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Undergraduate Biomedical Researchers? Yes!

April 22, 2015

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A winning combination for student success includes classroom dialogues that motivate learning, research practice and strong mentor/student relationships.  The goal: Train undergraduate researchers in the biomedical fields. The way to do it: Through BUILD PODER, a campus-wide, $28 million, five-year NIH grant based on inclusion, mentoring, and bringing diverse perspectives and voices to the table. Read more

Power and Strength ECLIPSE Limb Loss

April 22, 2015

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The use of prosthetics to replace limbs lost through illness or injury may evoke thoughts of limitation and loss. But Physical Therapy faculty Victoria Graham is re-inventing that perspective to something positive. “We're shifting the perception of people living in prosthetics away from suffering and loss and toward a clear view of health and vitality," said Graham, organizer of the first-ever ECLIPSE Symposium at CSUN in March. ECLIPSE is an acronym for Exercise Community Living in Prosthetics and Supporting Everyone. Read more

Healthcare Answers for Underserved Populations

April 22, 2015

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What are some of the common misconceptions surrounding the recent measles outbreak?  Are there any new insights into strategic health priorities such as obesity and asthma?  What should health and wellness professionals consider when working with people from underserved communities?  Showing students the many pathways to success in the healthcare field is one of the goals of the five-year, $2 million CAMINO grant from the US Department of Education. The CAMINO Speakers Series highlights some of those pathways by bringing healthcare leaders to campus to share their professional journeys and their expertise with our students. Read more


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