NEWS | July 18, 2013

UC Davis School of Nursing seeks postdoctoral scholar for cancer research

Apply now to meet Aug. 31 application deadline


The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis seeks a postdoctoral scholar to focus on cancer research supported by health information technology. The full-time, one-year opportunity includes collaboration to develop a research program of patient-centered cancer care to improve quality and cost of care.

Current research activities include:

  1. Systematic review of the research literature regarding alternative approaches to "bending the cost curve" for cancer care;
  2. Secondary analyses of diverse data sources (including administrative data, clinical data and publicly available research data) to identify areas where additional interventions could improve both cost and quality of cancer care; and
  3. Intervention research designed to improve care coordination for cancer patients and incorporate HIT.          

The scholar collaborates with an interdisciplinary and interprofessional team of faculty and staff from the School of Nursing and the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Postdoctoral Fellow participates in study design and implementation, literature review, data analysis and interpretation, manuscript preparation and grant writing. The postdoctoral scholar is also encouraged to work on his or her own projects; and supportive, effective mentoring is provided.

Application packets include a letter of intent specifying the applicant’s research interests and experience relevant to this position, a current curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation sent directly to the school by the recommender. Applications are due August 31, 2013, to Lisa Reevesman at Visit for more information.


About the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis
The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis was established in March 2009 through a $100 million commitment from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the nation's largest grant for nursing education. The vision of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing is to transform health care through nursing education and research. Through nursing leadership, the school discovers knowledge to advance health, improve quality of care and health outcomes, and inform health policy. The school's first programs, a doctoral and a master's degree program, opened in fall 2010. Additional students and programs will be phased in over the next decade. The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing is part of UC Davis Health System, an integrated, academic health system encompassing the UC Davis School of Medicine, the 631-bed-acute-care hospital and clinical services of UC Davis Medical Center and the 1000-member physician group known as the UC Davis Medical Group. For more information, visit