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Accelerated Bachelor of Science In Nursing: Pinning Ceremony 2014 August

October 29, 2014

a nursing graduate receives a pin from her professor

The August 2014 graduating class of the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (A-BSN) was the 12th cohort.  Since the inception of the A-BSN in 2007, over 150 students have graduated from this intensive, 15-month program.  In keeping with tradition, the Pinning Ceremony was the culminating event. Department Chair Marianne Hattar and Assistant Chair Samira Moughrabi orchestrated the event, sponsored by our community partners at Valley Presbyterian Hospital. Read more

Trust Your Gut: Dena Herman Studies the Microbiome

October 28, 2014

woman carries a basket of vegetables and bread

Guess what artichokes, asparagus, bananas, garlic, onions, tomatoes and whole wheat all have in common to keep your body at a healthy weight? The answer: These six foods contain short-chain fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), which promote the growth of healthy intestinal bacteria. Read more

Do You Know Your Status: Bethany Rainisch Makes Rapid HIV Testing Available to Students

October 28, 2014

Bethany Rainish and START giveaway bag

Rapid on-campus HIV testing gets confidential, reliable status results to students in 20 minutes. Health Promotion students are improving student awareness and saving lives through the program, START (Services for Tele-health and Rapid Testing), with guidance from Health Sciences Assistant Professor Bethany Rainisch, thanks to a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA). Read more

Here's How to Find Calm in the Chaos

October 28, 2014

Mohinder Sethi

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. Mohinder SethiNursing 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

A Simple Luncheon Becomes So Much More

October 28, 2014

Nick Verreos talks with students

It wasn't just lunch—it was the launch of fashion careers for Apparel Design and Merchandising students. What started out as a networking luncheon in the LA Fashion District grew into an afternoon of inspiration.  Nick Verreos, season-two winner of Project Runway made a special appearance to show some of his new fashion line and tell them how he got where he is. And it happened because TRENDS Fashion Show sponsor Joe Vecchiarelli was pulling strings behind the scenes. Read more

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