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ASU selects Susan M. Pepin to lead new health initiatives

May 14, 2018

Arizona State University announced today that it has selected Dr. Susan M. Pepin, an educator, surgeon and clinician, to lead a series of new health initiatives aimed at improving health outcomes at scale and growing clinical partnerships. Pepin will join ASU on Aug. 1 as managing director of health and clinical partnerships, senior adviser to the executive vice president, and...

Seeing a need, graduating senior Kaitlyn Felix studied Spanish to be a better doctor

May 4, 2018

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2018 commencement . Graduating senior Kaitlyn Felix dreams of becoming a surgeon someday. To help her achieve that goal, however, she didn’t just study health sciences. She studied Spanish at the School of International Letters and Cultures . “I’ve been a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) since high school,”...

Public health graduate looks to impact Native American health care and policy

May 1, 2018

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2018 commencement . Christina Haswood (Tódich'ii'nii, Dibéłzhíní, Naasht'ézhi Tábąąhá, Kinyaa'áanii) has been a Sun Devil at heart since 2010, when she first visited campus while in high school. This May, she’ll graduate with a Bachelor of Science in public health. “Being in Phoenix — 1,000 miles away from...

Healthy Devils: Stay fuller, longer with coconut-date energy bites

April 26, 2018

Attention all study-weary college students: Step away from the 5-hour Energy, double-shot lattes and sugar-laden sports drinks. There are better ways to get a boost when you need to hit the books. Arizona State University nutrition Lecturer Maureen McCoy suggests delicious and easy-to-make date-coconut energy bites. “Energy drinks and espresso shots wear off quickly and have little nutritious value, while...

President’s Recognition Reception honors achievements of ASU faculty and staff

April 25, 2018

The President’s Recognition Reception honors the outstanding efforts and achievements of Arizona State University faculty and staff who have made an impact in the workplace through the promotion of the university’s core commitments to sustainability, innovation and social embeddedness. Recipients of this year's President's Award for Innovation, President’s Award for Sustainability, President's Medal for Social Embeddedness and Top Multiple SUN...

Catching up with the Affordable Care Act

April 10, 2018

With the midterm elections just months away, the issue of health care is once again a topic of conversation in the halls of Congress, in boardrooms and at dinner tables across the country. To understand where the Affordable Care Act stands today and what consequences the November election may bring, ASU Now spoke with Swapna Reddy, clinical assistant professor in...

What's new in the updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans?

April 3, 2018

The physical fitness arena is no stranger to fads. One day it’s yoga this, the next it’s CrossFit that. So it can be difficult to suss out what’s really beneficial to your health and what’s just the flavor of the month. In 2008, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services sought to rectify that situation when it introduced the...

ASU program helps students interact with Banner MD Anderson cancer patients

March 21, 2018

Arizona State University pre-med students are entering into the emergency department to learn the best ways to communicate with patients at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. Students through the Pre-Health Internship Program register for the course, BIO 390, and complete clinical hours at the hospital. While the program has been available at other Banner hospital emergency departments, this is the...

Mayo Clinic holds national summit to discuss physician diversity

March 21, 2018

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine recently held a national summit on innovations in physician diversity sponsored in part by Arizona State University. The two-day conference in February, “Pathways to Physician Diversity: A National Summit,” focused on encouraging a national conversation and exploring the current state of pathways for students traditionally underrepresented in medicine. The conference brought together stakeholders invested in...

ASU professors raise a glass to St. Patrick’s Day traditions

March 15, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day is a fun, hybrid celebration — a mixture of religion and Irish folklore, symbolism and food, plus lots and lots of green beer. (The day after? Sometimes not so much fun.) As the world prepares to commemorate the annual religious feast day on Saturday with a variety of festivals, parades, music and dancing, ASU Now has tapped...

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