News: College of Health Sciences

ABC 10: Elk Grove college designated as public vaccination site

California Northstate University [CNU] announced its Elk Grove campus has been designated as one of the primary sites for COVID-19 vaccination for the public in the Sacramento region. The clinic will open to the public through appointment if you fall into Phase 1A on Jan. 15...

...selected because “its pharmacy students and interns are trained and certified to administer vaccines. It also has ultra-low temperature storage freezers required to preserve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine safely before use.”... [Read More]

Flu Vaccination for Homeless Individuals During the COVID-19 Pandemic

...COP students provided flu vaccinations for people living in the unsheltered community answering any questions they had about flu immunizations and other health concerns. This was an amazing learning opportunity for the students, who were humbled to learn more about the unique challenges this vulnerable population experiences on a daily basis... [Read More]

California Northstate University College of Pharmacy Ranks No. 4 in Statewide Licensing Exam

…California Northstate University (CNU) announced that its College of Pharmacy (COP) has been ranked No. 4 in the state in the recently published California State Board of Pharmacy report for passing rates on the latest California Practice Standards and Jurisprudence Examination for Pharmacists (CPJE).

The results demonstrate the effectiveness of new strategies for curriculum improvement and individual competency assessment. Passing the CPJE is one of the required components to practice as a pharmacist in the State of California… [Read More]

Another Voice: Adding hospital beds is critical to dealing with health crises

...The hospital bed shortage will not go away once Covid-19 is vanquished. The reality is that we need more hospital beds to meet future demand, keep pace with the region’s growing population and prepare for public health crises that will inevitably strike again. As leading epidemiologists and public health organizations point out, the coronavirus will not be the last pandemic. In fact, steadily growing global travel and commercial, cultural and political interdependence among nations will make the onset of new viruses impossible to avoid...[Read More]

The Fauci Effect: Medical schools in Sacramento area are reporting an uptick in applications

Medical school deans around the nation are seeing what they are calling the “Fauci Effect,” as the number of applications at their medical schools have skyrocketed to unprecedented levels, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges...

...Dr. Joseph Silva, dean of the medical school at California Northstate, has known Fauci since they were both fellows in the study of infectious diseases in 1969, back before it was a subspecialty...[Read More]

Elk Grove Tribune: CNU College of Medicine Donates Protective Medical Supplies

“…15,500 surgical masks, 100 goggles, 100 face shields, and gel sanitizers have been given to senior care facilities, the Elk Grove Food Bank, and Methodist Hospital of Sacramento. 7,500 of the masks are for senior care and residential facilities in Elk Grove, and 4,000 each will go to Methodist Hospital and Elk Grove Food Bank. The ceremony and pick up of the materials also observed social distancing practices…” [Read More]"


January 16, 2021 - Noon to 4pm
Rapid-Action Response for Education (RARE) for COVID-19 Immunization
Internet live CE event for Pharmacists, Physicians & Technicians
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Friday January 29, 2021 - 8am to 5pm
Virtual 2021 Annual CNU Research Symposium
Open to all CNU students, faculty, staff, residents, colleagues and collaborators.
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February 8, 2021 - 10am to 4pm
CNU College Blood Drive
Because of you, life doesn’t stop. #vitaltolife
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