M. Gary Sayed Named Dean of College of Health, Human Services & Nursing

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After a national search, California State University, Dominguez Hills has appointed M. Gary Sayed as the new dean of the College of Health, Human Services and Nursing effective Aug. 11. Sayed comes to CSU Dominguez Hills with 22 years of experience in higher education, including as dean of … [Read more...]

Carol Casten: 2014 Excellence in Service

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If there’s a committee, task force, or project at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), or within her academic department or professional community, professor of kinesiology and recreation Carole Casten has more than likely been on it, maybe more than once. That happens with 42 … [Read more...]

College of Health, Human Services and Nursing Officials Pay Visit to State Legislature

CSUDH officials meet with Assemblyman Isadore Hall, III.

California State University, Dominguez Hills was one of nine campuses that participated in CSU Health Professions Advocacy Day last Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the State Capitol in Sacramento. The focus of the visits was to educate California lawmakers about the CSU’s varied academic programs related … [Read more...]

CSUDH Students Present Research at Prestigious Health Science Conferences

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Eleven seniors majoring in health sciences at California State University, Dominguez Hills presented details of their research at two high-level conferences during the fall semester. Three seniors presented at the Annual American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting held in Boston in … [Read more...]

Jessica Mahinda: 2013 Presidential Outstanding Student

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Jessica Mahinda, a master's entry-level professional nursing (MEPN) student, was recognized with a 2013 Presidential Outstanding Student Award at CSU Dominguez Hills for her 4.01 GPA and her focus on clinical nurse leadership. Driven by her desire to understand and improve the national healthcare … [Read more...]

Nop Ratanasiripong: A Career Dedicated to Research, Teaching, and Caring

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“One day I walked into the gynecology ward. There was a row of patients with cancer. I approached a lady, she was about to die. I helped her turn from one side to the other side. She looked at me and said, ‘Thank you.’ She was crying. Just turning a patient, it makes a difference. That moment I … [Read more...]

University Social Work Exchange Connects Students Internationally


Twice a month, Master of Social Work (MSW) students at California State University, Dominguez Hills are sharing the best practices they have learned in the classroom and in the field with counterparts at Kingston University in London, England. But the students aren’t traveling across the pond to do … [Read more...]

Keeping Pace with 2013 Excellence in Service Award Recipient Mary Lou Cappel


Just as the YMCA, the Boys and Girls Club of America, and other such recreational programs have provided countless young people with a chance at a healthy, productive life, so too has Mary Lou Cappel, professor and program coordinator of Recreation and Leisure Studies at California State University, … [Read more...]

Michelle Padilla Wholeheartedly Believes in Disease Awareness

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“Gooood afternoon… This is K-D-H-R coming live from Cal State Dominguez. This is Michelle Padilla. …Happy Valentine’s Day everybody. It’s also go red for women American Heart Association Month …and we’re winding down Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week…” Michelle Padilla, a junior at … [Read more...]

Health Science Students Present at National Conference

CSU Dominguez Hills health science students Chiara Landsman, Jenese Girgis, and Jenna Alarcon, and assistant professor of health sciences Enrique Ortega at the 2012 APHA Annual Meeting.

Students from the Division of Health Sciences at California State University, Dominguez Hills were among a select few undergraduates who presented their scholarly research alongside respected professionals, as well as doctoral and master’s level students at the 140th American Public Health … [Read more...]