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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 …

Gates Foundation funds expand trauma intervention


Natalie Turner, assistant director of the Washington State University Area Health Educations Center, leads a workshop for Bemiss Elementary School teachers. Photo courtesy of Jane Stevens, editor ACEsTooHigh.com

 

SPOKANE, Wash. – Children in two Seattle Public Schools elementary schools will soon have a better chance at academic success, thanks to a collaborative effort to expand a successful school-based trauma intervention program.

Public Health – Seattle & King County and the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) of Eastern Washington, a unit of Washington State University Extension, were recently awarded a three-year $651,345 grant by the … » More …

Participate in master plan workshops for updates on campus plans

SPOKANE – The community is invited to participate in three master plan workshops in March, April and June for an update of the Riverpoint Campus plan. The planning process, led by WSU, includes representatives of Riverpoint Campus partners Eastern Washington University and Sirti.


Workshop schedule:

Tuesday, March 17, 3-5 p.m., Riverpoint Campus Academic Center Auditorium (Room 20): Presentation of information showing a summary of the recently completed Downtown Spokane Plan, overview of current campus/neighborhood conditions, results of a 2008 space study to accommodate current health/biomedical sciences programs, and conceptual ideas for the buildout of campus to assist in the update of the master … » More …

Team approach breathes life into teaching

Faculty and students participate in an excercise

using a simulation manikin at WSU recently.

(Photo by Tara Cunningham, WSU Today intern)

SPOKANE – Collaboration is key when it comes to the human simulation manikins WSU health science students use at the Spokane Riverpoint Campus.

 

WSU nursing and pharmacy have teamed up with Gonzaga, Eastern Washington University dental and dental hygiene departments, Sacred Heart Medical, and Holy Family Hospital to receive the training opportunities provided by these simulators.

 

“By effectively collaborating with other medical partners and utilizing this revolutionary … » More …

Unique degree may revolutionize professions

Diet and exercise go hand in hand, which propelled WSU Spokane to design and offer an undergraduate degree that combines the two concepts. Introduced last fall, the Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and Metabolism enables health-science students to pack a one-two punch in nutrition and exercise.“By creating this integrated program, we are transcending the boundaries of other health-science programs that limit students to a single emphasis,” said Sally Blank, associate professor and director of the Health Sciences Program at WSU Spokane. “Now students can have expert backgrounds in two areas instead of one.”From corporate fitness and athletic training to clinical diagnosis, graduates will … » More …