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Dr. Marian Wilson
Study: Can an online program help reduce opioid use by patients with chronic pain?

Marian Wilson, an assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing, is joining a team of scientists who’ll lead a federally funded, $2.5 million study investigating whether an online pain management program can help patients with chronic pain reduce or eliminate the amount of prescription opioids they take.

News release: College of Nursing faculty part of group landing $1.8 million for “smart home” research

SPOKANE, Wash. – An interprofessional team of scientists from Washington State University has landed a $1.77 million grant to research how “smart home” technology can monitor the health and safety of senior citizens from afar.

Nightime shot of a bridge over the River Liffey in Dublin.
WSU researchers recently presented at nursing conference in Dublin

WSU College of Nursing faculty and a doctoral student recently presented their research at the International Nursing Research Congress in Dublin, Ireland.

Portrait of Dr. Roschelle "Shelly" Fritz gesturing to a wall-mounted sensor
WSU College of Nursing faculty present at major gerontology conference

The work of several WSU College of Nursing faculty was presented at a major gerontology conference in San Francisco this week.

Portrait of Dr. Lois James
CBTSim certified by international police training organization

A simulator developed by a WSU College of Nursing researcher to help police officers recognize their biases has been certified by an international law enforcement training organization.

Portrait of a nurse practitioner using a stethoscope on a patient.
Federal grant will help WSU-trained nurse practitioners address primary care shortage

A new federal grant received by the WSU College of Nursing will help train nurse practitioners to address a critical shortage of primary-care providers in rural areas across Eastern Washington.

Dr. Anita Hunter pets an elephant at an animal sanctuary in Uganda.
Anita Hunter’s passion to help others took her around the world

Anita Hunter has traveled the globe, but the pediatric nurse practitioner, professor and academic leader didn’t hit the tourist spots. Instead, she chose destinations where people were suffering and she believed she could help: Ghana, Belfast, Tijuana, Uganda.

Community fitness program helped overweight teens in Coeur d’Alene

Image of two feet in running shoes.

Five years ago, researchers in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, wanted to test whether overweight teenagers would be receptive to a community-based fitness program that included exercise, goal-setting, and nutrition coaching.

A portrait of Ruth Bryant in her commencement robes.
Recent PhD grad Ruth Bryant recognized for research on pressure ulcers

Ruth Bryant, who received her PhD from the WSU College of Nursing earlier this month, is the first person to receive a new award from the Western Institute of Nursing Gerontological Special Interest Group.

Portrait of Halle Schulz
Nursing student’s Photovoice project asked homeless women to document their lives and health

It’s a simple request: take photos to answer questions about your life like “Where do you sleep?” and “Where do you get your support?” Then talk about how the images make you feel.

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