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Martin Schiavenato
WSU Researchers Hope to Track Preemie Pain

Published in the Journal of BusinessBy Samantha Howard

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Washington State University researchers are developing a device that can detect pain in premature infants and might be used in the future to help prevent disabilities, says associate professor Martin Schiavenato, WSU College of Nursing.

“An infant’s central nervous system is not fully developed yet, and there’s mounting evidence that pain contributes to structural brain abnormalities that may lead or contribute to many cognitive and behavioral conditions,” Schiavenato says.

Debbie Nogueras Named Fellow of AANP

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By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – The new director of the Washington State University Tri-Cities College of Nursing was recently elected a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) in recognition of her work in health care education and access.

Debbie Nogueras led a comprehensive program that secured vision screenings, eye exams and glasses for more than 5,000 underserved inner-city school children in Miami. She was pivotal to the success of Strength, Prevention, Empowerment for Community Change and Empowering Youth (SPEC-EY) in engaging community youth, reducing violence and crime and … » More …

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Martin Schiavenato Receives Life Science Discovery Funding (LSDF)

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Washington State University College of Nursing Associate Professor Martin Schiavenato received funding for his work around premature infant pain detection. “LSDF grants help commercialize major medical breakthroughs and attract private funding from external investors,” says LSDF executive director John DesRosier. “These new awards help move promising treatments and diagnostics more quickly from the lab bench to patients in need.” Dr. Schiavenato’s grant received $235,000 for work to be completed over two years beginning in August 2015. His focus is to develop a device that detects, measures, and continuously reports pain levels in infants … » More …

Washington State University Tri-Cities College of Nursing Hires Campus Director

Debbie-Nogueras-webJune 2, 2015 (Richland, WA): Washington State University College of Nursing is pleased to announce it has hired Debbie Nogueras to serve as campus director for the WSU Tri-Cities College of Nursing.

A family nurse practitioner and nurse scholar, Dr. Nogueras previously worked as an Associate Professor at Northern Arizona University (NAU). While at NAU, she also served as the coordinator for the Doctor of Nursing Practice and Family Nurse Practitioner Programs. Dr. Nogueras was coordinator for the Center for Medicare Services demonstration project for graduate nursing education in advanced practice, one of five sites selected … » More …

Patricia Butterfield
Grant Money Will Help WSU Dial up Children’s Health

By Shanon Quinn, Daily News staff writer

Patricia ButterfieldWashington State University Spokane’s medical clinic is not expected to open for more than a year, but its first community health-related project has already begun, nursing professor Patricia Butterfield said Wednesday.

The project, University-Community Partnership to Reduce Children’s Health Disparities, is funded by a $100,000 grant from the Smith-Barbieri Progressive Fund and will focus on identifying and reducing health risks in the home for families – and particularly children – in poverty.

“Every child has to sleep somewhere,” Butterfield said. “The safety of their home, the quality of … » More …

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Schiavenato Receives LSDF

Martin Schiavenato

Washington State University College of Nursing Associate Professor Martin Schiavenato received funding for his work around premature infant pain detection. “LSDF grants help commercialize major medical breakthroughs and attract private funding from external investors,” says LSDF executive director John DesRosier. “These new awards help move promising treatments and diagnostics more quickly from the lab bench to patients in need.” Dr. Schiavenato’s grant received $235,000 for work to be completed over two years beginning in August 2015. His focus is to develop a device that detects, measures, and continuously reports pain levels in infants … » More …

Q & A With Kenn Daratha

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Kenn Daratha
Associate Professor – Spokane

Kenn Daratha is an associate professor at WSU Spokane College of Nursing. He earned his PhD from WSU in 2004 with a focus in Computer Sciences, Decision Sciences, and Health Policy & Administration. He teaches doctoral statistics, evidence-based practice, and clinical epidemiology and his research interests include improving health outcomes for hospitalized patients, chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular disease and interventions, metabolic diseases, acute kidney injury, biostatistics and epidemiology.

WSU College of Nursing Hires DNP Program Director


Daryl Duvall Washington State University College of Nursing is pleased to announce it has hired Darryl Duvall to serve as the program director for the college’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

Darryl, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), joins the college following recently earning his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Darryl has worked as a Nurse Anesthetist since 1998 in Massachusetts, Oregon, and Washington State.

Darryl will lead the college’s DNP program, which prepares nurse practitioners and population health nurses. The program is offered through … » More …

Tracy Klein
Q & A With Tracy Klein

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Tracy Klein
Assistant Professor – Vancouver

Tracy Klein is an Assistant Professor at the WSU Vancouver College of Nursing. She is originally from Portland, Oregon. She completed her FNP post-masters as a Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner at WSU in 2003 and went on to complete her PhD in nursing from WSU in 2011 after transferring from Portland State University’s Public Policy PhD program. She is active in research and aims to identify knowledge deficits or needs which may be addressed by education or policy solutions.

Nurse Practitioner Kathryn Sander
Prescription for Nurse Practitioners

With more ARNPs, patients may be left wondering who should provide their care

Nurse Practitioner Kathryn SanderBy Chelsea Bannach – originally published in InHealth Magazine

Kathryn Sander can care for patients from birth to death. As a family nurse practitioner for CHAS Health, Sander treats patients with a variety of illnesses, focusing on management of chronic disease such as diabetes and hypertension.

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