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MSPA Students Put On Health Fair at First Friday

President Eduardo Ochoa receives blood pressure check from MSPA student
President Eduardo Ochoa receives blood pressure check from MSPA student

Salinas, Ca., September 6th, 2019 -- CSUMB's Master of Science Physician Assistant (MSPA) students hosted a free health fair on Friday at the National Steinbeck center in Salinas. During the First Friday event, students facilitated blood pressure checks and gave out educational health materials to community members that visited the table. They performed blood pressure checks on 20 people over the course of 2 hours, socialized with residents over tamales and empanadas, and overall thoroughly enjoyed connecting with their community. To their surprise, the very first person to ask for a blood pressure check was President Ochoa!

A big round of applause to our students for selflessly serving our community and showing off what CSUMB's Masters programs have to offer!

MSPA Program Receives Song-Brown Grant

SEASIDE, Ca., July 24, 2019 – CHSHS' Master of Science Physician Assistant Program (MSPA) has received a grant from California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development’s (OSHPD) Song-Brown Healthcare Workforce Development Training Program. The grant, totaling $72,000, will provide funding to the MSPA program to provide clinical training and education to PA students to prepare them to provide medical care to patients in underserved communities.

MSPA Inaugural Cohort, Class of 2021
MSPA Inaugural Cohort, Class of 2021

"We are honored to receive this grant. With 56% of our students being from underserved backgrounds, these funds will provide additional resources for their education, create new rural clinical experiences, and enable us to more effectively attract applicants from underserved communities in the tri-county area," said MSPA founding program director, Christopher Forest.

The Song-Brown program funds institutions and education programs that train primary care health professionals to provide clinical training, education and healthcare in California’s medically underserved areas.

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  • Spring 2019 Dean's List

    June 2019 -- Congratulations to all of our students who made the Spring 2019 Dean's List! Your hard work and academic excellence make us all incredibly proud to be a CHSHS Otter! Please follow this link to the Dean's List page to view the individual students from Collaborative Health and Human Services, Kinesiology, and Nursing who have achieved this honor.

  • Congratulations to Dr. Kai Medina-Martinez!

    March 15th, 2019 --The College of Health Sciences and Human Services wishes to congratulate Dr. Kai Medina-Martinez, of the Department of Social Work, for their successful dissertation defense at the University of Utah, entitled “YOU ARE NOT WHO YOU SAID YOU WERE WHEN YOU WERE HIRED!”: AN AUTOETHNOGRAPHICAL ACCOUNT OF A STUDENT AFFAIRS PROFESSIONAL’S TRANS* BECOMING.

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