She will begin transitioning into her new role this month and will become interim dean in August when Dean Gary Pollack steps down.
A veteran of two foreign wars, Melody Rasmor began teaching at the WSU College of Nursing in 1998, and still works a few days a month at a military enrollment processing center and at an occupational health facility in addition to her faculty position.
Their efforts will make it easier for nursing, pharmacy and medical students to practice giving vaccinations at health clinics.
WSU researchers and the Puyallup Tribe of Indians will evaluate whether medicinal cannabis reduces opioid use and pain and improves the physical and mental health of clients at the Tribe’s Qwibil Natural Healing and Research Center.
The research could prove highly beneficial to people suffering from chronic pain in rural areas where there is a shortage of healthcare providers.
The research could potentially affect how veterans are treated when they come back from combat in the future.
Family, faculty and friends gathered at the Fox Theater in downtown Spokane to honor the new alumni of the college. Among those new alumni are the inaugural Yakima class.
Celestina Barbosa-Leiker shared early results from an ongoing study investigating how opioid use disorder affects men and women differently at WSU Health Sciences’ Inland Northwest Research Symposium on April 23.
A new study led by a team of WSU neuroscientists has brought scientists closer to identifying the causes of disturbed sleep in autism.
Two Washington State University researchers are featured in a New York Times health story documenting the scourge of antibiotic resistance in an impoverished Kenyan community.