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Sleep and Performance Research Center looking for study participants

The Sleep and Performance Research Center is recruiting participants for two upcoming sleep studies:
1. Sleep Study

3-night, 4-day in-laboratory sleep study, pays up to $760
Must be healthy, non-smoker, 21-40 years old with normal sleep schedule
WSU IRB #16659

2. Sleep Study

4-night, 5-day in-laboratory sleep study, pays up to $710
Must be healthy, non-smoker, 22-40 years old with difficulty sleeping
WSU IRB #13174

Call 509-358-7751 if you are interested.

Call for Nominations: Faculty Excellence in Research Award


The nomination process is now open for the Faculty Excellence in Research Award in the College of Nursing. The deadline for nominations is 12 noon on Thursday May 10.


Current faculty member working 50% or more during the award year.
Completed at least one full year teaching at WSU College of Nursing.

Criteria: Outstanding research based on the follow criteria:

Develops and implements a line of inquiry in research.
Receives extramural funding for research.
Communicates and disseminates own research findings.
Promotes and facilitates research in less experienced faculty, community individuals, and/or groups.

The Awards Committee congratulates the … » More …

Lois James

Lois James Receives 1M Federal Grant

Federal study of nurses’ work shifts led by WSU College of Nursing scientist

A researcher at the Washington State University College of Nursing will lead a $1 million, federally-funded study on nurses’ work shifts that could influence policy nationally. » More …


WSU’s largest-ever DNP class improves healthcare in myriad ways

The WSU College of Nursing will graduate 33 Doctor of Nursing Practice students this spring, its largest-ever DNP class. 

Most of those 33 students will become family nurse practitioners, psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners, or will take on leadership roles in public health, public policy, or health care administration.

Before they graduate, however, they all had to complete a final project. They were tasked with investigating an area of nursing practice, a health care delivery system, or a policy issue, and using scientific evidence to improve practice or patient outcomes. » More …

WSU researchers focusing on range of cannabis health issues

Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, Louise Kaplan, and Michele Shaw are mentioned in this WSU Insider article.

Washington State University researchers are studying a variety of potential cannabis-related health impacts, including its effects on pregnant women, young people, and those with chronic pain. They are also looking at public and professional attitudes to the drug, its intersection with tobacco, and the science of how it stimulates users’ appetites. » continue reading