Taking Care of the Golden State: Nurses on the Front Lines Tell Their Stories

“I recently cared for a man in his early 60s who had been without insurance and out of his medication for over a month. We were able to help him refill all of his prescriptions, get current on all of his lab work, and find more permanent shelter for him and his wife. In today’s busy health-care … [Read more...]

Living Long and Prospering: Occupational Therapy Program Promotes Carson Seniors’ Health

On a Thursday morning last spring, Paul Penoliar and his CSUDH student assistant, Isabelle Guevera, help 15 older adults do a series of stretching exercises. “Stretching will give you a better quality of movement,” the longtime occupational therapist and CSUDH lecturer tells them. “It helps you … [Read more...]

CSU Dominguez Hills Student Betty Solares Receives CSU Trustees’ Award

Bertha (Betty) Solares, a human services major and sociology minor at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), has endured much in her life: an abusive mother, teen pregnancy, an abusive husband, drug addiction, and depression. At her lowest point she was living on the streets, had … [Read more...]

CSU Dominguez Hills Names Mark Muller New Chair of Orthotics and Prosthetics Department

Mark Muller, CPO, FAAOP, MS, has been named the new chair of the Department of Orthotics and Prosthetics at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), Dean Gary Sayed of the College of Health, Human Services, and Nursing announced. Muller joined CSUDH in 2006, and immediately went to … [Read more...]

Dr. Scott Cheatham: Research May Help Medical Professionals Get More in Touch with Patients’ Pain

This story first appeared in the Summer 2016 issue of the university magazine, Dominguez Today. If all goes well, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Scott Cheatham’s research could open doors for new methods of examining people who suffer from fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome—two chronic … [Read more...]

MSW Graduate Layla Sewell Works to ‘Awaken the Greatness’ in Local Communities

When Layla Sewell is out in the community and she hears someone say, “Look! It’s Ms. Sewell!” it warms her heart —as it should having worked to warm the hearts of entire families for over 20 years. Sewell is executive director of the Awaken the Greatness Foundation (ATG), which she founded in … [Read more...]

Occupational Therapy Students Take 1st at CSU Student Research Competition

For their ground-breaking research on incorporating a proven, yet emerging, wellness methodology into occupational therapy (OT), California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) OT students Lisa Faust and Vanessa Dougherty took 1st Place at the statewide 30th Annual CSU Student Research … [Read more...]

Master’s of Social Work Students Write Story for LAUSD Newsletter

Erika Cruz and Rosio Ochoa, Master of Social Work students at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) have applied their knowledge of Critical Race Studies (CRS) in the field so well that the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) tapped them as guest writers for a district … [Read more...]

Occupational Thearapy Master’s Students Conduct Fieldwork in Mazatlán

Laurelin Hefter was uneasy around children, an admission she shared with her fellow California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) Master of Science Occupational Therapy (MSOT) students during their recent fieldwork trip to Mazatlán, Mexico, to help provide care and wheelchairs to children and … [Read more...]

CSUDH opens Orthotics and Prosthetics Education Center in Los Alamitos

Elected officials, industry professionals, faculty, alumni, and campus leaders were guided by knowledgeable California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) students as they toured the university’s new Orthotics and Prosthetics Education Center (O&P center) in Los Alamitos during a … [Read more...]