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March 2021School of Nursing Communications

Christine Miaskowski Christine Miaskowski Honored for Shaping Cancer Prevention Research

Christine Miaskowski, professor in Physiological Nursing, has been recognized as one of the “champions and changemakers of cancer prevention, early detection and symptom science” by the Division of Cancer Prevention as part of its commemoration of the passage of the National Cancer Act, which was signed into law 50 years ago.

Miaskowski has devoted four decades to researching pain control and symptom management. Her work has revolutionized the collective understanding of inter-individual variability in patients’ experiences.

Elena Flowers Joins Board of California’s Stem Cell Agency

Elena Flowers, associate professor in Physiological Nursing, has been selected to join the board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the state’s stem cell agency. Elena Flowers She was appointed by state Controller Betty T. Yee.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the citizens of California in this capacity,” Flowers said. “CIRM has ambitious goals, seeking to improve upon common limitations of public research agencies by its commitment to delivering meaningful findings and ultimately treatments for patients as rapidly as possible. I’m particularly committed to improving inclusion and access to these treatments across the entire diverse California population.”

Ifeyinwa Asiodu Honored With Golden Wave Award

Ifeyinwa Asiodu

Ifeyinwa Asiodu, assistant professor in Family Health Care Nursing, is the 2021 recipient of the Golden Wave Award from the California Breastfeeding Coalition. The award, which was presented at this year’s California Breastfeeding Summit, is bestowed on an individual(s) for their meaningful contributions to create “everlasting waves of change” to remove barriers to breastfeeding (including chestfeeding and human milk feedings) in California.

Kristen Harknett, Soo-Jeong Lee Present Research Findings

Two SON faculty presented their research findings before an audience of federal government staff and researchers at a U.S. Department of Labor event on Feb. 4 that Kristen Harknett, Soo-Jeong Lee highlighted Labor Research and Evaluation Grant projects.

Kristen Harknett, associate professor in Social and Behavioral Sciences, presented on “Regulating Unstable and Unpredictable Work Hours in the Service Sector: Evidence from Seattle.”

Soo-Jeong Lee, associate professor in Community Health Systems, gave the presentation, “The Impact of Safe Patient Handling Legislation on Musculoskeletal Disorders among California Health Care Workers.”

Elizabeth Gatewood Named 2021 FAANP

Elizabeth Gatewood

Assistant Dean of Education and Technology Elizabeth Gatewood has been named a 20212 Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. The purpose of the Fellows is to impact national and global health by engaging recognized nurse practitioners to lead new initiatives and support the AANP mission.

Julene Johnson Awarded for Excellence in Mentoring

Julene Johnson, associate dean for research and professor in the Institute for Health & Aging, is the recipient of the 2021 UCSF Distinction in Mentoring Award in the FullJulene Johnson Professor category.

These awards are conferred by the UCSF Academic Senate and the Committee on Academic Personnel to recognize exceptional mentoring by faculty to faculty, and faculty to clinical and/or postdocs. Award recipients will be celebrated at a virtual awards ceremony slated for this spring.

Andrew Penn Honored for Teaching Excellence

Andrew Penn

Andrew Penn, associate professor in Community Health Systems, is the recipient of the 2021 UCSF Distinction in Teaching Award.

These awards, which are conferred by the UCSF Academic Senate, are given to faculty members who demonstrate exceptional teaching. Award recipients will be celebrated at a virtual awards ceremony scheduled for this spring.

Rosalind De Lisser, Eric Manbossia Receive Best Workshop Award

Rosalind De Lisser and Eric Manbossia Rosalind De Lisser, MS, FNP, PMHNP, associate professor in Community Health Systems, and alumnus Eric Manbossia, MS, PMHNP, received the 2020 Best Workshop Award from the Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction (AMERSA). The pair had facilitated the workshop, “Structural Competency and Minority Addiction Care: A Skill Building Workshop to Develop a Community Collaborative-Based Intervention,” at AMERSA's 2020 conference.

Faculty-Authored Publications

Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine: I Put my Faith in Science, Moderna and Myself — Stacy Torres, PhD, March 3, 2021

A Call to the CMS: Mandate Adequate Professional Nurse Staffing in Nursing Homes — Charlene Harrington, PhD, RN, FAAN, Margaret Wallhagen, PhD, RN, FAAN, Mary Dellefield, PhD, RN, FAAN, March 1, 2021

Controlled Drinking Behaviors Among Korean American and Korean Male Workers — Oi Saeng Hong, PhD, RN, FAAN, March 2021

Finding 'Common Ground' on Shifting Sands: Observations on the Conflicts Over Product Regulation — Ruth Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, March 2021

Secondary Analysis of Change in Physical Function After Exercise Intervention in Older Adults With Hyperkyphosis and Low Physical Function — Yoshimi Fukuoka, PhD, RN, FAAN, Feb. 22, 2021

Recommendations for Demonstrators, Law Enforcement Agencies, and Public Health Agencies for Reducing SARS-CoV-2 Transmission During Civil Protests — Catherine Waters, PhD, RN, FAAN, Carol Dawson-Rose, PhD, RN, FAAN, Feb. 16, 2021

