June 15 — Nursing professor, alumnus promote health professions to area youth
Jann Murray-García, a pediatrician and an associate clinical professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, provided inspirational presentations to Sacramento elementary school children through Sacramento City Councilman Jay Schenirer’s Way Up initiative. Jann led presentations about setting goals and dreaming of the future as part of the partnership that brought more than 50 students from two schools to a series of events at UC Davis Health. The initiative, a partnership between the health and education sectors in the city, focuses on underserved students, particularly in South Sacramento, to educate them about possible careers in health care. In addition to Jann’s presentation, Ren Bee, an alumnus of the school’s inaugural master’s-degree leadership Class of 2012, led fun presentations about careers in nursing as well as food and nutrition.