Leadership in Action: Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Student Milestones

January 2020Milenko Martinovich

Linda Franck Awarded $3 Million Contract to Evaluate State Program

Linda Franck, the Jack and Elaine Koehn Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nursing, has secured, in partnership with Co-PIs Jennifer RienksLinda Remy and Geraldine Oliva from the School of Medicine’s Family Health Outcomes Project, a $3 million, three-year contract with California’s Department of Social Services to evaluate a state program designed to support positive health outcomes for Linda Franck pregnant and parenting people, families, and infants born into poverty.

The program, California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Home Visiting Program (HVP), is an evidence-based, voluntary program that pairs new parents with nurses or trained professionals who make regular visits to the participants’ homes to provide guidance, coaching, and access to health and social services. Among the resources offered are prenatal, infant and toddler care, nutrition, child development screening and assessments, parent education, job readiness and treatment for domestic violence, sexual assault, mental health and substance use, if needed.

In 2022, Franck and her UCSF colleagues will report their findings to the California Legislature.

Jerry John Nutor Named Deans' PHHE Scholar

Jerry John Nutor Jerry John Nutor, assistant professor in Family Health Care Nursing, has been selected for UCSF's 2020 Class of Deans’ Population Health and Health Equity (PHHE) Scholars.

These awards support innovative research or programming already underway and led by faculty. The work in this year’s class focuses on a wide array of local, national and global health care challenges and questions. Nutor is among 10 UCSF faculty selected this year. See the full list.

Soo-Jeong Lee Chosen as AAOHN Fellow, Elected President of Northern CA Chapter

Soo-Jeong Lee, associate professor in Community Health Systems, has been selected as an American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) Fellow. AAOHN Soo-Jeong Lee Fellows are leaders in occupational and environmental health nursing who have made significant contributions in clinical practice, education, research, management or policy. Lee was also elected president of the California El Camino Real Association of Occupational Health Nurses (the Northern California chapter of AAOHN) for 2020-2021.

In addition, Lee was a recent guest speaker at the 2019 Korean Academies of Community Health Nursing and Occupational Health Nursing, where she discussed nursing education, research and practice in occupational and environmental health in the U.S.

SON Faculty Launches New Center for Sexual and Gender Minority Health 

Annesa Flentje Annesa Flentje, assistant professor, and Matthew Beld, program manager, both in Community Health Systems, along with Jae Sevelius, PhD, associate professor from the Department of Medicine, are leading the effort to launch the new Center for Sexual and Gender Minority Health at UCSF. The center, launched with funding from the Chancellor's Office, aims to provide training and support for sexual and gender minority health to faculty, staff and learners on campus and beyond.

As part of these efforts, the center organized a Grand Rounds series featuring experts on sexual and gender minority health. The series kicked off on Jan. 23 with guest speaker Judy Tan on the topic of “The Mental Health Impact of Intersectional Invisibility among Asian Pacific Islander Sexual and Gender Minorities."

Angel Kuo, Andrea Kuster Awarded Grant for New Health Project

SON faculty members Angel Kuo and Andrea Kuster, both of Family Health Care Nursing, have been awarded a UCSF PIPE Interprofessional Clinical Angel Kuo, Andrea Kuster Opportunities Grant to pilot a new project entitled “Integrative Oral Health Experience for Primary Care and Dental Providers.”

The project is led by School of Dentistry’s Brent Lin, DMD, with both Kuo and Kuster serving as project collaborators.

The interprofessional grant program was created to support individual clinical sites in piloting new interprofessional immersive experiences for students in the health professional programs at UCSF.

Kristen Harknett’s Shift Project Research Influences Policy on Capitol Hill

Kristen Harknett Recent findings from The Shift Project, which is co-led by Kristen Harknett, associate professor in Social and Behavioral Sciences, were cited in Sen. Elizabeth Warren's recent release of the “Plan for a Fair Workweek” and in the follow-up press coverage (ReutersMarketwatchHuff Post and The Hill).

