Community Learning Series Spring 2018

SPRING 2018 COMMUNITY LEARNING SERIES

Katherine LeRoyAcademic Support Coordinator
(510) 869-6511 x5612

kleroy@samuelmerritt.edu

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SNACKS AND/OR LUNCH FOR ALL EVENTS (FOR THE FIRST 15)!


In collaboration with the SMU chapter of Active Minds: Developing a Health Pro Mindset (catered event!)

Katie Tietz, MS, OTR/L

January 19, 4-6pm – Bechtel Room, Health Education Center    (Note: special timeframe!!)

During this 2 hour workshop you will learn strategies for improving self-awareness and mindfulness based practices.  We will identify intervention methods for utilizing a dynamic mindset in the workplace and create a self-care plan that works for you.  Throughout this workshop, you will learn strategies to remain centered and in alignment, in order to consistently serve others at your highest potential.  


 Apps to Ace the Class

Joshua Hori - Accessible Technology Analyst, UC Davis

January 22, 12-1pm – HEC 311  

Are you a little overwhelmed and need assistance with your studies? Did you know there's technology to help? In this presentation, we'll be covering the best apps for reading, note-taking, time management and organization.  


Stress Management 

Anglyn Sasser, Psy.D. - Staff Psychologist, The SHAC

January 30, 12-1pm – HEC 311     

Join Dr. Anglyn Sasser for a discussion of specific cognitive and behavioral interventions to help you better manage and reduce your stress. 


SPECIAL EVENING PRESENTATION co-sponsored by the School of Nursing (FNP program) & the SMU Community Learning Series 

Ovarian Cancer Survivors Teaching Students , Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA)

Panel discussion with Bay Area ovarian cancer survivors 

January 31, 6-7:30pm - HEC 311  (Note: special timeframe!!)

The intent of this nationwide program is to save women's lives by raising awareness about the risk factors, early warning signs and initial diagnostics for this "silent killer." The effectiveness of the program is in the firsthand storytelling. The panelists are in various stages of the disease and open to speaking about all aspects of dealing with ovarian cancer and its after effects. 

RSVP encouraged – please contact Prof. Angelina Chau, achau@samuelmerritt.edu


Eating Healthy On-the-Go

Christine Broz, M.S. - Wellness Coach/Instructional Designer

February 1, 12-1pm – HEC 311      

Good intentions to eat healthy fall by the wayside when we’re busy. Learn efficient strategies to make delicious and nutrient-rich meals for the week that allow you to grab ‘n go. Food demos, tastings, and recipes included!


Tips to Get You in the Zone for Test Taking

Valerie Landau, MA, CAS - Director of Assessment, Samuel Merritt University

February 5, 12-1pm – HEC 311      

Learn how to study and prepare for tests more efficiently. In this interactive workshop students will practice using study strategies proven to improve memory and improve test scores. Some practices include:

  • Breath – use mindfulness, meditation and breathing practices to improve brain functioning
  • Create a study guide and flashcards
  • Change study locations
  • Articulate to remember
  • Create movements to re-inforce learning
  • Rewrite your notes
  • Discuss new content Methods for discussing concepts
  • Write songs to remember
  • Draw. Create illustrations of the concepts or words

Managing Presentation Anxiety

Anglyn Sasser, Psy.D. - Staff Psychologist, Student Health & Counseling (The SHAC)

February 7, 12-1pm – HEC 311      

Join Dr. Anglyn Sasser for a more in-depth discussion of specific cognitive and behavioral interventions to help you reduce anxiety triggered by public speaking such as giving class presentations.


Food Addicts in Recovery 

Panel Discussion

February 8, 12-1pm – HEC 311      

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a 12 Step Program for individuals suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating and bulimia. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Everyone is welcome, including those who think they may have a food problem or are concerned about someone who may.

You will hear from three members of FA who have successfully abstained from food addiction and gain insight for yourself, your loved ones or the clients/patients you work with. The panel will provide a brief overview of their experience in FA and will then answer questions regarding the program.


Perfectionism – What’s Bad About Being Too Good?

Samantha Jackson, M.A. - Counseling Extern at Student Health & Counseling (The SHAC)

February 12, 12-1pm – HEC 311      

Do you struggle with perfectionism and/or have problems recovering from disappointments or perceived failures? Join Samantha Jackson for this informative presentation of understanding how perfectionism and fears of failure can interfere with your health, happiness and performance. She will present strategies on how to recover from failure quickly and efficiently to help you be ready for your next challenge.  

Samantha has a master’s in sport psychology and is studying to receive her doctorate in clinical psychology at John F. Kennedy University. 


Maximizing Your Memory 

Tené Redman, MD - Picmonic Medical 

February 13, 12-1pm – HEC 311      

Picmonic is presenting the Maximize Your Memory Student Success Seminar to schools across the US in order to help healthcare students discover new ways to retain difficult to remember information. In our presentation we will briefly cover the memory science techniques that help to increase long term retention.  The information presented in this seminar can be beneficial for any student, whether or not they choose to incorporate Picmonic into their study routine. 

