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Participants in ISU sleep study receive $25 for screening, and up to $240; Families with children 8 to 12 needed

Posted in Academics, People, Research, Uncategorized by taylandy on the August 28th, 2014

Idaho State University researchers are looking for families with children 8 to 12 from throughout Southeast Idaho to participate in a study concerning sleep habits and social behaviors.

ISU psychology Professor Maria Wong and colleagues are conducting a study focusing on how sleep disturbances in children can affect alcohol-related problems in adulthood. (more…)

Idaho State University Professor Jean Pfau identifies possible new autoimmune disease linked to asbestos exposure

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the August 27th, 2014

A possible new autoimmune disease caused by exposure to asbestos from mines in Libby, Montana, has been identified by Idaho State University researcher Jean Pfau.

From the early 1900s through 1990 miners in northwestern Montana mined vermiculite, a mineral resistant to fire and high heat that was sold under the product name Zonolite, which was shipped widely throughout the United States. (more…)

Idaho State University’s Central Academic Advising to present Fall Activities

Posted in Academics, Events, People by taylandy on the August 27th, 2014

This fall semester, Idaho State University Central Academic Advising will present the fourth annual semester-long student success and retention series Harvest Your Potential. (more…)

ISU’s Alex Bolinger writes article on group dynamics for Harvard Business Review

Posted in Academics, People, Research by taylandy on the August 26th, 2014

Idaho State University assistant marketing and management professor, Alex Bolinger, and University of Utah professor Bryan Bonner have co-authored an article about organizational behavior in the September issue of the Harvard Business Review. (more…)

Idaho State University expands Physician Assistant Studies Program to The College of Idaho

Posted in Academics, Featured, ISU-Boise, People by taylandy on the August 26th, 2014

Idaho State University has expanded its two-year Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program (M.P.A.S.) to The College of Idaho in Caldwell, adding 12 seats this fall to the existing 60.

The intent is to meet the continuing demand for physician assistants in the Northwest and improve access to health care in underserved areas, say officials from both institutions. Physician assistants are highly skilled health professionals who provide medical treatment under the supervision of a physician. (more…)

Idaho State University Psychology Professor Xu studies how self-expansion affects physical activity

Posted in Academics, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the August 8th, 2014

Residents from Pocatello and surrounding areas will be participating in a study that will track their exercise and measure how self-expansion influences their physical activity. (more…)

ISU nurse residency program helps rural hospitals retain nurses

Posted in Academics, Featured, People by taylandy on the July 30th, 2014

When 29-year-old Rachel Schonbachler landed her first nursing job at Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Heppner, Oregon last September, she was thrilled. (more…)

Idaho State University receives major federal grant to screen for traumatic brain injuries and assist TBI survivors

Posted in Academics, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the July 17th, 2014

Idaho State University’s Institute of Rural Health has been awarded a $1 million grant to screen Idahoans for traumatic brain injury and renew efforts to establish a statewide trust fund to temporarily assist TBI survivors and their families. (more…)

Idaho State University’s College of Pharmacy awarded student scholarships

Posted in Academics, People by taylandy on the July 17th, 2014

The Idaho State University College of Pharmacy has received $125,000 in student scholarships from Cardinal Health, Inc., a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Dublin, Ohio. (more…)

ISU TRiO Upward Bound program to host free carnival July 14 on Hutchinson Quad

Posted in Academics, Events, People by taylandy on the July 11th, 2014

The TRiO Upward Bound students at Idaho State University invite all to attend TRiO Upward Bound’s 50th Anniversary Carnival Monday, July 14 on the ISU Quad starting at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to all ages.

The carnival highlights the theme “Celebrating College Access.” TRiO Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science high school students participating in ISU’s six-week residential college preparation program this summer have prepared carnival booths related to higher education. (more…)

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