ISU participating in national diabetes study

The ACCORD (Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes) study at Idaho State University’s Family Medicine Clinical Research Center is increasing knowledge of how to treat and control diabetes.

    In the long run, this may help prevent the complications of diabetes that threaten life, limb and vision. In the shorter term, it is helping to save lives now. [Read more…]

Rural HIV prevention, Internet are topics of colloquium April 13

“Rural HIV Prevention on the Internet: Problem, Successes, and the Future” will be the topic of discussion by Anne Bowen, PhD, at 4 p.m. April 13 in the Plant Science (Building 69) Auditorium on the USU campus.
Bowen is a professor of psychology at the University of Wyoming. Her colloquium on HIV prevention will be open to the public. It is sponsored by the USU Department of Psychology. Bowen earned her psychology master’s degree at USU.
For more information on this event, contact Mark Roberts, PhD, director of clinical training at the USU Psychology Clinic, (208) 282-2129 or robemark@isu.edu.

ICEE receives $140,000 grant to benefit ‘high-need’ school districts

The Idaho State University College of Education has received an additional $140,000 from the Idaho State Board of Education – bringing awards to nearly a million dollars – to continue implementation of a program that trains teachers in “high-need” school districts to teach students with poor English skills how to better master their language skills and other subjects. [Read more…]

Global warming’s effect on western treelines focus of ISU research

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Idaho State University assistant professor Matt Germino, PhD, will be trying to determine how global warming is influencing the lower and upper boundaries of forests across a broad swath of the western United States.Germino studying global-warming impacts

“Our climate is warming; that is no longer ambiguous,” Germino says. “Now we have to determine how we’re going to deal with it and try to predict how natural resources will change. ISU is leading an effort to understand how the changing climate will influence the distribution of forest at lower and higher elevations. This can have large implications.”

Germino has received a three-year, $335,000 research grant from the Department of Energy’s National Institute for Climate Change Research Competitive Grant Program. His study is titled “Climatic and biotic co-limitation of conifer establishment at treelines: addressing uncertainty in bio-climatic mode forecasts of forest change.” [Read more…]