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Jan. 18: Sports research series begins

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – The political ramifications of international sports require that we think of them not just as competitions, but also as a legitimate political institution, according to Scott Jedlicka, assistant professor in sport management at Washington State University. » More …

Athletic training cleans up at industry’s regional meeting

BOISE, Idaho – Students in the College of Education athletic training program won the Quiz Bowl for the third straight year at a regional industry gathering, while other Washington State University students earned research awards, scholarships and leadership positions. » 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 …

Researchers measure gait to reduce falls from glaucoma

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

glaucoma-gait-trialsPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a way to carefully analyze a person’s gait with sensors, an innovation that could lead to reduced falls and injuries in people with glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness in the United States. » More …

Researchers get $1.8M to improve hip, knee replacements

Bandyopadhyay-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have received support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve materials used in hip and knee replacements. » More …

WSU hires UW prof to lead nutrition, exercise degree program

Duncan-Glen_headSPOKANE, Wash. – Glen E. Duncan, Ph.D., former associate professor and graduate program coordinator for the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Washington, has been named chair of the program in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology (NEP) at Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane. » More …

July 28-29: Police partnership prompts training conference

By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane

police-health-conferenceSPOKANE, Wash. – A conference for first responders and mental health professionals will be July 28-29 at Washington State University Spokane. » More …

Rock Doc column: Fat and the year you were born

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – New Year’s resolutions are being put to the harshest of tests. Gone are the days of early January when all things seemed so easily possible. Now we are in the tougher phase of the year when the will to establish new patterns is being sorely tested by the tug of old habits. » More …

Professor named a fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Bandyopadhyay-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Amit Bandyopadhyay, a Washington State University researcher who developed a way to make tools out of moon rock and artificial bone on a 3D printer, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). » More …