2013 Past Happenings
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing faculty, students and scholars continually participate in lectures, speaker series, symposiums and other special events that reflect the school's vision and mission to transform health care through nursing education and research. The list below is a sample of the breadth of such activities in 2013. Click here to view the current year's happenings.
Dec. 19 — Nurse practitioner student speaks at Asian American Parent Association event
Rachel Wu, a master’s degree nurse practitioner student at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, spoke as a panelist at the Asian American Parent Association information session “Road to College and Career” in Cupertino, Calif. She discussed what high school students and their parents can do now to prepare for a career in nursing. As a new nurse practitioner student, she also informed parents and students about the different career avenues for a nurse. Approximately 300 high school students and parents attended the evening session. The Asian American Parent Association focuses on providing an enriched learning environment for elementary, middle and high school students.
December — Master’s-degree student earns award for health education website
Donn Kropp, a master’s-degree leadership student at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, was the recipient of a 2013 Web Health Merit Award for his medical and health education website, CLICKPLAY Continuing Education University. CLICKPLAY was chosen from more than 300 entries. The website offers high-quality, accredited continuing education for nurses, certified nursing assistants and other health professionals. Web Health Awards is organized by the Health Information Resource Center, a national organization for professionals who work in consumer health fields. The goal of the Web Health Awards is to recognize quality digital health resources for consumers and health professionals.
Dec. 18-19 — Doctoral candidate presents at health policy and informatics conference and publishes article in medical journal
Katherine Kim, a doctoral candidate at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, presented “Patient Informed Governance of Distributed Research Networks: Results and Discussion from Six Patients” at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2013 Annual Symposium in Washington D.C. AMIA’s mission is to provide leadership and education about health-care data maintenance through current research and assist with utilizing informatics tools. She also published the article “Data Governance Requirements for Distributed Clinical Research Networks: Triangulating Perspectives of Diverse Stakeholders” in the December issue of the Journal of American Medical Informatics, the peer-reviewed journal for those in the field of biomedical research and health informatics. Kim’s research examines current governance of distributed research networks (DRNs) that includes assessment of quality, privacy and ethics from the perspectives of health-care professionals and patients. Click here to read Kim's journal article.
Dec. 13 — Senior-care provider blog features School of Nursing senior director
Senior Director for Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Clinical Education and Practice at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Debra Bakerjian, discusses long-term care facilities for aging populations with ElderBranch, an online information resource for evaluating and selecting senior residence facilities. The interview focuses on Bakerjian’s research paper, “Applying the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Circle of Success to Improving and Sustaining Quality,” which delves into the strategies to implement quality improvement practices in long-term care, particularly in nursing homes. The ElderBranch blog provides research, analysis and expert interviews on matters relating to the elderly. Click here to read the full interview.
Dec. 13 — School of Nursing professor speaks at College Assistance Migrant Program seminar
Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, a professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, participated in a panel discussion at a College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Scholars Internship Program seminar. The session, “Obamacare in the Community,” was part of a half-day health-care focused seminar for college students who come from migrant and seasonal farm worker backgrounds. Students in the CAMP Scholars Internship Program work part-time and attend a monthly seminar on various topics. The program places students in government, business and nonprofit organizations to prepare them for future leadership positions. De Leon Siantz is an affiliated faculty member with the Migration and Health Research Center, a collaboration between the UC Davis and UC Berkeley campuses, that is dedicated to conducting research to improve the health of migrant populations in California and around the globe.
Dec. 4-5 — Assistant professor presents at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation national meeting
Elena O. Siegel, an assistant professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, presented her current research at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars 2013 National Meeting in Princeton, N.J. Her research examines the importance of organizational and workforce quality commitment in long-term health care settings. Siegel’s research is funded by a 2011, three-year, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar award, which is a program to develop national leaders in academic nursing through career development awards for outstanding junior faculty.
Dec. 4 — Doctoral candidate presents at International Diabetes Federation conference in Australia
Deborah Greenwood, a doctoral candidate at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, presented the poster “Telehealth Remote Monitoring Interventions Incorporating Key Elements of Structured Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose and Impact on A1C” at the International Diabetes Federation World Congress in Melbourne, Australia. She also presented “Enhancing Patient care and Self-management with e-Health,” which examined the effect of telehealth on type 2 diabetes self-management support. The International Diabetes Federation is an umbrella organization of more than 200 national diabetes associations in countries around the world. The mission of the federation is to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide through research, education, advocacy and policy.
Nov. 23 — Assistant adjunct professor honored for her community-based social activism
Jann Murray-Garcia, an assistant adjunct professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, received the Fannie Lou Homer Social Activist Award from the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Sacramento Chapter. Murray-Garcia was recognized for her work as an educator and community activist for local high school students. She partnered with Youth in Focus, an organization that trains young people how to conduct research, and guided students in the production of a documentary film on the effects of racism in community. The documentary project led Murray-Garcia to develop a research-based course on social justice that meets university requirements at a Sacramento high school. The Coalition is an organization that advocates on behalf of women of colour through national and local actions that promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment.
Nov. 20-23 — School of Nursing dean and faculty member present at Annual Gerontological Society of America Scientific Meeting
School of Nursing Associate Vice Chancellor for Nursing and Dean Heather M. Young and Assistant Professor Elena O. Siegel presented “A Systems Analysis of the Factors that Contribute to the Preparation of Nursing Home Administrators” at the 66th Annual Gerontological Society of America’s Scientific Meeting in New Orleans. Siegel and Young analyzed nursing home administrators’ (NHA) experiences with formal training programs and employer support. They provided direction to improve future NHA training programs. Siegel also presented “Trait Routinization and Adaptation to Continued-Care Retirement Communities Among Older Adults in Israel.” Her research assesses the impact of adapting to a new living environment for older adults in association with certain personality traits. Perry Gee, a doctoral candidate at the School of Nursing, also presented his research, “Using Personal Health Records for Self-Management Support: Perceptions of the Chronically Ill Adult,” at the conference. Gee’s focus is the assessment of the use of electronic personal health records by patients to manage chronic illness as well as its effectiveness to improve patient-provider communication. The Gerontological Society of America’s mission is to promote, support and advocate for aging education by disseminating gerontological research knowledge to researchers, educators and practitioners.
