Darrell Jackson wants to train a new generation of healthcare practitioners in the Inland Northwest to help people with ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases live longer, healthier and happier lives.
A $2.8 million grant will provide financial support for up to 40 full‑time nurse practitioner students who are interested in working in rural areas or with underserved populations.
The high-tech simulators, which can breathe, sweat, bleed, display neurological symptoms, and voice pain, provide an essential link between classroom and clinical training.
Amber Fyfe-Johnson is embarking on a five-year project to measure physical activity, body mass index, sleep, and gut microbiome in 200 preschool children.
Institute interim director Marcos Frank also announced three inaugural fellows who will play a pivotal role in researching new treatments for ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Pantig said she’ll use her position to advocate for all WSU students, including those attending online through the Global Campus.
As the new academic year begins throughout the WSU system, the medical school’s growth underscores the University’s commitment to serving the state’s needs.
The Thai faculty members worked on collaborative research projects with College of Nursing faculty and visited hospice and palliative care programs in the area.
The competitive grant brings the total NIH investment into the program to more than $10.4 million since it began in 1989 as one of the first nine NIH training grant programs in biotechnology.
Abel Saba worked with a team of volunteers and a local physician in Burkina Faso to treat 2,000 people in a week.