FHCN Partners with Lifelong in Preparing NP Residents

Family Health Care Nursing received a four-year subcontract to work with Lifelong Medical Care to prepare new nurse practitioner residents at Lifelong Medical Care, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center and Tri-City Health Center. This effort is part of the HRSA Advanced Nursing Education Nurse Practitioner Residency Program.

The UCSF team, which is offering preceptor development, assessment and evaluation, is led by SON’s Angel Kuo and Elizabeth Gatewood, as well as Janet Angel Kuo, Elizabeth Gatewood Coffman from the Institute for Health Policy Studies, in collaboration with Pat O’Sullivan from the UCSF Center for Faculty Educators.

The first preceptor development workshop was held Jan. 15 on “Time Efficient Clinical Teaching” and “Clinical Reasoning,” as part of the Teach for UCSF Clinical Teaching Certificate series, and drew over 20 interprofessional clinical educators from the FQHCs and affiliated sites. The workshop will be repeated at Tiburcio Vasquez on March 10. Additional workshops are planned for this spring and summer. See a list of the Educational Skills Workshops.

The application for the fall 2020-2021 cohort of this 12-month intensive FNP residency program is open through April 6. New FNPs who have graduated within the last 18 months are eligible. Learn more

Three SON Faculty Members Receive Promotions

Jenny Liu, Valerie Yerger, Patricia McDaniel Join us in congratulating the following three faculty members whose promotions were approved within the past four months in recognition of their professional excellence and commitment to SON:

Comment Period Open for MS/MEPN/Post-MS Program’s Qualifications for Accreditation

The UCSF School of Nursing Master of Science, Master’s Entry Program in Nursing, and the Post-Master’s Program are scheduled to have an on-site evaluation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation team from March 11 to 13, 2020. As part of the CCNE accreditation process, there is opportunity for the program’s constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, comments concerning the program’s qualifications for accreditation that must be received by CCNE no later than Feb. 17, 2020. All comments must be written in English, consistent with CCNE’s policy, and should be directed to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Attn: Third Party Comments

655 K Street NW, Suite 750

Washington, DC, 20001

Or comments may be emailed to [email protected].

Recent Publications

Intracranial Pressure Monitoring via External Ventricular Drain: Are We Waiting Long Enough Before Recording the Real Value? (Xiuyun Liu, Michele Pelter, Jacob Abba, Maximilian Vuong, Nate Tran, Xiao Hu), February 2020

Research Priorities of Women at Risk For Preterm Birth: Findings and A Call to Action (Linda Franck, Monica McLemore), Jan. 13, 2020

Exposures to Structural Racism and Racial Discrimination among Pregnant and Early Postpartum Black Women living in Oakland, California (Brittany Chambers, Silvia Arabia, Helen Arega, Linda Franck, Kord Kober, Monica McLemore), Jan. 9, 2020

The Stories We Need for a Modern ‘Little Women’ (Stacy Torres), Jan. 6, 2020

OK, Boomer? Kids these days? Why Generational Warfare Gets Us Nowhere (Stacy Torres), Dec. 29, 2019 

It’s Time to Dump the SAT (Stacy Torres), Dec. 13, 2019

The Relationship Between Minority Stress and Biological Outcomes: A Systematic Review  (Annesa Flentje), Dec. 20, 2019

Community Norms for the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire Among Cisgender Gay Men (Annesa Flentje), Dec. 2, 2019

Perceptions and Experiences of Women Participating in a Digital Technology-Based Physical Activity Intervention (the mPED Trial): Qualitative Study (Teri Lindgren, Yoshimi Fukuoka), Dec. 20, 2019

Transitioning From Clinician to Nurse Practitioner Clinical Faculty: A Systematic Review (Elizabeth Gatewood, Bridget Gramkowski, Jay Hunter, Andrea Kuster, Kate Melino, Lisa Mihaly), Dec. 17, 2019

A Biopsychosocial Model of Chronic Pain for Older Adults (Christine Miaskowski, Francesca Nicosia), Dec. 17, 2019

Predictors of Adherence to Self-Care in Rural Patients With Heart Failure (Michele Pelter, Kathy Dracup), Dec. 15, 2019

Why First-Gen Health Professionals Are Essential To Improving Our Nation’s Health Care (Laura Wagner), Dec. 13, 2019

