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Dr. Joy DeGruy was the keynote speaker for “Supporting Women Caregivers, Women Serving Vulnerable Communities,” a one-day symposium held at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland last Sunday.
Source: Post News Group
Published: Monday, March 25, 2019

Article chronicles the perseverance and accomplishments of SMU alum AJ Reyes (ABSN '17). 

Source: Patch
Published: Friday, February 8, 2019
Financial-aid officers, including SMU's Tyler Pruett, cheered the news that a vexing part of the federal-aid process had just gotten simpler.
Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published: Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Podiatry Today published this article by SMU podiatry student Blake Wallace.


Source: Podiatry Today
Published: Friday, December 21, 2018

As the president of a university focused on the health sciences, Dr. Sharon Diaz is cognizant of disparities in healthcare and endeavors to develop professionals that embrace diversity and positive change.

Source: Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Published: Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Nursing Faculty of Tomorrow program at Samuel Merritt University's School of Nursing is designed to help nursing students

Source: American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
Published: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

SMU—which has a Sacramento campus that has grown “by leaps and bounds,” and offers programs in various nursing fields, in addition to occupational therapy and podiatry.

Source: Sacramento Business Journal
Published: Thursday, January 25, 2018

SMU's Director of Assessment Valerie Landau pens the Smithsonian Magazine's latest technology article.

Source: Smithsonian Magazine
Published: Monday, January 8, 2018

This fall, Samuel Merritt and Holy Names University signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore the possibilities of sharing a single property.

Source: University Business
Published: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Under the plan, Samuel Merritt would move from its current North Oakland location to the Holy Names campus off Highway 13 in the Oakland hills

Source: East Bay Times
Published: Monday, November 20, 2017

No.1: Samuel Merritt University ($106,700)

Source: SFGate
Published: Thursday, November 9, 2017

Institutions such as Oakland's Samuel Merritt University top lists when considering students' post-graduation earnings and average annual cost.

Source: Sacramento Bee
Published: Thursday, November 9, 2017

Richard Rocco takes a 'historical snapshot' of famous author's meds

Source: Sonoma Index-Tribune
Published: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Source: Easy Bay Times
Published: Saturday, May 27, 2017

ABSN student AJ Reyes graduated alongside his heart donor's mother

Source: CBS SF Bay Area
Published: Friday, May 26, 2017

SMU's Mohammad Deen becomes a voice for the voiceless, for a crisis halfway around the globe. Deen, a student in SMU's certified registered nurse anesthetist program, spent four months working and leading medical efforts in Syrian refugee camps in Turkey, Northern Greece and Lebanon.

Source: East Bay Times
Published: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Kaiser Permanente partners with SMU to develop popular RN to BSN program

Source: Look insideKP Northern California
Published: Monday, May 1, 2017

In an effort to raise awareness about heart health, students and healthcare professionals are heading to churches around the East Bay on Sunday to provide free blood pressure screenings.

Source: East Bay Times
Published: Friday, February 24, 2017

Ching said she’s always tried to make students feel comfortable “because I know what it’s like to be an outsider."

Source: Vallejo Times-Herald
Published: Friday, January 27, 2017

Institutions such as Oakland's Samuel Merritt University top lists when considering students' post-graduation earnings and average annual cost.

Source: San Francisco Business TImes
Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Through an innovative program with several community stakeholders, student nurses from SMU play a role in helping cities fight health disparties in impoverished neighborhoods. 

Source: The Sacramento Bee
Published: Friday, January 6, 2017

The number of jobs for nurses with graduate degrees is growing quickly, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, whose forecasts show that the number of jobs available for advanced practice nurses will be 31 percent higher in 2024 compared with 2014.

Source: US News
Published: Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Oakland-based Samuel Merritt University is one of the three largest programs for registered nursing students in California and is committed to reducing health disparities by recruiting more students of color. 

Source: KQED News State of Health
Published: Thursday, November 5, 2015

It's still mostly white and female, but recruiters at Samuel Merritt University are looking for diversity.

Source: Oakland Magazine
Published: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Institutions such as Oakland's Samuel Merritt University top lists when considering students' post-graduation earnings and average annual cost, while Ivy Leagues such as Harvard, Princeton, and Yale perform well when sorted by graduation rate.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Saturday, September 19, 2015

Dolores Huerta urged students to pay attention to the world around them, asking them to be proactive about challenging injustices. "We are all related," Huerta said. "We are all advocates of different shades and colors. We have to fight for each other and protect each other."


