Month: April 2017

Missouri Trip to ATSU Inspires Medical School Dreams

Chaminade University students Vanessa Ignacio, Dexter Manglicmot and Adam Perez have set their eyes on becoming medical doctors.  So, when offered the opportunity by the Office of Health Professions Advising and Undergraduate Research (OHPAUR) to tour the world’s oldest college of osteopathic medicine, they enthusiastically went for it. Accompanied by OHPAUR advisor Amber Caracol Noguchi, Ph.D., the students made the 4,000-mile trek March 22-26 to A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM) in Missouri. Known for its rigorous studies to engage biomedical research and its cutting edge healthcare delivery program, ATSU/KCOM has a legacy that stretches back to...

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Chaminade Boosts Grad School, Career Options for Underrepresented Students Through Leadership Alliance

To expand graduate school and career opportunities, as well as encourage diversity for students from underrepresented and underserved populations, Chaminade’s Office of Health Professions Advising and Undergraduate Research hosted a March 28-29 campus visit by Dr. Medeva Ghee, executive director of the Leadership Alliance. Established in 1992, this national consortium develops underrepresented students into outstanding leaders and role models in academia, business and the public sector. Chaminade is one of 36 institutions forming the alliance, along with other universities such as Columbia, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Princeton, Stanford, Vanderbilt and Yale. During Dr. Ghee’s visit she met with students, faculty and...

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Students Experience Spiritual Growth through Kalaupapa Pilgrimage

During spring break, eight students from Chaminade made a pilgrimage to Kalaupapa, Molokai to walk in the footsteps of Father Damien de Veuster, SS. CC. and Mother Marianne Cope and see the world through their eyes. Father Damien, known as “the apostle of the lepers,” and Mother Marianne, known as the “mother of outcasts,” were canonized for their work at Kalaupapa’s leper colony. Located on the northern peninsula of Molokai, isolated Kalaupapa has long been associated with Saint Damien (Contemplative Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary) and Saint Marianne (Sisters of Saint Francis). The Chaminade students were eager to...

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Student-Mentor Presents at National Conference

Chaminade senior Erin Ah Sue and Chaminade accounting professor Wayne Tanna presented their collaborative research at the 24th annual conference of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (ASBBS) in Las Vegas this spring. Titled “The Palolo (Elementary School) Stock Market Challenge,” their paper with an accompanying PowerPoint was accepted for competition under the educational leadership track for the “Classroom and Adjustment Issues at Home and Abroad” session. The competitive sessions were organized with an average of four papers presented. After each presentation, general discussion followed. For the past 20-years, students at Chaminade have strengthened their neighboring community, Palolo...

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Tokyo Healthcare University and Chaminade’s School of Nursing Collaborate

The School of Nursing welcomed students and faculty members from Tokyo Healthcare University on March 17 to a cultural and inter-professional exchange. The collaboration has been ongoing since 2012. Assistant professor and simulation coordinator Jeanette Peterson was the lead faculty member this year and facilitated the simulation event. She has been involved with the intercultural experience since the beginning, providing a high-quality simulation lab experience for the visiting students. This year, 23 Tokyo Healthcare students participated.  Their disciplines included health Informatics, clinical nutrition, and nursing. Peterson developed a scenario in which the visiting student nurses in all three disciplines could participate and learn about best...

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