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Caption BulletThe Minority Biomedical Research Support Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement
(MBRS RISE)
program at CSU Dominguez Hills provides mentorship and development for underrepresented
students; more below

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Enrique Luna: Nursing Student Contributes to Emergency Medical Unit in Afghanistan

While many students in the School of Nursing are already working in the medical field as they earn their bachelor’s or master’s degree at California State University, Dominguez Hills, Enrique Luna is experiencing what will probably be the most challenging assignment. Capt. Luna, a registered nurse and CNOR (Certified Nurse, Operating Room) has been working at the Salerno Hospital in Afghanistan for the last nine months, where he has helped to provide aid, care, and treatment for wounded and sick United States and coalition troops as well as participating in humanitarian efforts by assisting cases that the local hospitals cannot handle.

Enrique Luna: Nursing Student Contributes to Emergency Medical Unit in Afghanistan
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Photo above: The Minority Biomedical Research Support Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (MBRS RISE) program at CSU Dominguez Hills provides mentorship and development for underrepresented students in biology, chemistry, physics and psychology. Pictured is the current MBRS RISE cohort and five new students for the 2009-10 academic year.

Back row, L-R: Renecia Watkins, senior, biochemistry; Thania Bogarin, senior, biology; Jorge Contreras, senior, biology; Juan Vega, senior, biology; Leah Fortson, junior, psychology; Steve Martinez, senior, chemistry; Sherica Bolden, senior, psychology; Danielle Ross, senior, biology; and Jazmyn Marquez, senior, biology/human services.

Front row, L-R: Brittney Parish, junior, psychology; Toyin Dunn, sophomore, biology; Esbeyde Garcia, junior, psychology; Fernando Martinez, junior, psychology; and Kumar Tiger, junior, microbiology

Courtesy of Tigress Briggs

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