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SMU's Barbara Puder led girls in grades four to six through activities about the brain
Published: Thursday, December 18, 2014
Written by SMU Associate Director, Media Relations and News Writer, Justin Berton
Source: Alameda Magazine
Published: Monday, December 1, 2014
Oakland North on Henrietta Lacks and the SMU event on October 23, 2014
Published: Monday, November 10, 2014
KQED's coverage of the 2014 SMU Zombie Health Symposium
Published: Friday, October 31, 2014
KPIX/CBS News coverage of the SMU Zombie Health Symposium - with video
Published: Friday, October 31, 2014
SF Gate article about the SMU Zombie Symposium
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (
Published: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
This fall the T4D bus will roll through California State University, Fresno and Samuel Merritt School of Podiatric Medicine.
Published: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Meadows not only keeps over 9,000 students healthy in Dublin’s rapidly growing school district, but is also an active fitness instructor with a passion for health and nutrition.What role do school nurses play in keeping our kids healthy? 

Published: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
SMU's HSSC and use of standardized patients is covered in this article
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (
Published: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Aara Amidi-Nouri, PhD, RN, chair of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program and School of Nursing’s Director of Diversity was one of the 20 selected.
Published: Friday, August 8, 2014
Source: KPIX Channel 5
Published: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Joel Siapno, a 2014 BSN grad and former teacher's assistant, talks about how nursing school made him a better athlete.

Source: The Oakland Tribune
Published: Thursday, July 17, 2014
Joel “The Quiet Storm” Siapno, a 22-year-old 2014 nursing graduate from Samuel Merritt University, has placed his nursing career on hold to follow his dream of becoming a professional boxer.
Published: Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awards to 52 schools of nursing, including SMU
Published: Sunday, June 15, 2014
"Students at the more than 100-year-old Oakland health sciences school gathered Thursday for an unusual event: the school's first memorial for donated bodies."
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (
Published: Friday, April 18, 2014
Free, all-ages event that is part of the Brain Awareness program at SMU
Source: East Bay Express
Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Source: Aberdeen News
Published: Friday, March 21, 2014
Several SMU students, as well as Audrey Berman, Dean of Nursing, are quoted in this article about the recent backlog in the state computer system.
Published: Friday, February 14, 2014
SMU graduate Ben Villarreal and Audrey Berman, Dean of Nursing at Samuel Merritt University, are quoted in the article.
Published: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Audrey Berman, dean of nursing at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, said the state’s delay is adding stress to an already stressful situation for nursing grads entering a tightening job market.
Published: Friday, February 7, 2014
Belczyk is a graduate of the California College of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt College
Published: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Upgrading the SMU video conferencing technology
Published: Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. announcement featuring SMU San Francisco Peninsula Learning Center nursing students

Source: Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.
Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Source: California Podiatric Medical Association
Published: Tuesday, September 3, 2013

SMU Human Resources Executive Director travels to nation's capital to commemorate 50th anniversary March on Washington

Source: Catholic Standard (Washington, DC)
Published: Wednesday, August 28, 2013

SMU Occupational Therapy student, Justin Takeoka, wins the People’s Choice Award during the 39th Maddak Awards Competition.

Published: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Dr. Tomás A. Magaña, Medical Director of the SMU Physician Assistant Program, was featured in a story on the NBC local news broadcast about the Faces For The Future Coalition.
Source: NBC Bay Area
Published: Thursday, July 18, 2013

Includes a quote from Feeroza Joyaa, a recent Samuel Merritt University Nursing School graduate.

Source: Inside Bay Area & Marin Independent Journal
Published: Tuesday, June 4, 2013

SMU's own Dr. Tomás A. Magaña was recently featured in People magazine, discussing his Faces for the Future program.

Source: People Magazine
Published: Monday, May 20, 2013

Which toys can help teach those much-needed interaction skills? SMU Alumni (MOT, 1998) Rondalyn Whitney, PhD, weighs in.

Source: Parade Magazine
Published: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

BalanceWear, a therapeutic, earned a National Institutes of Health Recovery Grant of just under $400,000 -  awarded to Samuel Merritt University (SMU) Physical Therapy Professor Dr. Gail Widener, PT

Published: Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Dr. Tomás A. Magaña, Assistant Professor/Medical Director in the Master Physician Assistant Program at Samuel Merritt University, was featured on NBC's Nightly News for his work in improving the lives of at-risk youth through education and career training.

Source: NBC News
Published: Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Source: Oakland Business Review
Published: Monday, August 20, 2012
Source: Redbook Magazine
Published: Saturday, August 18, 2012
Source: Podiatry Management Online
Published: Saturday, August 18, 2012
Source: Podiatry Management Online
Published: Friday, August 17, 2012
Source: Reporter News
Published: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Source: Podiatry Management Online
Published: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Source: National Association of College and University Business Officers
Published: Monday, August 13, 2012
Source: Podiatry Management Online
Published: Saturday, August 4, 2012
Source: Podiatry Management Online
Published: Friday, July 13, 2012
Source: Palm Beach Post
Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Source: El Observador
Published: Saturday, June 23, 2012
Source: Podiatry Management Online
Published: Saturday, June 23, 2012
Source: Podiatry Management Online
Published: Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Source: KDTV - Univision
Published: Sunday, June 10, 2012
Source: LaCrosse Tribune
Published: Saturday, June 9, 2012
Source: Podiatry Management Online
Published: Thursday, May 31, 2012