Basic physical and dental exams offered at ISU/Ada County Health Screening March 10

If you have no insurance or limited access to medical care, attend a free Community Health Screening event Thursday, March 10, 4-7 p.m. at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive.

The screening, sponsored by ISU-Meridian and Ada County, is for people 18 years and older. The Idaho Foodbank will provide free boxes of food.

Faculty and student clinicians will administer the health services which include: [Read more…]

Idaho State University affiliates with new Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine

The Idaho Office of the Governor issued this press release and fact sheet on Feb. 25
Media contact: Jon Hanian, Press Secretary, Executive Office of the Governor, NEWS RELEASE, (208) 334-2100

IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY AFFILIATES WITH NEW IDAHO COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE

(BOISE) – With approval from the State Board of Education, Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced a new public-private partnership today to create Idaho’s first four-year medical school at Idaho State University’s Meridian Health Science Center.

The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) will be led by Dr. Robert Hasty, founding dean and chief academic officer. John Goodnow will support the new school’s direction as its president and executive board member. The privately funded school will be governed by a board of trustees consisting of local and regional physicians and healthcare executives. The ICOM will undergo an accreditation process through the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation, and classes are expected to begin in August 2018.

“I’m confident that this groundbreaking partnership will benefit the health and wellbeing of citizens throughout Idaho and the region by helping to address our shortage of primary care physicians – especially in Idaho’s underserved rural communities,” the Governor said, citing the potential educational and economic benefits. “This is a golden opportunity for us to train more healthcare professionals to meet our statewide needs while also attracting more Idaho students into the growing healthcare field. It’s a once-in-a-generation chance for Idaho to address both our desire for better career opportunities for Idaho students and our need for more physicians.” [Read more…]

Free flu shots and physical exams offered at ISU/Ada County Health Screening Feb.18

If you’ve resolved to improve your health this year, but have no insurance or limited access to medical care, attend a free Community Health Screening event Thursday, Feb. 18, 4-7 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2920 Cassia St., in Boise.

The screening, sponsored by the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center and Ada County, is for adults. The Idaho Foodbank will provide free boxes of food.

Faculty and student clinicians will administer the health services which include: [Read more…]

Free flu shots and physical exams offered at Idaho State University/Ada County health screening Jan. 21

Free flu shots, basic physical examinations and screenings for sexually transmitted diseases including syphilis are among the free services offered at a community health screening Thursday, Jan. 21, 4-7 p.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 707 Fort St., in Boise.

The screening, sponsored by the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center and Ada County, is for adults with no insurance or limited access to preventive health care. The Idaho Foodbank will provide free boxes of food.

Faculty and student clinicians will administer the health services which include: [Read more…]

Boise’s Julie Dunn receives 2015 Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award

Julie Dunn

Julie Dunn of Boise, Idaho, recently was awarded a Love of Learning award worth $500 from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. She is one of 80 recipients nationwide to receive the award.

Dunn plans to use funds from the award to supplement her final semester in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Idaho State University. [Read more…]

I Chose ISU: Boise’s James Hunt blends pharmacy and business at ISU-Meridian

James Hunt at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center

You could say health care is in James Hunt’s DNA.

His mom is a nurse. His dad, brother and sister-in-law are veterinarians, and his older brother is a podiatrist.

“I saw their ability to influence and impact people for good and I just wanted to be a part of that,” he said.

And that meant leaving a 14-year career in business management and industrial distribution and enrolling in Idaho State University’s Doctor of Pharmacy program in 2014. [Read more…]

Free flu shots and HPV vaccine offered at ISU/Ada County Health Screening Nov. 12

Free flu shots, basic physical exams and the HPV vaccine are among the free services offered at a community health screening Thursday, Nov. 12, 4-7 p.m., at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive. The screening is the third of six scheduled at various Treasure Valley locations through March for adults with no insurance or limited access to preventive health care. [Read more…]

Health Science Experience Night and Pharmacy Open House set for Oct. 27 at ISU-Meridian Health Science Center

Learn about dozens of Idaho State University health professions programs, tour the new anatomy and physiology laboratories, and get a flu shot at Health Science Experience Night and the Pharmacy Open House, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Both events are at the ISU–Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive.

“Health Science Experience Night is a wonderful opportunity for Treasure Valley high school students to delve into the health professions. They experience hands-on what professionals do in the field each day,” said ISU-Meridian Enrollment Services Director Ali Crane. [Read more…]

Free flu shots and basic physical exams offered at ISU/Ada County Health Screening Oct. 22

Free flu shots, nutrition screening and basic physical exams are among the free services offered at a community health screening Thursday, Oct. 22, 4-7 p.m., at the Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho, 315 Stampede Drive, in Nampa.

The screening is the second of six scheduled at various Treasure Valley locations through March for adults with no insurance or limited access to preventive health care. [Read more…]

Free community hearing screenings Oct. 13 at ISU-Meridian Health Science Center

Get your hearing checked for free at a series of screenings beginning Oct. 13 at the Speech and Language Clinic at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive.

Free screenings are also set for Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Feb. 9, March 8 and April 5. Hours are 3-6 p.m. No appointment is necessary, and clinicians will see adults, teens and children as young as 3 years old. [Read more…]