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Faculty earn first local health outcomes fellowships

PULLMAN, Wash. – Three Washington State University faculty members whose research focuses on improving health outcomes are the first recipients of Community Health Impact Fellowship Awards from the Center for Learning & Innovation at Pullman Regional Hospital. » 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 …

Pullman hospital offers fellowship to WSU faculty

pullman-hospitalPULLMAN, Wash. – Full-time Washington State University faculty are eligible for a new $5,000 fellowship from Pullman Regional Hospital intended to advance health care delivery, lower costs and improve patient outcomes. The deadline to apply is Dec. 31. » More …

Today: Help Colfax community reimagine historic hospital

St.-Ignatius-hospital-webCOLFAX, Wash. – Ideas for use of the historic, former St. Ignatius Hospital building in Colfax will be sought and discussed at a workshop 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at The Center, 110 S. Main, Colfax, next to the Whitman County Library. » More …

WSU professor to work with Parkinson’s patients

SPOKANE – A WSU pharmacy professor will spend fall semester working with and studying a select group of Parkinson’s Disease patients, thanks to a national fellowship award.
 
Joshua J. Neumiller, an assistant professor of pharmacy at WSU Spokane, is hoping to find out if intensive medication management will help the patients’ motor skills after they have gone through deep brain stimulation surgery.
 
Neumiller will be working with Spokane neurosurgeon Dr. Jonathan Carlson as well as the pharmacy and nursing departments at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.

 

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Second eagle dies at WSU Vet Hospital

PULLMAN — The second of two very weak and starving bald eagles found near Colville, Wash., died Friday night at WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

 

The body of the 5 year-old mature eagle “Carpenter” was found in his cage by crews Saturday morning.

 

“This is a very difficult time for everyone here who works to save raptors,” said Dr. Nickol Finch, who heads up the raptor rehabilitation program at WSU. “We have students and volunteers who spend countless hours fighting to save these great animals, but given these eagles’ poor condition the odds of survival were not good from the beginning.”

 

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Vet students raise funds for pediatric patients

His name is “Josh” and he’s here to encourage children who are about to make that scary journey through surgery. The smiling, stuffed golden retriever is part of the “Josh and Friends Project” being developed by students in the WSU Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA). The program — sponsored in partnership with the Children’s Miracle Network alliance of children’s hospitals — is designed to help pediatric patients cope with hospitalization and medical procedures. Veterinary students across the nation are joining the project and donating kits that include Josh and a book, “I’ll Be OK,” written by veterinarian Randall Lange. “We are … » More …