A Mouth Rinse Based on a Tea Solution of Salvia Officinalis for Oral Discomfort in Palliative Cancer Care: A Randomized Controlled Trial — Caryl Gay, PhD, Feb. 14, 2021

Use of Korean Dramas to Facilitate Precision Mental Health Understanding and Discussion for Asian Americans — Van Ta Park, PhD, MPH, Feb. 13, 2021

Education Mediates Racial Disparities in Cognitive Impairment Among Older Adults With Schizophrenia — Sarah Dobbins (PhD student), Erin Hubbard, MPH, Heather Leutwyler, PhD, RN, NP, Feb. 12, 2021

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Economic Security and Pregnancy Intentions Among People at Risk of Pregnancy — Tracy Lin, PhD, Feb. 11, 2021

Impact of COVID-19 on Heart Failure Self-Care: A Qualitative Study — Linda Park, PhD, RN, FAAN, Feb. 11, 2021

Social Literacy: Nurses' Contribution Toward the Co-Production of Self-Management — Leslie Dubbin, PhD, RN, Irene Yen, PhD, MPH, Janet Shim, PhD, Feb. 11, 2021

Experiences of People Affected by Cancer During the Outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Exploratory Qualitative Analysis of Public Online Forums — Christine Miaskowski, PhD, RN, FAAN, Feb. 11, 2021

Circulating MicroRNAs Associated With Prediabetes and Geographic Location in Latinos — Elena Flowers, PhD, RN, Anatol Sucher, Feb. 11, 2021

Urban Health Nexus With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Preparedness and Response in Africa: Rapid Scoping Review of the Early Evidence — Jerry John Nutor, PhD, MS, RN, Feb. 11, 2021

A Comparison of Supine Versus Stand-on Bioimpedance Devices to Assess Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema — Judy Mastick, Steve Paul, PhD, Kord Kober, PhD, Christine Miaskowski, PhD, RN, FAAN, Feb. 9, 2021

The Importance of Patient Engagement to Quality of Breast Cancer Care and Health-Related Quality of Life: A Cross-Sectional Study Among Latina Breast Cancer Survivors in Rural and Urban Communities — Anita Stewart, PhD, Feb. 9, 2021

Women Veterans' Experiences With Integrated, Biopsychosocial Pain Care: A Qualitative Study — Francesca Nicosia, PhD, Natalie Purcell, PhD, MPA, Feb. 6, 2021

The Efficacy of an Intensive Lifestyle Modification Program on Psychosocial Outcomes among Rural Women with Prior Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Six Months Follow-Up of a Randomized Controlled Trial — Jyu-Lin Chen, PhD, RN, FAAN, Feb. 5, 2021

Time to Support Nursing Home Surveys and Enforcement: Response to the Position of the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine — Charlene Harrington, PhD, RN, FAAN, Feb. 6, 2021

Improving End-Of-Life for Persons Living With Dementia: Bereaved Caregivers’ Observations and Recommendations — Jarmin Yeh, PhD, MPH, Jeff Newman, MD, MPH, Lauren J. Hunt, PhD, RN, Feb. 5, 2021

Are the Factors Associated With Overweight/General Obesity and Abdominal Obesity Different Depending on Menopausal Status? — Jyu-Lin Chen, PhD, RN, FAAN, Chen-Xi Lin, Kathy Lien, RN, (student), Feb. 4, 2021

Beneficial Effects of Choir Singing on Cognition and Well-Being of Older Adults: Evidence From a Cross-Sectional Study — Julene Johnson, PhD, Feb. 3, 2021

Associations Between Physical Distancing and Mental Health, Sexual Health and Technology Use Among Gay, Bisexual and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men During the COVID-19 Pandemic — Glenn-Milo Santos, PhD, MPH, Feb. 2, 2021

Beyond Seeing Race: Centering Racism and Acknowledging Agency Within Bioethics — Jennifer James, PhD, MS, Feb. 1, 2021

Nursing Surveillance and Immediate Jeopardy in Veteran Health Administration Community Living Centers Unannounced Survey Program 2018 to 2019 — Mary Ellen Dellefield, PhD, RN, FAAN, Feb. 1, 2021

Impact of California Safe Patient Handling Legislation: Health Care Workers’ Perspectives —Soo-Jeong Lee, PhD, RN, FAAOHN, Victoria Michalchuk, MS, RN (PhD student), Kathleen Mullen, PhD, Feb. 1, 2021

Prevalence and Correlates of Methamphetamine Use Among Older Men Who Have Sex with Men in San Francisco — Glenn-Milo Santos, PhD, MPH, February 2021

Integrative Review of Early Life Adversity and Cortisol Regulation in Pregnancy — Sandra Weiss, PhD, RN, FAAN, Jan. 29, 2021

