News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

June 21, 2010 — Vol. 26 No. 22

Chinese Delegation visits ISU-Meridian

ISU President Arthur Vailas greets members of the Chinese delegation. On his right is Ping He, a businesswoman who is also serving as an interpreter.

A business delegation from Guangzhou, China toured research labs, classrooms and clinics at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center this spring. The delegation, hosted by Meridian city leaders, traveled to the Treasure Valley to explore potential business and investment opportunities.

ISU President Arthur C. Vailas and ISU-Meridian Academic Dean Bessie Katsilometes greeted the guests and provided an overview of Pocatello and Meridian campuses, research opportunities and academic programs.

Meridian faculty and staff took the group through the L.S. Skaggs Pharmacy Complex and the human patient simulation and medical/clinical science laboratories.

Meridian city officials are hoping groups, such as the Chinese delegation, will invest in THE CORE, a cluster of businesses and organizations involved in health care, technology and research. ISU-Meridian is the higher education anchor of THE CORE.