Nov. 16-20 — Two School of Nursing authors recognized by AMIA
The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recently named two UC Davis authors as annual Distinguished Papers nominees. From the slate of candidate papers recommended by the Annual Symposium Scientific Program Committee, the Awards Committee will recognize up to five notable and distinguished papers at the Annual Symposium, Nov. 16-20. Associate Professor Tae Youn Kim collaborated with three other researchers to publish “Collaborative Development and Maintenance of Health Terminologies.” Doctoral candidate Kathy Kim worked with a team of San Francisco State University researchers to publish “Patient Informed Governance of Distributed Research Networks: Results and Discussion from Six Patient Focus Groups.”
Nov. — Doctoral candidate participates in diabetes panel discussions
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing doctoral candidate Deborah Greenwood participated in a panel discussion at the Advocacy Collaboration Conference in La Quinta, Calif. The discussion, hosted by the American Association for Diabetes Educators, focused on future opportunities for health-care professionals to collaborate to reduce the burden of diabetes in California. At the conference, Greenwood also participated in Step Out; Walk to Stop Diabetes, a diabetes research fundraising event organized by the American Diabetes Association. On Nov. 20 Greenwood presented “Diabetes Prevention in the Real World” as part of a webinar hosted by the American Association for Diabetes Educators Public Health Communities of Interest forum. The discussion focused on continued lifestyle coach training to diabetes educators as part of the Diabetes Prevention Program, a National Institutes for Health funded clinical research trial.
Nov. 14 — School of Nursing visiting professor presents at Magic in Teaching conference
Molly Courtenay, a visiting professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, presented “Enhancing Inter-professional Working” at the Magic in Teaching 2013 Conference in Irvine, Calif. The conference, sponsored by the University of San Francisco, the California Institute for Nursing and Health Care and the California Simulation Alliance, promotes interprofessional education to advance health care, expand clinical practice and identify innovative strategies in curricula.
Nov. 9 — Assistant adjunct professor honored for her commitment to social justice and racial equality
Jann Murray-Garcia, an assistant adjunct professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, was honored at the Vanguard Court Watch 3rd Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony as the Vanguard Activist of the Year for her community involvement promoting social justice and racial equality in Davis, Calif. The Vanguard Court Watch monitors the court system for flaws which might lead to wrongful convictions or length sentences. It is an offshoot of the Davis Vanguard, an independent news site focused on local political issues. The organization offers an annual dinner and fundraiser event to present awards to individuals and organizations that made significant contributions to social justice in the area of judicial and legal reform. Click here to read the article.
Nov. 1-2 — School of Nursing doctoral student presents at oncology conference
Robin Whitney, a doctoral student at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, presented “Mental Health Outcomes in U.S. Adult Cancer Survivors” at the American Society for Clinical Oncology Quality Symposium in San Diego, Calif. Whitney’s research examines the prevalence of mental health needs and assesses recent improvement in mental health care for individuals with cancer compared to other groups. The American Society for Clinical Oncology promotes and provides, research, education, prevention and delivery of high-quality cancer-patient care for oncology professionals through funding from the Conquer Cancer Foundation.
Nov. 1-3 — Doctoral candidates present at Wireless Health 2013 Conference
School of Nursing doctoral candidates Sheridan Miyamoto and Katherine Kim presented at the Wireless Health 2013 Conference at the John Hopkins University, in Baltimore.The mission of the Wireless Health Conference is to provide a quality academic, health and industrial research forum to accelerate the development and adoption of new technologies for improving health and lowering costs. Miyamoto presented “Accurate Energy Expenditure Estimation Using Smartphone Sensors.” Kim presented “Policy Framework for Clinical Data Exchange in a Distributed Research Network.” In addition, Kim was awarded a travel grant from the National Science Foundation to attend the conference and present her work. She also received a travel grant from the Agency for Health Research and Quality to attend the Nov. 16 Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH) 2013 in Washington, D.C.
Nov. — Visiting professor publishes article in a health-workforce policy journal
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Visiting Professor Molly Courtenay, UC Davis School of Medicine Professor David Dawson and Southern Cross University Professor Susan Nancarrow published “Interprofessional Teamwork in the Trauma Setting: A Scoping Review” in the journal Human Resources for Health. Because approximately 70 to 80 percent of health-care errors are due to poor team communication and understanding, Courtenay, Dawson and Nancarrow examined 24 published articles from January 2000 to April 2013. The team concluded errors occur primarily as a result of system failure rather than the action of an individual. In order to improve patient safety, they recommend changes in teamwork practices. Human Resources for Health is a peer-reviewed journal focused on research in health-workforce policy, the health labor market and health-workforce practice. Click here to read the full article.
Oct. — Doctoral student honored for work to reduce health disparities for African-American children
Holly Thurston, a doctoral student at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, was recently honored by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors for her exceptional work with the Blue Ribbon Commission. The Blue Ribbon Commission was established in 2011 by Supervisor Phil Serna to assess and reduce disproportionate African-American child deaths compared to other populations in Sacramento County. In May, the Commission released their findings. Click here to read the full report.
Oct. 31 — Dean Young provides keynote address at Southern California nursing conference
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis Dean Heather M. Young provided the keynote address at the 18th Annual Joint Southern California Chapters Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Odyssey Conference 2013, “Voices of Nurses: Past, Present and Future.” The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. Each year, 14 Southern California chapters together plan the educational conference to provide an avenue for dissemination of research, clinical, and educational topics; utilize role models to encourage excellence in students and colleagues of nursing; increase networking opportunities and promote collegiality among local chapters.
