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Cleveland police launching anti-bias training developed by WSU

By Addy Hatch, WSU College of Nursing

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Lois James

SPOKANE, Wash. – Two hundred patrol officers in the Cleveland police department will undergo training to recognize their subconscious biases using a simulator developed by an assistant professor in the WSU College of Nursing. » More …

Grant will create fellowships for researchers with disabilities at WSU

By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

Jae Kennedy, WSU Health Policy & Administration
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SPOKANE, Wash. – Research scientists with disabilities are underrepresented in the health sciences, yet such scholars bring needed perspective to understanding and improving health policies and services for people with disabilities. » More …

Reducing opioid use via online pain management focus of $2.5M study

 By Addy Hatch, WSU Spokane

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Marian Wilson, an assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing, is joining a team of scientists who’ll lead a federally funded, $2.5 million study investigating whether an online pain management program can help patients with chronic pain reduce or eliminate the amount of prescription opioids they take. » More …

Peer support important for men in accelerated nursing degree programs

By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

male_nurse_wsu_spokane SPOKANE, Wash. – Peer and mentor support can help students succeed in high-stress, accelerated nursing degree programs and might be especially important for men in those programs, according to a study conducted by faculty from the Washington State University College of Nursing. » More …

College of Medicine class profile gives glimpse into medical education need

By Christina VerHeul, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Elson S. Floyd_College_of_Medicine logoSPOKANE, Wash. – A new profile of the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine charter class shows it is comprised of a strong percentage of women, low socioeconomic status and first generation students. » More …

$1.77M NIH grant funds WSU professors’ smart-home technology research

By Addy Hatch, WSU Nursing

ninr logoSPOKANE, Wash. – An interprofessional team of scientists from Washington State University has landed a $1.77 million grant to research how “smart-home” technology can monitor the health and safety of senior citizens from afar. » More …

Paul Lauzier Foundation gives clinical equipment to College of Medicine

By Christina VerHeul, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

lauzier foundation logo SPOKANE, Wash. – First-year medical students at WSU’s new Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine will get to learn and test their patient examination skills in a hands-on environment thanks to the Paul Lauzier Foundation’s gift of equipment for eight clinical exam rooms on the WSU Spokane campus. » More …

College of Nursing named a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing

national league of nursing logo By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Washington State University College of Nursing has been named a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing, one of only 15 universities or health care organizations nationwide chosen for this honor.   » More …

Numerica donation arms WSU medical students with iPads

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By Christina VerHeul, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

SPOKANE, Wash. – Students arriving in August to attend WSU’s new Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine will kick off their medical education with a technology head start thanks to the generous donation of iPads from Numerica Credit Union. » More …

Federal grant supports nurse practitioner training, rural primary care

By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

Janet Purath, WSU nursing
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SPOKANE, Wash. – A new federal grant received by the WSU College of Nursing will help train nurse practitioners and address a critical shortage of primary-care providers in Eastern Washington rural areas. » More …