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Jeri Lacks Whye (left) and sister Kim Lacks (right)   An SMU student examines a young Health Fair attendee   SMU students with associate professor Joan Bard (fourth from left)

Henrietta Lacks Family Visits SMU, Launches Community Reads Initiative

The granddaughters of Henrietta Lacks, the focus of a non-fiction bestseller that chronicles the unethical removal of Lacks' cancer cells – which launched a medical revolution ...


Students, Faculty, Volunteer at East Oakland Health Fair

As families waited in line outside the Allen Temple Baptist Church in East Oakland to receive free health assessments on a hot Saturday in August, first-year physician assistant (PA) student Raia Cimatu prepped her exam station.

School of Nursing Honored for Treating Bay Area Homeless and Low-Income Clients

Students and faculty from Samuel Merritt University's School of Nursing were honored by the California State Senate at a luncheon in San Francisco Wednesday, October 1.

President Sharon Diaz offers gift to Japanese delegates   SMU student-athletes pose atop the podium   Zombified version of Dr. Gordon Giles, Professor, Occupational Therapy

Japanese Delegation Visits SMU's Simulation Lab

A team of nursing scholars from Seirei Christopher University in Hamamatsu, Japan, completed a three-day visit of the Health Sciences Simulation Center Thursday, September 18, where the delegation learned ...


SMU a New Presence at First Oakland Triathlon

For the first time ever, members of the Samuel Merritt University (SMU) community volunteered, competed, and hoisted trophies at the inaugural Oakland Triathlon in September.  


SMU Hosts First-Ever Zombie Health Symposium

On most days, Michael DeRosa, Chair of the Master Physcian Assistant program at Samuel Merritt University, does not use a baseball bat in the classroom. Yet in late October, DeRosa was forced to swing the Louisville Slugger in pursuit of an innovative teaching method. 

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