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Sarah Toevs Co-Authors Article on Gerontology in Academic Libraries

by Leah Sherwood

Sarah ToevsSarah Toevs, director for the Center of Aging, Marilia Antunez, assistant professor and reference librarian at Albertsons’ Library and Melissa Gains, now retired reference librarian at Albertsons’ Library, had an article published in the journal “Collection Building,” in November.

The article is titled, “Rejuvenating Aging Studies in Academic Libraries,” and is an exploratory study focused on identifying aging (gerontology) resources, which would provide valuable information for academic librarians working with faculty and students in the field of gerontology. (more…)

Project to Focus on Health and Safety in Emerging Technologies

Air sampling manikin headBoise State and two other regional universities are partnering to create a training and education program focusing on reducing the health and safety risks associated with emerging technologies. Such technologies include biotechnology, nanotechnology, alternative chemistries and waste reclamation.

A $600,000, three-year education resource project grant to the University of Washington (UW) from the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences will allow experts from UW, Boise State and Washington State to focus on educating students and professionals on ways to reduce potentially harmful waste streams, process hazards and energy costs. (more…)

Faculty Publishes on Providers’ Knowledge Assessment of Vaccine

Pam StrohfusPam Strohfus, coordinator for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program in the School of Nursing and a team of co-authors have published an article titled, “Health Care Providers’ Knowledge Assessment of Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccine,” in the Journal of Applied Nursing Research.

Strohfus’ co-authors include Teresa Collins, an immunizations program manager at Central District Health Department in Boise, Idaho, Vanessa Phillips, a Boise State nursing alumna, and Richard Remington, a statistic and manuscript consultant with Quantified Inc. (more…)

Jane Grassley Named First Friends of Nursing Innovation Scholar

Jane GrassleyThe Friends of Nursing named faculty member Jane Grassley as the first Friends of Nursing Innovation Scholar. The Innovation Scholar award will provide Grassley with $5,000 a year, renewable for two to three years, as seed money for her proposed work to promote breastfeeding among adolescent mothers.

“The Friends of Nursing and the School of Nursing are proud to support Jane Grassley as the first Friends of Nursing Innovation Scholar,” said Ann Hubbert, director of the School of Nursing. “We applaud her contributions to this population and look forward to her further contributions.” (more…)

Faculty to Publish in Addictive Behaviors Journal

Two Boise State faculty members, a former Boise State professor and two graduate students have had an article accepted for publication in Addictive Behaviors journal. The article is “A test of the efficacy of a brief, web-based personalized feedback intervention to reduce drinking among 9th grade students.” The authors are:

  • Diana Doumas, Boise State professor and chair of counselor education in the College of Education
  • Susan Esp, assistant professor in Boise State’s Department of Community and Environmental Health in the College of Health
  • Rob Turrisi, professor in biobehavioral health at Pennsylvania State University and former Boise State psychology professor
  • Robin Hausheer, doctoral student in Boise State’s curriculum and instruction program in the College of Education
  • Courtney Cuffee, master’s student in Boise State’s counselor education program in the College of Education

Faculty and Three Former and Current Master of Health Science Students Author Paper on Mental Health Perceptions

A paper written by Tedd McDonald, professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Health and director of the Master of Health Science (MHS) program, has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Rural Mental Health. Titled “Providers’ perceptions of prevalent mental health problems: Differences and similarities across urban, rural, and frontier regions,” the paper was co-authored by former and current students Alex Theiler, Elsa Howard and Amy Schaeffer. The Journal of Rural Mental Health is an American Psychological Association publication.

Faculty Publishes on Parental Influence on Teenage Drinking

Counselor education chair Diana Doumas, community and environmental health assistant professor Susan Esp and curriculum and instruction doctoral student Robin Hausheer have authored “Heavy episodic drinking and alcohol-related consequences: Sex-specific differences in parental influences among 9th grade students,” which will be published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse.

Hausheer is specializing in counselor education and supervision.

Health Sciences Simulation Center Gains Elite Accreditation

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The College of Health Sciences Simulation Center at Boise State University has received accreditation in the area of teaching and education. The simulation center is the first in Idaho to receive accreditation and is the first simulation center west of St. Louis, Mo., not affiliated with a major medical institution to become accredited. The accreditation comes from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s Council for Accreditation of Healthcare Simulation Programs.

Since the Society for Simulation in Healthcare began its accreditation program in 2010, 33 simulation centers have been accredited worldwide, 31 of those in the United States. Most of the centers are connected to a health system, medical center, hospital, school of medicine or other major medical institution. (more…)