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WSU Health Sciences Spokane Extra Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

Meet a Scientist: Dr. Pablo Monsivais Explores Social, Economic Influences on Eating Habits

Dr. Pablo Monsivais at Fresh Basket grocery store

Poor eating habits can cause obesity and increase our risk of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes and stroke.

That much we’ve known, but what scientists are still figuring out is what aspects of our diets affect our health and what factors drive us toward consuming a poor diet in the first place.

The latter is the research focus of Pablo Monsivais, Ph.D., MPH, an associate professor in nutrition and exercise physiology in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. He studies how social and environmental factors influence people’s eating habits, exploring associations between diet and factors such as income level, employment status, and neighborhood access to different types of food outlets. » More …

Spotlight Student: Shannon Gaston

Shannon Gaston

Shannon Gaston

Editor’s Note: Spotlight Students are nominated by staff and faculty at WSU Spokane and were recognized during commencement for their dedication, commitment, sacrifice and/or ability to overcome great odds to succeed as a student. They are selected by a committee ahead of commencement. WSU Spokane will feature a Spotlight Student each day through May 13.

In November of 2015, a devastating wind storm blew out power to most of Spokane.

Shannon Gaston played an important role in helping students who were impacted.

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Spotlight Student: Shelby Swanson

Shelby Swanson

Shelby Swanson

Editor’s Note: Spotlight Students are nominated by staff and faculty at WSU Spokane and are recognized during commencement for their dedication, commitment, sacrifice and/or ability to overcome great odds to succeed as a student. They are selected by a committee ahead of commencement. WSU Spokane will feature a Spotlight Student each day through May 13.

One way to find success in college is to simply be involved. That’s what Shelby Swanson did during her undergraduate years.

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NEP student to help train NHL players this summer

Factory Hockey

Factory Hockey

NEP student Chelsea Kerley, far left, will intern at Factory Hockey this summer. Photo via Instagram.

Chelsea Kerley always knew she wanted a health career where she could work with people.

After considering dermatology and nursing careers, she discovered WSU Spokane’s Nutrition and Exercise Physiology program while working at the WSU rec center in Pullman.

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