What’s to Like? Facebook as a Tool for Survey Data Collection (Kristen Harknett), December 2019

Effects of Mirtazapine for Methamphetamine Use Disorder Among Cisgender Men and Transgender Women Who Have Sex With Men: A Placebo-Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial (Glenn-Milo Santos), Dec. 11, 2019

Changing Home Care Aides: Differences Between Family and Non-Family Care In California Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (Bob Newcomer, Joanne Spetz), Dec. 11, 2019

FDA Oversight of NSIGHT Genomic Research: The Need for an Integrated Systems Approach to Regulation (Barbara Koenig), Dec. 10, 2019

Beyond the Bladder: Poor Sleep in Women With Overactive Bladder Syndrome (Kathryn Lee), Dec. 10, 2019

Depressive Symptoms Associated With Physical Health Problems in Midlife Women: A Longitudinal Study (Catherine L. Gilliss, Kathryn Lee), Dec. 2, 2019

Real-World Effectiveness of Smoking Cessation Strategies for Young and Older Adults: Findings From a Nationally Representative Cohort (Wendy Max), Dec. 6, 2019

Association of Differential Symptoms of Stress to Hair Cortisol and Cortisone Concentrations Among Pregnant Women in Kenya (Sandra Weiss), Dec. 6, 2019

Excellence in Postlicensure Interprofessional Palliative Care Education: Consensus Through a Delphi Survey (Doranne Donesky, Kathleen De Leon), Dec. 3, 2019

Comparison of Family Centered Care With Family Integrated Care and Mobile Technology (Mficare) on Preterm Infant and Family Outcomes: A Multi-Site Quasi-Experimental Clinical Trial Protocol (Linda Franck), Dec. 2, 2019

Distinct Biomarker Profiles Distinguish Malawian Children with Malarial and Non-Malarial Sepsis (Kimberly Baltzell), Dec. 1, 2019

Deep Learning Approaches for Plethysmography Signal Quality Assessment in the Presence of Atrial Fibrillation (Kais Gadhoumi, Xiao Hu), Nov. 25, 2019

Nursing Surveillance for Deterioration in Pediatric Patients: An Integrative Review (Audrey Lyndon, Garrett Chan, Roberta Rehm), Nov. 23, 2019

How Care Decisions Are Made Among Interdisciplinary Providers Caring for Critically Injured Patients: A Qualitative Study (Audrey Lyndon), Dec. 13, 2019


Leadership in Action: Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Student Milestones

December 2019Milenko Martinovich

Inaugural DNP Cohort Completes Program

Amid cheers and applause, the School of Nursing marked a milestone as it celebrated the first cohort to complete its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program at a closing ceremony on Dec. 12. 

Launched in spring 2018, the School's DNP program was the first in the University of California system and was established to meet the growing need for doctorally prepared nurses. DNP-prepared nurses The School of Nursing's inaugural DNP cohort. emerge with the skills to lead within health organizations, implement and evaluate quality improvement initiatives, and participate in translational research that addresses complex health needs. 

"The hope is that we can take the wisdom that we have gained from this experience with us – to where we practice now, and in the future – and apply it in a way that is meaningful, and, in some way, positively impacts the way health care is delivered in the future,” said Summer Thompson, DNP graduate. 

View a photo gallery of the DNP closing ceremony. 

Lauren Hunt Named Scholar at Alzheimer’s Research Center

Lauren Hunt, PhD, RN, FNP, assistant professor in Physiological Nursing, has been selected as a scholar for the UCSF Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center’s Research Education Component (REC) program. In Lauren Hunt addition to access to center resources, the scholar designation allows faculty and trainees affiliated with the center to learn more about their work. Hunt will also receive a supporting $2,500 grant.

Faculty Awarded More Than $5 Million in Research Grants

Thirteen faculty members and a doctoral student were awarded multi-year public and foundation grants from July to December 2019 to support their research. Congratulations to Abbey Alkon, PhD, RN, FAAN; Susan Chapman, PhD, RN, FAAN; Kristen Clark (PhD student); Mica Estrada, PhD; Carrie Graham, PhD; Kristen Harknett, PhD; Kord Kober, PhD; Jenny Liu, PhD, MPP, MA; Ruth Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN; Christine Miaskowski, PhD, RN, FAAN; Van Ta Park, PhD, MPH; Margaret Wallhagen, PhD, RN, FAAN; Tingting Yao, PhD; and Jarmin Yeh, MPH.

