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2014 coverage

Dec. 2 RRHC partners with other agencies to encourage growth in workforce
The Redwood Times

Trisha Cooke, project director for the North Coast Clinics Network, writes about the placement of Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis nurse practitioner and physician assistant students in their rural clinics.

Nov. 18 Name Droppers: Nursing student wins scholarship
The Davis Enterprise

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing graduate student Sarah Brown Blake is among the 16 nurses who are the first recipients of the Future of Nursing Scholars program awards.

Nov. 6

Latina scientists recognized as CAMPOS scholars
UC Davis News Service, Andy Fell 

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Professor Marylou de Leon Siantz discusses building a core of Latina faculty in science, technology, engineering, social sciences and math at UC Davis to educate and inspire a new generation of Californians.

Nov. 3

Collateral Damage: How A Cancer Diagnosis Hurts Employment And Finances
Forbes, Elaine Schattner

Forbes magazine features the research of doctoral student Robin Whitney and her recent presentation at a national oncology conference.

Oct. 23

Study Supports Finanical Screening in Cancer Patients
Medscape, Nick Mulcahy

Doctoral student Robin Whitney leads study that finds approximately one-third of cancer survivors in the US reported a financial problem or the need to modify work in some manner, such as delaying retirement or taking extended time off. 

Oct. 22

One-Third of US Cancer Survivors Report Financial or Work-Related Hardship
Oncology Nursing News, Andrew J. Roth

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing doctoral student Robin Whitney leads study that finds approximately one-third of cancer survivors in the US reported a financial problem or the need to modify work plans.

Sept. 29

Higher Nurse-to-Patient Standard Improves Staff Safety
Digital Journal, Karen Finney

UC Davis study finds a one-third drop in occupational injuries to nurses following mandated staffing ratios in California. School of Nursing alumna Carrie Markis contributed to the study.

Sept. 24

Should states mandate nurse-to-patient ratios?
Futurity, Karen Finney

UC Davis study reveals standards that require higher nurse-to-patient ratios in acute care hospitals significantly lower job-related injuries and illnesses for both registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. School of Nursing alumna Carrie Markis contributed to the study.

Sept. 22

Sacramento Nurse Completes Advanced Degree With A Goal For Better Health Care
CBS Sacramento, Debbie Hall

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Doctor of Philosophy graduate, Frances Patmon spoke with CBS Sacramento about the benefits and importance of additional education in nursing.

Sept. 12

Advocates Work to Recruit Latinos to Nursing
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Professor Marylou de Leon Siantz spoke with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation about Latinos in the nursing workforce.

Aug. 13

Diabetes educators take to twitter,demonstrating power of educators online
Endocrine today, Reagan Copeland

Deborah Greenwood, School of Nursing doctoral graduate and incoming president of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), shared tips and tools to encourage diabetes educators to engage the online social media community of health-care providers and patients at the AADE Annual Meeting.

Aug. 5

UC Davis nursing school in line for $2.1M to study diabetes care
Sacramento Business Journal

The University of California Davis nursing school has initial approval for a $2.1 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute in Washington, D.C., to study ways to improve health for individuals with diabetes. The three-year project will study whether approaches such as mobile technology and nurse coaching help people with diabetes better manage the chronic disease.


June 24

First UC Davis doctoral nursing grads showcase research
Sacramento Business Journal

Five years after a nursing school was established at University of California Davis to build the ranks of nurse scientists and teachers, eight doctoral candidates have received their degrees. They are same eight who started class when the school opened its doors in 2010, an unusual lack of attrition.

June 24

UCD nursing school offers family health, financial planning event
Davis Enterprise

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis will host Healthy Life Planning, a community event for people from all backgrounds and family styles to learn more about life planning, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26. The free luncheon event will take place at the UCD MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. The event includes information on advance health care directives, retirement and estate planning as well as a keynote speaker, expert panel discussion and a celebration of the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling of the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional.

June 18

Telehealth improves sex abuse examinations, UCD finds
Davis Enterprise

Researchers at UC Davis and other facilities have shown that telehealth consultations for clinicians at rural hospitals improve their ability to provide forensic examinations for sexual abuse. “With this technology, we can help children who might otherwise not receive this level of care,” said first author Sheridan Miyamoto, a forensic nurse practitioner and research nurse at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Miyamoto is also a 2014 doctoral graduate of the nursing school.

