ISU Meridian Health Science Center

News Archive 2010

Free Hearing Screenings at ISU-Meridian Health Science Center January through April  13

Dec. 15, 2010

Get your hearing checked for free Jan. 12 at the Speech and Language Clinic at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive, in Meridian.  Free screenings are also set for Feb. 9, March 9 and April 13 .  Hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  No appointment is necessary, and clinicians will see adults, teens and children as young as age 3. (read more...)

Idaho Awareness to Action Youth Suicide Prevention Project offers free training in Nampa Jan. 12

Dec. 14, 2010

Idaho State University’s Institute of Rural Health is accepting pre-registration for free suicide prevention training in Nampa in January.  This training is designed to provide the latest scientific information on the warning signs, risk and protective factors for suicide and mental illness, along with practical guidance on how to identify youth at risk for suicide.  Information will assist professionals, community leaders, parents, advocates and those who care for children and youth.

This training will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan.12, 2011, at the Hispanic Cultural Center, 315 Stampede Drive. (read more...)

Free flu and hepatitis vaccinations, mammogram referrals at Community Health Screening Dec. 3

Nov. 12, 2010

Uninsured and unable to afford medical care?

Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, Ada County, Central District Health, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare have partnered to bring free Community Health Screenings to low-income Ada County residents.  Faculty and students from ISU-Meridian will conduct the screenings Friday, Dec. 3, 3:30-6:30 p.m., at Cathedral of the Rockies, 717 N. 11th St., in Boise. (read more...)

Geosciences reseachers see world in 3D, thanks to CAVE

Nov. 5, 2010

Geosciences researchers at Idaho State University’s Boise Center Aerospace Laboratory are now able to study the Earth’s surface with greater accuracy, thanks to a sophisticated 3D imagery system called CAVE or Cave Automatic Virtual Environment.

The $25,000 system—a portable version of the world’s first CAVE invented two decades ago at University of Chicago—consists of six infrared cameras that project 3D graphics on a large television screen. (read more...)

ISU-Meridian counseling student paints winning ISU holiday greeting card

Nov. 5, 2010

A painting of a white dove symbolizing peace with the Idaho State University logo in the background is the winning entry in Idaho State University’s annual President’s Holiday Greeting Card Contest.

Nancy Byron, a graduate student in Mental Health Counseling at the Meridian campus has won a $1,000 prize for her design that will appear on the front of ISU’s official holiday card. (read more...)

ISU-Meridian Health Science Center and Ada County to provide free flu and hepatitis vaccinations at community health screening Oct. 29

Uninsured and unable to afford medical care?

The Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, Ada County, Central District Health, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare have partnered to bring free community health screenings to low-income Ada County residents.

Faculty and students from the Meridian Health Science Center will conduct the screenings Friday, Oct. 29, 4-7 p.m., at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2920 Cassia St., in Boise. (read more...)

ISU’s Caroline Faure honored for educating Idahoans about concussion in young athletes

Idaho State University’s Caroline Faure has been named Idaho’s top 2010 Health Care Hero Educator by the Idaho Business Review newspaper for her statewide efforts to educate the public about concussion and the adolescent athlete. (read more...)

ISU-Meridian College of Pharmacy to provide free flu vaccines to first 40 guests at Oct. 28 open house

Need a flu shot?

The Idaho State University College of Pharmacy faculty, students and staff will provide free flu vaccinations to the first 40 guests who register for adult flu shots during an open house, Thursday, Oct. 28, 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive. (read more...)

Learn about hot careers at ISU Health Science Experience Night Oct. 28

Interested in becoming a pharmacist, physician assistant or nurse? A medical lab scientist, mental health counselor or speech-language pathologist?

Jobs in the health sector will be in high demand through 2016, according to the Idaho Department of Labor.  Come learn about some of the hottest fields at the fifth annual Idaho State University Health Science Experience Night, Thursday, Oct. 28, 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive. (read more...)

ISU-Meridian’s Ruth Schneider is Idaho’s Outstanding Registered Dietitian of the Year

The Journal of the American Dietetic Association recognized Ruth Schneider, a clinical associate professor at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, in its September issue as Idaho's Outstanding Registered Dietitian of the Year. (read more...)

ISU-Meridian faculty and students to conduct free health screenings Sept. 24

Uninsured and unable to afford health care?

Faculty and students from Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center will conduct free health screenings Friday, Sept. 24 for low-income adults with no insurance or limited access to preventive health care. The time is 3-6 p.m. and location is Unity Health Center, 745 S. Progress Ave., in Meridian. (read more...)

Three ISU professors and a student are 2010 Health Care Hero honorees

Idaho State University professors, Miki Goodwin, Glenda Carr and Caroline Faure, are honorees in the 2010 Health Care Heroes program sponsored by the Idaho Business Review newspaper.

The newspaper also awarded ISU-Meridian accelerated nursing student, Makay Tyler Oakey, of Boise,  the $1,000 Health Care Heroes student scholarship. (read more...)

