This is a place where health care professionals and administrators can access important information about the health science programs at Idaho State University and submit comments or questions.
College of Pharmacy
Health Care Administration
Health Education & Promotion
Medical Laboratory Science
Public Health (MPH)
School of Nursing
Physician Assistant Studies
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Physical and Occupational Therapy
October 2012 Updates
Economic Impact Study
Thomas Geriatric Symposium
Dr. Mary Nies, new Associate Dean and Director of the School of Nursing
Dr. Nies is the Associate Dean Division of Health Sciences and Director School of Nursing. Dr. Nies comes to us from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte where she was the Carol Grotnes Belk Endowed Chair and Professor School of Nursing. Her research has focused on health promotion in vulnerable populations in the community. Her work has been published in well-recognized peer review journals. She is author of the textbook Community/Public Health Nursing: Promoting the Health of Populations. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and a Fellow in the American Academy of Health Behavior. Dr. Nies has experience working with interdisciplinary research teams and serving on NIH review panels.
Dr. Nancy Devine new Associate Dean and Director of the School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences
Nancy received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont in 1986. Due to a strong desire to see the West and participate in outdoor activities, she moved to Idaho and accepted a staff PT position at Pocatello Regional Medical Center. Four years later, ISU had developed and opened a Master of Physical Therapy Program and she accepted a position as the Clinical Coordinator and pursued a Master of Science in Biology/Neuroanatomy which was completed in 1993. Nancy completed a transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree through an on-line program administered by the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in 2006.
Dr. Rex Force new Associate Dean for Clinical Research
Rex W. Force, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP is Associate Dean for Clinical Research in the Division of Health Sciences at ISU. He also holds appointments as Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Family Medicine and Director of Research in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Force earned his B.S. in Pharmacy from Oregon State University and his Pharm.D. degree from the University of Texas, after which he completed a clinical research fellowship at Ohio State University. He also holds the appointment of Affiliate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Washington.
He is a member of the Steering Committee of the WWAMI Practice-based Research Network with the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington. He has authored over 50 professional and research publications, presented over 100 research papers or abstracts, and speaks regularly at professional meetings. Dr. Force and his collaborators have received grants and contracts in excess of $5 million while at ISU. His professional research interests focus on primary care pharmacotherapy, drug utilization review, and evidence-based medicine. Dr. Force has been on the faculty at Idaho State University since 1993.