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Research spotlight: a link between chronic pain and food insecurity

Chronic pain and depression are linked to food insecurity, according to new research headed by WSU College of Nursing PhD student Teresa Bigand.

It’s the first study to show a relationship between chronic pain and food insecurity, defined as a lack of consistent access to food. READ MORE

Dr. Shirley Moore will give three talks next week

On behalf of the CON Research Office, you are invited to attend the following talk sessions hosted by visitor, Dr. Shirley Moore.

Monday, 12/3, 12-1pm “An Overview of Dr. Moore’s Research”

Spokane: SNRS 119
Vancouver: VLB 210B
Tri-Cities: TNRS 1215
Yakima: Conference room 109

Tuesday, 12/4, 3-4pm “How to move from small grants/pilot work to larger grants”

Spokane: SNRS 119
Vancouver: VLB 210B
Tri-Cities: TNRS 1211
Yakima: Conference room 109

Wednesday, 12/5, 2-3pm “Time Management”

Spokane: SNRS 119
Vancouver: VLB 210B
Tri-Cities: TNRS 1211
Yakima: Conference room 109

*The dial up … » More …

Final grades must be submitted via myWSU by Dec. 18

Why do Final Grades need to be submitted via myWSU by the deadline?

Denial of Access to Grade Roster:  On Tuesday, December 18 at 5 p.m. instructors who have NOT submitted grades will be permanently denied access to the grade roster for this term to which no grades have been submitted.
Post-Enrollment Requisite Checking: This process will run on the evening of Friday, December 21. Students who have enrolled for the Spring 2019 term will be removed from any class for which they do not meet the prerequisites.
Graduating Students: Students who have applied for the December 2018 class are counting on all grades for … » More …

Please join us for Research First Friday

Please join us for Research First Friday

We will be giving an overview of College of Nursing research according to research cluster. Please join us for the presentations and discussions:

Dec. 7:  A Summary of the Research Cluster – Interprofessional Education
Cluster Lead:  Lisa Day, PhD, College of Nursing Spokane

Time:  12:10 PM to 1:00 PM

Rooms:  Spokane: SNRS 119, Tri-Cities: TNRS 1212, Vancouver: VLIB 210B


Kathy Bridwell • (509) 324-7258  •



S1s launch holiday door-decorating fundraiser

Attention Staff and faculty: It’s that time of year again; the door decorating fundraiser is upon us!

If you are interested in having your door decorated in the holiday fashion, let us know. For a mere $15 and some supplies, we will decorate your door to look nice and spiffy for the holidays. If you don’t want to buy supplies, fear not, your door can still be decorated for only $20!

We will be accepting requests through the morning of Nov. 27. If you’re interested, email any of the following students:

Nominate a colleague for a WSU Excellence Award

The Washington State University Employee Excellence Award Program recognizes outstanding contributions to our university and the Spokane community by WSU Spokane employees. The high-quality performance of our staff is essential to WSU Spokane’s ability to deliver on its mission, and we greatly appreciate the service that everyone provides each and every day.

The nominee may be someone in a civil service, administrative professional position, or a department/ group/ committee that provides outstanding service in his/her job on the WSU Spokane campus.

The recipients are awarded a plaque and their names are engraved on a permanent display outside the Chancellor’s office. These recipients are also recognized … » More …

Nursing and VetMed host second successful people+pets clinic

Dogs, cats and their people cycled through the second Healthy People + Healthy Pets clinic at Washington State University Health Sciences last week, all getting free vaccinations, screenings and simple treatments from WSU nursing and veterinary medicine students.

After the health care came the fun stuff: dogs were outfitted with crimson-and-gray coats and harnesses, while cats were offered collars and carriers. Their owners got pet food, treats and other supplies.

“People are more concerned about their animals than themselves,” said Joyce Griffin-Sobel, dean of the WSU College of Nursing, as she supervised a coat fitting for Jasmine, a terrier. The event “is my favorite day … » More …

Suture clinic looking for preceptors

The Pharmacy Institute for Healthcare Improvement student group is sponsoring a suture clinic.  They are in need of faculty who will be willing to be preceptors for this event.

If you can help, please contact: Lynn Nguyen
Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate 2020
WSU IHI Communication Liaison
Washington State University College of Pharmacy | (805) 210 9455

Here is the info received from the group:

Last year we had 15 spots available for Nursing, and it was all filled up within hours. Same goes for spots for pharmacy, medicine, NEP,…Due to the high volume of demand, we are planning to host a … » More …

Call for applications: 2019 Macy Faculty Scholars Program

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation is pleased to invite applications for the ninth class of Macy Faculty Scholars.

The Macy Faculty Scholars Program is designed to identify and nurture the careers of promising educational innovators and future leaders in medicine and nursing. With support from the Macy Foundation, Scholars will implement new educational innovations at their home institutions and participate in career development activities.

Chosen Scholars will receive:
• Salary support of up to $100,000 per year for two years
• At least 50% protected time for two years to pursue an educational innovation project
• Active mentorship by a senior faculty … » More …