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"UW has a medical school monopoly. Is it time to end that?"
Monday, June 01, 2015SEATTLE magazine
...Washington State University (WSU) is hoping to start a new medical school to help alleviate the problem. But the University of Washington (UW), which until earlier this year had a monopoly on state medical schools, fears ...

"Total Sleep deprivation impairs decision making that requires updating based on feedback"
Friday, May 22, 2015Journal - Sleep
...Citation: Whitney P, Hinson JM, Jackson ML, Van Dongen HPA. Feedback blunting: total sleep deprivation impairs decision making that requires updating based on feedback. SLEEP 2015;38(5):745–754.

"Ignite Northwest sets its strategy to jumpstart startups"
Friday, May 22, 2015Journal of Business
...Ignite is working with WSU and Greater Spokane Incorporated to identify businesses and technologies that would benefit from accelerator services, Savitz says...

"Sleep loss impedes decision making in crisis, reserach shows"
Thursday, May 21, 2015Health Freedoms.org
For the first time, WSU researchers created a laboratory experiment that simulates how sleep loss affects critical aspects of decision making in high-stakes, real-world situations. ...

"UW outlines expanded Spokane medical school"
Thursday, May 21, 2015Spokesman Review
...Washington State University, which used to partner with UW in the Spokane operation, wants to establish its own Spokane-based medical school, and lawmakers must decide whether to pay for both or choose between the two...

"Work starts on health clinic designed by NAC Architecture - Art Only"
Thursday, May 21, 2015Journal of Business
NAC|Architecture, of Spokane, has designed the Spokane Teaching Health Center’s University District Health Clinic, on which construction started earlier this spring...

"UW firms up partnership with Gonzaga in med school expansion push"
Thursday, May 21, 2015Puget Sound Business Journal
...While UW looks to grow its WWAMI program there, WSU is on track to open the state's second publicly funded medical school...

"By avoiding baby talk, dads may help kids acquire language"
Wednesday, May 20, 2015HealthCanal.com
In an era of shifting parental roles and increased involvement, researchers from Washington State University are investigating whether fathers modify their speech in the same way as mothers when talking to their children. ...

"Dads don't do baby talk - And that's OK"
Wednesday, May 20, 2015Parents Magazine
...According to a new study from Washington State University, Spokane, a mom tends to adopt a singsony voice when addressing her infant, even raising the pitch of her voice some 40 hertz. Meanwhile a dad’s voice barely changes when chatting with his child. ...

"WSU links pharmacy and MBA programs to create new double major"
Wednesday, May 20, 2015Spokesman Review
...The joint degree will be available to students at WSU's pharmacy college in Spokane and through its extension program at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima. Enrollment will open this summer...

"Why moms are better at baby talk than dads"
Tuesday, May 19, 2015Time Magazine
...Mark VanDam, a professor in speech and hearing sciences at Washington State University, ... studies have looked at how moms and dads interact with their preschoolers, most of these have been in the rather artificial setting of a lab...

"Modern dads may do diapers but not baby talk, WSU study finds"
Tuesday, May 19, 2015The Seattle Times
A new study by researchers at Washington State University, Spokane, found that while moms often use high-pitched tones and varied cadences with babies and toddlers, dads play it straight, speaking to kids as if they were adults. ...

"Questions arise over Col. George Wright's legacy"
Sunday, May 17, 2015Spokesman Review
...Robbie Paul, director of Native American Health Sciences at Washington State University Spokane, advocates for interpretive landmarks that show more than just one side of history. ...

"Our Voice: Legislators must provide for both medical schools"
Wednesday, May 13, 2015The Bellingham Herald
Washington State University’s plans to start its own medical school in Spokane appear to be grounded with $2.5 million of accreditation money in both the House and Senate budgets...

"Sleep loss impedes decision-making in crisis"
Monday, May 11, 2015PUNCH
The difference between life and death in the operating room, on the battlefield or during a police shoot-out often comes down to the ability to adapt to the unexpected. Sleep deprivation may make it difficult to do so, according to a Washington State University study published this month in the journal Sleep...

"Sleep Loss Impairs Decision Making"
Sunday, May 10, 2015MedicalResearch.com - Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Hans P.A. Van Dongen, Ph.D., Director, Sleep and Performance Research Center, Research Professor, College of Medical Sciences Washington State University Spokane. Research: Our main interest is in better understanding why people sometimes are able to manage perfectly well with sleep loss,...

"Sleep deprivation has serious consequences"
Friday, May 08, 2015Psych Central
...In a new study, Washington State University (WSU) researchers created a laboratory experiment that simulates how sleep loss affects essential aspects of decision making in urgent conditions...

"WSU researchers study how sleep loss affects critical aaspects of decision making in real-world situations"
Friday, May 08, 2015News Medical
...Whitney, Hinson and Hans Van Dongen, director of the WSU Sleep and Performance Research Center at WSU Spokane, along with Melinda Jackson, now of the RMIT University, Victoria, Australia, recruited 26 healthy adults to take part in their study conducted at the Spokane sleep center...

"Research shows sleep loss impedes decision making in crisis"
Friday, May 08, 2015HealthCanal
...Facilities at WSU’s Sleep and Performance Research Center allow for both scientific data collection and a restful night’s sleep...

"Lack of sleep slows decision-making study"
Friday, May 08, 2015Newsmax Health
..."we now know that when someone is sleep-deprived their brain simply can't process feedback from their actions and changing circumstances,” said Hans Van Dongen, director of the WSU Sleep and Performance Research Center at WSU Spokane.

"Sleep loss could prompt disastrous decisions in crisis"
Friday, May 08, 2015Business Standard
...putting sleep-deprived people in perilous environments is an inherently risky business and raises a number of medical, legal and financial implications," said Hans Van Dongen, director of Sleep and Performance Research Centre at the Washington State University Spokane...

"What you should know before stepping on a treadmill"
Friday, May 08, 2015KUOW Seattle News and Information Radio
...Janessa Graves is lead author of a study on injuries from home exercise equipment and discusses the risks with Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti...Guest Janessa Graves, health services researcher and a professor at the College of Nursing, Washington State University in Spokane, Washington.

"Money for WSU med school? No yet"
Friday, May 08, 2015Puget Sound Business Journal
Officials at Washington State University are confident that they will get the money they need to go ahead with their plans to launch the state’s second publicly funded medical school in Spokane...

"What happens when a police office doesn't shoot"
Thursday, May 07, 2015NPR.org
...But the officer in Ohio gets more slack from Bryan Vila, a former policeman. Now a researcher, Vila puts cops in simulators to study how they make high-pressure, split-second decisions. ...

"How WSU, UW medical school expansions could reshape eastern Washington's economy"
Tuesday, April 14, 2015Puget Sound Business Journal
Against tough state budget odds, Washington State University might soon be opening the state's second publicly funded medical school on its Spokane campus...

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