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Cal State San Bernardino developing a Master of Science Physician Assistant program
Jan. 13, 2023

An interview featured Sonia Otte, the founding program director for Cal State San Bernardino’s new Master of Science Physician Assistant program, which will join the only two other public physician assistant programs in California.

The Inland Empire has just 35 primary care physicians per 100,000 patients– that’s half the recommended 60 to 80 primary care physicians per 100,000 patients.

Pending a successful accreditation review, the 27-month program will launch its first class of 40 students in August 2025.

“If, on average, our graduates saw 15 patients a day and even took four weeks of vacation each year, one PA could see 3,600 patients a year. And if you multiply that by 40, for the whole class, that's 144,000 patients a year that one program like ours could make that impact,” said Otte.

CSUSB professor participates in panel discussion on critical minerals in California
California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

Codi Lazar, associate professor of geological sciences, was a panelist in the presentation, “The Opportunity, Critical Minerals Research in CA,” at the Critical Minerals in California program, which took place Jan. 18 at UC Riverside’s Palm Desert campus. The day-long program focused on government-industry-academic partnerships in critical minerals, which are needed to make batteries and other devices used in the generation of green energy.

Hate crimes in Los Angeles spike 13% in two years
CBS Los Angeles
Jan. 18, 2023

Brian Levin, director of the CSUSB Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, said the latest crime statistics show that hate crimes have increased by 13% between 2021 and 2022, with incidents targeting the LBGTQ+ community, primarily anti-transgender individuals, up 53%, anti-Black incidents up 36% and anti-Semitic incidents up 24%. Jeff Nguyen reports.

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