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Joseph Coyne receives AUPHA distinguished service award
April 14, 2017

Joseph Coyne, WSU Health Policy and Administration

Professor Emeritus Joseph Coyne, with the Department of Health Policy and Administration, WSU College of Nursing, has received the 2016 Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) Distinguished Service Award for his leadership as chair of the Global Faculty Forum during 2014-2016.

Head blows in contact sports not child’s play
March 2, 2017

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

SPOKANE, Wash. – Hoping to address concussion concerns and declining participation, the youth arm of the NFL in September will roll out a pilot program that alters how football is played by its youngest athletes. USA Football aims to reduce the head-banging force of the game by testing a new format called modified tackle.

Feb. 16, March 23, April 13: Community health series
February 1, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – A three-part lecture series about human development across the lifespan will be Feb. 16, March 23 and April 13, hosted by Washington State University Extension’s child and family research unit and human development department.

Prescriptions more affordable with Obamacare, Medicare D
August 23, 2016

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Jae-Kennedy-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have seen significant increases in the number of Americans who can afford to fill prescriptions following implementation of the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act and the 2010 Affordable Care Act (also called Obamacare).

WSU places eighth student pharmacist on national council
November 30, 2015

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

Kim-Paulson_byLori-J-MaricleSPOKANE, Wash. – Kimberly Paulson, a student pharmacist at Washington State University, has been appointed to a two-year council term for a national organization. WSU has had eight students serve in this national leadership role in the last seven years, including two as president.

Study to examine Affordable Care Act, those with disabilities
November 3, 2015

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.

Study: Environmental epigenetics affects disease, evolution
August 3, 2015

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Skinner-Michael-2012-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers say environmental factors are having an underappreciated effect on the course of disease and evolution by prompting genetic mutations through epigenetics, a process by which genes are turned on and off independent of an organism’s DNA sequence.

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.