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Joseph Coyne receives AUPHA distinguished service award

Joseph Coyne, WSU Health Policy and Administration

Professor Emeritus Joseph Coyne, with the Department of Health Policy and Administration, WSU College of Nursing, has received the 2016 Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) Distinguished Service Award for his leadership as chair of the Global Faculty Forum during 2014-2016. » More …

Head blows in contact sports not child’s play

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

SPOKANE, Wash. – Hoping to address concussion concerns and declining participation, the youth arm of the NFL in September will roll out a pilot program that alters how football is played by its youngest athletes. USA Football aims to reduce the head-banging force of the game by testing a new format called modified tackle. » More …

Feb. 16, March 23, April 13: Community health series

SPOKANE, Wash. – A three-part lecture series about human development across the lifespan will be Feb. 16, March 23 and April 13, hosted by Washington State University Extension’s child and family research unit and human development department. » More …

Prescriptions more affordable with Obamacare, Medicare D

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Jae-Kennedy-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have seen significant increases in the number of Americans who can afford to fill prescriptions following implementation of the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act and the 2010 Affordable Care Act (also called Obamacare). » More …

WSU places eighth student pharmacist on national council

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

Kim-Paulson_byLori-J-MaricleSPOKANE, Wash. – Kimberly Paulson, a student pharmacist at Washington State University, has been appointed to a two-year council term for a national organization. WSU has had eight students serve in this national leadership role in the last seven years, including two as president. » More …

Study to examine Affordable Care Act, those with disabilities

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Jae-Kennedy-80SPOKANE, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher will lead a $2.5 million examination of the federal Affordable Care Act’s impact on what may be the largest group in need of its services: people with disabilities. » More …

Study: Environmental epigenetics affects disease, evolution

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Skinner-Michael-2012-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers say environmental factors are having an underappreciated effect on the course of disease and evolution by prompting genetic mutations through epigenetics, a process by which genes are turned on and off independent of an organism’s DNA sequence. » More …

Nursing prof a White House climate change panelist

By Alli Benjamin, College of Nursing

ButterfieldSPOKANE, Wash. – An army of interprofessional healthcare providers could help “green” healthcare and health systems nationwide, a Washington State University professor told the White House Summit on Climate Change and Health last week in Washington, D.C. » More …

June 9-12: Breath test, cancer on medicinal plants agenda

By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane

DhingraSPOKANE, Wash. – Marijuana and other medicinal plants are the focus of a research conference hosted by Washington State University in Spokane June 9-12. » More …

Through June 12: Exhibit on government management of trash

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – An exhibit opening this week in Washington State University’s Terrell Library continues the yearlong exploration of America’s garbage problems through the entity in charge of monitoring and fixing them: the government. » More …