Source: Oakland North
Published: Friday, September 18, 2015

SMU students Amy Stevenson and Jennifer Lee created a novel healthy eating class for residents living in San Francisco's single room occupancy hotels, which culminates in a trip to the farmer's markets and, hopefully, leads to healthier lifestyles. 


Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Published: Thursday, September 3, 2015

Over the past five years, the medical mannequin trend has snowballed. Among the institutions leading the way: Samuel Merritt University, Harvard's Center for Medical Simulation and Imperial College London.


Source: OZY
Published: Wednesday, August 19, 2015

SMU's Dr. Tomas' FACES Summer Medical Academy for underrepresented students teaches culturally sensitive care for a new generation of healthcare professionals. 

Source: Global Health Fellows Program II
Published: Wednesday, August 5, 2015

As scientists conduct research into the human genome, they are cracking codes to some cancer and other diseases. Meet Northern California patients who are receiving custom therapies—with dramatic results. 

Source: KVIE Sacramento
Published: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Barb Puder, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medical Neuroscience, at Samuel Merritt University, and a member of the AAA Public Affairs Committee, has set her sights beyond the walls of her university and has developed neuroscience community outreach programs designed for grades K-12 and the community. 

Source: Anatomy Now
Published: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

"I became involved in starting an Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School Chapter at my school and began to use the IHI online modules to solidify ideas about patient safety and healthcare improvement."

Source: PSQH: Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare
Published: Friday, June 12, 2015

A health fair organized by SMU's nursing students serves a dual purpose: Serve the East Oakland community and recruit people of color to SMU’s nursing programs to help the broader goal of eliminating health disparities.

Source: KQED News State of Health
Published: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Student Jessica Potter, who graduates on Friday, May 22, 2015, will become an MD instead of join the LPGA

Source: The Vancouver Sun
Published: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Rena Perez balances being logical and detail-oriented with the softer side of nursing: compassion, vulnerability, and warmth. She was instrumental in directing the team that developed the Ebola patient workflow for Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento.

Source: ABC News 10
Published: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Sex therapist Isadora Alman, the featured speaker at SMU's 25th Annual Picchi Lecture in March, sparks a new conversation.

Source: Oakland North
Published: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The California Podiatric Medical Association salutes student volunteers from SMU's California School of Podiatric Medicine for providing needed medical specialty care for the underserved.


Source: The California Podiatric Physician
Published: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
A story about health disparities and Dr. Cornel West’s visit to Allen Temple Baptist Church
Source: KQED News
Published: Friday, April 10, 2015
Recap of the event; includes quotes from SMU student, Shanda Williams
Source: Mercury News
Published: Friday, April 10, 2015
SF Gate on Cornel West and the Event Sponsored by SMU and Allen Temple Baptist Church
Source: SF Gate
Published: Friday, April 10, 2015
Event listing on East Bay Express
Source: East Bay Express
Published: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Aara Amidi-Nouri, assistant professor in the School of Nursing, is quoted
Published: Monday, March 16, 2015
Mention of KALW radio show with Michael De Rosa, Ph.D., Chair of Physician Assistant Dept. at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland and family medicine practitioner in Berkeley
Published: Friday, March 13, 2015
radio show with guest Michael De Rosa, Ph.D., Chair of Physician Assistant Dept. at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland and family medicine practitioner in Berkeley
Published: Monday, March 9, 2015

Congrats to HIPGiver Dr. Tomás Magaña, FACES Founder and SMU faculty member!

Source: BeHipGive on YouTube
Published: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Kenichi Ito took part in a study at the Motion Analysis Research center at Oakland’s Samuel Merritt University
Published: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
A British TV documentary crew had sent the 32-year-old a plane ticket to fly to Oakland last week and check himself into something called the Motion Analysis Resource Center, a part of Samuel Merritt University. The center’s director, Drew Smith, hooked Ito up to no fewer than 76 motion detectors so he could perform the motion analysis properly.
Source: SF Gate
Published: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
“We have not eradicated measles,” DeRosa said. “And we’re not going to. We’re suppressing it. That wolf is always at the door.”
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Published: Thursday, February 5, 2015
All Hampton Health locations and facilities are recognized as geriatric training sites through affiliation agreements with hospital resident programs such as St. Mary’s Medical Center and UCSF, as well as through physician assistant certification programs through Samuel Merritt and St. Francis (PA) Universities.
Published: Monday, February 2, 2015
SMU's Barbara Puder led girls in grades four to six through activities about the brain
Published: Thursday, December 18, 2014


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