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Celestina Barbosa-Leiker elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences

Eight faculty from Washington State University have been elected to membership in the Washington State Academy of Sciences, an organization that advances science in the state and informs public policy.

The new members come from WSU campuses across the state and represent a range of scientific specialties. They’ll be officially inducted in September, in a ceremony at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

In addition, two WSU faculty have been elected to the academy’s board of directors. The Washington State Academy of Sciences advances science in the state and informs public policy.

“It’s a great honor that so many WSU scientists have been recognized by the Washington State Academy of Sciences,” … » More …

Wendy Buenzli
Wendy Williams-Gilbert honored by Lutheran Community Services

Wendy Williams-Gilbert of the WSU College of Nursing was honored by Lutheran Community Services Northwest for her efforts to expand training for sexual assault examinations in Eastern Washington.

Nurse practitioner talks about the lure of rural care

David Colvin was a longtime teacher when he decided to go back to school and become a nurse practitioner.

WSU nursing faculty have lots of experience with in-air care

“Is there a medical professional on board?”
It’s an in-flight announcement no one wants to hear. Yet nurses and other healthcare professionals routinely raise their hands to help.

Peru blog: WSU students make it to Machu Picchu

By Kenzie McNeel, WSU College of Nursing student 

Machu Picchu 

Today was the day that many of us have been waiting for, the highlight of our trip. It was an early start at 5 a.m. The bus ride up was a little bit scary with winding switchbacks up a steep mountainside. Some parts of the roads were so narrow that the large buses couldn’t pass each other. We came face to face with another bus, forcing them to back up until the road was wide enough to pass by them.  

Melody Rasmor named Washington’s nurse practitioner of the year

Melody Rasmor, clinical assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing-Vancouver, will be honored by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as a leader in the profession in Washington.

DNP grad found that group medical visits were useful in treating chronic pain

Imagine being a nurse practitioner serving patients in a county that’s larger than Rhode Island, but has just 5,300 residents and one medical clinic.

In the West, that’s the reality – and the challenge – for many rural healthcare providers.

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Opioid use disorder affects women differently than men

We’re accustomed to hearing about America’s opioid epidemic as if it’s monolithic, but there are striking differences in how opioid use disorder affects men and women.

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Course helps WSU Health Sciences students treat patients who use opioids

Any health care provider in Washington is likely to encounter patients who use opioids, either legally prescribed or illegally obtained.

Caring for those patients takes teamwork and communication – skills that now are being taught to students in the medicine, pharmacy and nursing programs at WSU Health Sciences.

Portrait of Teresa Bigand
Cannabis research honored at grad-student expo

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 … » More …

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