Oct. 23 —School of Nursing student presents at Sutter Health heart health conference
Ann Doherty, a master's-degree leadership student at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, presented “My Sweet Heart: Diabetes and Heart Disease” at the 2013 8th Annual Goggio Heart Conference offered by Sutter Health Medical Foundation. Doherty provided Sutter Health medical and nursing staff with current research and recommendations for prevention and treatment of diabetes and heart disease. The conference is an annual event sponsored by the Goggio family to provide continuing education to health professionals on cardiac-related issues.
Oct. 23 — Doctoral candidates present webinar for the American Association of Diabetes Educators
School of Nursing doctoral candidates Deborah Greenwood and Perry Gee presented “Exploring the E-patient Phenomenon in Diabetes Education” in a webinar hosted by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Greenwood and Gee discussed the emergence of the diabetes e-patient phenomenon as well as opportunities for health professionals to provide patient support with online resources. The mission of the American Association of Diabetes Educators is to provide health-care professionals with the knowledge and skills to deliver quality diabetes education, management and support for all people living with diabetes.
Oct. 21 — School of Nursing representatives speak to high school students at a Nursing Career Day
Faculty and a student from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis met with students during Nursing Career Day at Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School. Kupiri W. Ackerman-Barger, assistant adjunct professor, Jann Murray-Garcia, assistant adjunct professor, and Jose Pares-Avila, assistant clinical professor, participated in a panel session. Tami Cisneros, a master’s-degree leadership student, and student representatives from Sacramento City College also attended the event. Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School offers students the opportunity to experience many health-care careers while still in high school.
Oct. 17 — Two nursing faculty recognized with American Academy of Nursing award
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Dean Heather M. Young and Assistant Professor Elena O. Siegel received the Nursing Outlook 2013 Award for Excellence in Practice for their article “Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Geriatrics: Advancing Health for Older Adults.” The Nursing Outlook Editorial Board provides the annual award to recognize authors of journal articles for a research article judged to be timely and relevant to contemporary nursing practice or research with findings that have significant impact practice. Nursing Outlook is the peer-reviewed journal for the American Academy of Nursing. The award was presented at the academy’s 40th annual meeting and conference in Washington, D.C.
Oct. 11 — School of Nursing student presents at UC Davis Health System trauma nursing symposium
Paula Green, a Master of Science – Leadership student, presented “Mass Casualty Incidents and the Sacramento System” at UC Davis Health System’s Trauma Nursing Update 2013 Symposium. The purpose of the symposium is to provide trauma nurses with current information related to caring for critically ill trauma patients and an overview of the trauma care system. Green is an emergency department nurse with UC Davis Health System.
Oct. 10 – School of Nursing doctoral candidate discusses online diabetes support networks
Deborah Greenwood, a doctoral candidate at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, participated in the online discussion "Educating Educators about the Diabetes Online Community" with Tu Diabetes, a diabetes support social networking website. Greenwood is a certified diabetes educator and a clinical nurse specialist, board certified in advanced diabetes management. Her dissertation research evaluates the feasibility and impact of the telehealth remote monitoring intervention for average blood glucose tests in persons with type 2 diabetes, utilizing self-monitoring blood glucose testing. Greenwood's research interests involve the use of health information technology to increase patient access to and improve the quality of diabetes education. She promotes collaboration between diabetes educators, e-patients and the Diabetes Online Community. Click here for more information and to listen to the interview.
Oct. 5 – Associate dean honored by Yale School of Nursing
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Associate Dean for Academics Debbie Ward was one of 90 alumni honored at the Yale School of Nursing’s 90th Anniversary Nurses Banquet. Ward’s nursing career was launched at the Yale School of Nursing where she graduated from a prelicensure program in 1977 and later served as an instructor at the school and a family nurse practitioner at Yale-New Haven Hospital’s Primary Care Center. The selected 90 nurses include past Yale School of Nursing deans, political influencers and nursing pioneers in research, scholarship and health care. Each of the selected nurses displayed exceptional achievements in their nursing work since their graduation from the school.
Oct. 1, 2013 – School of Nursing dean, professor speak at AARP public policy event
Two Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing researchers participated in the expert panel discussion, “Identifying the Needs of the Multicultural Family Caregiver: What Does Research Say?” at an AARP Public Policy Institute Innovation Roundtable event. Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean Heather M. Young moderated the discussion and Assistant Professor Carolina Apesoa-Varano served as a panelist. The session was part of the day-long event, “Raising the Visibility: Identifying the Needs of Multicultural Family Caregivers,” at the Pew Charitable Trusts Conference Center in Washington, D.C. The various experts met to discuss the challenges of multicultural family caregivers and identify related policy concerns, research needs and best practices. The Public Policy Institute is the focal point of public policy research, analysis and development at AARP. The institute’s staff design policies that create significant impact to improve economic security, health care and quality of life.
September 2013 – Nursing professor examines impact of health reform measures for Latino immigrant women
Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, a professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, recently published the article, “The Health Status of Latino Immigrant Women in the United States and Future Health Policy Implications of the Affordable Care Act” in the September issue of Global Advances in Health and Medicine. Siantz — along with co-authors Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Postdoctoral Fellow Tasha Peart, Xochitl Castaneda, Viola Benavente and Emily Felt — review the impact of the Affordable Care Act to Mexican-born women living in the United States. A guest editorial by Siantz, “Feminization of Migration: A Global Health Challenge,” was also featured in the same issue. The editorial discusses the continuing disadvantages of women immigrants by race/ethnicity, status as non-nationals and gender inequalities. Read the article here.
Sept. 27, 2013 – Master’s-degree student’s continuing health-education website featured at conference in Redding, Calif.
Donn Kropp, a first-year Master of Science – Leadership student at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, begins his studies with several recent achievements for his health care and human services website, CLiCKPLAY Continuing Education University. CLiCKPLAY was featured as one of 12 innovative businesses at Game Changers: We’re All In conference, which presented companies that exemplified entrepreneurial success. Earlier this year, Kropp’s creative excellence for his continuing health-education video classes was honored at the Communicator Awards for online video distinction. The Communicator Awards give recognition to distinguished communications and marketing companies. Kropp also received a REAL Award in 2012, presented by Frontline Health Workers Coalition and Save the Children Foundation, where he met former President Bill Clinton. REAL Awards acknowledges the accomplishments of health workers globally.
