Dr. Mitch Maki


Senior Editor
Heidi Johannsen


Reza Boroon



New Dean Appointed to the College of Health and Human Services

Mitchell T. Maki was apoointed as the dean of the college of Health and Human Services effictive July 1, 2005. Dr. Maki most recently served as acting dean of the College of Health and Human Services at California State University, Los Angeles. A social worker by training, Dr. Maki brings great hopes and aspirations to his new position in the College of Health and Human Servcies. It was the first full week of July. Mitchell Maki, the new dean of the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) had been on the job for only three days.>>more

CHHS supports Heart Health with the American Heart Association

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) had an information booth at the event. Many walk participants visited the booth to learn about the educational program offerings at CSUDH. Health programs offered through CHHS were profiled and many visitors were surprised to learn of the various educational opportunities they could pursue in the health care field. Recruitment was heavily conducted by our very own dean, Dr. Mitch Maki who engaged every visitor to the booth in a lively way. >>more

Occupational Therapy: New Master’s Program Builds Needed Workforce

“It made me realize how much people can do, even with a fairly serious sensory loss,” Peyton says. “As a child, when my friends came over to play, they often didn’t know that my dad was blind. I had never mentioned his loss of vision because he had very few limitations. I never really thought of him as having a disability. He managed to get around our home and yard and do all of the things that most dads do. I guess I’ve had the wonderful advantage of living with a parent who had a significant sensory loss but was very capable and who didn’t allow his loss of vision to destroy his life. He was quite amazing in that he was able to see new opportunities to overcome the challenges of everyday adaptations necessary to be a successful father and businessman.” >>more

Master of Social Work Program Comes to CSUDH

The proposed program is a direct answer to meet the community’s need and interest in developing a cadre of social workers reflective of its own cultural and rich demographic diversity. Rooted in outreach and activism, the new program will have a social service focus, rather than a therapeutic/clinical bent, with attention in developing the cultural competencies needed to serve the traditionally under-served populations of Los Angeles County and the state of California. Curriculum and program design will spring from collaboration between the community and the university. >>more

One Tribe Foundation and CSUDH Health and Human Services Collaborate to Empower Eritrea

When Dr. Paula Comstock, orthomolecular biochemistry and psychology, worked in the South Pacific islands in the early 1980s, she saw that at times, Western medicine and diets were not beneficial to the people there. “They had a wonderful diet and health regime for hundreds of years,” she notes, “but they had been swayed by companies who were presenting the message that these Western goods were better than what the original diet was, with things the people couldn’t actually afford and didn’t need".>>more

Joyce Lee Harper Memorial School of Nursing Scholarship

Joining together to memorialize the life of a caring and giving person, David Harper, his family and friends, established the Joyce Lee Harper Memorial School of Nursing Scholarship. “We wanted to honor the wonderful wife, mother and friend that Joyce was,” says Mr. Harper. “Also, During Joyce’s 4 1/2 year battle with ovarian cancer, she encountered many nurses who provided compassionate care. The scholarship is a way to pay tribute to nurses and nursing students who make a commitment to quality care in an oncology or hospice care setting,” adds Mr. Harper.>>more

Thinking About Making a Meaningful Career Change?

The School of Nursing in the College of Health and Human Services at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) is preparing to launch its new Master’s-level nursing program – the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) – in summer 2006. The CNL is a role option within the Master’s Program in nursing for individuals who already possess a bachelor’s degree in any field, who want to pursue a career in nursing. >>more

A Good Time Was Had By All

On October 9, 2005 the College of Health and Human Services celebrated its first semi-annual picnic for faculty and staff. At around 11 am CHHS employees began to descend upon a sleepy little park in Torrance. People brought culinary delights from around the world as side dishes reflected the diverse nature of the people who work in our College. Before long the charcoal was hot and the aroma tantalizing as a variety of meat was placed on the grill. >>more



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