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Letter from the Editor

 

This season let's take a moment to fall back and recall all of our accomplishments we've done up to this season. Everywhere we look as a community, we see challenges. This sentiment holds true not only for the SMU community, but for colleges and universities across the country. It's easy to become so focused on those challenges and the opportunities they provide, that we forget the individual or smaller-scale achievements that when considered as a whole, can be awe-inspiring. At least that's how I felt when compiling the stories for the 2010 fall issue of eNews.

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SMU Mourns the Loss of a Great Friend, Colleague and Advisor, Mary Robinson

Samuel Merritt University community is mourning the loss of a dear friend and colleague, Mary Robinson, Director of Financial Aid. The sprite mother of two and grandmother of one recently began treatment ... read more »

FNP Alum and Author Returns with Advice Regarding End-of-Life-Care

Former Samuel Merritt University (SMU) faculty and 1999 alum, Damiano Iocovozzi, MSN, FNP, CNS, was on the Oakland campus in October speaking to students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program ... read more »

Physical Therapy Department Celebrates 20 Years

On November 6, the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) at Samuel Merritt University (SMU) celebrated its 20th anniversary of their first entering class ...  read more »

PT Professor Returns from Haiti with Hope and Resilience

Days after the January 12, 7.0-magnitude earthquake which killed a quarter of a million people and displaced 1.3 million in Haiti, healthcare providers realized they needed more than just doctors and nurses to help ...  read more »

PT Professor Receives NIH Grant to Continue Research

Samuel Merritt University physical therapy professor, Gail Widener - PT, PhD, has been awarded a grant of $399,146 from the National Institutes of Health ... read more »

PA Program Receives $1.23 million Federal Grant

Michael DeRosa, MPH, PhD, PA-C, Chair of the Master of Physician Assistant program at Samuel Merritt University, is an instructor some students say resemble...  read more »

Day of Remembrance - Open Forum Regarding Transgender and Other Violent Prejudices

November 20, 2010, is Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Day of Remembrance events will be held around the world ... read more »

SMU Receives Top Recognition as Best School for Men in Nursing; Nursing Student Pays it Forward

Since 2004 Jabari Smith, 21, knew he wanted to pursue a career in nursing. Thanks to the guidance provided by John Garten-Shuman, Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services at Samuel Merritt University ... read more »

Nursing Students Cook Up Ways to Combat Obesity

For the first time, health advocates have designated a specific month for national attention to pediatric obesity. September was National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and three ... read more »

SMU Pediatrics Students Hit the Pavement for Autism

More than 8,000 people, including nearly 70 students, faculty, and staff from Samuel Merritt University, laced up their walking shoes to be a part of ... read more »

Nursing Students Continue to Support Kids in Need

The start of a new school year is daunting enough for homeless children without adding the stigma of sitting down to a desk without the essential school supplies many of their classmates may take for granted. read more »

SMU Expands Simulation Center

Samuel Merritt University (SMU) has expanded its simulation training by opening a second center. With more than 5,000 square feet ... read more »

SMU Uses Simulation to Help Nurses Identify and Treat Early Signs of Sepsis

This summer nearly 150 nurses from Alta Bates Summit Medical Center used simulation training at Samuel Merritt University to raise the level of education ... read more »

Medical Center Breaks Ground for Patient Care Pavilion

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center held a ground breaking ceremony on October 25 for its new 11 - story Patient Care Pavilion on the Summit Campus. read more »

New Library Director Brings Additional Techno Ways to Gather Traditional Information

Back in late August, on the first day of Faculty Orientation, sitting in the middle of the room full of faculty and staff, an unfamiliar person announces ... read more »

 

 

in this issue

 

SMU Mourns the Loss of a Great Friend, Colleague and Advisor, Mary Robinson

FNP Alum and Author Returns with Advice Regarding End-of-Life-Care

Physical Therapy Department Celebrates 20 Years

PT Professor Returns from Haiti with Hope and Resilience

PT Professor Receives NIH Grant to Continue Research

PA Program Receives $1.23 million Federal Grant

Day of Remembrance - Open Forum Regarding Transgender and Other Violent Prejudices

SMU Receives Top Recognition as Best School for Men in Nursing; Nursing Student Pays it Forward

Nursing Students Cook Up Ways to Combat Obesity

SMU Pediatrics Students Hit the Pavement for Autism

Nursing Students Continue to Support Kids in Need

SMU Expands Simulation Center

SMU Uses Simulation to Help Nurses Identify and Treat Early Signs of Sepsis

Medical Center Breaks Ground for Patient Care Pavilion

New Library Director Brings Additional Techno Ways to Gather Traditional Information

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