As alumni of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, you are the school’s most important asset and its greatest strength. As leaders in health care organizations, faculty at higher education institutions, members of primary-care teams and influencers within policy-making bodies, you illustrate how graduates fulfill the vision and mission of the school.

Through word-of-mouth support to promote the school and financial support to enable future students to benefit from the philanthropy that yielded your education, your involvement is critical to the future success of the school. Through your partnership, faculty, staff and students at the School of Nursing discover ways to advance health, improve quality of care and shape policy.

Bigger than Me iconRecognizing alumni impact

This National Nurses Week, May 6-12, we celebrate the impact of Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis nursing alumni by sharing your It’s Bigger than Me stories.
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Alumni distinctions

Two alumnae share their journeys into advanced practice nursing
From nurse to provider: Two nurse practitioner alumnae share their journeysMariel Yapdiangco and Sandra Calderon, both Class of 2016 alumnae of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, share why they chose UC Davis and how the school led them to their positions today as nurse practitioners.

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Latest school news

Aug. 16 — UC Davis Health hosts international fellowship program
Three Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis doctoral students and an alumna participated in the Transatlantic Telehealth Research Network Graduate Fellowship and International Exchange Program at UC Davis Health Aug. 13-16. They were joined by a team of seven fellows and three professors from Denmark. Doctoral candidate Victoria Ngo, doctoral students Cynthia Matsumoto and Emily O’Shaughnessy, along with doctoral alumna Michelle Parrish, in the week-long program, led in party by School of Nursing Assistant Professor Katherine Kim. The intensive, collaborative research and educational program was developed to provide a comprehensive introduction to personalized telehealth in an interdisciplinary approach by addressing challenges in future, personalized health care systems from design of new technologies, data mining and implementation to evaluation of telehealth programs at scale. Kim and Nick Anderson, an associate professor and division chief for health informatics at UC Davis, led the program along with Birthe Dinesenand, Lars Dittman and Kristian Kidholm, associate professors at Aalborg University in Denmark. The network was founded in 2012 by Aalborg University, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and UC Davis Health to develop cutting-edge research and innovation within telehealth. The interdisciplinary research includes nursing, medicine, engineering, organization, economic and policy experts, and focuses on developing new diagnostic, preventive care and treatment methods for people in their homes utilizing telehealth. Fellows were required to prepare a five-page paper and research presentation as part of the course. Sarina was one of two students awarded Best Student Presentation.

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Upcoming events

Aug. 10: UC Davis Physician Assistant Alumni Reception at the California Academy of PAs Annual Conference

UC Davis physician assistant alumni are invited to reconnect with friends, faculty and colleagues at the site of the CAPA annual conference.

7 p.m. at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina | 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, contact Sarah Mentze at or 916-734-9614.

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