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Concussion a disproportionate health care cost to society
August 14, 2015

janessa-gravesSPOKANE, Wash. – Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in children are costly to individuals and society. A new study shows that, though moderate and severe TBI cost more for the individuals involved, there are so many more cases of mild TBI, such as concussions, that their cost to the general population is much higher.

Online management tools help ease chronic pain
July 8, 2015

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

WilsonSPOKANE, Wash.—Washington State University researchers have found that people can manage chronic pain and reduce their reliance on opioids through an Internet-based program that teaches non-medical alternatives like increased physical activity, thinking more positively and dealing with emotions.

Nursing prof a White House climate change panelist
June 29, 2015

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.

Tri-Cities nursing director named fellow of AANP
June 9, 2015

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Debbie-Nogueras-webRICHLAND, Wash. – The new director of the Washington State University Tri-Cities College of Nursing was recently elected a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) in recognition of her work in health care education and access.

Device would measure pain in premature infants
June 1, 2015

By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane and
Angie Funaiole, Office of Commercialization

Schiavenato-Martin-webSPOKANE, Wash. – The ability to measure pain in premature infants could help prevent them from developing tragic disabilities, says a researcher at Washington State University Spokane who just received a $235,000 grant from the state Life Sciences Discovery Fund for his work in this area.

WSU director earns award honoring Native American women
May 28, 2015

By Kevin Dudley, WSU Spokane

Robbie-Paul-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Robbie Paul, director of Native American health sciences at Washington State University Spokane, is one of four recipients of the 2015 Enduring Spirit Award from the Seattle-based nonprofit Native Action Network.

Research funding for celiac-safe wheat, pain detection
May 21, 2015

lsdf-logoSEATTLE – Washington State University research projects about celiac disease-safe wheat and premature infant pain detection are among the ideas to receive $2.9 million in funding from Washington’s Life Sciences Discovery Fund.

WSU part of White House health and climate change discussion
April 14, 2015

By Alli Benjamin, College of Nursing

Patricia-Butterfield-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Leaders in medicine, nursing and public health who recently participated in a White House roundtable on the health impacts of climate change included Patricia Butterfield, dean emerita and professor at Washington State University College of Nursing.

Nez Perce student is WSU’s first national Udall award winner
April 2, 2015

By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education

Rachel-Ellenwood-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Sophomore and Nez Perce tribal member Rachel E. Ellenwood, 32, of Lapwai, Idaho, has won a nationally competitive scholarship from the Udall Foundation for 2015. She is the first Washington State University student to receive a Udall award.

March 21: Nursing students collect items for needy families
March 16, 2015

Coug-in-the-CommunityRICHLAND, Wash. – Nursing students will partner with the Tri-Cities Union Gospel Mission (UGM) to collect items for needy local families 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Washington State University College of Nursing facility at 1266 E. Lee Blvd., Richland.