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Congratulations to WSU nursing faculty achieving promotion and tenure

A record number of WSU College of Nursing faculty achieved promotion and tenure this spring in recognition of their excellence in scholarship, research and teaching. Thank you to all of these outstanding faculty:

WSU’s Lonnie Nelson evaluating COVID vaccines for impact on indigenous populations

Lonnie Nelson’s work improving the health and well-being of indigenous peoples has earned him grant funding, awards and citations as an academic researcher at Washington State University Health Sciences.

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Connie Nguyen-Truong honored with national teaching innovation award

Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, PhD, RN, an assistant professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing in Vancouver, is being honored with the 2020 Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

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Virtual screening of Bias documentary with Lois James and Steve James

You’re invited to take part in a virtual screening of Bias, an acclaimed documentary examining unconscious bias and how it affects workplaces, the justice system, relationships and technology. Bias features the work of WSU College of Nursing faculty Dr. Lois James and Dr. Stephen James, who will be holding a Q&A session following the 88-minute documentary.

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Debbie Brinker named 2020 YWCA Woman of Achievement

Debbie Brinker has been named a 2020 Woman of Achievement by the YWCA of Spokane.

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Three WSU faculty named fellows of the American Academy of Nursing


Three Washington State University College of Nursing faculty will be inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing this fall.

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We say goodbye to Jan Holloway, associate professor emeritus

The Washington State University College of Nursing lost a valued colleague and great friend on Nov. 25 with the passing of Associate Professor Emeritus Jan Holloway.

Catherine Van Son honored for work in gerontological nursing

Catherine Van Son, an associate professor at the WSU College of Nursing in Vancouver, was honored this month as a Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing by an organization dedicated to improving healthcare for older adults.

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Research spotlight: Stephen James and Lois James focus on human response to stress

Among the faculty at the WSU College of Nursing are two experts on police use of force, implicit bias, and the effect of fatigue and shift work on law enforcement officers.

Mothers in Academia: How to Make Way for the Next Generation

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) will host Melanie-Angela Neuilly, Ph.D., on Dec. 3 from noon – 1 p.m. in SAC 249 for Mothers in Academia: How to Make Way for the Next Generation.

Melanie-Angela Neuilly is WSU’s interim associate vice provost for faculty inclusive excellence and associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. She is the editor of Mothering from the Field: The Impact of Motherhood on Site-Based Research, recently published by Rutgers University Press.

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