September 2013 – School of Nursing student is featured in policy video to promote improved air quality
Phillip Bautista, a doctoral student at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, traveled to Washington D.C. in May as one of 117 Clean Air Ambassadors to participate in the 50 States United for Healthy Air campaign. The initiative was formed by Earthjustice, an environmental protection organization to petition elected officials about the importance of improving air quality in the United States. Earthjustice posted a video, which highlights Bautista’s campaigning experiences in Washington D.C. Bautista, a nurse working in California’s Central Valley, provides his clinical and personal observations of how poor air quality impacts the health of Californians and the importance of developing clean air. Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law organization dedicated to preserving nature, natural resources, wildlife and the right of all people to a healthy environment. Click here for more information and to watch the video.
Sept. 26, 2013 – School of Nursing researchers present at Latino Aging Research Resource Center conference
Heather M. Young, associate vice chancellor for nursing and dean of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, presented “Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and LARRC: Collaborations and Synergies” at the UC Davis Latino Aging Research Resource Center (LARRC) conference. School of Nursing Professor Mary Lou de Leon Siantz participated in the panel discussion “Advancing Cognitive and Caregiver Health for Older Latinos at UC Davis.” This year’s conference theme, “Transforming Health for Older Latinos in the 21st Century,” was designed to provide an overview of LARRC, promote upcoming research opportunities, highlight the work of the center’s scholars and explore opportunities for enhancing the health of older Latinos. Young is co-director for LARRC and Professor de Leon Siantz is a member of the organization’s investigator development team, which identifies and supports Latino aging health researchers.
Sept. 24-25 – Dean Young provides expert advice for AAMC panel
Heather M. Young, associate vice chancellor for nursing and dean of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, participated in an Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) panel discussion in Washington, D.C., with eight nationally recognized health-care experts. Young is the only nurse scientist on the panel. Other panelists include medical deans and academic health system leaders. The New and Shifting Research Models Expert Panel is one of three panels exploring methods in biomedical research and ways in which institutions can better capture the full value of research and ultimately account for investments in the medical research enterprise. The three panels make up the AAMC Research Evaluation Initiative and together they will develop a report with recommendations. The initiative was launched to address the need to better communicate the quality, productivity and appropriateness of research investments.
Sept. 14 and 23, 2013 – School of Nursing doctoral candidate presents brain injury neuroscience research at two conferences
Lori Kennedy Madden, a doctoral candidate at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, presented “Effects of Body Temperature Alterations Following Traumatic Brain Injury” at two neuroscience conferences. Madden’s research examines the association between body temperature and neurologic effects among individuals who experience traumatic brain injury. Her first presentation took place Sept. 14 at the World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses conference in Gifu, Japan. The World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses is an international neuroscience nursing organization dedicated to the promotion and development of neuroscience nursing throughout the world. Madden then presented the article at a Sept. 23 University of California Brain Injury Research Center Neurotrauma Meeting in Santa Barbara, Calif. The purpose of the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center is to maintain a traumatic brain injury clinical science program with the research goal of applying knowledge obtained from scientific studies toward understanding the neurobiology of human traumatic brain injury and to develop effective therapies for head injury patients.
Sept. 16-19, 2013 – Doctoral student presents at electronic health record conference
Rayne Soriano, doctoral student at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and manager of nurse informatics at Kaiser Permanente Health System, presented three lectures at the 2013 Epic: Users Group Meeting. His first presentation, “Ambulatory Nursing in the Health-Care Enterprise,” highlighted the importance of technology to facilitate ambulatory care and improve communication between health-care providers and patients. Soriano’s second presentation, “Informatics Leadership Competencies,” addressed the importance of electronic health record leadership understanding and the methods to achieve successful electronic record system adoption. His third presentation, “Kaiser Permanente SmartCare,” provided an overview of the current state of technology integration and informatics at Kaiser Permanente. He outlined the hospital’s new SmartCare strategy which is aimed at easing technological burdens and improving ease of access and operation for nurses. Epic provides ambulatory electronic medical record software and technical support to medical groups, hospitals and academic institutions.
Sept. 18-21, 2013 – School of Nursing assistant clinical professor chairs panel at Gay and Lesbian Medical Association conference
Jose Pares-Avila, assistant clinical professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, chaired a panel, “The Post Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell VA: Innovative Health and Social Support Interventions to Support LGBT Veterens,” at the 2013 Gay and Lesbian Medical Association: Health Professionals Advancing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Equality conference in Denver. The purpose of the workshop was to provide tools to gay and lesbian veteran health-care providers to improve quality of care and service to their patients. Pares-Avila’s presentation at the workshop, “A Pilot of Group Medical Visits with HIV-positive Veterans,” highlights an innovative method of increasing a provider’s interaction with HIV-positive gay and bisexual patients called, shared medical appointments. WIth this method, health-care providers see multiple patients at one time. The mission of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association’s annual conference is to educate health-care providers and students about the health needs of LGBT patients and the unique challenges faced by LGBT health-care providers.
September 2013 – School of Nursing doctoral candidates’ article is one of the top published papers in Nursing Outlook magazine in 2012
School of Nursing doctoral candidates Perry Gee, Deborah Greenwood, Katherine Kim and Susan Perez were recognized by ScienceDirect as having one of the Top 25 downloaded papers published in the journal Nursing Outlook in 2012. Their article, “Exploration of the e-Patient Phenomenon in Nursing Informatics,” examines patients’ use of internet technology to acquire health information in order to develop the most effective health information systems for e-patients. ScienceDirect is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals, including Nursing Outlook. Nursing Outlook is the official journal of both the American Academy of Nursing and the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science.
