WSU News

Programs benefit as health management joins nursing

By Alli Benjamin, College of Nursing

nursingSPOKANE, Wash. – Enhanced graduate education and collaboration in nursing and health management will result now that the Department of Health Policy & Administration (HPA) at Washington State University is part of the WSU College of Nursing.Continue reading

Vaccine skeptics aren’t swayed by emotional scare tactics

By Darin Watkins, Edward R. Murrow College of Communicaton

DixonPULLMAN, Wash. – On the heels of a nationwide measles outbreak comes a report that campaigns aimed at scaring people about the consequences of non-vaccination might not be as effective as many think. An upcoming article in the journal Communication Research challenges the popular assumption that emotional appeals have a wide, sweeping effect on people’s health beliefs.Continue reading

Warehouse to be demolished Monday to make way for clinic

SPOKANE, Wash. – Crews will demolish a large portion of the former Peirone warehouse on the southeast edge of the Washington State University Spokane campus beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, March 2, and lasting one to two hours. The structure will be razed to make way for the new University District Health Clinic (UDHC), a project of the Spokane Teaching Health Consortium.Continue reading

Research examines pilot alertness in multi-leg flights

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

cockpitSPOKANE, Wash. – Yesterday Washington State University and the Regional Airline Association released a report detailing the findings of the first, science-based study of pilot fatigue in multi-segment flight operations. The study was conducted by researchers at WSU’s Sleep and Performance Research Center.Continue reading