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Minorities less likely to receive diabetes test
February 10, 2010

SPOKANE – Ethnic and racial minorities bear a disproportionate share of America’s diabetes epidemic but are significantly less likely than whites to receive a commonly used test to monitor control of blood glucose, WSU researchers said.


In a commentary for the current issue of The Diabetes Educator, Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy Joshua Jon Neumiller and colleagues document how black and Hispanic patients diagnosed with diabetes are two to three times less likely than white patients to receive the A1C test during physician office visits.

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Outdoor Warning System to be tested
February 27, 2008

The regular monthly test of the Campus Outdoor Warning System will take place Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 12:15 PM. 

The test will consist of a siren tone and public address announcement indicating, “THIS IS A TEST.”

The Campus Outdoor Warning System is tested on the last Wednesday of each month at 12:15 PM.

Multiple siren testings 9 a.m – 5 p.m. Saturday
September 24, 2007

PULLMAN – Emergency sirens will be blaring at several selected times 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, on the WSU Pullman campus as tests and adjustments are made to the university’s new outdoor campus siren/public speaker system.

The siren manufacturer Acoustic Technology Inc. Systems is expected to run two to three tests between 9 a.m. and 9:45 a.m., then another series of tests beginning at 11:30 a.m. and a third set at 2:30 p.m. These test will include 20 listeners distributed through out campus who will give feedback on the quality of voice messages.

No tests will be run 9:45-11:15 a.m. or 3:45-4 p.m.

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Tests predict WASL success
October 13, 2006

Steve Hirsch, a clinical assistant professor at WSU Spokane, has developed a series of quick predictor tests that are helping teachers identify students now who are at risk of failing the WASL next spring. Likening these tests to health screenings, Hirsch said, “We do it for vision, we do it for hearing, we even do it for scoliosis. We’ve never done it for academics before.”Hirsch, who heads the WSU School Psychology Certification program and is a consultant for Spokane County’s East Valley School District, said teachers usually have a “gut feeling” about which students will pass the state mandated Washington Assessment of Student Learning and … » More …