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WSU, Albertsons create first U.S. program allowing pharmacy technicians to administer immunizations

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SPOKANE, Wash. — A pilot program in Idaho, hosted by Washington State University’s College of Pharmacy and Albertsons Companies, has led to the first law to expand patient access to health care services through immunization training for pharmacy technicians. » More …

Economist wins fellowship to improve community health

PULLMAN, Wash. – Coordinating patient care among providers to improve health and lower costs is the focus of a proposal by a Washington State University professor who recently was awarded a $5,000 one-year community health fellowship. » More …

March 22: WSU Spokane hosts teen students for health week

SPOKANE, Wash. – More than 60 area high school students will visit anatomy, pharmacy and nursing simulation labs and learn about health sciences careers 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at Washington State University’s health sciences campus in Spokane. » More …

Study to examine Affordable Care Act, those with disabilities

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. » More …

Oct. 23: Workshops prepare students for health care careers

diversity-in-medicinePULLMAN, Wash. – Interactive workshops, networking and application help for students – particularly students of color – interested in health care careers will be offered when the nationwide Tour4Diversity in Medicine visits Washington State University on Friday, Oct. 23. » More …

Summer research: Future doctor learns science education

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Adriana-GuzmanRICHLAND, Wash. – Education is helping Adriana Guzman pursue her dream of becoming a doctor, so she chose a summer research project about educating the next generation of environmental scientists. The focus isn’t health science, but she still found common ground. » More …

Tri-Cities nursing director named fellow of AANP

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. » More …

A better health care experience for the marginalized

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications

Flemmer-80VANCOUVER, Wash. – Sitting on an exam table in a flimsy gown can intimidate anyone. If you also happen to be lesbian, gay or bisexual, the experience can be even worse. » More …