PhD Student Part of Award-Winning Team Honored by U.S. Green Building Council

PhD student Victoria Michalchuk accepted the 2019 Building Health Leadership Award from the Green Health Partnership on Nov. 19 for her team's work on Genentech's new employee center in South San Francisco. The Green Health Partnership is a research and development initiative among the U.S. Green Building Council, the University of Virignia Victoria Michalchuk School of Medicine, and the International WELL Building Institute. The award celebrates green building projects that focus on promoting health and well-being throughout all phases of building development and operation. 

First SON Research Seminar Series Kicks Off

Adriana Perez The SON's Research Seminar Series debuted Dec. 2 with Adriana Perez, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, assistant professor of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, as the guest speaker. During her visit, Perez met with faculty and students in small groups, and presented a talk entitled “Multilevel Community-Based Approaches to Promote Health Among Older Latinos.” After the presentation, Perez greeted faculty, staff and students at a reception. 

School of Nursing to Host BABNA Conference

The School of Nursing will host the Bay Area Black Nurses Association’s 9th annual conference on Feb. 22. The conference will cover issues across the lifespan, from infant mortality to gerontology, and from population health to mental health. Early bird registration is available through Dec. 22 for licensed professionals. Lower fees are available for students.

Recent Publications by SON Faculty

Tools You'll Have for the Rest of Your Life: A Qualitative Evaluation of a Fitness and Vocational Training Program for Substance Use Recovery — Erin Hubbard, Heather Leutwyler, Nov. 29, 2019

A Transdisciplinary Conceptual Framework of Contextualized Resilience for Reducing Adverse Birth Outcomes — Monica McLemore, PhD, RN, FAAN, Nov. 21, 2019

Association of Differential Symptoms of Stress to Hair Cortisol and Cortisone Concentrations Among Pregnant Women in Kenya — Sandra Weiss, PhD, RN, FAAN, Nov. 20, 2019

Marrying Empathy and Science to Spread Impact — Jenny Liu, PhD, MPP, MA, Nov. 20, 2019

Medical and Socio-Demographic Characteristics Associated With Patient-Perceived Continuity of Primary Care: A Cross-Sectional Survey in Hangzhou, China — Wendy Max, PhD, Nov. 17, 2019

Palliative Care in the Nursing Home-Shifting Paradigms — Lauren Hunt, PhD, RN, FNP, Caroline Stephens, PhD, GNP, FAAN, Nov. 11, 2019

Daytime And Nighttime Correlates of Fatigue and Lack of Energy in Adults Living With HIV — Kathryn Lee, PhD, RN, FAAN, Caryl Gay, PhD, Nov. 10, 2019

Glycemic Over- and Undertreatment in VA Nursing Home Residents with Type 2 Diabetes: A Retrospective Cohort Study — Lauren Hunt, PhD, RN, FNP, Nov. 8, 2019

Distinct Stress Profiles Among Oncology Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy Bruce Cooper, PhD, Steve Paul, PhD, Janice Humphreys, PhD, RN, FAAN, Christine Miaskowski, PhD, RN, FAAN, Nov. 8, 2019

U.S. Nursing Home Violations of International and Domestic Human Rights Standards — Charlene Harrington, PhD, RN, FAAN, Nov. 7, 2019

Multimorbidity and Opioid Prescribing in Hospitalized Older Adults — Christine Miaskowski, PhD, RN, FAAN, Nov. 5, 2019

Racial and Ethnic Inequities in Postpartum Pain Evaluation and Management — Ifeyinwa Asiodu, PhD, RN, Nov. 4, 2019

Aging With Schizophrenia: Racial Disparities in Cognitive Impairment — Sarah Dobbins, Erin Hubbard, Heather Leutwyler, Nov. 3, 2019

