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Chee is working with a burn patient in Sri Lanka after the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami of 2004. The patient, who is wearing compression garments over her face, had sustained burns over her face and both arms and hands.    FACES for Future

SMU Faculty Wins International Award for Global Volunteer Missions

To occupational therapy students at Samuel Merritt University, adjunct faculty member Nancy Chee has a knack for bringing her global experiences back into the classroom.

Chee, who has taught in the master’s OT program for 10 years, is known for traveling the far reaches of the world to provide healthcare services to those in need, and particularly to children in developing countries who suffer hand trauma.

SMU Physician Assistant Students Mentor Youth from FACES Program

FACES for the Future scholars recently had several opportunities to meet with their mentors from Samuel Merritt University Master Physician Assistant department. 

Samuel Merritt University student Kasi Chakravartula and the Asian Prisoner Support Committee (pictured outside San Quentin Prison) were awarded a $25,000 grant from the state of California to assist recent parolees renter society   SMU's Health Sciences Simulation Center   Marylin Robinson from

Nursing Student Wins Grant to Help Parolees Receive HealthCare

Ten years ago, nursing student Kasi Chakravartula made a pilgrimage to an isolated patch of land near the California-Oregon border. She walked among the long-silent Japanese American internment camps, where more than ...


International Delegation Visits SMU's Simulation Center

In any country around the world, and in any language spoken, healthcare workers must learn how to work together as a team and communicate with precision. Otherwise, the results can be catastrophic. 


Filmmakers Make Impression on SMU Students, Faculty

Toward the end of "Transgender Tuesdays," a documentary about a small San Francisco health clinic that was the nation's first to cater to transgender clients, patient Nora VanDella wiped at her tears. She had been shuttered from mainstream hospitals ... 

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