• Paul Hirzel,associate professor in the School of Architecture and Construction Management, Greg Kessler,director and associate professor in the School of Architecture and Construction Management, and former student Mike Jobes recently received one of three honor awards from the American Institute of Architects Seattle. There were 150 entries.
The award was for “The Canyon House” — home of Kenneth Campbell, professor of physiology and bioengineering — designed on a 40-acre property overlooking the Clearwater River upstream from Lewiston, Idaho. The home “conforms with particular aptness to its place in the landscape…’’ wrote jurors in their comments about the award.
A WSU pharmacy student is the first recipient of a newly established national senior care award.
* Katherine (Kitty) Anderson,a fourth-year pharmacy student, recently received a $500 scholarship from the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists for her work in geriatric pharmacy. She is working on an elder care project with assistant professor Stephen M. Setter, who also serves as a pharmacy consultant for Elder Services and the Visiting Nurses Association, both in Spokane.
Setter is one of a few certified geriatric pharmacists in the state. He is researching the frequency of cognitive impairment in elders.
Anderson’s role includes reviewing the history and utility of the Mini-CogTM, a cognitive screening test given for dementia. She also will help recruit home-dwelling elders willing to be tested. Preliminary findings from the study will be presented at the spring ASCP convention.
“By working closely with researchers and patients, Kitty will experience first hand the unique medical needs of home-bound elders,” Setter said.
“Kitty also will have the opportunity to interface with Dr. Soo Borson, professor of psychiatry at the University of Washington, one of the developers of the Mini-CogTM, and core investigator in the UW Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center,” Setter said.
The Arnold S. Feldman Senior Care Pharmacy Scholarship, will be awarded annually to one pharmacy student in the final year of pharmacy school. The recipient is to have demonstrated a commitment to serve older adults by improving the health and well-being of the senior population through appropriate, effective and safe medication use. In addition, he or she must be dedicated to providing older patients with both wellness and disease management programs to improve the quality of care and quality of life.
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