Portrait of Teresa Bigand

A research study led by Teresa Bigand, who’ll receive her PhD from the WSU College of Nursing next month, was honored at a graduate-student research expo in Pullman recently.

Bigand’s study explored the effects of cannabis on people who use opioids for pain.

It was awarded a second-place finish in the Medical and Life Sciences category at the Graduate and Professional Student Association Research Exposition. There were 192 submissions to that exposition, with 80 research projects accepted for judging.

Bigand’s co-authors were Samantha Riedy, of the WSU Sleep and Performance Research Center; Mary Lee Roberts of the WSU College of Nursing; and Marian Wilson, of the WSU College of Nursing. The project was made possible by a WSU Grand Challenge Seed Grant led by Rebecca Craft of the WSU Department of Psychology.