“Practically every major or discipline can impact the healthcare ecosystem.”
Washington Square: The Stories of San Jose State University
“These devices are breakthrough, game-changers that are allowing more people better healthcare.”
“Healthcare is complicated. It’s important to learn about and understand healthcare before you need it.”
“We are experiencing a major shift in healthcare. Remember that you as the patient are the customer.”
“What’s broken in our system: economics and the economic-driven decisions many times go against clinical or quality-of-care decisions.”
“The healthcare industry is probably a couple of decades behind other industries in its use of technology.”
“Become the expert in whatever you need help with, because you need to be your own health advocate.”
“The healthcare programs at SJSU help students determine how they can impact broader behaviors to achieve sustainable change.”
“How do we provide better care to more people with limited resources?”
“Everybody should have access to health care.”
“There is an undocumented student community out there that could definitely benefit from a lot of the services I obtained.”
Every Friday—rain or shine—Mercy Egbujor leads the backpack medical team on its rounds in a battered van, frequently descending into hidden camps where unsanitary conditions provide a breeding ground for diseases such as tuberculosis and hepatitis.
Three Spartans who are part of the Paralympic movement, promoting its values of enabling and empowering athletes while challenging stereotypes and transforming attitudes about athletes with impairments.
As a young child, Professor Carlos Alberto Sanchez learned to cross geographic and cultural boundaries. As a professor, he says that it is his “responsibility to make sure that philosophy belongs to everyone.” Perhaps learning has no borders.
“We are trying to make the exploration of the unknown something that everyday people can do. It doesn’t take a science grant to see something no one ever has before.”
“Judy and I traveled a lot together. Now there’s going to be a nursing scholarship in our name that keeps the spirit of service alive.”
“I came away from SJSU knowing that if you want anything bad enough you can attain it. Nothing is impossible.”
“With a lot of the work we do, there’s this tension between the relationship of our bodies and place,” she says. “It’s a female-centered, feminist perspective. Most of our dresses have a large stature. They have a place in the world.”
Telling the stories of Spartans, remembering a grandmother’s sacrifice.