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New modernized WSU brand builds on 130‑year history
September 15, 2021

A modernized Washington State University brand that highlights the university’s core purpose and long-held traditions will be introduced to the WSU community beginning today.

Some two years in development, the evolved brand highlights WSU’s 130‑year commitment to unlocking the power of possibilities in students, faculty, and communities across the state and beyond. The university’s most powerful graphic—the freestanding Cougar head—symbolizes possibilities and is featured prominently, paired with a fresh sleeker typeface and the university’s traditional crimson and gray. » continue reading

» Check out the new brand elements

Call for ACHNE 2022 Annual Institute Abstracts
September 15, 2021

Call for ACHNE 2022 Annual Institute Abstracts
June 9-11, 2022, in Alexandria, VA, and Virtually.

We invite you to present your work, insights, and research on diverse topics that address the following conference objectives and supports ACHNE’s Core Values:

Conference Objectives

Identify successes challenges and missed opportunities in the history of community/public health nursing, such as insights from the COVID-19 pandemic in the US and globally.
Describe historically informed, innovative strategies to enhance community/public health nursing education, research/scholarship, and practice.
Discuss implications and influence of historical community/public health nursing practice on current and emerging policies and programs.
Identify past, present, … » More …

SharePoint & Teams update
September 15, 2021

CON IT/IS has been tasked with designing and developing standards and governance around how the College of Nursing creates, edits, stores and names documents and digital files of all types.  The ultimate result will be to implement an easy to use, intuitive Document Management System (DMS) utilizing existing tools and best practices.  We will provide training introducing ways of simplifying and standardizing tasks.

Important highlights of the benefits include:

you won’t lose any files or changes to documents through collaboration processes
it will be easy and intuitive for any person to search and find any file/document with minimal knowledge of the storage system’s structure or … » More …

Covid testing for WSU students, faculty and staff in Spokane
September 14, 2021

The College of Nursing will provide Covid-19 testing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and other days by appointment, to WSU students, faculty and staff on the Spokane campus.

Covid testing will be offered on the ground floor of the College of Nursing building and is available from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, and 7-9 a.m. on Wednesdays. Sign up for testing online.

This service is available to asymptomatic people only. Symptomatic people need to seek medical attention.

Unfortunately we cannot offer testing to students, faculty and staff of other universities on the Spokane campus.

Colleagues in the News
September 13, 2021

Dr. Julie Postma’s research on asthma and wildfire smoke was featured in a front-page story in The Spokesman-Review.

Dr. John Roll co-authored an opinion piece in The Seattle Times urging people to thank, not vilify scientists.

Grants up to $25,000 available to address emerging issues in childhood agricultural health
September 13, 2021

The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety is accepting proposals for grants up to $25,000 to support small-scale projects and pilot studies that address emerging issues related to the impact of COVID-19, and/or other emerging issues related to the prevention of childhood agricultural disease and injury.
Applicants may request up to $25,000 for research studies and up to $15,000 for non-research projects. Deadline for letters of intent is Oct. 1. Application deadline is Nov. 1.

The call-for-proposals focuses on documenting, intervening, and otherwise exploring emerging health and safety issues among children in and around agricultural settings.

COVID-19 is a primary … » More …

FGO seeking staff representative
September 13, 2021

FGO Chairs, Connie Nguyen-Truong and and Sue McFadden are looking to recruit a staff member that would be interested in representing the staff at the All College Steering committee meetings and the All College meetings every month. Please send an email to Connie or Sue if you are interested.

Bioethics Grand Rounds: Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Medicine Sept. 29
September 8, 2021

Bioethics Grand Rounds are sponsored by the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Certificate Program in Medical Ethics, offered in collaboration with the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Regional Ethics program.

Director for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Dr. Ezell’s work as an expert in diversity and inclusion spans the government sector with time at the U.S. Department of State, the non-profit sector with Interfaith Worker Justice and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, and advising corporate leaders. Ezell earned his Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham in Birmingham, England. He holds vast leadership expertise in … » More …

Announcement of Doctoral Preliminary Examination for Tara Marko Sept. 9
September 8, 2021

Tara R. Marko

September 9, 2021, 9:00 am

Meeting ID: 927 8141 1867
Passcode: 780267

In Utero Exposure to Wildfire Smoke and Neonatal Outcomes


Chair: Dr. Julie Postma

Wildfires are a dire and imminent threat to human health. Wildfires are increasing in intensity, duration, and frequency. They are moving beyond wildland borders and into highly populated areas, which means more people are affected. It also means that particulate matter (PM) from wildfire smoke is combined with other pollutants from urban areas and intensifying poor air quality. The mother-fetal dyad is particularly susceptible to toxicants and ambient outdoor … » More …

PCORI Funding Opportunities Open Today – including engagement and capacity building awards
September 7, 2021

The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) today opened a funding cycle that includes:

PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs) on broad and targeted research topics, large clinical trials, methodology studies, and implementation projects. The deadline for Letters of Intent is October 5.
Engagement Award Funding Announcements are also open, with an October 1 deadline for Letters of Intent. I have been a recipient of the engagement award and would happy to talk/walk anyone through the process. That is unique funding not always available at this level that support projects that encourage active, meaningful involvement of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as integral … » More …

Deadline extensions for Department of Defense (DOD) funding program
September 3, 2021

Deadline extensions for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) funding opportunities for a Department of Defense (DOD) program managed by the office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

FY21 Funding Opportunities released:

Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Health Research Program (TBIPHRP)
Clinical Research Development Award
Clinical Trial Award
Focused Program Award
Idea Development Award
Investigator-Initiated Research Award
Translational Research Award

A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) at prior to the pre-application deadline. All applications must conform to the final Funding Opportunities/Program Announcements and General Submission Instructions which … » More …