Campus News Archives

World AIDS Day: SMU Alum Fighting AIDS 35 Years After Epidemic Began
World AIDS Day: SMU Alum Fighting AIDS 35 Years After Epidemic Began
Dr. Giles and OT alum
The award recognizes the improvements Giles has made in clients' lives through "relentless kindness"
Student hotspotters on stage
Working with patients who are frequent users of emergency rooms to improve their quality of life
Motion Analysis in Interdisciplinary Healthcare Education and Practice
Explore human motion analysis with speakers from across North America.
Emily's privilege beads
Student Voices is a new blog series written by SMU students. This article is written by Emily Nusbaum, a first-year occupational therapy student.
Dr. Barb Puder, the zombie
Hordes of Samuel Merritt University (SMU) students, staff, and faculty were shocked and awed as they witnessed the on-stage mauling and de-braining of Associate Professor Sharon Gorman at the conclusion of the third annual Zombie Health Symposium Monday,
Entry-Level Masters of Science in Nursing (ELMSN) students meeting their buddies for the first time.
Starting a full-time nursing program can be scary and stressful. Students at Samuel Merritt University (SMU) have a solution that builds friendships and community.
Samuel Merritt University Assistant Professor Ciara Cox
Patients would get better medical care if they shared their sexual orientation and gender identity with their healthcare providers, according to Samuel Merritt University Assistant Professor Ciara Cox.
100 nurses and SMU nursing students attended this year's Ethnic Health Institute Symposium
100 nurses and SMU nursing students attended this year's Ethnic Health Institute Symposium
Angela Flowers, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Samuel Merritt University
DNP student Angela Flowers has big plans. She hopes to influence U.S. healthcare reform and someday assume a leadership position at the World Health Organization.
The Community Learning Forum resumes this fall with topics ranging from the Affordable Care Act to the effects of long-term pain medication
The Community Learning Forum resumes this fall with topics ranging from the Affordable Care Act to the effects of long-term pain medication
Michael Benitez Jr., a nationally renowned social justice educator and activist-scholar
To help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Samuel Merritt University (SMU) invited Michael Benitez Jr., a nationally renowned social justice educator and activist-scholar to speak at the Oakland campus’ Health Education Center Sept. 29 at 6 p.m.
Professor Gordon Giles treats patients with significant brain injuries whose neurological impairments have caused many of them to fail in other treatment settings
Professor Gordon Giles treats patients with significant brain injuries whose neurological impairments have caused many of them to fail in other treatment settings.
Profiles of Passion is a series of stories about newly enrolled SMU students who have demonstrated their dedication to transforming healthcare in their communities and the world even before their first day of classes.
Profiles of Passion is a series of stories about newly enrolled SMU students who have demonstrated their dedication to transforming healthcare in their communities and the world even before their first day of classes.
Sadaf Sherzai catapults herself into the underrated field of podiatry
First-year student Sadaf Sherzai catapults herself into the underrated field of podiatry
Nursing Professors Michelle DeCoux Hampton, PhD, and Paulina Van, PhD
Two women who became the first African Americans to earn the title of full professor at SMU hope their historic promotions will encourage students of color to pursue healthcare education.
You can #StopSuicide
National Suicide Prevention Week is a good opportunity to spread awareness of what signs to look for in family members and friends who may be experiencing symptoms of severe depression.
Kids Arthritis from Arthritis Foundation
SMU nursing student Vanessa Lazo is training young adults how to mentor teenagers about managing their arthritis.
Mohammad Deen, incoming SMU student and future certified registered nurse anesthetist
New SMU students already have plans for how they will use their degrees to solve healthcare problems
Lucas Fogarty has spent the past decade traveling the globe to motivate people with diabetes to lead active and healthy lifestyles.
Lucas Fogarty has spent the past decade traveling the globe to motivate people with diabetes to lead active and healthy lifestyles.
Samuel Merritt University students in Doctor of Physical Therapy program donated 62 backpacks to underserved youth in the Bay Area
Samuel Merritt University students in Doctor of Physical Therapy program donated 62 backpacks to underserved youth in the Bay Area
Students at Samuel Merritt University mediate at the start of their RN to BSN course
A new Samuel Merritt University (SMU) nursing program is among the first of its kind in the nation to include mindfulness as a cornerstone of its curriculum.
DASH
SMU students get valuable lessons as DASH counselors