Heart-Brain Interaction on the Electrocardiogram — Michele Pelter, PhD, RN, Nov. 1, 2019

Jump-Starting Faculty Development in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Education: A Team-Based Approach — Audrey Lyndon, PhD, RN, FAAN, Nov. 1, 2019

Leadership in Action: Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Student Milestones

November 2019Milenko Martinovich

Honoring the 2019 AAN Inductees

UCSF School of Nursing faculty members Monica McLemore, Linda G. Park, and Sandra Staveski, as well as Joyce A. Trompeta, from the School of Medicine were inducted into the American Academy of Nursing’s 2019 class of fellows on Oct. 26.

They are among 231 distinguished nurse leaders to be selected for 2019 induction from around the United States and 16 other countries. The Academy is comprised of more than 2,600 nurse leaders who Monica McLemore, Linda Park, Sandra Staveski have been recognized for their extraordinary commitment to the promotion of the public’s health through evidence and innovation.

Dean Gilliss Named 2019 Honoree for Distinguished Leader Interview

Dean Catherine Gilliss, PhD, RN, FAAN, was selected as the 2019 honoree for the Mary Starke Harper Distinguished Leader Interview. The interview, which wasCatherine Gilliss  named for AAN Living Legend Mary Starke Harper, highlights the career of a nurse leader who has made significant contributions to the field of gerontology.

The interview took place at the annual National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence's (NHCGNELeadership Conference from Nov. 12-13 in Austin, Texas.

Faculty Present Posters, Lead Presentations at APHA Annual Meeting

Faculty members gave poster and podium presentations at the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting and Expo in Philadelphia from Nov. 2-6.

Wendy Max, PhD, and Hai-Yen Sung, PhD, both of the Institute for Health and Aging, presented two posters: Smoking-Attributable Healthcare Utilization and Costs for California's Lesbian, Gay Wendy Max, Hai-Yen Sung, Soo-Jeong Lee and Bisexual Community and Food Insecurity, Cigarette Smoking, and E-Cigarette Use Among Low-Income Adults in California, 2014-2017. They also delivered two oral presentations: "The Association of a Major State Tobacco Tax Increase with Smoking Behavior in Low-Income and High-Income Adults: The California Experience Immediately Following Proposition 56" and "Estimating Health-Related Costs of 10 U.S. Climate-Sensitive Events in 2012."

Soo-Jeong Lee, PhD, RN, ANP, associate professor in Community Health Systems, delivered presentations on “Impact of Safe Patient Handling Legislation on Musculoskeletal Disorders among Healthcare Workers in California – Analysis of Workers’ Compensation Claims, 2007-2016” and on “Impact of California’s Safe Patient Handling Legislation by Hospital Characteristics.”

Ruth Malone, Stella Bialous Deliver Keynote Speeches at Tobacco Control Conference

Ruth Malone and Stella Bialous, both of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, were featured as plenary speakers at the 2019 Oceania Tobacco Control Conference on Oct. 22-24 in Sydney, Australia. Ruth Malone, Stella Bialous

Held biennially, OTCC provides a unique opportunity for a “meeting of minds,” bringing together tobacco control researchers, advocates, policy makers and program administrators from Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Island nations. This year's theme was “Making Tobacco Control a Priority.”

Linda Franck presents on Mobile App Development at UCSF Data Conference

Linda Franck Linda Franck, professor in Family Health Care Nursing, presented a case study on mobile app development as part of the UCSF Data Colloquium for Researchers on Nov. 6.

The event highlighted pragmatic information on how to use and access data for research, introduced new data assets and tools, and covered topics that include population health and endeavors in the digital health space. 

Professor Emerita Establishes New Scholarship Fund to Aid Students

Janelle Charles (left), the scholarship's first recipient, with Barbara Resnik Barbara Resnik, a professor emerita who founded the School’s program for adult nurse practitioners and the specialty for occupational and environmental health nursing, established a new scholarship this year that she hopes will ease some of the financial burden on nursing students.

