Thank You To All Of Our MiOra Team Members, Mentors, Interns/Students And Their Families! Miora | November 22, 2018 Thank you to all of our MiOra team members, mentors, interns/students and their families!
MiOra Students’ Paper Was Published In The November 2018 Issue Of Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics Miora | November 16, 2018 MiOra Students’ Paper Entitled “Logistical and structural challenges are the major obstacles for family medicine physicians’ ability to administer adult vaccines” was Published in the November 2018 Issue of Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics Lucy Baden (recent UCLA MAS graduate) and Caitlyn Kellogg (Medical Student at UCSD) from MiOra worked with the Los Angeles Family Physician Association (LAFPA) and the Immunization Coalition of Los Angeles County (ICLAC). The data will be useful to develop effective strategies to help Family Medicine Physicians. Good job Lucy and Caitlyn!
MiOra Is Celebrating Thomas Tusare, Ghanaian Natural Bodybuilding Champion Miora | November 4, 2018 Thomas started body building when he was in his twenties. Through discipline and careful exercise and nutrition program; which doesn’t cost a lot, he became a finalist at the International Natural Bodybuilding Association (INBA) World Championship in Hungary in 2016. This weekend he is competing at the Pro-Am World Cup at Culver City, CA, and next week he will be at the Natural Olympia International Multi Sport Weekend in Las Vegas, NV. We are looking forward to getting diet and exercise tips from Mr. Tusare! Good luck in your endeavors Thomas!
MiOra Students Presented A Poster At The 2018 IDWeek In San Francisco Miora | October 31, 2018 Tuyen Dinh, Ayana Arroyo, Nia Kasai Wade and Angela Gomez from #CSU-Long Beach and Janella Shu from #UCLA#MAS attended the prestigious IDWeek meeting and presented their poster entitled “A Significant Portion of College Students are not Aware of HPV Disease and HPV Vaccine Recommendations”. Ayana said “attending IDWeek 2018 in San Francisco was great and, undoubtedly, an experience I’ll never forget…In fact, now, more than ever I am more inspired and determined to follow a career in healthcare.” Janella said “I really enjoyed the multi-disciplinary aspect of IDWeek.By sitting in on the oral abstract sessions and visiting the other posters I was able to explore the differe...[Read More]
MiOra & Miss Garden Grove Success: Garden Grove’s Community Health Fair (9/30) Miora | October 14, 2018 MiOra Interns— Daniel Lopez, Michelle Seu, Mellanie Soth, Bunny Horn, and Aaron Esagoff—attended the Garden Grove’s Community Health Fair, educating fair attendees on the following MiOra programs: HPV, Flu Awareness, 16-year-old Platform, Adult Immunization, Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), and Mental Health. Obtaining great hands-on and clinical experience, the majority of MiOra interns performed blood pressure checks, in addition to teaching healthy lifestyle changes and collecting data, which are a few of the many valuable and practical skills gained by participating in MiOra’s DPP! Furthermore, many interns took advantage of the attending organizations to network with Chapman U...[Read More]
MiOra-University Of Southern California Inter-Health Council Pre-Health Career Event Was A Success! Miora | October 7, 2018 Dr. Edward Curry, the past president of American Academy of Pediatrics California Chapter 2 and a partner pediatrician with Southern California Permanente Medical Group was kind enough to speak with dozens of pre-healthcare students at USC. He spoke about his time as a pediatrician at Kaiser Fontana Medical Center and how his experience at Kaiser shaped his ability to provide health services. He walked the students through several case studies, putting his lessons into a more tangible form. The USC students loved what he had to share and definitely have a role model to look up to in their future! Thank you Dr. Curry!
MiOra Mentee Kimberly Felix Is A Project Assistant For The NEAT Study At USC Herting Laboratory! Miora | October 1, 2018 NEAT stands for Neuroimaging, Emotions and Appetite Testing, and it is a study looking at the impact of prenatal hormones on the development of emotional and food related neurocircuitry in children (https://hertinglab.usc.edu/index.php/current-research/). Kimberly will be responsible for subject recruitment, attending study visits, collecting and cleaning data. Very important job! Kimberly has recently graduated from Cal State Univ. Long Beach, Health Sciences Dept.; she has been involved in multiple MiOra public health projects. Kimberly says her experience at MiOra “opened up opportunities for me to engage in research and get an idea of what exactly it entails. ...[Read More]
MiOra & Miss Garden Grove Present: Garden Grove’s Community Health Fair On 9/30 Miora | September 25, 2018 MiOra Interns— Daniel Lopez, Michelle Seu, Mellanie Soth, Bunny Horn, Nisha Joseph, Elsy Rodriguez, and Aaron Esagoff—have been working hard, preparing for their involvement in the Health Fair at Garden Groves’ Historic Main Street. These MiOra Interns will be educating the fair attendees on the following MiOra programs: HPV, Flu Awareness, 16-year-old Platform, Adult Immunization, Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), and Mental Health. In addition, the interns will be working with Chapman University’s School of Pharmacy (specifically the Vietnamese American Pharmacy Student Association), WIC, Asian Associations (The Cambodian Family and OCAPICA), and Orange County’s Mental H...[Read More]
MiOra Congratulates Intern Jessica Bushman And The UCLA Mentors Miora | September 20, 2018 MiOra Intern Jessica Bushman was a part of the UCLA team that studied mental states of stress and burn-out among pediatric critical care nurses. Their paper entitled “Feasibility of Online Mental Wellness Self-assessment and Feedback for Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Nurses” has recently been published in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing! The senior author and Jessica’s mentor, Yonca Bulut, MD (Professor in the Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, UCLA) stated that burnout, trauma, depression, and anxiety are common among nurses working in the pediatric or neonatal intensive care unit settings. The first author and mentor, Brenda Bursch, PhD (Professor of Clinical Psyc...[Read More]
MiOra Mentee Caitlyn Kellogg Authored A Policy Brief With Researchers From The UCLA Center For Health Miora | September 2, 2018 Caitlyn had the opportunity to work with and learn from Dr. Gerald Kominski and Venetia Lai from UCLA and Dr. Keri Hurley, Dr. Elan Rubinstein and Wendy Berger from ICLAC. The study recommends that health insurers pay for all adult immunizations given at retail pharmacies, which can help to close vaccination disparities. Congratulations to Caitlyn, who has just started medical school at the University of California, San Diego!