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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.

The TRiO programs were the first national college access and retention programs to address the serious social and cultural barriers to education in America. In 1965, the TRiO Upward Bound programs were launched across the United States, Idaho State University was one of the originally funded programs launched in 1965, making it one of the oldest TRiO Upward Bound programs in the nation.

TRiO Upward Bound is a federally funded program that provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. TRiO Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families; and students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree.

The TRiO Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science grants work with 9-12 graders to help prepare them for the rigor of a college curriculum. The ISU Upward Bound/Upward Bound Math Science grants serve 12 high schools in southeastern Idaho: American Falls, Aberdeen, Pocatello, Century, Highland, Sho-Ban, Snake River, Blackfoot, Firth, Shelley, Bonneville, and Idaho Falls.

Idaho State University signs cooperation agreement with autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez

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

Idaho State University has signed a cooperation agreement with Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

The agreement enables the exchange of students and faculty in the health science programs, enabling them to study community medicine from a global perspective. This collaborative effort is designed to broaden the academic, professional and cultural perspectives of the participants. (more…)

Idaho State University begins construction of Treasure Valley Anatomy and Physiology Laboratories

Posted in Academics, Featured, ISU-Boise, People, Research by taylandy on the June 24th, 2014

Idaho State University officially broke ground June 24 on The L.S. and Aline W. Skaggs Treasure Valley Anatomy and Physiology Laboratories (TVAPL) at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive.

Idaho Biomedical Research Network lands $16.3 million, five-year renewal grant, Idaho State University among institutions receiving funding

Posted in Academics, People, Research by taylandy on the June 23rd, 2014

The statewide Idaho IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence, or INBRE, will receive a $16.3 million, five-year renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health. (more…)

ISU Infant Vocal Development Lab hopes to find earlier intervention of language disorders; volunteers needed

Posted in Academics, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the June 13th, 2014

“Bah-bah-bah.” “Ah.” “Eww.” “Gaa.”

The sounds infants make and caregivers’ report of their interactions with babies are the focus of the new Idaho State University Infant Vocal Development Laboratory, where researchers will be studying the sounds made by infants from 7 to 18 months of age, and the infants’ interactions with caregivers.

The focus of the new lab is to lay the groundwork for deeper understanding of speech and language development, and perhaps make possible the early detection and treatment of disorders. (more…)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics honors ISU-Meridian’s Ruth Schneider

Posted in Academics, People by taylandy on the June 12th, 2014

Idaho State University-Meridian’s Ruth Schneider has been designated a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.

The Academy notified her May 29. (more…)

Idaho State University’s Ph.D. in English, Teaching of English featured in MLA report

Posted in Academics, Events by taylandy on the June 10th, 2014

Idaho State University’s doctoral degree in English and the Teaching of English was featured as an innovative doctoral program in a report released in May by the Modern Language Association.

The Report of the MLA Task Force on Doctoral Study in Modern Language and Literature pointed to ISU’s program as one of four in the United States that have anticipated changes needed in the field. (more…)

Idaho State’s Bachelor in Health Science degree ranked in the nation’s top 25

Posted in Academics, Featured by taylandy on the June 6th, 2014 says Idaho State University’s Bachelor in Health Science degree is one of the best in the country, ranking No. 20 on a list of the top 25. (more…)

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