Sept. 9-12 – Dean Young presents at western geriatric conferences
Associate Vice Chancellor for Nursing and Dean Heather M. Young served as an expert panel member and keynote speaker at two western regional conferences. She provided the keynote session, “Transitions in the Nursing Home Setting,” at the Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference, presented by the Geriatrics Division of the University of Utah School of Medicine. At the same conference, which ran Sept. 9-10, she also served as a panelist with another nurse and two physicians for the session, “Transition Between Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility.” At the University of Washington Working Together for Elder Friendly Futures, Sept. 11-12, Young participated in a session focusing on health disparities and spoke about addressing the needs of access-to-care issues for older and rural populations.
August 26, 2013 – School of Nursing professor delivers keynote speech at nursing conference in Ireland
Jeri L. Bigbee, adjunct professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, delivered the keynote speech, “Promoting the Health of the Population,” at the International Public Health Nursing Conference, in Galway, Ireland. Bigbee encouraged the international community to remain aware of nurses’ roles while planning systems in order to reach the recommended nurse-to-population ratio. Her current research investigates the importance of nurse-to-population ratios in healthy communities. The purpose of the International Public Health Nursing Conference is to provide nurses, nurse educators and midwives worldwide the opportunity to share information and promote improved patient outcomes.
August 2013 – School of Nursing Associate Dean appointed to prestigious NIH subcommittee
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis Associate Dean for Research and Professor Jill G. Joseph was recently appointed chairperson of the Health, Behavior and Context Subcommittee of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Initial Review Group (NICHD) for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Health, Behavior and Context Subcommittee addresses issues such as the relationships among health, health-related behavior, and environmental processes, conditions, and contexts; the effects of policy, neighborhood, community, school, cultural, parenting and family influences on individual health, health-related behaviors, and health disparities; health conditions and behaviors such as fitness, risky sexual behavior, substance use, violence, treatment-seeking, and adherence; health promotion, disease and injury prevention, health communication and education; and access to, and use and delivery of, health services. The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development conducts and supports laboratory research, clinical trials and epidemiological studies that explore health processes. Joseph has been a member of the Health, Behavior and Context Subcommittee since 2006.
August 7, 2013 – Doctoral candidates present e-patient diabetes self-management to diabetes educators
Deborah Greenwood and Perry Gee, doctoral candidates at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, presented “The e-Patient Revolution: Personal Health Records and Diabetes Self-Management,” at the 13th annual American Association of Diabetes Educators Meeting and Exhibition in Philadelphia. The organization’s mission is to improve diabetes care through educating diabetes professionals. Greenwood and Gee’s doctoral article discusses how certified diabetes educators work with e-patients to support diabetes self-management to achieve improved health outcomes. Their focus is to promote increased online access to diabetes information, including patient personal health records, to improve diabetes self-management. Greenwood is a diabetes program coordinator and clinical nurse specialist with Sutter Health and Gee is the dean of continuing studies at Simpson University in Redding, Calif. Click here for more information.
July 17, 2013 - Master’s — leadership student honored with DAISY Award
Monica Miller, a nurse at UC Davis Health System and a M.S. – Leadership student at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, earned a DAISY Award for the care she and another nurse provided to a patient in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. Under Miller’s leadership, the patient’s last wish of going outside was granted. On both work days and her days off, Miller coordinated the transportation of several medical devices, sought physician approval and gathered the patient’s family for the event. The patient passed away two days after his wish was fulfilled. DAISY Award recipients are registered nurses who exemplify nursing values: extraordinary compassion, courage and integrity. The UC Davis Medical Center Daisy Foundation Committee recognizes one nurse per month with a ceremony where the nurse receives a certificate, a DAISY Award lapel pin and the hand-carved sculpture, A Healer’s Touch. Click here to read more about the DAISY Award.
July 1, 2013 - Nursing doctoral candidate elected AADE president
Deborah Greenwood, a doctoral candidate at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, was recently elected as the 2014 President-Elect for the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). As president-elect, she will serve a one-year term and then serve as president in 2015. Additionally, AADE also named Greenwood a 2013 AADE Fellow. AADE fellows make up a distinguished group of less than 50 diabetes educators recognized for outstanding contributions to diabetes education through clinical practice, research, education or health policy. Greenwood is a diabetes clinical nurse specialist at Sutter Medical Foundation in Roseville. A member of the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Doctor of Philosophy Class of 2014, her research focuses on telehealth monitoring intervention combined with blood glucose self-monitoring and nurse-care coordination.
June 1, 2013 – Ph.D. student leads nursing informatics subgroup for national education reform initiative
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Doctoral Student Rayne Soriano was selected to lead the subgroup of nursing informatics for the national Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) Initiative. Soriano will work within the national organization to guide the adoption and education of technology. The aim of the 10-year initiative is to identify information and knowledge management best practices and effective technology capabilities for nurses. The initiative has over 1,500 nurses working to bridge the health-care quality gap with information technology. Soriano is a manager of nursing informatics at Kaiser Permanent’s Care and Delivery Business Information Office. The focus of his dissertation is the technology gap between how systems are used and designed for nurse managers. Click here for more information about TIGER.
May 31, 2013 – Postdoctoral scholar honored for her contributions to nursing academics
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Postdoctoral Fellow Hermine Poghosyan was awarded the Graduate Program Book Award for Academic Excellence in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Jacqueline Fawcett, chairperson of the Department of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Boston, presented the award to Poghosyan during the 2013 University of Massachusetts Boston Graduate Studies Spring Convocation Awards Ceremony. Poghosyan, one of three merit-based awardees within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, was nominated by committee members within the college. She is a doctoral graduate of the Health Policy Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her dissertation is “Racial Disparities in Health-Related Quality of Life Following Lung Cancer Surgery.”
May 31, 2013 – Doctoral student inducted into Marin Justice League All Stars
Legal Aid of Marin named Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Doctoral Student Rocio “Cio” Hernandez one of four 2013 Marin Justice League Inductees/All Stars citing her commitment to the community as a compelling factor. The Legal Aid of Marin website says “whether through her work in the Bi-National Health Week, client referrals or contributions to Medical Legal Partnership programs, Cio improves Marin every step of the way.” The 55th anniversary celebration was a way for volunteers, staff, sponsors and collaborators to celebrate the years of service to help others access justice in the county.
