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Success is in Bloom: EBS Scholar

April 5, 2013

Aleksandra Milosevic

Aleksandra Milosevic is a graduate student in Speech Pathology at CSUN and one of four recipients of the EBS (Educational Based Services) Healthcare Scholarship. A community partner with CSUN, EBS is the largest provider of specialized health care services to the pediatric population. Aleksandra always wanted to work with children, and more recently realized Speech-Language Pathology was the way she could help the most. The EBS Scholarship, with two years employment as part of the contract, was just what she hoped for. Learn more about her experience at CSUN and how the EBS scholarship is helping shape her future. Read more

The Janovicis' Gift to the Center of Achievement

March 4, 2013

Bob and Sue Janovici

On the morning of January 26, 2005, Bob Janovici was riding the Metrolink from his Northridge home to work in downtown L.A. when an abandoned SUV on the tracks caused a major derailment of the train. There were 11 fatalities, and Bob was in a coma with a broken neck and a severe brain injury.

Doctors told his wife, Sue, that Bob had only a one percent chance of regaining consciousness. He awoke. He then began the slow process of recovery. After a year of therapy, Bob was referred to the Center of Achievement (Kinesiology) where he exercises regularly and he and Sue are finding community. Read more

2013-14 CSUN Research Fellowship Scholar

March 1, 2013

Ben B. Yaspelkis III

Ben B. Yaspelkis III (Kinesiology) has been named the 2013-14 CSUN Research Fellow from the College of Health and Human Development.  Ben is also Director of the Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry Laboratories for the department. The fellowship year will support him in the pursuit of his research project on diabetes.

Mentorship and engaging students in the lab has always been an important aspect of his work and many students have co-authored publications with him and presented at professional conferences and student research competitions. Read more

The 2013 Campanella / Dodgers Physical Therapy Scholarship Recipients

February 21, 2013

Dodger Roy Campanella coaches a player, 1959

The Roy and Roxie Campanella Foundation and the Dodgers Dream Foundation are the benefactors of this scholarship award which provides financial assistance to physical therapy students who have shown outstanding clinical potential.

The awarding committee takes into account service and leadership activities, clinical instructor and faculty evaluations, and personal experience and cultural competencies. Students must be in good academic standing at the time of application with a Physical Therapy Program GPA above 3.2. Read more


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