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Idaho State University expands physical therapy program to Meridian, completes $3.4 million expansion for inaugural class

MERIDIAN—Tour new physical therapy laboratories and classrooms at an open house Friday, Sept. 21, 4-6 p.m., at Idaho State University-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive. The event is on the second floor of the Sam and Aline Skaggs Health Science Center.

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ISU provides community TBI screenings

BOISE—Idaho State University-Meridian senior research associate Russell Spearman and his volunteer team screened more than 100 people for traumatic brain injury or TBI at the AMEN Free Clinic in Boise, Sept. 12-14.

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Free flu shots and basic physical exams offered at ISU/Ada County Health Screening Sept. 20

MERIDIAN-Free flu shots, basic physical and dental exams, and onsite testing for blood sugar levels and cholesterol are included in free services offered at a community health screening Thursday, Sept. 20, 4-7 p.m., at Whittier Elementary School, 301 N. 29th St., in Boise.

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Free community hearing screenings at Idaho State University-Meridian begin Sept. 13

MERIDIAN—Get your hearing checked for free at a series of screenings starting Thursday, Sept. 13, 3-6 p.m., at the Speech and Language Clinic at Idaho State University-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive.

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September 6, 2018

Idaho’s first medical school hosts ribbon cutting, celebrates partnership with ISU

MERIDIAN, Idaho —Several hundred people gathered on the Idaho State University-Meridian campus Sept. 5 to tour the new Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine and listen to remarks from educators, community leaders and founders of the state’s first medical school.

Longtime College of Nursing faculty Nancy Renn to be honored with “Distinguished Lifetime Career in Nursing” award

POCATELLO - Nurse Leaders of Idaho will honor Idaho State University College of Nursing Interim Dean Nancy Renn with its most prestigious award in a ceremony on Sept. 13 in Boise.

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Idaho State University-Meridian’s NSSLHA Chapter awarded national honor for raising awareness about communication disorders

MERIDIAN—The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association has awarded the NSSLHA Chapter at Idaho State University-Meridian with 2018 Gold Chapter Honors.

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Institute of Rural Health seeks comment on statewide traumatic brain injury plan

MERIDIAN—Idaho State University’s Institute of Rural Health has received a $450,000 grant from the federal Administration for Community Living to continue the development of a statewide action plan to address the needs of citizens living with a traumatic brain injury or TBI.

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Idaho’s opioid epidemic is topic of annual ISU Kasiska Research Day April 20

MERIDIAN – A holistic approach to tackling Idaho’s opioid epidemic is the topic of the 2018 Kasiska Division of Health Sciences Research Day, Friday, April 20, at Idaho State University campuses in Meridian and Pocatello.

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New Bengal in the house: Idaho State Board of Education names Kevin Satterlee ISU’s 13th president

MERIDIAN— Incoming Idaho State University President Kevin Satterlee says his administration will be one of passion, communication and transparency.

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Glenda Carr and Amy Hardy honored for outstanding service

MERIDIAN– Two Idaho State University-Meridian faculty members—Glenda Carr and Amy Hardy—are among five university professors receiving Outstanding Service Awards for 2018.

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Anita Smith named dean of School of Nursing

MERIDIAN – Anita Smith, Ph.D., is the new dean of Idaho State University’s School of Nursing. Smith, who will start in August, will oversee programs at the Meridian and Pocatello campuses.

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Idaho State University renames Meridian Health Science Center in honor of Sam and Aline Skaggs

MERIDIAN—Idaho State University has renamed its Meridian health science complex in honor of Sam and Aline Skaggs whose decade of financial support has helped grow the Meridian campus and provide health professions education for hundreds of students and working professionals.

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ISU-Meridian hosts “Stop the Bleed” training for faculty and staff

MERIDIAN—Saint Alphonsus trauma nurses Cheryl Bice and Marie Krochmal spent June 28 on the Idaho State University-Meridian campus, training 11 faculty and staff members on how to administer aid in bleeding emergencies.

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Kevin Satterlee begins work as Idaho State University's 13th president

POCATELLO — Crossing through the Swanson Arch Monday, as freshmen do on their first day on campus, Kevin Satterlee began his work as Idaho State University’s 13th president.

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Idaho State University audiology team fits 24 Peruvian villagers with hearing aids on mission with Idaho Condor

MERIDIAN - A recent humanitarian mission with Idaho Condor and Idaho State University has left several Peruvian villagers hearing more clearly, and one ISU student seeing more clearly.

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Pharmacy's Melvina Hunt wins national excellence award

MERIDIAN— Melvina Lake, a second-year pharmacy student at Idaho State University-Meridian, has been awarded the Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award by the United States Public Health Service.

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Idaho State University confers record number of degrees in Treasure Valley at May 7 commencement

BOISE—Idaho State University awarded a record number of degrees in the Treasure Valley at commencement May 7 at the Boise Centre, and counseling student Carmen French was recognized as the top honoree for the 2018 ISU-Meridian Student Excellence Award.

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Carmen’s Journey: How a mom of seven survived cancer and graduated near the top of her class

BOISE—When 51-year-old Carmen French walked across the stage to receive her diploma May 7 at Idaho State University’s commencement in Boise, one thought was racing through her mind.

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ISU-Meridian nursing students test skills in mock disaster

MERIDIAN—Here’s the scenario. Nurses are attending a professional conference at Idaho State University-Meridian when an airplane crashes on busy I-84 next to campus.

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Meridian and Pocatello student pharmacists receive multiple national awards

MERIDIAN—The Idaho State University College of Pharmacy student organization has received three of the American Pharmacists Association’s highest annual awards.

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Idaho physician assistant group honors David Martin for service

MERIDIAN-Idaho State University’s David Martin, who teaches in Meridian, Caldwell and Pocatello, has been awarded the Idaho Academy of Physician Assistants’ Distinguished Service award.

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ISU-Meridian sponsors comprehensive health screening March 15

MERIDIAN—Basic physical and dental exams, blood sugar and cholesterol testing are included in free services at a community health screening Thursday, March 15, 4-7 p.m., at the Sam and Aline Skaggs Health Science Center at Idaho State University-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive.

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Noah Harper to speak on Capitol Hill

MERIDIAN—Idaho State University-Meridian’s Noah Harper will travel to Washington, D.C., March 7-9 to participate in the Federation of American Societies for Experiential Biology’s annual Capitol Hill Day. 

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Discover Opportunity: ISU Day at the Capitol set for Feb. 28

BOISE-Learn about education opportunities at Idaho State University at ISU Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

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ISU names new emergency services education coordinator

MERIDIAN—Rachel Azzarito is Idaho State University’s new education coordinator for the Emergency Services Department.

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ISU launches Idaho’s first master of health care administration program

MERIDIAN—The Idaho State University College of Business is accepting applications for the state’s first master’s degree in health care administration to begin in August 2018.

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Idaho State University names new chair in College of Pharmacy

MERIDIAN-Marvin K. Schulte is the new chair of the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Idaho State University’s College of Pharmacy, serving Meridian and Pocatello campuses.

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Free community hearing screenings at ISU-Meridian Health Science Center beginning Feb. 14

MERIDIAN—Get your hearing checked for free at a series of screenings starting Feb. 14 at the Speech and Language Clinic at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center.

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