Veronica Ramirez (center) and master’s student Sarah Beth Bailey with a patient at the East Bay AIDS Center (photos by Elisabeth Fall)
November 2014 • By Veronica Ramirez

Volunteer clinical faculty and preceptors offer students individual perspectives and hands-on experience in a variety of health care settings and specialties. The cumulative effect of what these volunteers impart plays a significant role in the care any health system delivers. This series aims to shed light on the unique roles these valuable mentors play.

This month we hear from Veronica Ramirez, adult nurse practitioner at the East Bay AIDS Center.

The Dean's Blog | David Vlahov

Recently, I participated in a well-attended panel discussion on the challenge of global population growth, sponsored by a consortium of academic global health programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. The discussion ranged from the pressing problems of inadequate and diminishing access to water and food to the megatrend of unremitting urbanization and the need to shift development dollars to where people are and will be.

As the session moved to audience questions, one participant asked, “If you had $100 million and were not allowed to divide it between priorities, how would you spend it?”

Featured Articles

November 2014
The Unbroken Chain: Three Decades of HIV/AIDS Nursing – From the earliest days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic through today, UCSF nurses and faculty and alumni from UC San Francisco School of Nursing – along with partners in multiple clinical settings – have been instrumental in changing the course of the epidemic and improving the lives of people affected by it.
November 2014
Finding the Right Clinical Training and Experience – Two recent graduates bring their skills and education to the country’s only HIV/AIDS consultation call center for health care providers and receive valuable hands-on experience in return.
October 2014
A Stronghold in the Care of Older Adults – UC San Francisco School of Nursing has a deep historical commitment to the health of the elderly and remains a national force in the evolving field of gerontological nursing.
October 2014
Teaching Change, Changing Teaching – Changes in nursing, health care and how people learn demand changes in what and how nursing schools prepare students.
October 2014
In the Sim Lab – UC San Francisco School of Nursing MEPN students take advantage of a top-notch simulation lab to get their initial exposure to patient care.