Rachel Seibert BSW '12 was called to medical social work — and to Randall Children’s Hospital — by personal experience. At 18, she was in an accident that nearly claimed her life. She was treated at Randall for more than two years by some of the same people who are, today, her colleagues.
Janelle Jones ’11, OT ’14 spends her days helping people find the way to a new life. As an occupational therapist at Oregon State Hospital, Jones works in the state-run psychiatric hospital’s Bridges program. That means she works primarily with individuals who have been found guilty-except-for-insanity in a criminal case and who are now preparing to transition out of a hospital setting.
Oral health affects the whole body — which is why Malea Johnson DHS ‘14 is integrating dental care with medical care for Colorado’s rural residents.
Class of 2017 PA students and faculty members celebrated National PA week by taking part in a number of community service initiatives.
Pacific alumna Mālia Purdy '11 finds her passion in public health, serving Native Hawaiians in her home state.
Liberal arts base led to successful career as healthcare lobbyist for James Matteucci '94.
Students and faculty provide insight into the Ebola virus, help the Vernonia Health Clinic move into its new location and assisted at the Youth Games Special Olympics Oregon.
Elder Care: New Online Gerontology Certificate Program Helps Healthcare Providers Serve Aging Population
In December 2011, Pacific conferred its first gerontology certificates to a class of interdisciplinary health professionals. Pacific's first online-only program, the gerontology certification is a spin-off of the School of Occupational Therapy and seeks to improve elder care.
The Round at Beaverton Central entered a new dimension as Pacific University showcased its newest full-service eye care center, one that features the world's first 3D performance eye clinic.