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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. 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

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

College Receives $2 Million to Increase Diversity in Health Care Careers

October 14, 2014

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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

Yesterday's Student with a Passion for Events Promotion is Today's Staples Center President

October 3, 2014

Lee Zeidman

If you stood in the middle of the Staples Center complex in downtown Los Angeles you'd be surrounded by 23 restaurants, a 14-theater movieplex, corporate office buildings, the 7,100-seat Nokia Theater, the Grammy Museum and the Staples Center--the world-famous arena that hosts the Lakers, Clippers, Kings the Sparks. And you’d also find CSUN alum and Staples Center President, Lee Zeidman ’78 (Experimental Psychology) ’80 (Recreation and Tourism Management), making sure everything is running at full capacity. Read more

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