The Barbara and Anthony Resnik Nursing Scholarship will be awarded annually to nursing students in the Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner or Occupational and Environmental Health specialties who demonstrate financial need. The scholarship, funded from Resnik’s Individual Retirement Account, bears the name of Resnik, 91, and her late husband, who passed away in November 2018 at age 94. The couple were married 55 years.

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Conference for Family Practice Providers Well Received

Elizabeth Gatewood, Angel Kuo, Pamela Dudzik The Family Nurse Practitioner specialty partnered with the Osher Center to host an all-day conference, Introduction to Integrative Techniques for Family Practice Providers, on Nov. 1. Guest speakers included Kathleen Cavanaugh, past graduate of the SON ANP specialty and NP in Integrative Oncology at the Osher Center; Sunny Pak, MD; Carla Kuon, MD; James Mitchell, PhD; and Sanjay Reddy, MD, who led the interprofessional participants through interactive sessions on integrative oncology, acupuncture and family medicine, mind-body medicine, and opiate sparing pain management techniques.

The conference was well-received by preceptors, faculty and students. This CEU/CME event was sponsored by a HRSA ANEW grant, and led by Liz Gatewood, DNP, specialty coordinator of the FNP specialty, Angel Kuo, PNP, vice chair of Family Health Care Nursing, with Sanjay Reddy, MD, from the Osher Center and Pamela Dudzik, SON project analyst. 

Tracy Lin, Jerry John Nutor Join Bixby

Tracy Lin, assistant adjunct professor in Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Jerry John Nutor, assistant professor in Family Health Care Nursing, have joined the Tracy Lin, Jerry John Nutor Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. Bixby is an umbrella organization at UCSF that brings together researchers to advance reproductive health policy and practice worldwide through research, training and advocacy.

Andrew Penn on Impact of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

Andrew Penn Andrew Penn, MS, RN, PMHNP, associate professor in Community Health Systems, co-presented an Oct. 30 lecture entitled “Psilocybin Therapy in Palliative Care: New Data for an Old Medicine" before a standing room-only audience.

The talk, which was sponsored by the Hartford Center for Gerontological Nursing Excellence and organized by Meg Wallhagen, PhD, RN, professor in Physiological Nursing, focused on psychedelic-assisted therapy. Penn and co-presenter Brian Anderson, MD, of ZSFG Psychiatry, discussed a recent study of long-term HIV survivors suffering from demoralization who were treated with an individual psilocybin-assisted therapy session, bookended by group therapy before and after the medication session.

Recent Publications by SON Faculty

The Effects of Political Protests on Youth Human Capital and Well-Being in Egypt — Jenny Liu, PhD, MPP, MA, December 2019

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk and Subclinical Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in the United States — Kathryn Lee, PhD, RN, FAAN, Nov. 4, 2019

Neuropsychological Symptoms and Intrusive Thoughts are Associated with Worse Trajectories of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea — Steve Paul, PhD, Kord Kober, PhD, Christine Miaskowski, PhD, RN, FAAN, Nov. 2, 2019

Research Agenda of the Oncology Nursing Society: 2019-2022 — Christine Miaskowski, Nov. 1, 2019

Clinical Significance of Premature Ventricular Contraction Among Adult Patients: Protocol for a Scoping Review — PhD student Sukardi Suba, Michele Pelter, Nov. 1, 2019

Household Air Pollution from Cooking Fires Is a Global Problem — Lisa Thompson, PhD, RN, FNP, November 2019

Leadership Perceptions of Endgame Strategies for Tobacco Control in California — Elizabeth Smith, Patricia McDaniel, Ruth Malone, November 2019

The Protests in Chile Aren’t About 30 Pesos. They’re About 30 Years of Failure — Stacy Torres, Oct. 23, 2019

Nursing: Addressing Substance Use in the 21st Century — Matt Tierney, Oct 22, 2019

Translating a Stress Management Intervention for Rural Latina Breast Cancer Survivors: The Nuevo Amanecer-II — Anita Stewart, Oct. 16, 2019

Fatigue Management for Adults Living with HIV: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study — Kathryn Lee, Caryl Gay, Oct. 14, 2019

