DaVita Open House Features MIKE’s Work with Youth

DaVita Awards MIKE with check

(From left) MIKE Program Manager Kristin Dreves and MIKE President Cheryl Neal, MD, accept a check from DaVita Regional Operations Director Dan Pierson during DaVita’s MLK Dialysis Center Open House event on May 19, 2015.

DaVita’s new Portland MLK Dialysis Center opened this week with a festive event that included MIKE Program.… Read More »

STEM2Health Week with MIKE mentor Jaime Zelaya

MIKE mentor Jaime Zelaya guides youth through the process of measuring blood pressure.

While managing a daunting workload of medical school and doctoral research, Jaime Zelaya commits several hours each week with MIKE to mentor ninth graders at De La Salle North Catholic High School. Zelaya encourages his young mentees to actively advocate for health in their communities.

“I look forward to mentoring students to… Read More »

STEM2Health Week with MIKE mentor Angela Moukalled

MIKE mentor Angela Moukalled guides teens through a

Angela Moukalled is a MIKE mentor at De La Salle North Catholic High School. For Moukalled, mentoring a group of freshman can be challenging and rewarding. “It’s being able to grow with the program, as well as seeing those I mentor grow and learn,” says Moukalled.

Moukalled plans to complete medical training after she… Read More »

STEM2Health Week with MIKE mentor Alvin Trieu

MIKE mentor Alvin Trieu at Liberty High School.

Alvin is MIKE’s STEM2Health Wednesday All-star. Trieu is one of three mentors for MIKE’s new afterschool programming at Liberty High School in Hillsboro. Trieu, a math and science graduate of Portland State University (PSU), is continuing his studies in a graduate level program.

As Trieu prepares for medical school, has already… Read More »

STEM2Health Week with MIKE mentor Jessica Palacios

MIKE mentor Jessica Palacios

Jessica Palacios is MIKE’s STEM2Health Tuesday All-star. Palacios mentors for MIKE at Miller Education Center West, an alternative high school in Hillsboro.

Jessica is the first (but certainly not the last) of her family to pursue a higher education. She is currently enrolled at Pacific University, majoring in environmental… Read More »

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