Health science students are getting valuable training in how to screen for drug and alcohol misuse, and engage patients in difficult conversations.
PULLMAN – The 2010-2011 annual Security/Fire Report for the WSU Pullman campus was released on Friday, Oct. 1, and is available online.
The 20-page report is designed to provide the WSU community with an accurate statistical look into the campus’ fire safety and sex assaults record. In addition, it provides information on the overall safety system that WSU Pullman has instituted, including:
reporting assaults and crimes
campus safety systems
alcohol and drug policies
Facebook safety measures
sexual assault prevention
university contact information
fire and crime statistics
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Frank Loge, a Washington State University assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has received a $1.8 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to study the health risks associated with drinking groundwater from aquifers. When bacteria in drinking water sickened thousands and killed more than 100 people in the Milwaukee area in 1994, all the current regulations regarding safe drinking water were being followed. These and other incidents like it have led a WSU research group to investigate. For acute illnesses caused by pathogens, government regulations were developed and based on the success of treatment technologies. For instance, researchers found in a lab that … » More …