IRH director ably assisted by service dog

Sophie, a 3-1/2-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, has flown more than 275,000 miles. She also has been a co-leader, in a specific sense, of the Idaho State University Institute of Rural Health, a powerhouse research center under the ISU Kasiska College of Health Professions.

The IRH is led by its director, Dr. Beth Hudnall Stamm, who in turn, is led by the aforementioned Sophie. Without the help from her assistance animal, Stamm could, quite literally, be lost. [Read more…]

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…]

ISU student uses forensic anthropology to help solve cold cases

When southeast Idaho law enforcement began reinvestigating a remote Oneida County site connected to the apparent murders of three girls, Idaho State University student Lynn Porter thought it logical to contact Oneida County Sheriff Jeff Semrad and volunteer her help.

A soon-to-be senior at ISU, Porter has the double major of anthropology and criminal justice administration. She intends to pursue a career working with law enforcement in forensic anthropology. [Read more…]

Nine alumni to receive Professional Achievement Awards May 12

Nine Idaho State University alumni representing seven colleges and schools will be honored with Professional Achievement Awards at ISU commencement exercises on May 12 in Holt Arena.

They are Roger Akers, Fair Oaks, Calif., College of Business; W. Jeffrey Allard, PhD, Harleysville, Penn., College of Arts and Sciences – Natural Sciences; Earl Boen, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Los Angeles, Calif., College of Arts and Sciences – Arts and Humanities; Janet C. Burdick, Twin Falls, College of Education; Ray Furstenau, Idaho Falls, College of Engineering; Thomas Harris, Eagle, College of Technology; Lisa K. Higbee, Pocatello, Kasiska College of Health Professions; Norman L. Jones, PhD, Logan, Utah, College of Arts and Sciences – Social Sciences; and Gary Tauscher, PhD, Hilton Head Island, S.C., College of Pharmacy. [Read more…]

ISU will confer 2,010 degrees; Gov. Otter scheduled to speak

A total of 1,932 graduates will receive 2,010 degrees and certificates during Idaho State University’s 103rd spring commencement ceremonies, which will begin at 2 p.m. May 12 in Holt Arena. Seventy-six students will receive multiple certificates and/or degrees.

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, accompanied by First Lady Lori Otter, is scheduled to speak at commencement. [Read more…]