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WSU students take first at UW health product contest
March 8, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash. – Two Washington State University student entrepreneurs won first place and $10,000 in the inaugural, regional Health Innovation Challenge (HIC) at the University of Washington on March 3. They were the only non-UW affiliated entrepreneurs among the 18 finalist teams that pitched ideas to more than 100 judges from business and health science professions.

Students hope to save lives with medical product design
March 1, 2016

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University engineering students Emily Willard and Katherine Brandenstein are hoping to save lives someday with a product they’ve developed to make injections safer in the developing world. Willard is from Everett, Wash., and Brandenstein from Woodinville, Wash.

Culture affects food aversions of pregnant women
December 10, 2015

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

pregnant-woman-detailPULLMAN, Wash. – A pregnant woman’s relationship with food isn’t only about what she wants. It’s also about what she doesn’t.

Grad student assists with county health assessment
December 2, 2015

Katie-BittingerPULLMAN, Wash. – Graduate student Katie Bittinger assisted with a recently completed needs assessment that shows Whitman County residents lack affordable dental care and access to preventive medical care.

Air quality, health policy researcher receives alumni award
November 10, 2015

Ted-RussellPULLMAN, Wash. – Armistead (Ted) G. Russell, an engineering researcher and professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, was honored Thursday, Nov. 5, with the Washington State University Alumni Association (WSUAA) Alumni Achievement Award for his work in air quality science tied to health, public policy and sustainable development.

Oct. 12: Health careers the focus of WSU expo
October 7, 2015

By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

Walker-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Students and others interested in pursuing a career in health care can meet with health organization representatives 4-6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in the CUB junior ballroom for Washington State University’s free, annual Health Careers EXPO. Refreshments will be provided.

‘Very unhealthy’ smoke over the Palouse – where it came from
August 26, 2015

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – The thick, gray veil of smoke draped over the Palouse that ratcheted up the smoke advisory to “very unhealthy” appears to have drifted from a cluster of wildfires burning in the Clearwater region of Idaho, according to a Washington State University meteorologist.

Programs benefit as health management joins nursing
March 3, 2015

By Alli Benjamin, College of Nursing

nursingSPOKANE, Wash. – Enhanced graduate education and collaboration in nursing and health management will result now that the Department of Health Policy & Administration (HPA) at Washington State University is part of the WSU College of Nursing.

Vaccine skeptics aren’t swayed by emotional scare tactics
March 3, 2015

By Darin Watkins, Edward R. Murrow College of Communicaton

DixonPULLMAN, Wash. – On the heels of a nationwide measles outbreak comes a report that campaigns aimed at scaring people about the consequences of non-vaccination might not be as effective as many think. An upcoming article in the journal Communication Research challenges the popular assumption that emotional appeals have a wide, sweeping effect on people’s health beliefs.