Dr. Tené Redman graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine where she was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society.  She also received the UF Society of Teaching Scholars Student Excellence in Medical Education Award.   Dr. Redman was a Picmonic user when she was in medical school and believes it contributed to her her academic success.  


SPECIAL EVENING PRESENTATION: The Golden Rule: Addressing Implicit Bias in Healthcare 

Angela Zusman - Communications Strategist & Executive Director of Story For All

Edgar Ramirez - Storyteller and youth advocate

February 13th, 3:30-5:30pm – Bechtel (note special timerfame - catered reception to follow)      

There is a growing awareness of the impact of prejudice on education, career and health outcomes - but what about in healthcare itself? A growing body of research demonstrates the existence and impact of bias being faced both by caregivers and those receiving care. In this interactive training, participants will learn about this research and listen to and share personal stories related to bias in a healthcare setting. Led by a communications expert and a young man who can speak from his personal experience receiving care in Oakland, this training will support students in self-reflection and provide tools for addressing bias in ways that ensure all are treated with respect.

(Training limited to 75 participants on the Oakland campus – please RSVP to Katherine LeRoy, kleroy@samuelmerritt.edu)

This event will also be televised to the Sacramento (Classroom #3) and San Mateo campuses (2nd floor Video Conference Room)


The Puzzle of Love: Learning How to Obtain and Maintain Healthy Relationships

Jeanne Zeamba, Psy.D -  Staff Psychologist, Student Health & Counseling (The SHAC)

February 14, 12-1pm – HEC 311     

Are you unlucky in love? Do you have bad relationship radar?  Do you chronically pick the wrong “type” or find negative patterns repeating in your relationships?

Attend this workshop and learn how to identify healthy relationship characteristics, essential qualities to look for in a partner, recognize “fatal flaws”, and learn how to better understand your relationship “blueprint” and patterns. You do not need to be in a current relationship to attend. All relationships and sexualities welcomes. 


The Origin of the Operating Room Checklist

Richard M. Rocco, PhD – SMU Basic Sciences Department

February 28, 12-1pm – HEC 311    

On October 30, 1935 three aircraft manufacturers competed at an Ohio airfield for a large military contract. Douglas and Lockheed demonstrated their conventional twin engine airplanes. Boeing rolled down the runway the largest plane ever built, it was dubbed the B17 Flying Fortress. It had four engines which had never been seen before and a speed, payload and range that exceeded the military requirements. At takeoff, 300 feet above the runway it fell back to earth and was consumed in a cauldron of fire. Boeing faced bankruptcy. In their investigation of the cause of the crash, Boeing found that the pilot had forgotten to release the brake that locked the rudder and elevator stabilizers.

The airline checklist was created to prevent this from happening again. The B17 went on to fly almost two million miles without a single accident after the checklist became required. The objectives of this talk are to review the origin of the checklist in detail and examine why it took more than 50 years before it became part of medical and operating room practice. Much of the history of the delay in the adoption of the checklist into medicine will come from Atul Gawande’s book, The Checklist Manifesto, published in 2010. 


Synthetic Cannabinoids: Pharmacology, Clinical Presentation, and Nursing Interventions 

Benjamin Zumwalt - ELMSN-2 FNP student, class of 2019

March 20, 12-1pm – HEC 311    

Have you ever wondered what people are talking about when they say Spice, K2, Black Mamba, or Crazy Clown? Have you heard people talk about how it’s "not your grandfather’s marijuana” anymore? This lecture will cover an overview of the pharmacology of synthetic marijuana and why a basic understanding of it is so important to nurses and other healthcare professionals. While written for pre-licensure nursing students, it includes material useful for those working in mental health, emergency departments, primary care and more.


 Design and Deliver Impactful Presentations 

Christine Broz - Instructional Designer

Valerie Landau - Director of Assessment, EdTech Innovator

March 21, 12-1pm – HEC 312 

Come learn simple and proven strategies to make your PowerPoint presentations pop and engage your audience’s attention. Become the person known for clearly communicating your big ideas in ways your audience will remember. 


SPECIAL EVENING PRESENTATION co-sponsored by the School of Nursing (FNP program) & the SMU Community Learning Series 

What’s Next in our Health Care System?

Matthew Valeta - Research Program Specialist, Covered California

 

March 28, 5-6:30pm - HEC 311  (Note: special timeframe!!)

The intent of this nationwide program is to save women's lives by raising awareness about the risk factors, early warning signs and initial diagnostics for this "silent killer." The effectiveness of the program is in the firsthand storytelling. The panelists are in various stages of the disease and open to speaking about all aspects of dealing with ovarian cancer and its after effects. 

RSVP encouraged – please contact Prof. Angelina Chau, achau@samuelmerritt.edu


 

 

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