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Explore the Optician Assistant Training program at PCC

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on May 03, 2021

There's a growing field in Portland that you've got to see to believe! No, really! At PCC you can get started in a career as an Optician Assistant after just one term in the Optician Assistant Training program. On the last day of class you can turn your resume in to a potential employer. 

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, institute for health professionals, Optician ABO

Experience + Expertise, Meet Your Instructor: Ian Rubin, MA, CPT, CHC

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 18, 2021

Ian Rubin is a wellness coach, founder of Wholeself Wellness LLC, coach educator and adjunct faculty member at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM). In addition, he teaches Nutritional Counseling Skills within the Functional Nutrition Program at PCC.

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Functional Nutrition

Experience + Expertise, Meet Your Instructor: Karen Davis, MS, CNS®

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 17, 2021

Meet Karen Davis, MS, CNS®, a clinical nutritionist who began her career in evidenced-based nutrition when she recognized the key role food choice plays in preventing many diseases.

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Functional Nutrition

How to Boost Immunity with Ayurveda and Yoga

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 05, 2021

by Instructor, Ann Wagoner

According to the ancients, there are many ways to boost immunity. By looking to the timeless wisdom of India in Ayurveda, the science of life, as well as to Yoga, we can find many simple practices to put in place. Yoga is much more than stretching, it is the union of the polarities of mind, body and consciousness that we can observe in the breath. In Ayurveda, the three pillars of health are: Food, Sleep and Self-Control. The food choices we make influence our health. We can let food to be our medicine. A healthy sleep routine promotes rest, rejuvenation and the removal of wastes from the body. Self-Control (Brahmacharya) is an aspect of health that is often overlooked.

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, institute for health professionals, Ayurveda, Yoga

Meet Your Instructor: Yashodhan “Yash” Khajanchee

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on January 29, 2021

Meet Your Instructor: Yashodhan “Yash” Khajanchee, M.B.B.S., MS, MCR
Yash Khajanchee was born in India, where he went to Medical School and completed his training in general surgery in 1996. In 1999, he was offered a research fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at Legacy Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery in Portland, Oregon.

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Clinical Research

Meet Your Instructor: Earnest Kim

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 11, 2020
Earnest Kim, Ph.D is an instructor in the Interpersonal Neurobiology program at the Institute for Health Professionals. He teaches Science of Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB).
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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Interpersonal Neurobiology

Understanding Herbalism in Ayurveda with KP Khalsa

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 10, 2020

KP Khalsa is one of North America's foremost experts on holistic medicine and Ayurveda, and he recently spoke with team members at Portland Community College's Integrative Healthcare program. His programming offers rigorous learning for those interested in a holistic approach to complement the use of herbs for treating bodies and minds.

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Topics: Healthcare, institute for health professionals

Benefits of the Fundamentals of Clinical Research Course

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on November 25, 2020

Kinjal Mistry was trained in pharmacy and pharmacology in India before moving to the United States in 2019. Mistry sought an affordable path to using her past training paired with a deep interest in research. She discovered an outlet for both passions with PCC's Clinical Research program. We recently sat down with her to learn more about her experience - you can learn more about her journey below! 

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Clinical Research

No Behavior is Maladaptive

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on November 25, 2020

There is no such thing as maladaptive.

No. Behavior. Is. Maladaptive.

Sure, there are LOTS of behaviors that have pretty big negative consequences… for ourselves and others.

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Topics: Healthcare, Interpersonal Neurobiology

The Origins of the Clinical Research Program: Seeing a Need and Filling It

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on November 23, 2020

Developing new programs at Portland Community College's Institute for Health Professionals requires understanding the needs of Portland’s health industry. One particular area of the industry experiencing high turnover, expensive training, and a lack of qualified applicants: clinical researchers and clinical research assistants. The IHP team went to work and built its online clinical research program, offered during the spring. 

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Topics: Healthcare, Clinical Research

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