Grant will create fellowships for researchers with disabilities at WSU

By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing SPOKANE, Wash. – Research scientists with disabilities are underrepresented in the health sciences, yet such scholars bring needed perspective to understanding and improving health policies and services for people with disabilities.

Device would measure pain in premature infants

By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane and Angie Funaiole, Office of Commercialization SPOKANE, Wash. – The ability to measure pain in premature infants could help prevent them from developing tragic disabilities, says a researcher at Washington State University Spokane who just received a $235,000 grant from the state Life Sciences Discovery Fund for his work in […]

No dis, just abled: Ph.D. student tweaks the message

By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, WASH. – When Davi Kallman was a second-grader in El Paso, Texas, her teacher pulled her from the classroom one day to tell her she was “retarded” and would have to drop to a lower grade. Now pursuing a doctoral degree at Washington State University, she has proven that […]

Residence Life educates on oppression

PULLMAN — Designed to raise awareness and promote diversity education, the Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive learning experience for all WSU members. The 2009 Tunnel of Oppression will be in McCroskey Hall, Feb. 2-4, from 3-8 p.m.   This year, attendees will be given the opportunity to gain knowledge on topics such as Veteran’s […]

Compliance officer fights for people with disabilities

The year 1990 means two things to Marshall Mitchell. It is the year he began working at Washington State University, as well as the year the Americans with Disabilities Act — the first comprehensive civil rights law for people with disabilities — was passed. Mitchell, the university’s ADA compliance officer, works to ensure that facilities […]

Cost a barrier to prescriptions for people with disabilities

A national study published in the July issue of “The American Journal of Public Health” suggests that 1.3 million adults with disabilities do not take their medications as prescribed because they cannot afford to do so, and more than half report resulting health problems. Principal investigator Jae Kennedy, assistant professor in the Department of Health […]