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It’s not unusual that right after the holiday season, many of us will go searching the Internet for ways to get rid of that extra turkey and mashed potatoes weight we added on.The problem is, what websites can you really trust? At California State University, Northridge, graduate nutrition students have created a central hub, known as the CSUN Nutrition Experts website, for reliable information to help the university stay health conscious. Read more
Ready, set, go! California State University, Northridge kinesiology students are helping put more spring, bounce, jump, skip and run in the steps of local elementary school students this winter. CSUN students and faculty are working with the schools thanks to a partnership with Dignity Health/Northridge Hospital, which received a $290,000 grant from the UniHealth Foundation to promote fitness and combat childhood obesity at Canoga Park and Hart Street elementary schools in Canoga Park. The one-year grant was renewed for the 2014-15 school year after a successful first run during the 2013-14 year. With funding from Dignity Health, the Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) project will continue into next year.
Mamiko Yamai came to the United States with minimal English-speaking skills, a passion for figure skating and a strong motivation to expand her horizons in dance and language. Yamai, a foreign exchange student from Japan, then made her way to California State University, Northridge in 2007 to make her lifelong dream of becoming an Olympic judge a reality. This year, she finally got her wish: Yamai was appointed as an Olympic figure skating judge for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Read more
Kathleen Young, an associate professor of health sciences at California State University, Northridge, will be traveling to Zhejiang University in Hangzhou China as a Fulbright Scholar in spring, 2015. She will teach public health education in the Department of Social Medicine and perform research on tobacco control in the School of Medicine’s Research Center for Tobacco Control. Young studies the benefits of smoke-free environments. Read more
We hurry, we rush, we race for the finish—even at the expense of our peace of mind. But if we can take some time each day to be alone with our thoughts, we can calm the mental noise. Focusing on the present moment allows a refreshed perspective to emerge. This is the heart of mindfulness based wellness, and wellness is at the heart of our healthcare disciplines in the College of Health and Human Development. Nursing alumna Mohinder Sethi participated in our Professor for a Day event last spring, visiting Nursing classes to talk to students about how she uses mindfulness every day in her work as Director of Patient Care Services for Preferred Excellent Healthcare (PEC) and as an Integrative Nursing Coach. Read more
The College of Health and Human Development has been awarded a five-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to address the educational gap of Hispanics and other underrepresented groups in health care-related graduate programs. The initiative is called, CAMINO, which in Spanish translates to "pathway." Read more