Bad prognosis for CURES
Associate Professor of Health Education Ramon Castellblanch was quoted in a Sept. 24 Auburn Journal article about the CURES [Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System] program, which aims to ensure patients do not get multiple prescriptions for the same drug. "It's notoriously dysfunctional. It [CURES] is cumbersome and error prone," Castellblanch said. "Public health could handle it better than law enforcement, but California has gone the other way."
Focus on tenacity
Associate Professor of Raza Studies and Education Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies Jeff Duncan-Andrade spoke at the Excellence Through Equity conference about the role of educators in helping students deal with stress from physical violence, post-traumatic stress disorder, poverty, homelessness, racism, patriarchy and other circumstances. His remarks were reported by the Press Enterprise on Sept. 25. "We do this with young people all the time, we focus on their damaged petals, not their tenacity," Duncan-Andrade said. "How we choose to see the children we serve has a lot to do with how they do in your schools."
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