June 8

Workshop to help health pros assist sex trafficking victims
Davis Enterprise

UC Davis School of Nursing professors will host a workshop Tuesday intended to help health professionals better identify and support victims of sex trafficking. The free event will run from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Education Building, Room 1222 at 4610 X St. in Sacramento. “Nationally, Sacramento is one of the most lucrative and largest hubs for both sex trafficking and child prostitution,” said Jann Murray-García, an assistant professor, in a news release.

May 22

Nursing school dean has hand in report to president
Davis Enterprise

Heather Young, the dean of UC Davis’ Moore School of Nursing, recently represented nurses on a work group tasked with making recommendations to President Obama on how to improve quality of care and lower costs.

May 21

UC Davis nursing school dean part of health care advisory group
Sacramento Business Journal

University of California Davis nursing school dean Heather Young was the only nurse leader on working group created to advise President Barack Obama on ways to improve the nation’s health care system from a management and design perspective.

May 13

California Assembly speaker to address UC Davis grads
Daily Democrat

Story highlights upcoming UC Davis graduation events and highlights the graduation of the first eight doctoral students from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at the Graduate Studies commencement on June 12.

May 12

In Central Oregon, Latinos struggle with health care access
Pulse Health Magazine, The Bulletin

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Professor Marylou de Leon Siantz spoke with writer Tara Bannow to discuss health disparities among the Hispanic community.

May 5

New kids on the block

To mark National Nurses Week, we asked new RNs about what every nurse needs to succeed. Five nurses from the West region, all with five years or less of experience, share their thoughts on the question: What qualities or characteristics are most important to possess as a new nurse, and why? Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing M.S.—Leadership student, Sarina Fazio answers.

May 5

UC Davis NP students earn first white coats

Six nurse practitioner students were presented their first white coats March 31 at a White Coat Ceremony at the Robert T. Matsui Lecture Hall at UC Davis Health System’s Education Building in Sacramento, according to a news release.

May 2

UCLA and UC Davis nursing faculty participate in Western Institute of Nursing conference 

Faculty from UCLA and nursing faculty and students from UC Davis, Sacramento, represented their respective universities at the Western Institute of Nursing 47th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference in Seattle in April.

March 26

Mentors Conference Share With Young Participants The Opportunities In Health Professions
The Sacramento Observer

Nurses, doctors and other health professionals participated in the Yes2Kollege Mentors Conference in March as part of the non-profit organization’s Minority Health Profession Mentors Program. The event brought health professionals together with area students and parents and featured Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing's Assistant Adjunct Professor, Jann Murray-Garcia as a keynote speaker.

March 17

Stockton's leaders of color to be honored

Tammy Wickliffe, a successful UC Davis physician assistant alumna who specializes in wound care, is the keynote speaker next month at an event honoring men and women of color. Wickliffe will speak at the annual Women of Color/Man About Town awards dinner sponsored by the African-American Chamber of Commerce and Foundation of San Joaquin. 

March 3

Study: Oral Hygiene Can Save Patients' Lives

Dian Baker, a 2009-20011 Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Postdoctoral Fellow and a consulting faculty member, is featured on Capital Public Radio to discuss a recent study of oral hygiene among hospital patients. Baker worked with a team of nurses to reduce hospital-acquired pneumonia by 37 percent through the application of basic oral hygeine in a Northern California hospital system.

Feb. 20

Leading Voice Set to Deliver
California Association of Nurse Practitioners Connections online newsletter

Leah Morris, Senior Clinical Consultant for Covered California, will present the keynote address at CANP’s 37th Annual Educational Conference, taking place March 20-23 in Newport Beach. A recent graduate of both the nurse practitioner and masters’ degree leadership programs at UC Davis, Morris was a Registered Nurse working as an administrator for a managed-care insurance company when her mother’s grave illness inspired her to return to school with the goal of connecting with individual patients again.

Jan. 24

Nursing designation raises UCD Med Center profile
Sacramento Business Journal, Kathy Robertson

The UC Davis Medical Center won back a prestigious “magnet” nursing designation last week, a national benchmark for nursing excellence and quality of patient care. The designation is particularly important to UC Davis because the hospital had it before and lost it. “What magnet looks at is how a hospital uses evidence to ensure care is as high as possible,” said Heather Young, founding dean of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. “It’s a wonderful recruitment tool for us.”

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