Idaho State University Health High School continues dual-enrollment health-related courses for 2010-11 academic year

Idaho State University Health High School will continue its dual-enrollment health-related courses in the fall 2010 and spring 2011. Qualified high school students can take several Web classes for both high school elective and academic college credit.

One of the best aspects of the program is its price per college credit: high school students participating in ISU’s Early College Program have a $65 per credit fee for taking the classes. Regular ISU part-time fees are $273 per credit.

The UHHS program provides a platform for learning more about the health professions and offers high school students access to online courses throughout the state. 
Courses include the following:  HCA 1110  – “Intro to the Allied Health Professions”; HCA 2210 – “Medical Terminology and Communication”; DENT 2201 – “Principles of Dental Hygiene”; CSED 2205 – “Introduction to Communication Differences and Disorders”; HE 2221 – “Introduction to Health Education”; PTOT 2299 – “Introduction to Occupational Therapy.”(read more...)

ISU to conduct free seminars on concussion and the adolescent athlete July 29-30 in Treasure Valley

Learn about concussion and how to assess head injuries in the adolescent athlete at two free seminars instructed by Dr. Caroline Faure, Idaho State University assistant fessor of sport science and physical education.

The first seminar is Thursday, July 29, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive, in Meridian.
The second is Friday, July 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the football conference room at Boise State’s Bronco Stadium. (read more...)

Barbara Mason and Laura Woodworth-Ney accepted to HERS Institutes for women in higher education

July 14, 2010

Idaho State University Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Laura Woodworth-Ney and pharmacy Professor Barbara Mason are honing their leadership skills through Higher Education Resource Services or HERS, a prestigious leadership and management program for women in higher education administration. (read more...)

Awareness to Action Youth Suicide Prevention Project offers free training Sept. 8

July 2, 2010

Idaho State University’s Institute of Rural Health will offer training Sept. 8 on how to advocate for suicide prevention in an "Awareness to Action Academy" for professionals, caregivers, community leaders, parents, survivors of suicide and all those who work to reduce Idaho’s high suicide rate.

The training, held in conjunction with the Idaho’s Suicide Prevention Network’s 10th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference, is at the Boise First Community Center, 3852 N. Eagle Road, Wednesday, Sept. 8, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The preconference session is free and open to the community, but the full conference seating is limited. Pre-registration is required. (read more...)

Chinese delegation tours ISU-Meridian Health Science Center

June 16, 2010

A dozen business leaders from Guangzhou, China toured research labs, classrooms and clinics at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center May 21. The delegation, hosted by Meridian city leaders, was in the Treasure Valley to explore potential business and investment opportunities. (read more...)

ISU Geosciences Professors, Students Create Virtual Tours of Eastern Idaho Water Resources and Mt. Borah Quake

May 20, 2010

Want to learn more about eastern Idaho’s majestic waterways and how they drive the Idaho economy?  Curious about the earthquake that shook Borah Peak in 1983?   Ever wonder about the ground water in your Pocatello neighborhood?

Check out a series of 3-D videos and interactive maps created by Idaho State University’s Department of Geosciences. (read more...)

High School Students Jump Start College: Enroll in Fall 2010 Idaho State University Health High School

May 12, 2010

 Idaho State University Health High School (UHHS) will continue its dual-enrollment health education courses in the summer and fall 2010. Students can take classes for both high school elective and academic college credit.

One of the best aspects of the program is its price per college credit: high school students participating in ISU’s Early College Program have a $65 per credit fee for taking the classes. Regular ISU fees are about $250 per credit.

The UHHS program offers students and schools access to online courses throughout the state. For example; students at the Renaissance Magnet High School in Meridian located adjacent to the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center and in the Pocatello-Chubbuck School District No. 25 will have an opportunity to enroll in classes via this online program. Classes to be offered this summer and fall include the "Introduction to the Allied Health Professions" (two credits), "Medical Terminology" (two credits), "Principles of Dental Hygiene" (two credits), and "Introduction to Occupational Therapy" (one credit). Other courses may be added. (read more...) 

Saving Lives: Doctors and Medical Students Train at ISU-Meridian

April 30, 2010

We get better at a task when we practice, and medical doctors are no different.

More than a dozen resident physicians and medical students from the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho or FRMI spent April 29 at ISU-Meridian, practicing lifesaving skills inside the Health Science Center’s human patient simulation laboratory.

“It’s great to be able to experience an emergency in a simulated environment before seeing it in real life,” said third-year medical student Mike Flores of Boise. “We can analyze what we need to do better and learn from our mistakes,” he added. (read more...) 

ISU-Meridian Graduates its Largest Class Ever; Laura Bainbridge Takes Top Student Excellence Honor

April 29, 2010

“I am thrilled and honored to receive this award. It is very unexpected,” said nursing graduate Laura Bainbridge after she was named Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center’s 2010 Student Excellence Award winner at graduation exercises April 26 in Boise.

Approximately 1,000 people watched from the audience as ISU graduated its largest class ever in the Treasure Valley. Commencement speaker was Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little. (read more...) 