Identification of Subgroups of Chemotherapy Patients with Distinct Sleep Disturbance Profiles and Associated Co-Occurring Symptoms — Carol Viele, Kord Kober, Bruce Coope, Steve Paul, Christine Miaskowski, Oct. 9, 2019

Social Support and Patterns of Institutionalization Among Older Adults: A Longitudinal Study — Wendy Max, Oct. 8, 2019

A Statewide Assessment of Prehospital Electrocardiography Approaches of Acquisition and Interpretation for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Based on Emergency Medical Services Characteristics — Michele Pelter, Oct. 8, 2019

Distinct Biomarker Profiles Distinguish Malawian Children with Malarial and Non-malarial Sepsis — Kimberly Baltzell, Oct. 7, 2019

Acculturation, Inflammation and Self-rated Health in Mexican American Immigrants — Lisa Lommel, Jyu-Lin Chen, Catherine Waters, October 2019

Leadership in Action: Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Student Milestones

October 2019Milenko Martinovich

New Grants Support Faculty's Research 

Congratulations to faculty for recent grants they've secured to advance their research: 

  • Kord Kober, assistant professor in Physiological Nursing, has been awarded a $3.2 million National Cancer Institute grant for a project that seeks to determine if patients with high chemotherapy-related fatigue differ from patients with lower fatigue in terms of gene expression, genetic and epigenetic changes. The grant is an interdisciplinary collaboration that includes Chris Miaskowski and Bruce Cooper from SON, other UCSF partners, and University of Pittsburgh SON.
  • Ruth Malone and her colleagues in Social and Behavioral Sciences have been awarded a four-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the 12 states with Kord Kober, Ruth Malone, Anne Lown state-operated retail alcohol control infrastructure and the potential for reducing tobacco use by shifting cigarette sales to those stores only.
  • Anne Lown, associate professor in Social and Behavioral Sciences, received funding from the UCSF Integrative Oncology grant mechanism to carry out an evaluation of the "See You at the Summit" program, a therapeutic wilderness and nature-based program for adolescents with cancer.

In addition, professors Mica Estrada (NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences), Orlando Harris (NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases), Jenny Liu (Children's Investment Fund Foundation), Christine Miaskowski (NIH National Institute of Nursing Research), Van Park (NIH National Institute on Aging), Margaret Wallhagen (National Palliative Care Research Center), Tingting Yao (UC Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program), and Jarmin Yeh (California Department of Public Health), have all secured grants in the past three months for a combined $6.2 million.  

Xiao Hu, Michele Pelter Help FDA Regulators Better Understand Alarm Fatigue  

Michele Pelter, Xiao Hu Michele Pelter, assistant professor in Physiological Nursing, and Xiao Hu, professor in Physiological Nursing, presented a Sept. 24 webinar on alarm fatigue in hospitals to members of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The webinar was intended to help FDA regulators understand the problem of alarm fatigue in hospital settings from the perspectives of a nurse scientist and bio-medical engineering researcher.

Monica McLemore Delivers Lecture at Grand Rounds 

Monica McLemore, associate professor in Family Health Care Nursing, spoke on “Understanding the Clinician Role in the Resolution of Health Inequities: Black Maternal Health as an Monica McLemore Exemplar” at Advanced Practice Provider Grand Rounds on Oct. 3 in Bakar Auditorium at Mission Bay. 

SON Faculty Awarded $100,000 Grant for Nurse Training 

Kimberly Baltzell, Linda Abramovitz, Stella Bialous School of Nursing faculty members Kimberly Baltzell, associate professor in Family Health Care Nursing; Linda Abramovitz, associate clinical professor in Family Health Care Nursing; and Stella Bialous, associate professor in Social Behavioral Sciences, along with alumni Stephanie Kennell-Heiling and Susan Barbour, have received a $100,000 one-year grant from the Celgene Cancer Care Links™ Program to support a nurse training program in Tanzania.

Many cancer patients in Tanzania present for care at late stages of the disease, with wounds that are difficult to manage. This project, entitled “Implementing and Evaluating a Palliative Wound Care and Palliative Care Nursing Educational Program at Ocean Road Cancer Institute,” will assist nurses in providing evidence-based care to ensure patients are as comfortable as possible during their treatment. Because ORCI cares for 1,000 to 1,200 patients per week, the project has the potential to positively impact the care of thousands of patients per year.