May 22, 2013 – Doctoral candidate discusses smoking cessation via webinar
Deborah Greenwood, a doctoral candidate at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, joined a panel of experts to discuss Medi-Cal incentives to quit smoking via webinar. Her topic, “Utilizing Medical Assistants and the Electronic Medical Record to implement Ask. Advise. Refer.,” provided real life examples of how to integrate tobacco cessation into clinical practice. The Medi-Cal Incentives to Quit Smoking project seeks to motivate members who smoke to quit through Ask. Advise. Refer. The initiative offers cessation support services through a variety of nonprofit and state organizations and departments.
May 20, 2013 – School of Nursing researchers discover variations in long-term care Director of Nursing roles
Two Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing faculty members, Assistant Professor Elena O. Siegel and Associate Vice Chancellor for Nursing and Dean Heather M. Young, published an article in the journal, Policy, Politics and Nursing Practice. In their article, “Managing Up, Down, and Across the Nursing Home: Roles and Responsibilities of Directors of Nursing,” Siegel and Young discussed the variations in roles of nursing directors at long-term care facilities and the potential impact on care delivery. Their study provides “important data for future research in director of nursing job designs and potential restructuring of management teams to optimize capacity of the position.” Additionally, the data may better inform future entry-level requirements for nursing directors as well as education, training and experience requirements. The co-authors are Michael C. Leo, a researcher at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Ore., and Vanessa Santillan, a junior research assistant at the UC Davis School of Nursing. Read the article here.
May 19, 2013 – School of Nursing adjunct professor presents at International Council of Nurses congress
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Adjunct Professor Jeri Bigbee presented “Nurses and the Population’s Health: A Multifactorial Approach,” at the International Council of Nurses 25th Quadrennial Congress: Equity and Access to Health Care. Bigbee’s research explores the relationship between nurse-to-population ratio and population health. The International Council of Nurses Quadrennial Congress, this year conducted in Melbourne, Australia, brings together experts who highlight the importance of equity and access to health care through evidence, experience and innovation. The annual conference provides a global platform for the dissemination of nursing knowledge and leadership across specialties, cultures and countries.
April 16 and May 8, 2013 – Doctoral candidate presents at California telehealth conferences
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Doctoral Candidate Katherine Kim spoke at two conferences highlighting a health information exchange. At the first conference, Transforming Health-Care 2013 California Health Information Exchange Stakeholder Summit, Kim presented her research about how to leverage telehealth and the health information exchange to improve care. At the second conference, the California Telehealth Resource Center 2013 Telehealth Conference: Moving California Forward, Kim provided a health information exchange toolkit for provider decision making. Both conferences provided a forum for experts to discuss how telehealth fits into health reform and advancing a health exchange in California.
May 7, 2013 – School of Nursing professor speaks at a UC Davis Health System Cinco de Mayo celebration
Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, a professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, spoke about her personal journey and the importance of mentors as the featured speaker at UC Davis Health System Cinco de Mayo celebration. The free event open to the public, staff, students and faculty was sponsored by UC Davis Health System’s Latino Staff Caucus. The celebration included free food and Mexican folklore music by Trio Capital at the Patient Support Services Building courtyard in Sacramento, Calif.
May 4-7, 2013 – School of Nursing doctoral candidate presents at the American Telemedicine Association conference
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing doctoral candidate Sheridan Miyamoto participated as a panelist in two American Telemedicine Association Annual International Meeting sessions. The first panel discussion, “Integration of mHealth Technologies,” focused on guiding principles and the elements for success in establishing a new or expanding telehealth program. The second panel discussion, “Subspecialist use of telemedicine,” focused on her study,“Evaluation of Telehealth to Support Pediatric Sexual Abuse Examinations in Rural Communities.” Miyamoto, a grant project manager at the School of Nursing, conducts research aimed at helping diabetic patients living in rural areas to adopt healthy behaviors and improve their health using telehealth communications. The American Telemedicine Association is a nonprofit organization whose members advocate promoting access to medical care via telecommunications technology.
April 26, 2013 – School of Nursing professor speaks at Southern California Hispanic Nurses Conference
Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, was the endnote speaker at the 18th Annual Professional Nursing Conference conducted by the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Los Angeles Chapter. She presented “Who Will Care for Our People? Nursing Implications of the Affordable Care Act in the Health of Hispanics.” De Leon Siantz studies the impact of migration on the health and development of Hispanic migrant and immigrant children and families. The keynote speaker, Senator Ed Hernandez, gave an overview of the Affordable Care Act and proposed implementation recommendations. All speakers at the one-day conference proposed strategies to advocate for Hispanic communities.
April 19, 2013 – Doctoral candidate meets with Karuk Tribe’s Youth Leadership Council
|Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing doctoral candidate Katherine Kim discusses the benefits of using mobile technology when assessing health-care outcomes with youth leadership of the Karuk Tribe, a rural Northern California Native American tribe. The Youth Leadership Council developed a survey utilizing iPods to understand community attitudes and choices about healthy food and active living. The program is part of a larger Food Security grant through the United States Department of Agriculture. Kim’s dissertation focuses on the impact of mobile technology and social media on consumers’ ability to manage their health and partner with their providers. The lunchtime seminar delves into the use of mobile technology for data collection and communication.|
April 15-19, 2013 – School of Nursing assistant adjunct professor and student speaks with teens regarding mental health
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Assistant Adjunct Professor Jann Murray-Garcia and doctoral-student Ellen Goldstein meet with students at Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School during mental health awareness week. The school coordinated several workshops and discussions to raise awareness of mental health issues on campus, including examining mental illness, the effects of stigma on the mentally ill and how students can recognize symptoms in themselves and others and get help. Goldstein, a marriage and family therapist who specializes in assisting people heal from the effects of trauma, discusses the emotional impact of culture and trauma on Mental Health Awareness Day April 16. Murray-Garcia, a pediatrician, focuses her lunch-time session on anti-bullying Thursday, April 18. Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School offers students the opportunity to experience many health-care careers while still in high school.
