Renal Hormones

Renal Hormone Video – Read the instructions below before you start.

1. Before You Watch the Video, define the following in a way that makes sense to you. Use your own words after looking them up.
Endocrine Gland
Stem Cell
Parathyroid Gland
Ca2+ Plasma

2. As you watch the video (use pause/play) Describe the step-by-step reactions that occur on the four biochemical pathways described in the video. Be sure to include the organs that are included. This is a step by step, what happens when and where question.

3. After the video, define the following hormones and enzymes.

Angiotensin I
Angiotensin II


Hello Wonderful Health Academy Student,
This is a unique experience and every student that has attended in the past has said very good things about it – some are even now studying to be dentists. It is also the kind of experience you can add to your resume or talk about in your “personal statement letter” for college. Please email me if you are interested in attending. They have agreed to hold 5 spots for health academy students. I will randomly select 5 students. If you tell me you want to go and you are selected, please go.. I don’t want one spot unused. That would not be fair to your colleagues.
Also, you don’t have to want to be a dentist to enjoy this. It’s a great way to spent the day.

If you want to go, email me now at and put the words “Dental Camp” in the subject line of the email. I would like to select students today so do this right away if you are interested.

**** Do not register if you want to go!!!!!!!!! I have 5 spots held and registration is closed. Let me know as per instructions above..!!!!!
**** Do not register if you want to go!!!!!!!!! I have 5 spots held and registration is closed. Let me know as per instructions above..!!!!!
**** Do not register if you want to go!!!!!!!!! I have 5 spots held and registration is closed. Let me know as per instructions above..!!!!!

Mr. McDowell
Galileo Health Academy

Dental Camp Flier FB-2

Dental Camp registration form

Muscle Anatomy I

Myology – Skeletal Muscle Contraction
By Armando Hasudungan

Important : For now, think of an action potential as a small electrical impulse
Before you watch the video define the following in a way that you understand it.
1. Skeletal muscle
2. Epimysium
3. Muscle Fascicle
4. Muscle Fiber
5. Sarcolema
6. Sacoplasmic Reticulum
7. Transverse Tubules (T Tubules)
8. Cisternae
9. Actin
10. Myocin

11. Sarcomere (Pictured Below)

1. From the video create a written step-by-step explanation of muscle contraction.
2. From the video create 5 questions that can be used on a quiz.
3. Recreate a drawing of the muscle with fascicles, fibers and myofibrils as shown in the video.
4. Recreate a drawing of the sarcomere as shown on the video.
5. Create an ongoing list of terms and their definition.

We will next explore Cross Bridging (When actin and myocin interact with each other to move (contract). Please enjoy the following video. It offers a wonderful visual.

Bones You Must Know

1. Mandible
2. Maxilla
3. Frontal Bone
4. Parietal Bone
5. Nasal Bone
6. Occipital
7. Zygomatic Bone
8. Temporal Bone
9. Sphenoid Bone
10. Carpals
11. Meta Carpals
12. Phalanges
13. Pubis
14. Ilium
15. Patella
16. Tibia
17. Fibula
18. Humerus
19. Manubrium
20. Sternum
21. Xiphoid Process
22. Tarsal
23. Metatarsals
24. Clavicle
25. Cervical Spine
26. Thoracic Vertebrae
27. Lumbar Spine
28. Sacrum
29. Coccyx
30. Ribs
31. Hyoid Bone
32. Ethmoid Bone
33. Atlas
34. Axis
35. Scapula

Perry Program for Females Interested in Science.

Hi Richard,

We’re very excited to announce an upcoming Perry Outreach Program on Saturday, January 23 at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in San Jose, CA. The Perry Outreach Program is a free, one-day, hands-on experience for high school and college-aged women who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering. Students will hear from women leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopaedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments.

We are now seeking applicants for our San Jose program. Participants should be women in grades 10 and up with an expressed interest in science, medicine and/or engineering. We would very much appreciate if you could pass this information along to any high school principals, high school science teachers or high school students you may know. Applicants should be directed to fill out our online application in advance of the Dec 22 application deadline.

Additional information can be found on our website:

The application may be accessed directly using the following link:

More information and a printable flyer for this event can be found here. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have. Again, we sincerely appreciate your help in identifying qualified applicants for our program.

All the best,

Manuela Restrepo, Program Coordinator


Hello Galileo Health Academy Seniors!

I hope your semester is going well!!! I received a message from some of you that you were concerned about your CCSF grades being entered to your high school transcript; however, I didn’t receive any emails. Just a reminder, because of my work, it is best to reach me by email which you should all have. If not, please save it now. From email, I will respond as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, I did not get the transcripts in my hand until a little bit later than when you submitted them and it is a time consuming process; however, I will have them all entered by Monday, October 26th.

I don’t think I received everyone’s CCSF transcript, but I will give a list of the ones I entered to Mr. McDowell next week, so he can review with you. Then you can let me know if you weren’t on the list by EMAIL (

Also, and VERY important, I can put your CCSF courses on your high school transcript; however, that is not enough for college admissions. You must also do the following on your own, but you can contact me if you need any help. Please review:

1. You should add the course(s) you took at CCSF to your college applications. Please visit your counselors for assistance.

2. Send your OFFICIAL CCSF transcript to the university you are interested or planning to attend. You can wait until you have been conditionally accepted, but if anyone is doing early decision, you should send sooner. Having the grades on your high school transcript, is NOT enough. Please review the handout attached to explain everything you should know about CCSF transcripts. The second handout is the one I shared before to help you log into WEB4 to access and send your official transcripts.

I hope this information helps. Please let me know if you have questions! Thank you!! : )

Mariana Chavez, M.A., PPSC
Head Counselor, Counseling, Post-Secondary Success, & Dual Enrollment

CPMC Internship Program

Dear Galileo Health Academy/CPMC Internship Applicants,

I am pleased to inform you that the following students have been selected to participate in the Galileo Health Academy(GHA)/CPMC Internship Program. All applicants were considered and all applicants did a wonderful job. A few students were not selected because of a summer schedule conflict. If your name is not on the list I will be happy to help you explore other options.

As an intern in the GHA/CPMC Summer Internship program you will be expected to:

– Abide by the schedule (Dates) of the internship

– Make the GHA/CPMC Internship daily schedule (the hours you are scheduled to be at the hospital) your top priority

– Abide by and follow all CPMC rules of conduct

– Work to maintain and develop a positive productive GHA community during your senior year. For example, if you have a free T.A. period you should give priority to the GHA – we sure can use your help and you can put it on a resume.

– Represent your name and the GHA to the best of your ability.


  1. Derrick Choi
  2. David Yu
  3. Harmony Huang
  4. Adan Meza
  5. Tina Xie
  6. Alice Ho
  7. Byron Flores
  8. Angelina Wu
  9. Daphney Xiao Yan Yu
  10. Danny Guan
  11. Denise Chen
  12. Tony Mai
  13. Anita Woo
  14. Wendy Guan
  15. Jia Jie Li
  16. Katy Wong
  17. Cheryl Liu
  18. Alice Wen
  19. Solangel Rostran
  20. Brandon Do

We have several thing you have to take care of over the next two weeks. More to come.

Richard McDowell

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