Assemblymember Richard Pan (D—Natomas), left, meets with Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing students, from left to right, Kay Behan, Maureen Murphy, Gretchen Spickler and Laura Jones.
School of Nursing professor named director of new center devoted to boost women's numbers in academia
June 17, 2013 — Professor Mary Lou de Leon Siantz was recently appointed by UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi as director for the new Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science (CAMPOS). The center is part of a new effort, led by Katehi, to increase the participation of women, especially Latinas, in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers.
June 14, 2013 — From the class representative to the keynote speaker at the 2013 Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Graduation Celebration, the messages included a similar theme to the Master of Science in Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership graduates: Be the nurses who lead improvements in health care.
June 5, 2013 — The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis expands its graduate programs this summer to include master’s-degree offerings for aspiring nurse practitioners and physician assistants with a focus on preparing primary-care providers for rural and underserved communities.
April 16, 2013 — UC Davis Health System launches a weekly farmers market on May 16, reflecting a national trend that expands access to fresh, locally grown produce sold directly to consumers.
April 12, 2013 — Sheridan Miyamoto, a doctoral candidate in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree Program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, was awarded a prestigious Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being. Miyamoto is one of just 15graduate students nationwide selected for the award this year.
February 28, 2013 — Nurse scientist Nilda (Nena) Peragallo, one of the nation’s foremost researchers in HIV/AIDS risk reduction and prevention in Latinos, will discuss health disparities and the recruitment and retention of minority scientists as the featured speaker at the 2013 Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis Lecture Series: Leading Change, Advancing Health from 4 to 5 p.m. March 6 at the UC Davis Sacramento campus.
February 8, 2013 — The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis seeks a visionary postdoctoral scholar to work under the guidance of expert faculty mentors in either interdisciplinary research on Latino health or child health services research.
February 6, 2013 — Already, a majority of UC Davis nurse practitioner and physician assistant graduates go on to work as primary-care providers in underserved areas and with hopes of further increasing these rates, the program will offer master’s degrees beginning with classes that enroll this summer.
January 25, 2013 — The California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) has awarded more than $300,000 to UC Davis training programs to help ensure a robust primary health-care workforce in California.
January 18, 2013 — Heather M. Young, associate vice chancellor for nursing at UC Davis and founding dean at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, joined more than a dozen health-care leaders in San Jose Jan. 15 to launch the California Advanced Primary Care Institute (CAPCI), a multi-pronged effort to improve the appeal of primary care as a career choice for health professionals and also elevate the performance of primary-care teams.
January 10, 2013 — Suzanne Gordon, an award-winning journalist and author and a visiting professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, spoke to more than 100 students, faculty and community members Wednesday evening at a leadership event at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis.
School of Nursing postdoctoral scholar wins recognition from California Center for Public Health Advocacy
December 19, 2012 — The California Center for Public Health Advocacy recognized Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Postdoctoral Fellow Lori L. Miller with a 2012 Emerging Health Leader Award for Beginning Professionals.
December 14, 2012 — For the third consecutive year, 100 percent of the new graduate students at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis pledged philanthropic gifts to support scholarships at the school.
November 19, 2012 — Claire Pomeroy, vice chancellor for human health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine at the University of California, Davis, has announced that she will leave the university on June 30, at the end of the academic year.
October 18, 2012 — Applications are now open for fall 2013 classes in the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Degree Programs offered through the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. All admitted students receive generous financial support to ensure outstanding graduate students who share the vision to transform health care through nursing education and research are prepared as future leaders in health care, health policy, education and research.
October 9, 2012 — Kenneth W. Kizer, founding director of the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement and a distinguished professor at the School of Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, received the Alumnus of the Year award from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA on Oct. 6 in Los Angeles.
October 2, 2012 — Assembling a nationally respected team of nurse, physician and mental-health leaders with broad expertise in brain health and minority aging, UC Davis has established the Latino Aging Research Resource Center (LARRC), through a prestigious five-year, $3 million grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). [en español]
October 1, 2012 — Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis graduate student Patricia Gonsalves is one of only 20 students chosen to participate in the Los Rios Community College Faculty Diversity Internship Program, which provides hands-on training and experience working in a classroom setting at the community -college level. The competitive program, within the second largest community college district in California, was created to support the development of a diverse pool of future community-college instructors.
September 25, 2012 — The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing will conduct a free information session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, for students interested in the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degree programs.
September 21, 2012 — A nurse researcher who leads the nationwide nursing campaign to improve health care and a Japanese-American nurse who cared for thousands in a World War II internment camp were both honored at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing 2012 Welcoming Ceremony Thursday evening. The school conducted the annual event to recognize the newly admitted graduate nursing students.
September 19, 2012 — A Japanese-American nurse who cared for thousands in a World War II internment camp and a nurse researcher who leads a nationwide nursing campaign to improve health care will both be honored at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing 2012 Welcoming Ceremony Thursday evening. The school conducts the annual event to recognize the newly admitted graduate nursing students.
September 4, 2012 — The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis welcomes three international visiting professors who will teach, contribute content to courses and serve as a resource for students and faculty beginning this fall.
August 17, 2012 — UC Davis Health System faculty are among the principal investigators and collaborators awarded funding from the new Research Investments in Sciences and Engineering (RISE) program to conduct innovative, multidisciplinary research in areas of strategic importance to California, the nation and the world.
August 10, 2012 — A team of 30 pain and education experts from throughout North America gathered for an intensive two-day summit at UC Davis Health System last week to develop competencies in pain management education for new clinicians across the health professions.
August 8, 2012 — With a focus on the health system's commitment to interprofessional education and the goal of preparing well-qualified health-care professionals for the future, two professors from the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing collaborated to develop a new, interprofessional course that opens this fall.
July 12, 2012 — Lori Kennedy Madden, a doctoral student at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, received a prestigious fellowship from the National Institute of Nursing Research to hone her skills as a nurse scientist as she conducts doctoral research on traumatic brain injury. Madden, a member of the school's inaugural class of doctoral students, is the first School of Nursing student to receive this competitive award.