.00
37 Social and Economic Sciences Research Center $0.00
38 WSU Performing Arts $0.00
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