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Thursday, March 15, 2012

2012 Campanella/ Dodgers CSUN Physical Therapy Scholarships Awarded

scholarship recipients holding their certificatesThanks to our community partnership with the Roy and Roxie Campanella Foundation and the Dodgers Dream Foundation, the 2012 scholarships have been awarded to five Physical Therapy students this spring semester. This community partnership also provides an internship opportunity for a select student to work with the LA Dodgers at Spring Training.

Congratulations to Physical Therapy students, Richard Barba, Yana Brailovskaya, Shannon Davies, Patiane Freitas and Kai Okamoto. Read more about these students and the scholarship program.


Roy Campanella

Watch the video on the LA Dodgers website about the relationship between CSUN, the Campanella family, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Learn about the legacy of Roy Campanella and the critical role his physical therapist played in his life as well as his role with the Dodgers.

Featured Alum: Gus LaZear

A Career in Recreational Therapy

gus lazear

Gus LaZear has worked in the field of Recreational Therapy for about 15 years and today is Lead Therapeutic Recreational Therapist at St. Joseph’s and Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix Arizona. 

Graduating from CSUN in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Recreation and Tourism Management (then Leisure Studies and Recreation) he looks back to his years at CSUN as giving him a strong foundation and direction into the field. Read more.

Learning to Advocate for Others

group brainstorms at a table

In January, the Child and Adolescent Development Alumni Chapter, together with the CSUN Office of Government and Community Relations, sponsored a Legislative Advocacy Training Program at the Grand Salon on campus. Brittny McCarthy, Director of Government and Community Relations, moderated the evening’s program. Read the full story.

Lockheed Martin: An Investment in the CSUN Environmental Health Program

student looking through microscope

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) at CSUN is the largest accredited EOH program in the nation, and CSUN EOH graduates attain leadership positions in virtually every area of the profession. One of the reasons students graduate practice-ready is the extensive experience they get performing research with faculty both in the laboratory and out in the community.

A recent gift from Lockheed-Martin to the department and the EOH Student Association (EOHSA) will enhance the students’ academic experience by strengthening research opportunities in toxicological sciences. The funding will also help students make the connection between the academic environment and the professional workplace. Read the full story.

Impact of Toxics on Health: A Symposium for Community Partners, Faculty, Professionals and Students

audience listens at symposiumThe Department of Environmental and Occupational Health held its Seventh Annual Technology Symposium in February. The event, “Regulating Environmental Pollutants: Perchlorates and other Thyroid Active Chemicals,” was co–sponsored by the Environmental and Occupational Health Alumni Chapter.

Alumni chapter president Bob Finkelstein talked about the goals for the symposium. “Our panel of faculty and professionals from the private and public sectors were there to discuss leading-edge research and medical information about how environmental contaminates impact the body. Read the full story.


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