Career Development

MiOra Students Submitted 4 Abstracts to the USC Moving Targets LA Symposium

Congratulations to: Jason Alvarez from STEM Academy Hollywood, Nikhil Chakravarty from Granada Hills Charter High School, Nada Dalati from Walnut High School, Sergio Guido from Compton High School, Lili Jimenez-Duran from Cal State Fullerton, Kimberly Felix from Cal State Los Angeles Sila Koksal from Trakya University Jamie Rae Weisenberg from Syracuse University for submitting their research/public health findings to this Symposium.      We thank Lucy Baden from UCLA Masters of Applied Statistics for her statistical expertise, and of course none of this would be possible without our mentors and teachers. Thank you Prof. Dr. Margie Morgan from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/UCLA and Vice Principal Esther Dabagyan from STEM Academy of Hollywood.

MiOra Acknowledges Wendy Berger M.P.H.

Wendy Berger is a Research Analyst and Immunization Coalition Coordinator at the Dept. of Public Health, Los Angeles County Immunization Program. Wendy Berger’s professional goal is to develop public health programs that improves the lives of medically underserved. MiOra acknowledges Ms. Berger for her support and mentorship of students from various colleges such as UC Irvine, California State Los Angeles, Santa Monica College and Western School of Pharmacy and diversity. Thank you Wendy! #DOPH #LAImmunizationProg #MiOra #UCI #CSULA #SMC #WSPD #Immunization #PubHealth #Miora (

MiOra is Partnering with MiMentor

MiMentor ( is a national mentoring organization committed to mentoring the next generation of healthcare professionals.  Their mission is to develop and support innovative mentorship opportunities that will inspire the next generation of healthcare leaders for underserved communities. To achieve this goal MiMentor provides an app/website platform for the community to communicate, post information about upcoming events, surveys and links to opportunities.  Students check out for great opportunities!

MiOra was at the Intel International Science and Engineering (ISEF) Fair.

ISEF is the largest pre-college scientific research competition in the world, organized by Society of Research. This year approximately 1800 students showcased their science projects and competed for grand awards for up to $75,000 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. There were approximately 1000 prestigious judges from all over the United States. MiOra mentors had the pleasure of reviewing the student projects and providing feedback.

MiOra Career Event at the Joseph Le Conte Middle School, Los Angeles

Harneel Malhi, the enthusiastic and proactive Science teacher at the #LAUSD Joseph Le Conte Middle School invited MiOra ( to talk to her Anatomy Class students about careers in healthcare. Jessica Gin a USC Occupational Therapy (OT) Masters student and OT Ambassador attended the event as a MiOra guest.    The students learned about the educational path and different career options for a physician and an occupational therapist, and asked valuable questions. They were encouraged to hear that having challenges in certain areas such as memorization did not preclude one from having a successful career in healthcare.  Thank you Ms. Harneel Malhi for creating this opportunity to your students and thank you Jessica Gin for an excellent presentation on Occupational The...[Read More]

MiOra and Shriners Hospital Chicago Organized a Career Event for Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA) Students

IMSA is a residential high school with outreach to rural IL and a strong emphasis on STEM.     Thank you to speakers Dr. Emmet Hirsch, Prof of OB/Gyn at Univ. of Chicago, VC at NorthShore Univ Health Sys. and the author of “The Education of Dr. Montefiore”, and from the Shriners Hosp. Dr. Haluk Altiok, Assoc. Prof. Peds Orthopedics at Rush Univ. and Dir. of Spina bifida Center, Molly Grant, Peds Nurse Practitioner and Dr. Joseph Krzak, Assist. Prof. of Physical Therapy at the Western Univ.     After an intimate session with the mentors, the students visited Dr. Krzak’s laboratory and learned about cutting edge motion-research.    Thank you to IMSA teachers, Dr. Adrienne Coleman and Derek Lough. Two students have already started doin...[Read More]

April 15th, 2017 “Women in Medicine” MiOra-USC Career Event

“Students don’t miss the April 15th, 2017 “Women in Medicine” MiOra-USC career event at the USC. It is free, lunch is provided and you can attend all or just one session to meet an expert. Please find more info and register at: If the first link does not work, try: See you there! You can contact us at

The Second MiOra Career Event at Kearns High Schools – Utah was a Success

MiOra ( organized an amazing Career Event on March 21st at the Kearns High School in Utah. Two esteemed MiOra mentors, Lindsay Andrews, a Registered Labor and Delivery Nurse, and Dede Vilven, an Epidemiologist with a Master’s Degree in Public Health joined the students and talked about their education, professional life style and average salary. They shared the economic difficulties they experienced while growing up, and how they overcame those challenges. The mentors advised the students to be proactive early on, to gain real world experience by volunteering or interning. The students were excited to learn about the different healthcare career paths available. The MiOra Career Event was very well received; a third event is being planned. Thank you to the mento...[Read More]

MiOra and STEM Academy at Hollywood, CA Organized a Stress and Time Management Event

MiOra educational nonprofit ( and STEM Academy invited Occupational Therapist (OT) Rashelle Nagata, who is doing her clinical doctorate at the University of Southern California (USC), to provide tips to the students on techniques to lower anxiety and better manage their time. The students complained about escalating stress over school work, grades, work experiences, extracurricular activities and relationships upon entering junior and senior year.   The interactive program was very well received. The students said that they really enjoyed the healthy vs. non-healthy comparisons as well as the stretching exercises.  Thank you to Rashelle Nagata, STEM Academy Counselor Carolyn Kavner, teachers Mel Malhi, Yesenia Flores, Cynthia Ramirez, Lead Teacher Esther Dabagyan an...[Read More]

MiOra Mentor, Professor Chatterjee was in Hollywood

MiOra educational nonprofit ( organized a career event at the STEM Academy at Bernstein High School, Hollywood, California, together with the support of the Principal Mr. Paul Hirsch and the Lead Teacher, EL Coordinator & Bio-medical Instructor Ms. Esther Dabagyan. MiOra mentor Dr. Chatterjee, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota, provided information on how to get into medical school and other healthcare careers to approximately 40 high school students. During the Q&A session, the students asked about the career paths and life styles of psychologists, pharmacists, nurses and surgeons. They also learned about the free, online MiOra certificate training programs to improve their post-graduation employabilit...[Read More]

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