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Announcement from Marie LaFargue - Adjunct Faculty, Health Science Department

Book Chapter published by Marie M. La Fargue, MPH
The book "Public Leadership" has been published. You may view further information at https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=17148.

Appointment to Los Angeles County Committee
Marie La Fargue, MPH was appointed in July 2011 as a member of the Los Angeles County Commission for Women's Health Committee. As part of this vital committee for the Commission, Marie will work closely with Ruth Creary, PhD, Chair, to integrate the Komen African American Breast Health Initiative--Circle of Promise efforts--as well as other key county wide initiatives that focus on women from diverse groups into the the Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Timeline (SMART) goals for 2012. The Health Committee of the Los Angeles County Commission for Women serves under the auspices of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

Who's Who in America 2012
Marie M. La Fargue, MPH was selected for inclusion in the for…

Introducing Ms. Peggy Mata, RN, MSN as a new Full Time Faculty Member in the Department of Nursing

We are pleased to announce that Ms. Peggy Mata has recently joined SHHS and the Department of Nursing as the full time faculty member at the Rancho Bernardo campus

Ms. Mata earned an AS in Nursing from Maric College, BS in Nursing from the University of Phoenix and an MS in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. Ms. Mata has 12 years of clinical nursing experience in the Sharp Health System, San Diego, Naval Medical Center San Diego and VA Medical Center in La Jolla. In addition to her clinical experience, Ms. Mata was a Lead Instructor in medical-surgical nursing at Azusa Pacific University for the past five years, Clinical Instructor at Grossmont Community College for the past five years and has one year as Lead Instructor in medical-surgical nursing at Maric College. Ms. Mata will have an office at the Rancho Bernardo campus.

Introducing Dr. Karen Garman as the new Program Lead for the Master of Healthcare Administration

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Karen Garman has recently joined SHHS and the Department of Community Health as the full time Program Lead for the Master of Healthcare Administration degree program.

Dr. Garman earned BS in Business Administration and Communication Arts from LaSalle University, an M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Media from Temple University, an MA in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a EdD from the University of Southern California in Adult Higher and Professional Education. She has 24 years of experience in various positions within higher education, including both faculty and administrative positions. Most recently Dr. Garman was President of Healthcare Education, Leadership and Performance, Inc., (San Diego, CA). Previously she served as Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine for 15 years; Co-Director, UCSD School of Medicine Center for Applied Research …

Free Training: "Health Disparities, Health Equity, and Social Determinants of Health"

The California-Nevada Public Health Training Center invites your staff to attend a free training entitled “Health Disparities, Health Equity, and Social Determinants of Health” on Thursday, August 4th from 1-5pm.

This training is designed to provide evidence on health disparities, identify their determinants, and discuss the challenges for achieving health equity. Topics will include definitions of health disparities and health equity, goals of Healthy People 2020, social determinants and how they impact health, strategies for achieving health equity, and roles of the public health workforce in eliminating disparities and achieving health equity.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. For more information and to register online, please click on the link below and follow the instructions:

https://canvphtc.sdsu.edu/Trainings/default.asp?ID=4136800254

To register for this training, simply click the “Register” box at the top of the page, then click the “Submit” button at the bottom and pr…

Introducing Mr. Irvin Kluth as the new Program Lead for the MS in Clinical Regulatory Affairs

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Irvin Kluth has recently joined SHHS and the Department of Health Science as the full time Program Lead for the MS in Clinical Regulatory Affairs degree program. Irvin has extensive training and experience in the professions of clinical regulatory affairs and quality assurance. He earned a BS in Business Administration and a MA in Organizational Management (MAOM) from the University of Phoenix and holds 12 professional certificates in quality improvement and clinical regulatory affairs. Irvin has five years of senior industry experience in biopharmaceutical quality assurance and has held faculty and academic management positions at three universities, including 10 years as a Lead Faculty of Graduate and Undergraduate Business Management at the University of Phoenix, seven years as an adjunct faculty member in biomedical product development at the University of California, San Diego and seven years as an adjunct professor and Associate Director of…

School of Health and Human Services, Member of VIP Health Connect San Diego

The School of Health and Human Services Becomes a Member of VIP Health Connect of San Diego

SHHS is now a member of VIP Health Connect of San Diego. VIP Health Connect is a resource center primarily serving the Scripps Mercy Physician Partners Medical Group (SMPPMG) of San Diego. As a member, we will have opportunties to connect with the nearly 800 member physicians and other service provider members. Specific opportunities will become available for student internships, capstone research projects, student learning experiences, faculty research and demonstration projects, and other activities that will be emerge over the coming months.

Below is a link to VIP Health Connect and you are encouraged to view the web site. National University is listed in the Physician Resource Center. You will also notice that a "Learning Center" is included and we hope to provide resources in this section that will serve both physicians and their staff. We are currently in the process of star…

Dr. Tyler Smith's (Associate Professor - Community Health Department) Manuscript and Upcoming Event

Manuscript
Dr. Tyler Smith co-Senior Authored a manuscript with Simon Wessely from the UK. The paper comes out formally in about 1-2 months; however, the epub version is now available: http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/06/29/ije.dyr096.extract?sid=77ccb8e0-6b99-47d7-bddd-1caa34eed452

Pinder RJ, Greenberg N, Boyko EJ, Gackstetter GD, Hooper TI, Murphy D, Ryan MA, Smith B, Smith TC, Wells TS, Wessely S. Profile of two cohorts: UK and US prospective studies of military health. Int J Epidemiol. 2011. [Epub ahead of print].

Despite differences and limitations in methodologies, analyses of these two cohorts provide the prospect of driving improvement and innovation in military health and extending findings to other occupational populations.

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Tyler Smith will be a Keynote Speaker at the National University Center for Performance Psychology Conference on November 11, 2011.

Announcement from Dr. Jerome Workman, Adjunct Faculty - Health Science Department

New Course to NU:
CLS 310 Clinical Virology is being offered for the first time by SHHS in the August Term (Online). Students will become familiar with multiple aspects of Clinical Virology related to human disease, including serious familiarization with viral types and properties as well as techniques for identification and control.

Recent Faculty Publications:
"Application of spectra cross-correlation for Type II outliers screening during multivariate near-infrared spectroscopic analysis of whole blood," David Abookasis and Jerome J. Workman, Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, Volume 107, Issue 2, July 2011, Pages 303-311. URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169743911000906."Direct measurements of blood glucose concentration in the presence of saccharide interferences using slope and bias orthogonal signal correction and Fourier transform near-infrared spectroscopy," David Abookasis and Jerome J. Workman, Journal of Journa…

Online Research Center coming soon!