Graduate students at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis showcase their scholarly work at the 2018 Academic Symposium from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 8 in Betty Irene Moore Hall. In panel discussions, summaries of doctoral dissertations, podium presentations and research poster displays, this year’s master’s-degree students and doctoral candidates engage the community and illustrate their passion for leadership in health care.


Educating people in the age of the opioid epidemic

Educating people in the age of the opioid epidemic

Every day, more than 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. But a team of physician assistant students seeks to teach patients and providers overdose protocol via an innovative video project.

Making the case for food as preventive health care

Making the case for food as preventive health care

One decade ago, Ronit Ridberg managed a farmer’s market in downtown Boston directly across the street from Burger King and Dunkin Donuts. That experience set her on a path toward a doctoral degree and a quest to evaluate the potential of food as a prescription for health.

Developing a resource to keep babies safe while sleeping

Developing a resource to keep babies safe while sleeping

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is the No. 1 killer of babies. Registered nurse and master’s-degree leadership student Jaspreet Simpson aims to improve the odds with her thesis project.


Reducing language barriers to improve health care for refugees

Reducing language barriers to improve health care for refugees

Master’s-degree leadership students connect with a community organization to solve a systems-level issue. The result provides opportunities for Afghan refugees, improved health care for new members of the community and a new perspective on nursing.