Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Student Milestones

December 2018Diana Austin
Afaf Meleis

Afaf Meleis Honored with Prestigious Award from Thailand Ministry of Public Health

Professor Emerita Afaf I. Meleis, currently professor of nursing and sociology and dean emerita at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, has been awarded the Princess Srinagarindra Award by the Thailand Ministry of Public Health. One of the most prestigious awards in Thailand, it was established in commemoration of the Centenary Birthday Anniversary of Her Royal Highness Princess Srinagarindra Mahidol to recognize her exemplary contributions to the advancement of nursing, midwifery and social services.

Meleis was a professor at UCSF for 34 years, during which she published the book Theoretical Nursing: Development and Progress, which is used in graduate curricula internationally. Throughout her career and in many locales around the world, including in Thailand, she has been a force for change in the development of high-quality doctoral education that is based on the very best nursing science. She has organized international collaborations and conferences and served as a consultant globally to foster the creation and dissemination of knowledge on women’s work, health and transitions, with a focus on women in developing countries and immigrant women.

Ella Harris Presents on Diabetes Prevention, Control in Mexico

Ella Harris (second from right) UCSF 2014 alumna Ella Harris presented a poster at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting in New Orleans on October 31, 2018.

Harris has been working as clinical operations manager for Tiopa Sustainability Project, the UCSF School of Nursing’s global health initiative in Jalisco, Mexico. Her poster, “Clinical Capacity Building to Address Diabetes Prevention and Control in a Community Health Center in Jalisco, Mexico,” describes her work over the past year in partnership with local institutions in the city of Autlán to improve clinical systems for community health.

Ifeyinwa Asiodu and Monica McLemore on Preventable Deaths of Women During Childbirth

Ifeyinwa Asiodu (left) and Monica McLemore Ifeyinwa Asiodu and Monica McLemore, assistant professors in the Department of Family Health Care Nursing, have co-authored a blog post, An Inconvenient Truth: You Have No Answer That Black Women Don’t Already Possess, on the Black Women Birthing Justice website, about addressing preventable maternal deaths of women during childbirth, which is disproportionally experienced by black women.

Sandra Domeracki Presents at SF VA Continuing Education Conference

Sandra Domeracki (left) and Laura Wagner Sandra Domeracki, associate professor with the Occupational & Environmental Health Nursing program, gave a presentation at the San Francisco VA Health Care System Continuing Education Conference on November 1, 2018, entitled “Blood/Body Fluid Exposure – Healthcare Workers.”

Laura Wagner Speaks on Hospital Accreditation in Reuters Article

Laura Wagner, associate professor and coordinator of the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program, was interviewed and quoted in an October 26, 2018, Reuters article entitled “Hospital Accreditation Not Linked to Patient Outcomes in U.S.

Recent Publications

Trends in Health Care Costs and Utilization Associated with Untreated Hearing Loss over 10 Years (Margaret Wallhagen), November 8, 2018

Pre-pregnancy or First-Trimester Risk Scoring to Identify Women at High Risk of Preterm Birth (Monica McLemore), November 5, 2018

Older Patients’ Perspectives of Online Health Approaches in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (DorAnne Donesky, Virginia Carrieri-Kohlman), November 5, 2018

Thinking Outside the Box: Are We Ready for Teleprecepting to Expand Training and Practice Venues? (Deborah Johnson), October 30, 2018

Risk Adjustment for Hospital Characteristics Reduces Unexplained Hospital Variation in Pressure Injury Risk (Daniel Linnen), July/August 2018