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Girls catch up in prevalence of metabolic syndrome
April 6, 2009

 
Daratha

SPOKANE – There appears to be an increased awareness of the need to get our nation’s youth moving and eating well—schools are taking a critical look at the meal options provided to students, and with the emergence of interactive exercise video games, game-loving teens don’t necessarily equal couch potatoes. So have things improved in recent years?

Yes and no, says Kenn Daratha, an assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing and the lead author on a paper, “Effects of Individual Components, Time, and Sex on Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Adolescents,” published in … » More …

WSU awards and honors
January 23, 2009

Bindler

First Cougar Gold Scholar Award presented
Ruth Bindler, professor for the College of Nursing, will have additional time to focus on her research on childhood obesity thanks to a WSU Cougar Gold Scholar Award.

 

The new award program, established by the Office of the Provost, gives leading scholars the opportunity for extended and concentrated scholarly work over a period of three academic years.

 

Bindler will be released from half of the usual obligations of teaching, advising and service in order to devote more time to her research. For nearly two … » More …

Bindler continues fight against childhood obesity
January 14, 2009

SPOKANE — Ruth Bindler, professor for the College of Nursing at WSU, will now have additional time to focus on her research on childhood obesity thanks to the receipt of WSU’s Cougar Gold Scholar Award. The new award program, established by the Office of the Provost, gives leading scholars the opportunity for extended and concentrated scholarly work over a period of three academic years.

“The activities Dr. Bindler has proposed will foster the development of a multidisciplinary approach to treating and preventing adolescent obesity,” said John Roll, associate dean for research for the College of Nursing.

Bindler will … » More …