Enablers, Barriers, and Contributions of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners to Ambulatory Specialty Care — Shira Winter, PhD, RN, FNP, Linda Stephan, MS, RN, PNP, Susan Chapman, PhD, RN, FAAN, Jan. 29, 2021

“Tennis Leg”: A State-of-the-Science Review — Sandra Domeracki, MS, RN, FAAOHN, Jan. 29, 2021

Understanding Disparities in Person-Centered Maternity Care: The Potential Role of Provider Implicit and Explicit Bias — Sandra Weiss, PhD, RN, FAAN, Jan. 25, 2021

Nutrition Standards for Infants and Young Children Can Be Implemented by Family Child Care Home Providers — Victoria Keeton, MS, RN, PNP, Abbey Alkon, PhD, RN, CPNP, Jan. 25, 2021

The African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council: Advocating for a menthol cigarette ban in San Francisco, California — Valerie Yerger, MA, ND, Jan. 22, 2021

Leveraging Telehealth to Improve Access to Care: A Qualitative Evaluation of Veterans' Experience With the VA TeleSleep Program — Francesca Nicosia, PhD, Jan. 21, 2021

Communicating Awareness About COVID-19 Through Songs: An Example From Ghana — Jerry John Nutor, PhD, MS, RN, Julene Johnson, PhD, Jan. 18, 2021

Distinct Profiles of Multiple Co-Occurring Symptoms in Patients With Gastrointestinal Cancers Receiving Chemotherapy — Bruce Cooper, PhD, Steve Paul, PhD, Kord Kober, PhD, Christine Miaskowski, PhD, RN, FAAN, Jan. 16, 2021

Life Course Transitions, Personal Networks and Social Support for LGBTQ+ Elders: Implications for Physical and Mental Health — Stacy Torres, PhD, Jan. 15, 2021

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Outcomes Through 1 Year of Life in Infants Born Prematurely: A Population Based Study in California — Linda Franck, PhD, RN, FAAN, Jan. 14, 2021

Perceived Interruptions to HIV Prevention and Treatment Services Associated With COVID-19 for Gay, Bisexual and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men in 20 Countries — Glenn-Milo Santos, PhD, MPH, Jan. 13, 2021

Perceived Interruptions to HIV Prevention and Treatment Services Associated With COVID-19 for Gay, Bisexual and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men in 20 Countries — Glenn Milo-Santos, PhD, MPH, Jan. 13, 2021

General Self-Efficacy and Social Support As Mediators of the Association Between Perceived Stress and Quality of Life Among Rural Women With Previous Gestational Diabetes Mellitus — Jyu-Lin Chen, PhD, RN, FAAN, Jan. 12, 2021

Implementation Science Protocol: Evaluating Evidence-Informed Interventions to Improve Care for People With HIV Seen in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Settings — Carol Dawson-Rose, PhD, RN, FAAN, Jan. 11, 2021

Food Insufficiency and Mental Health in the U.S. During the COVID-19 Pandemic — Orlando O. Harris, PhD, MPH, RN, Jan. 11, 2021

Food Insufficiency and Mental Health in the U.S. During the COVID-19 Pandemic— Orlando Harris, PhD, MPH, FNP, Jan 9, 2021

Immunization and Insurrection: Will the Better Angels of Our Nature Prevail? — Andrew Penn, MS, RN, CNS, Jan. 9, 2021

Leveraging the Age Friendly Healthcare System Initiative to Achieve Comprehensive, Hearing Healthcare Across the Spectrum of Healthcare Settings: An Interprofessional Perspective — Margaret Wallhagen, PhD, RN, FAAN, William Strawbridge, PhD, Jan. 8, 2021

Health Care Utilization of Menthol and Non-menthol Cigarette Smokers — Yingning Wang, PhD, Hai-Yen Sung, PhD, Tingting Yao, PhD, Wendy Max, PhD, Jan. 7, 2021

Toward Better Governance of Human Genomic Data — Barbara Koenig, PhD, RN, January 2021

Improving Access to Care in the Context of Opportunity — Matt Tierney, MS, CNS, FAAN, January 2021

A Multisite Survey of NICU Healthcare Professionals' Perceptions About Family-Centered Care — Linda Franck, PhD, RN, Caryl Gay, PhD, Rebecca Kriz, MS, RN (alumni), January 2021

Precarity, USA — Carroll Estes, PhD, FAAN, Jarmin Yeh, PhD, MPH, MSSW, Nicholas DiCarlo, LCSW, January 2021

Evaluation of Extreme Bradyarrhythmias in Symptomatic Adults — Michele Pelter, PhD, Jan. 1, 2021

Profiles of HIV Care Disruptions Among Adult Patients Lost to Follow-up in Zambia: A Latent Class Analysis — Nancy Padian, PhD, Jan. 1, 2021

Prescribed Walking for Glycemic Control and Symptom Management in Patients Without Diabetes Undergoing Chemotherapy — Christine Miaskowski, PhD, RN, FAAN, January 2021

Prevalence of ICU Delirium in Postoperative Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Patients — Sandra Staveski, PhD, RN, FAAN, Jan. 1, 2021