April 8-9, 2013 – Postdoctoral fellow represents UC Davis at Congressional Lobby Day
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Postdoctoral Fellow Michelle Fennessy was selected by the American Heart Association to participate at Congressional Lobby Day in Washington, D.C. as advocacy ambassador for the Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Council. On behalf of the American Heart Association’s You’re the Cure on the Hill Lobby Day, Fennessy partnered with heart disease and stroke survivors to inform members of congress of the impact of the federal sequester on research and future research funding. Lobby Day is the American Heart Association’s premier annual advocacy event and brings their volunteers, survivors and staff together to advance the organization’s public policy priorities. The focus this year was on protecting funding for the National Institute of Health’s heart and stroke research, and garnering support for the Million Hearts Initiative, which hopes to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years.
April 8, 2013 – Postdoctoral scholar publishes article in Lung Cancer
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Postdoctoral Fellow Hermine Poghosyan published the article “Health-related quality of life after surgical treatment in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: A systematic review” in Lung Cancer. Surgery is the best available treatment to enhance long-term survival after non-small cell lung cancer. The study reviewed the literature regarding health-related quality of life after surgical treatment for non-small cell lung cancer. Poghosyan found new interventions focused on smoking cessation, improving symptom control and physical function are needed to enhance health-related quality of life. Lung Cancer is an international publication covering the clinical, translational and basic science of cancer in the lung and chest regions. The article was also featured on MDLinx.com/pulmonology, a site which collects medical articles and research from over a thousand peer-reviewed journals and media. Read the abstract here.
April 5, 2013 – Students present at Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Student Symposium
Several School of Nursing students presented as part of UC Davis’ Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Student Symposium. The symposium showcases the research of graduate and professional school students for UC Davis scholars and the wider community. Doctoral candidate Lisa Martinez participated in a panel session about the interdisciplinary research project Niños Sanos, Familia Sana, which involves a multifaceted behavioral intervention to address obesity among Mexican-origin families in the rural Central Valley. Master’s-degree students Kelley Ceccon and Sarina Fazio presented the project, “Developing a Care Coordination Screening Tool for Transitioning Patients with Chronic Diseases Back to Usual Care” and were awarded the Dean’s Prize for Best Oral Presentation in Nursing. Master’s-degree student Kathy Speegle-Clark presented her research, “Violence in the Workplace: A Prevention Program for Health Care.” Doctoral candidate Susan Perez won the Provost’s Prize for Best Student Organized Session for a speed-mentoring session designed to help graduate students find mentors across disciplines in an efficient manner. Associate Dean for Academics Deborah Ward served as a judge during the symposium.
March 22, 2013 – Nursing professor recognized as teacher of the year at annual informatics conference
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis Associate Adjunct Professor Alberto Odor was named the Professor of the Year at the 7th annual UC Davis Health Informatics conference. The Professor of the Year award is chosen each year by Informatics students. Odor teaches both nursing and informatics courses at UC Davis. Additionally, Associate Vice Chancellor for Nursing and founding Dean Heather M. Young gave a keynote address, “Informatics Everywhere: Core Knowledge for all Health-Care Professionals.” The conference is designed for health-care professionals of all backgrounds including nurses, physicians, pharmacists, technologists and others whose scope of practice is related to health informatics. The theme of the 2013 conference was “workforce education in informatics” and presentations focused on informatics educational approaches.
March 21-24, 2013 – UC Davis schools of health faculty lead workshops for high-school health leaders
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Assistant Adjunct Professor Jann Murray-Garcia and representatives from the UC Davis School of Medicine and the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Programs conduct leadership workshops at the State Leadership Conference for Cal-HOSA, an organization for high-school student leaders preparing for careers in the health-care industry. Workshop topics range from “My Journey to Becoming a Physician” and “Medical School Admissions Selection Criteria” to “Cultural Humility and the Pre-Health Professions Student” and “Family Medicine.” The four-day Sacramento conference attracts students from across the state. Cal-HOSA is chartered by the California Department of Education and endorsed as an essential component of health sciences education.
March 19, 2013 – Postdoctoral scholar selected for Professors for the Future program
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Postdoctoral Fellow Tasha Peart was selected for the 2013-14 UC Davis Professors for the Future program. The program, sponsored by UC Davis’ Office of Graduate Studies, is a year-long competitive fellowship program designed to recognize and develop the leadership skills of outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who have demonstrated their commitment to professionalism, integrity and academic service. Fellows participate in trainings and complete a project designed to enhance the graduate or postdoctoral experience and professional development of their colleagues
March 12, 2013 – Dean Young delivers keynote lecture at Integrating Quality Symposium
Associate Vice Chancellor for Nursing and Dean Heather M. Young provided the keynote address, “Person-Centered Care Coordination: Promoting Quality” at the third annual Integrating Quality Symposium at UC Davis Health System. The annual Integrating Quality Symposium: Linking Clinical and Educational Excellence first launched in 2011. The symposium was developed as an opportunity for the health system community to share best practices and innovations in quality initiatives that include trainees and students, or that integrate into undergraduate, graduate or life-long learning programs with a vision to create a pathway to a culture of quality at academic health centers. Several School of Nursing graduate students gave poster presentations as part of the 2013 event.
March 11, 2013 – Interprofessional research team receives dean’s award
The leaders of the Interprofessional Collaborative Incident Response Team (I-CIRT) project were honored with a Dean’s Team Award of Excellence in Education at a UC Davis Health System Vice Chancellor/Dean’s Recognition Awards ceremony. The I-CIRT leadership team is made up of nearly 20 health-care professionals, clinicians and administrators, including faculty, staff, alumni and students from the School of Nursing. The team is piloting the research project Implementing a Collaborative Incident Response Team to Foster Patient Safety and Reduce Medical Liability, which focuses on improving hospital response to unfavorable clinical incidents or errors through the use of a trained, interprofessional team to assist frontline health-care staff. The project is led by Associate Professor of Pediatrics JoAnne Natale, who is a member of the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group.