Idaho State University Counseling Program Ranked 13th in Nation by U.S. News and World Report

April 28, 2010

POCATELLO – U.S. News and World Report has ranked the Idaho State University counseling program--with classes offered in Meridian and Pocatello--as the 13th best program of its kind in the country in the magazine’s ratings that came out earlier this month.

The Idaho State University counseling program received the ranking under the category of Best Education Schools Specialty Rankings: Student Counseling and Personnel Services.

“Our goal has been to become nationally recognized and this certainly helps our visibility,” said Stephen Feit, interim dean of the Kasiska College of Health Professions and former chair of the ISU Department of Counseling. (read more...) 

Idaho Lawmakers Appropriate $1 Million for New Dental Clinic at Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center

April 26, 2010

The Idaho Legislature has adopted legislation that will provide $1 million for an advanced dental residency clinic in Meridian.

House Bill 711, which was recently signed by Gov. Otter, contains funding for construction at Idaho State University’s new health science center in Meridian.

It will be early July before university officials know the exact amount the state will award for the project, according to Kent Kunz, ISU government relations director. (read more...)

ISU-Meridian to Graduate its Largest Class ever April 26; Lt. Gov. Brad Little is Guest Speaker

April 14, 2010

 For the second consecutive year, Idaho State University will graduate a record number of students from its Treasure Valley programs, awarding 180 graduate and undergraduate degrees in the health professions and sciences.

Commencement exercises begin at 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 26, at the Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St.  Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little will deliver the commencement address. (read more...)

ISU Institute of Rural Health Hosts Free Suicide Prevention Workshop May 18

April 12, 2010

The latest scientific information about youth suicide, warning signs, risk and prevention will be discussed in a free training session Tuesday, May 18, sponsored by the Awareness to Action Idaho Youth Suicide Prevention Project at Idaho State University-Institute of Rural Health.

It will be held at Coeur d’Alene’s Best Western Inn, 506 W. Appleway Ave., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Seating is limited so you must pre-register at http://isu.edu/irh/. You also can contact Kirsti Beck at preventsuicide@isu.edu or (208) 282-4436. (read more...)

KCHP to Hold Research Day Activities April 9 in Pocatello and Meridian

April 7, 2010

Communities and KCHP: Advancing Idaho Health Care Together is the theme of the annual Idaho State University Kasiska College of Health Professions Research Day, Friday, April 9, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Pocatello and Meridian.

Keynote speaker is Boise physician Karl Watts, the American Academy of Family Physicians’ 2010 Physician of the Year. Dr. Watts, who will speak from 9-9:50 a.m., at ISU-Meridian, is also founder of Genesis World Mission and a member of Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s 2007 Select Committee on Health Care. (read more...)

ISU Institute of Rural Health's Ann Kirkwood Named to Serve on National Substance Abuse/Mental Health Steering Committee

Mar. 5, 2010

Pocatello - Ann Kirkwood, senior research associate for Idaho State University’s Institute of Rural Health, has been named to serve on the Steering Committee for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health (ADS). (read more...)

Institute of Rural Health to Sponsor Spring Web Series on Traumatic Brain Injury

Feb. 12, 2010

Traumatic brain injury research, education and prevention will be explored in a free, five-part Web series, sponsored by Idaho State University’s Institute of Rural Health and Rocky Mountain Learning, a nonprofit online meeting and training provider.

Sessions run Feb. 26 through April 9, 1p.m. to 2:30 p.m., MST. Family members, private providers, state agency personnel, and the general public who work with or have an interest in traumatic brain injuries can register at www.rockymountainlearning.com/tbi2010. (read more...)

Special Olympics International Awards ISU Dental Hygiene Professor $100,000 Grant to Study Healthy Athletes Volunteers

Feb. 8, 2010

How does volunteering in the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program affect health professionals?  Does it change the perception and practice behaviors toward people with intellectual disabilities?

Idaho State University-Meridian dental hygiene professor Linda Boyd and Donna Bainbridge, a Special Olympics’ global advisor, will explore those questions with a $100,000 grant from Special Olympics International. (read more...)

Proposals for Kasiska College of Health Professions Research Day due Feb. 12

Jan. 14, 2010

Are you conducting exciting health-related research you’d like to share with faculty, students and community partners? Consider displaying your project at the 21st annual Kasiska College of Health Professions Research Day, Friday, April 9. (read more...)

 

Media Contact: Chris Gabettas, ISU-Meridian Health Science Center
208-373-1806 (Office), 208-861-3121 (Cell), gabechri@isu.edu

Idaho State University, a Carnegie-classified doctoral research institution founded in 1901, educates more than 14,000 students per year in more than 280 programs. It is Idaho’s lead institution in health professions and medical education. Its seven colleges engage in a broad range of innovative research, teaching, and learning in the natural and physical sciences, humanities, performing and visual arts, education, engineering, business, pharmacy, and technology.  Visit ISU today at www.isu.edu or isu.edu/meridian.

 

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