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MSHI Grad Julia Dickey Used Capstone Project to Help Those with Anxiety

Logan Grad Julia Dickey

Julia Dickey, MS (‘22) felt inspired during her Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) capstone project to research ways to help those suffering from anxiety. Because helping others is something Julia has always been passionate about, she became a nurse in 1995. After many years of experience, she decided to take time off to raise her children. Julia is planning to re-enter the workforce now that her youngest son has left for college. The capstone project topic was born out of a passion in technology. “One of my boys is really into technology, so I have gained a lot of technological knowledge …

Veteran Evan McBee Finds New Opportunities at Logan

Evan McBee, a veteran combat medic in the U.S. Army, always wanted to further his career in the medical field. A current undergraduate physician’s assistant student at Logan University, Evan is thankful that he can earn his degree from Logan on his own time. “I really like the asynchronous schedule and the trimester system,” Evan said. “I’m not one to prolong things if I can help it. I can get my degree at Logan in two and a half years, and I like that I can pair my lecture classes with my lab classes.” Once employed as a paramedic, Evan …

Sports Science & Rehab Student Sets Sights on Opening Training Gym

Master of Science in Sports Science & Rehabilitation student Victoriano Mesa has always been an active person, but it wasn’t until just a few years ago that he started his journey in powerlifting. “Sophomore year of college, I was working out at the rec center and someone asked me if I was on the powerlifting team. I had no idea what that even was,” said Victoriano. “I went to the powerlifting gym for a few weeks and really enjoyed it, so I decided to stick with it and see what I could do.” He didn’t originally plan to lift competitively …

MS-HI Student Ava Anderson’s Findings on Intimate Partner Violence and Telehealth

Ava Anderson is no stranger to technology, having a bachelor’s degree in mechatronics engineering, which combines mechanical, computer and electrical systems. To learn how to integrate that knowledge into the health field, she’s pursuing a Master of Science in Health Informatics (MS-HI) degree at Logan University. As far as her professional career following graduation in April 2022, she is keeping her options open but knows she wants to work in data analytics. Her recent capstone project, for example, focused on analyzing telehealth data as it relates to intimate partner violence (IPV). While IPV has always been an issue, telehealth is …

Pre-Health Club Supports Students Around the Globe as they Pursue Diverse Health Careers

Deciding to pursue a terminal degree can cause stress, anxiety and loneliness. A few Logan students experienced these emotions when applying for medical school. They founded the Pre-Health Club after realizing they could benefit from leaning on one another during this strenuous process. Logan’s first fully virtual organization, the Pre-Health Club was founded in the summer of 2021 to assist students interested in furthering their education after graduating. Emily Hoffman, founding member and current club president, is passionate about helping her fellow students near and far. “Online learning in such rigorous programs can get really lonely since you don’t get …

Dana Risher’s Path from Paramedic to Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Dana Risher has become comfortable caring for the human body after serving as a paramedic for 20 years. However, working 24-hour shifts has made it increasingly difficult for her to continue providing care for her family in their home state of California, so she decided to take the next step in her career. Dana earned her bachelor’s degree in kinesiological sciences from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the late 90s, and then obtained her certification in sports massage therapy and therapeutic massage. Although she enjoyed her volunteer work providing therapy to Olympic-level cyclers and swimmers, she wanted to …