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MiOra Mentee Sarah Bui Is Organizing A Health Fair In Garden Grove On Sept. 29!

MiOra Mentee Sarah Bui Is Organizing A Health Fair In Garden Grove On Sept. 29! Miora | August 3, 2018 Sarah is a recent graduate from USC Masters of Global Medicine and is currently a Research Assistant to Ashish Jha, M.D., MPH, Director of Harvard Global Health Institute. She also holds the title “Miss Garden Grove”! She is partnering with Steve Johns, the Mayor of Garden Grove, Dr. Jeffrey Goad PharmD, Professor and Chair of Dept. of Pharmacy Practice at Chapman University School of Pharmacy, and Vietnamese American Pharmacy Student Association to organize the fair. The fair participants will have access to many resources including those on mental health, immunizations and health insurance. If you or your organization is interested in participating, please email sarah@miora.org. MiOra i...[Read More]

MiOra Students’ Research Paper Has Been Accepted For Publication!

MiOra Students’ Research Paper Has Been Accepted For Publication! Miora | July 25, 2018 A research paper developed by MiOra students Nikhil Chakravarty and Jason Alvarez has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD)! In the paper entitled “UV protection by natural products: C. myrrha oil versus sunscreen” the students compared the sun protective ability of myrrh oil to traditional chemical sunscreens in the laboratory, using a mutant, UV-sensitive strain of the yeast S. cerevisiae. The students found that a combination of myrrh oil and SPF15 sunscreen was more effective than SPF15 sunscreen alone. This study demonstrates the potential of myrrh oil to be used as a natural alternative to chemical ingredients to enhance the sun protective factor of s...[Read More]

MiOra, UCLA And Compton Unified School District Partnership: Educating Nine Students Into National C

MiOra, UCLA And Compton Unified School District Partnership: Educating Nine Students Into National C Miora | July 19, 2018 In early August, students who have recently completed the MiOra Diabetes training will be transported to UCLA with Compton School buses and trained over 2 days to receive their Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) certificates; they will then go out into their community to screen and help pre-diabetic people implement life-style changes involving healthy eating, stress reduction, and moderate levels of exercise. Evidence has shown the DPP’s life-style changes to be very effective in preventing diabetes. For 12 months the students will be submitting data on their activities and community succes...[Read More]

MiOra Will Be At The Compton Family Health Fair On August 11

MiOra Will Be At The Compton Family Health Fair On August 11 Miora | July 13, 2018 MiOra is partnering with ImmunizeLAFamilies Coalition, SouthLAHealth Projects/LA Biomed and WIC. MiOra interns will educate the community on vaccine recommendations, safety and effectiveness and on diabetes prevention.

MiOra Mentee Nia Wade Connected With Lauren Chi From CDC

MiOra Mentee Nia Wade Connected With Lauren Chi From CDC Miora | July 8, 2018 Lauren graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2016 with a degree in Public Health and got a full-time job through a great CDC program for young public health professionals called Public Health Associates Program (PHAP, next application cycle starts in January 2019). Currently Lauren is working at the LosAngelesCounty Department of Public Health. Nia graduated from Cal State U Long Beach (CSULB), School of Public Health this June and she is interested in a career in global health. Thank you Lauren for mentoring and guiding Nia! Good job Nia for networking!

MiOra Acknowledges Sergio Jacinto From STEM Academy Of Hollywood

MiOra Acknowledges Sergio Jacinto From STEM Academy Of Hollywood Miora | July 2, 2018 Sergio, a recent graduate of STEM Academy of Hollywood, Bernstein HS, is passionate about enhancing his community’s understanding of how to maintain a healthy diet. Sergio’s story is one of true success. Battling with obesity as a child and witnessing his family struggle with diet-related health problems, Sergio wanted to write a different story for himself, so he started to exercise and eat healthy. The STEM classes he took taught Sergio how to compare different diets and access healthy food. Sergio is interested in a career in biomedical engineering with an emphasis on nutrition. Ultimately, he wants to help people live a safer and healthier lifestyle. We are here to support you Sergio!

MiOra Mentees’ Abstract On HPV Immunization Was Selected For A Poster Presentation At The Prestigio

MiOra Mentees’ Abstract On HPV Immunization Was Selected For A Poster Presentation At The Prestigio Miora | June 24, 2018 Jessica Leyva, Elizabeth Sanchez, Ayana Arroyo, Nia Wade, NgocTuyen Dinh from Cal State U Long Beach interviewed 180 students in the Los Angeles County and found that almost one quarter (24%) of the students have not received the HPV vaccine and nearly half of them (49%) didn’t know that they can get the vaccine through 26 years of age. The mentees then educated the students to improve awareness. Great research to close a gap! We are looking forward to seeing your poster.

Sarah Bui, Miss Garden Grove, Is The Newest MiOra Mentee And Public Health Advocate

Sarah Bui, Miss Garden Grove, Is The Newest MiOra Mentee And Public Health Advocate Miora | June 10, 2018 We welcome Sarah Bui who has recently graduated from Keck School of Medicine of USC with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies and a Master’s degree in Global Medicine. Sarah is passionate about youth education and empowering young people to become informed and make healthy lifestyle choices. Sarah plans on continuing her education in the medical field.    At MiOra, Sarah will use her platform to conduct studies to understand the barriers for immunizations and educate the community about the importance of vaccines.     Sarah works with many national and international organizations including Rotary Club, Kiwanis, United Nations F...[Read More]

MiOra Intern Angela Gomez Joined A Clinical Trial Team

MiOra Intern Angela Gomez Joined A Clinical Trial Team Miora | May 12, 2018 Congratulations to Angela who has recently been accepted by the highly respected Dr. Loren Miller’s research team at the LA Biomed Research Institute/Harbor-UCLA. She will support an observational clinical trial studying the transfer of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the hospital setting. The results of this study can potentially help reduce the number of infections that people get in the hospital setting.    Angela says “My internship at MiOra has brought me skills, experiences, and a career growth opportunity. I never thought that I would be able to collaborate with institutions that my family had to utilize for financial reasons. At MiOra I gained a substantial amount of cultural comp...[Read More]

MiOra Becomes A CDC Diabetes Prevention Program Provider

MiOra Becomes A CDC Diabetes Prevention Program Provider Miora | April 29, 2018 MiOra is committed to helping people with pre-diabetes strive towards preventing type 2 diabetes and improving their health.     Graduating MiOra students will educate patients at risk for diabetes about how to live a healthy lifestyle, and will work with them using an evidence-based program. MiOra looks forward to contributing to the CDC’s effort to reduce type 2 diabetes!    If you are interested in learning more about MiOra and how we can help you make a bigger impact on the health of your #community and STEM education, please email us at info@miora.org