SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University Health Sciences announced today it has named Celestina Barbosa‑Leiker, Ph.D., as its vice chancellor for research.
Currently an associate professor, associate dean for research, and interim executive associate dean in the WSU College of Nursing, Barbosa‑Leiker brings more than 10 years of research experience to the position. Under her leadership, the College of Nursing jumped to 27th in rank among U.S. nursing schools in terms of NIH‑funded research, an improvement from 45thplace in 2017. She starts Oct. 1 in her new role with WSU Health Sciences.
“With her unique blend of research leadership, experience as a faculty member and peer leader, and methodological expertise and statistical mentoring, we are thrilled that Barbosa‑Leiker has agreed to take on this role,” said WSU Health Sciences Vice President and Chancellor Daryll DeWald. “Her recent election to membership