A huge thank you to Adrian Acosta from the UW School of Nursing, Rick Turner and Allison Stephens from the UW School of Pharmacy, and Dave Morrin from the UW School of Social Work! We had a wonderful time learning about the programs as well as tips for applications.
For the FAHC Mentorship January meeting, "Mother Mentor" (aka FAHC's Mentorship Chair) Roxanne and FAHC officers hosted a workshop on how to take blood pressure, pulse and respiratory rate as well as exploring the societal determinants of cardiovascular disease. A huge shout out to the UW School of Nursing for lending us stethoscopes!
A big thank you to our panelists for volunteering their time and speaking to our members at our first meeting of winter quarter! Every quarter FAHC officers reach out to a diverse network of health professionals to come share their experiences within their field of work and how they got there. Panelists hold small group Q&A sessions while members rotate between groups. Our panelists this quarter included Ka'imi Sinclair, PhD/MPH a researcher from Partners for Native Health, Casierra Cruz, MPH a research coordinator under Ka'imi and recent graduate of UW SCHP's Community Oriented Public Health Practice (COPHP) program, Alesca Delmundo a student in the UW School of Nursing, and Michael J. Cruz a student in the UW School of Medicine. Ka'imi spoke of the research she carries out in order to create culturally informed interventions for American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. Casierra discussed her experiences within the COPHP program and how it helped her with her work for Partners for Native Health. Alesca answered questions on her most memorable experiences as a nursing student, and Michael spoke about his non-traditional journey into medical school.
Health Professional Panels are every first meeting of each quarter. Check back Spring quarter for another diverse lineup of health professionals!