March 7-8, 2013 – Doctoral candidate presents at Health IT for the Underserved Conference
Katherine Kim, a doctoral candidate at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, gave two presentations at the Health IT for the Underserved Conference in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. On March 7, she gave the talk “iN Touch: Impact of and Lessons Learned from an mHealth Intervention for Overweight and Obese Youth,” as part of the session Empowering Youth to Self-Manage Chronic Diseases through Mobile Tracking Applications. On March 8 she gave the presentation “Health Information Exchange Training and Toolkit for a California Model e-Health Communities Program,” as part of the closing session on Health Information Exchanges. The conference is organized by the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, an interdisciplinary group of clinicians, advocates and health-care organizations that provide care for the underserved.
February 2013 – UC Davis nursing leader selected to governor’s Let’s Get Healthy California work group
Associate Vice Chancellor for Nursing and Dean Heather M. Young was recently named to a work group of the Let’s Get Healthy California Task Force, led by state Secretary Diana S. Dooley, who also leads the California Health and Human Services Agency. Charged with developing a 10-year plan for improving the health of Californians, the task force includes work groups for each of six goals. Young works with a variety of experts to establish priorities for goal No. 4: Redesigning the Health System: Efficient, Safe and Patient-Centered Care.
February 2013 – Heather Young named chief scientist for CITRIS
Heather M. Young, associate vice chancellor for nursing and dean of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, was recently named chief scientist for the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS). As chief scientist, Young is a member of the CITRIS leadership team. CITRIS was formed in 2001 when University of California researchers determined that many opportunities lay beyond developing new and innovative technologies in the application of those technologies. Its mission is to create information technology solutions for the most pressing social, environmental and health-care problems.
February 14, 2013 – Doctoral candidate named to federal health information technology sub-committee
Katherine Kim, a doctoral candidate at the School of Nursing, was named to the Consumer Empowerment Workgroup, a new sub-committee of the federal Health IT Policy Committee. The committee makes recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT on a policy framework for the development and adoption of a nationwide health information infrastructure. The workgroup makes recommendations on policies and opportunities to strengthen consumers’, patients’ and lay caregivers’ ability to manage health and health care for themselves or others.
February 6, 2013 - School of Nursing faculty and students participate in mentoring program with local high school
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing faculty and students volunteered their time at Heart 2 Heart Mentor Morning to provide guidance and support to 20 local high school students. The event, which included breakfast and informational interviews, is part of a pilot program at Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School of Sacramento, Calif., that provides students with mentoring from health-care professionals. Assistant Adjunct Professor Jann Murray-Garcia recruited School of Nursing volunteers and mentored students at the event, along with Professor Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, three doctoral students, two master’s- degree students and one alumna. Mentors from the School of Nursing will continue to provide guidance and feedback through March as the students draft their senior project outlines.
January 2013 - School of Nursing doctoral candidate selected for diabetes research committee
The American Association of Diabetes Educators invited Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing doctoral candidate Deborah A. Greenwood to serve on the organization’s research committee during 2013. The duties of committee members include discussing grants and research as well as defining and using patient outcomes data. Research committee members also serve on the advisory panel for a project funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to disseminate information to members of the American Association of Diabetes Educators regarding patient-centered outcomes research through podcasts and written summaries.
January 24, 2013 - School of Nursing doctoral candidate presents at American Federation of Medical Research meeting
Sheridan Miyamoto, a doctoral candidate at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, gave the presentation “Evaluation of telehealth to support pediatric sexual abuse examinations in rural communities” at the American Federation of Medical Research 2013 Western Regional Meeting in Carmel, Calif. The study evaluates the effectiveness of conducting telehealth consultations with rural examiners to complete a thorough sexual abuse examination. The American Federation of Medical Research improves health by fostering research in health-related disciplines through public policy and educational programs.
January 2013 - School of Nursing scholars co-author article in Journal of Emergency Nursing
Three School of Nursing scholars co-authored the article “Implementing clinical research in the high acuity setting of the emergency department,” in the January 2013 issue of the Journal of Emergency Nursing. Frances Patmon, a doctoral candidate; Michelle Fennessy, a postdoctoral scholar; and Daphene Francis, a doctoral student, are all co-authors of the article. The study identifies obstacles related to conducting research in an emergency department setting and outlines solutions to improve emergency department research methods with the goal of improving emergency care. The article’s first author is Holli A. DeVon, associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing. Click here to read the article.
January 2013 – School of Nursing faculty, staff publish article in The Journal of Rural Health
An interprofessional group of scholars from UC Davis Health System published the article “Recruiting rural participants for a telehealth intervention on diabetes self-management,” in the winter 2013 issue of The Journal of Rural Health. The study evaluated a specific approach to recruiting rural and undeserved participants from multiple locations to take part in behavioral health research. The recruitment approach involves using site coordinators from rural clinics to recruit study participants. Sheridan Miyamoto, a doctoral candidate and grant project manager at the School of Nursing, is the first author. The co-authors are Stuart Henderson, associate director of the Clinical and Translational Science Center; Heather M. Young, associate vice chancellor and dean of the School of Nursing; Deborah Ward, the school’s associate dean for academics, and Vanessa Santillan, a junior research specialist at the school. Read the article here.
January 2013 – School of Nursing graduate leads her hospital through primary stroke certification process
Therese Frank, a graduate of The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, led Sutter Solano Medical Center to successful certification as a Primary Stroke Center. The certification indicates the hospital is superior in recognizing and treating stroke patients. To receive the certification, hospitals must undergo rigorous on-site stroke care procedure reviews by The Joint Commission, a non-profit organization that accredits and certifies health-care organizations across the country. As the hospital’s stroke coordinator, Frank collaborated with colleagues to lead the hospital through the certification process. She is also working to create a community outreach program designed to promote stroke detection education.