News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

November 5, 2012 — Vol. 28 No. 39

Idaho State University Division of Health Sciences has large economic, health care impact on Idaho

More than $36 million dollars in research grants and funding in the past five years and $12.6 million annually in free medical services are among the highlights of a new Idaho State University Division of Health Science Economic Impact Study.

The summary highlights the contribution that ISU students and graduates of the health programs have on the economic health of Idaho.

"We have always known that our alumni make contributions to the state of Idaho when they graduate and practice their profession here," said Linda Hatzenbuehler, associate vice president and executive dean of the ISU Division of Health Sciences. "I am pleased to have documentation that our students also have a positive economic impact on Idaho, while they are obtaining their professional degrees."

Highlights of the report include:

This benchmark study, which details many other aspects of the ISU Division of Health Sciences' economic impact, was produced by Bengal Solutions Center for Business Services, a resource unit of the ISU College of Business. Bengal Solutions offers consulting services to local businesses.

Copies of the report can be downloaded at the Division of Health Sciences website, A link to a synopsis of the report is located on the main page of this website and the full report is available by clicking the link "About Health Sciences" on the main page and then clicking the link for the full report at the bottom of the "About Health Sciences" page.