The 21st Annual Idaho Conference on Health Care will be held at Idaho State University from Wednesday, Oct. 22, through Friday, Oct. 24, at the Pond Student Union Building. This year’s theme is “American Health Care: Facing the Challenges.”
The conference will feature a diverse group of guest speakers presenting on crucial issues facing health care providers and patients today.
Topics range from the effects, treatment and prevention of methamphetamine use to weight loss, nutrition, brain fitness for healthy aging and pain management. A special guest, Michael Dansinger, M.D., will give the keynote address “Beating Obesity: Mission Impossible?” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom. (more…)
Nominations are now open for “Idaho Business Leader of the Year.” The award, made annually since 1959, is presented by the Delta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi at Idaho State University. Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of business leaders and is the oldest professional business fraternity in the nation. (more…)
“Latin Trade,” a leading international business magazine focusing on Latin America and the Caribbean, has named Idaho State University’s Richard Hansen, Ph.D., “Environmentalist of the Year for Latin America.”
Hansen is the director of the Mirador Basin Project in Guatemala and is the chief senior scientist for the Idaho State University Institute of Mesoamerican Research, in the anthropology department. (more…)
What happens to Idaho’s Medicaid and Medicare patients once they leave the hospital?Are nursing homes and assisted-living centers the only options for people living with a chronic illness or a physical disability?
Those questions are about to be explored by Idaho State University-Boise senior research associate Russell Spearman who was recently awarded an $800,000 grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services or CMS. The project begins Sept. 30 and will run for three years. The Institute of Rural Health's Debra Larsen, Ph.D., will serve as co-principal investigator.
The first of nine Idaho State University fall semester culinary classes open to the public starts up Sept. 23 on the ISU campus.
Culinary classes being offered this semester include: (more…)
An expert in using remote sensing for managing rangelands, Paul Tueller, Ph.D., will give a seminar “The History and Future of Rangeland Remote Sensing” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Idaho State University Pond Student Union Building North Fork Salmon River Room. (more…)
Idaho researchers are helping to try to re-establish a mountain quail population in southern Idaho “that is clinging by its toenails” to survive.
Mountain Quail once thrived in Idaho, but are now nearly extinct in the Gem State. There is a small population reported in the Riggins area as well as sporadic reports of a few sightings of the bird in other parts of the state.
And now, due to a collaborative effort, there is a small population of the birds in the Bennett Hills area north of Mountain Home. (more…)
Idaho State University’s Department of Counseling will host a series of training seminars focusing on the challenges faced by counseling professionals in early October in Pocatello, Coeur d’Alene and Boise. (more…)
Idaho State University’s John B. Davis Gallery in the Fine Arts Building will feature the work of sculptor and visiting artist, Bryan Park, from Tuesday, Sept. 23, through Friday, Oct. 10. (more…)
Idaho State University’s Career and Development Center will host a career fair Wednesday, Oct. 15, in ISU’s Pond Student Union Ballroom. (more…)