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Deadline May 1

Interprofessional simulation includes students from different colleges and programs

Team-based health care

starts in school

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Panel discusses public health impacts of legalized marijuana

Research panel focuses on legal marijuana and public health

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Lorie Stucke chose nursing for a midcareer change

Nursing was a
midcareer choice for
this former journalist

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Debbie Brinker to receive President's Teaching honor

Debbie Brinker honored with teaching award

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  • Herman and Jean Swartz still paying it forward for students nearly 80 years later


    It was a benefactor who provided the money for my scholarship, and now I am in a position to be the benefactor.” – the late J. Herman Swartz

    A couple’s extraordinary gifts have helped many college students in the Inland Northwest over the years, including Nicholas Goodwin. A student in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the WSU College of Nursing, Goodwin is the Fall 2017 recipient of the J. Herman and Jean Swartz Graduate Fellowship in Nursing. He hopes to finish his studies in the psychiatric nurse practitioner program and open his own practice. Goodwin had the opportunity to meet Mrs. Swartz … » More …

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  • Research spotlight: Predicting hospitalization for mental illness could aid early intervention

    Research Spotlight: Mason Burley, “Evaluating Risk for Psychiatric Re-Hospitalization: a Recurrent Event History Analysis” (Individual Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program)

    The treatment of people with serious mental illness has changed dramatically over the last 50 years, from long-term institutionalization to community-based care. But the community-care system is lacking, and some people with serious mental illness are repeatedly hospitalized, released and re-admitted, a costly and disruptive cycle.

    Washington State University doctoral student Mason Burley wanted to identify consistent and reliable factors associated with psychiatric re-hospitalization to help guide public policy and treatment options.

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  • Research Spotlight: Being overweight significantly increases odds of chronic pain

    Research spotlight: Teresa Bigand, “Examining Risk for Overweight Status Among Adults with Chronic Pain

    Doctoral student Teresa Bigand’s research concludes that being overweight significantly increases an adult’s odds of suffering chronic pain. In fact, the higher a person’s body mass index (BMI), the greater their likelihood of having multiple chronic pain conditions, she says.

    So which comes first, the pain or the weight?

    “One study seems to suggest that the weight comes first,” she said. “That’s more exciting for me, because if we can get people to get their weight under control, we can control two different disease processes at once.”

    Bigand, who entered the … » More …

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