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Researcher, students study malaria drug resistance

A manuscript by researchers from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Makerere University in Uganda, and Dominican University of California biologist Dr. Roland Cooper, which examines the sensitivity of malaria parasites to anti-malarial treatment, has been accepted for publication in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. The report is a culmination of a five-year study of drug-resistant malaria parasites from African children, who are the most at risk of dying from malaria.

Chemistry major begins fellowship to Nicaragua

Dominican junior chemistry major Jessica Hernandez, awarded a National Institutes of Health -- Minority Health International Research Trainee (MHIRT) fellowship through UC Berkeley’s Global Public Program, has arrived in Nicaragua.

OT students partner with first responders for research study

A master’s thesis research study by three Dominican occupational therapy students in partnership with first responders could potentially reduce falls and fall risks in older adults and has led to development of a community program with the Novato Fire Department to enhance fall prevention services for older adults living in the community.

Dominican partners with biotech firm for project

Dominican University of California has partnered with DesignMedix, a biotech startup with ties to Portland State University, for a three-year research project aimed at advancing a new type of anti-malarial drug.

Alissa and Briana Gumbs

Pre-med and Health Studies graduated seniors Alissa and Briana Gumbs, identical twins, came to Dominican and thrived with its four ideals: Study, Reflection, Community and Service.

Nursing student aspires to follow alumna's path

World traveling clinical nurse Ashley Ramirez ’06 met sophomore Megan Krage ’17 when Megan was 15 years and attending Camp Taylor, a summer camp supporting young people with congenital heart disease (CHD).

Bio Science graduate chooses UC Davis medical school

When Connor Haysbert ’14 received his admissions offer from the College of Medicine at the University of California Davis, he immediately contacted his former mentor, Dr. Maggie Louie, to share the wonderful news. Louie was not surprised to hear from him. This was his seventh medical school acceptance, and Connor had kept her up-to-date as the acceptances started to roll in.

Nursing professor's research focuses on patient safety

Research by Dominican University of California nursing professor Patricia Harris examines the accuracy of physiological monitor alarms in the intensive care unit. ICU monitors measure multiple physiological factors and trigger alarms when changes are detected in cardiac rhythm, respiratory rate, blood pressure, or other parameters. The long-term goal of Harris’ work is to increase patient safety.

Scientists identify plants that combat MRSA infections

With antimicrobial resistance (AMR) a continued threat to global public health, a recent study by Dominican University of California researchers has identified two plants commonly used in Native American remedies as having potential to treat antibiotic-resistant infections, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections.