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Idaho State University’s Physician Assistant Studies program ‘in dire need’ of clinical preceptors

Posted in General, Academics by taylandy on the October 2nd, 2013

A lack of clinical preceptors has been troubling Idaho State University's physician assistant program. Without these volunteer clinical teachers for the medical students, the department has been scrambling to find placement for physician assistant students who are ready to begin their year of clinical training.

"We are in dire need of preceptors," said Paula Phelps, director of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies. (more…)

ISU Department of Dental Hygiene receives grants; plans to offer services to Greenacres Elementary

Posted in General, People, Research by taylandy on the October 2nd, 2013

The Idaho State University Department of Dental Hygiene recently received grants from Idaho Power and the Ronald McDonald House of Charities of Idaho to purchase mobile dental equipment and start a school-based sealant program at Greenacres Elementary School.

The department will rotate two to four senior dental hygiene students and faculty weekly to implement the program and offer dental care to approximately 70 second-grade students in the spring of 2014. (more…)

ISU announces new Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness in Academic Affairs

Posted in General, People, Academics by taylandy on the October 2nd, 2013

Selena Grace has been appointed Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness in Academic Affairs at Idaho State University. She will be responsible for institutional accreditation and academic strategic planning, as well as other program development processes. (more…)

Idaho State University’s Wong lands $1.62 million NIH grant to investigate link between sleep problems in youth and later substance abuse

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the October 1st, 2013

A new study that will be carried out at Idaho State University over the next five years will help researchers further understand the link between sleep problems in youths and later substance abuse and high-risk behavior.

"If we can clarify the relationship between sleep problems and later substance abuse and other high-risk behavior it will help with the development of prevention programs and effective treatments for those behaviors," said Maria Wong, professor and director of experimental training in the ISU Department of Psychology. (more…)

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