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TEAM Conference focuses on Trauma-Informed Care

TEAM Conference WSU Spokane

TEAM Conference WSU Spokane

For the second year in a row, our campus hosted the TEAM Conference for first responders and mental health professionals.

The conference – put on through a collaboration among WSU Spokane, the Spokane Police and Fire departments, and Frontier Behavior Health – explored Trauma-Informed Care, and focused on response, resiliency and recovery.

The goal was for those from all of the professions present to understand how to deal with trauma, and some of the reasons why our bodies react to certain traumatic situations.

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Meet Jim Mohr, WSU Spokane’s new student affairs leader

Jim Mohr

Jim MohrWSU Spokane recently hired Jim Mohr as its vice chancellor of student affairs. Mohr began in this role on July 1.

He was most recently the dean of student development at Olympic College in Bremerton, Wash. Before that, he was the director of student success at the Community Colleges of Spokane. Mohr holds a Ph.D. in leadership studies from Gonzaga University. We sat down with Mohr to talk about his return to Spokane, his role on campus, his favorite TV show and more.

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Na-ha-shnee introduces Native American high school students to health sciences programs

WSU Spokane Na-ha-shnee

WSU Spokane Na-ha-shnee

“That was awesome. That was so much fun.”

Those words came from a high school student immediately after her group finished their session with Sim Man, the mannequin used by the College of Nursing in its simulation lab.

She is one of 20 Native American high school students on campus through June 30 for the 21st Annual Na-ha-shnee Health Sciences Institute.

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Health Sciences Update episodes focus on medical school, pharmacy college and nursing research

WSU Spokane

The latest batch of Health Sciences Update episodes are now available and can soon be seen on Comcast channel 17 in Spokane at 8:00 a.m., noon and 8:00 p.m.

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Research shows prescription assistance reduces trips to hospital

Samuel Selinger

Samuel Selinger

Dr. Samuel Selinger, a retired cardiovascular surgeon, is dedicated to helping others as a Prescription Assistance Network activist and volunteer.

(This story appears in the latest edition of the WSU Spokane Magazine)

By Lorraine Nelson

The research study group was small, but it demonstrated what Dr. Samuel Selinger figured it would:

If you help low-income patients obtain free or low-cost prescription medications consistently, their visits to the emergency room and admissions to the hospital decrease.

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