Chelsea Landolin's Findings Support More Effective IPE Programs

Chelsea Landolin Chelsea Landolin, assistant professor in Community Health Systems, spent two years examining how to improve health outcomes through more effective interprofessional education programs. These findings were released Oct. 8 in the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education’s Accelerating Initiative Evaluation Report and are expected to be a prominent part of a white paper the National Center has been asked to develop for the National Academy of Medicine Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Initiative.

Landolin's project, which is ongoing, involves the development and implementation of a joint PMHNP/PharmD training program called the Dyad Training Program, aimed at addressing the psychiatric provider shortage. Read more in our Science of Caring story.

Stacy Torres on Benefits of Older Adults’ Gossip

Stacy Torres Stacy Torres, assistant professor in Social and Behavioral Sciences, was among the experts quoted in a Sept. 25 Time Magazine article, entitled The Science Behind Why People Gossip — And When It Can Be a Good Thing. Torres’ research has found that gossip can help them access social support and serve as a buffer against loneliness.



SON Faculty Complete Teaching Scholars Program, As Another Enters This Year's Cohort

Miranda Surjadi, associate clinical professor in Community Health Systems, and former faculty member Amanda Peacock have graduated from the Teaching Scholars Program, which features an intensive seminar series, mentored projects, a network of educational colleagues and collaborative learning. This achievement and that of Miranda Surjadi, Anna Strewler other program graduates was celebrated at a Sept. 10 reception.

Anna Strewler, assistant clinical professor in Community Health Systems, has been accepted into this year's program, which began Sept. 10 and ends in late summer 2020.

School Faculty, Staff Present at Sharecase 2019

Annette Carley, Xinxin Huang Annette Carley, professor and associate director of the School’s DNP Program, and Educational Technologist Xinxin Huang presented on online education at Sharecase 2019, which showcases the best of information technology in support of UCSF’s mission. 

Carley was joined by UCSF instructional designers Gina Gaiser and Kaori Keller for their presentation, "Connecting Online Education and SMART Design." Huang presented with Lisa Leiva (Library), Alexa Tan (Pharmacy), and Stephanie Wallace (Dentistry) on “Strategies for Supporting Online Education.”

Recent Publications by SON Faculty

California’s Midwives: How Scope of Practice Laws Impact Care — Kim Dau, Joanne Spetz, Oct. 16, 2019

Why We Won’t Call 911: Too Often, Police Officers’ Response to Mental Illness is Deadly — Stacy Torres, Oct. 13, 2019

The California Dream is Over. What Comes Next? — Stacy Torres, Oct. 10, 2019

It’s About Time: How Work Schedule Instability Matters for Workers, Families, and Racial Inequality— Kristen Harknett, October 2019

Cannabinoids and Mental Health, Part 2: The Search for Clinical Applications — Andrew Penn, Oct. 1, 2019

Palliation of Thirst in Intensive Care Unit Patients: Translating Research Into Practice — Kathleen Puntillo, Oct. 1, 2019

The Right Decisions Need the Right Voices — Monica McLemore, Sept. 28, 2019

Low PreEp Awareness and Use Among People Who Inject Drugs, San Francisco, 2018 — Glenn-Milo Santos, Sept. 28, 2019

The Experience of Complex Pain Dynamics in Oncology Outpatients: A Longitudinal Qualitative Analysis — Karen Schumacher, Steve Paul, Christine Miaskowski, Sept. 27, 2019

The Risk, Perceived and Actual, of Developing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus For Mothers of Preschool Children in Urban China — Lisa Lommel, PhD, RN, FNP, Jyu-Lin Chen, PhD, RN, FAAN, Sept. 27, 2019

An Argument for Phasing Out Sales of Cigarettes — Elizabeth Smith, PhD, Ruth Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, Sept. 21, 2019

Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA): An Occupational Case Report — Sandra Domeracki, Sept. 20, 2019

Comparison of Lift Use, Perceptions, and Musculoskeletal Symptoms Between Ceiling Lifts and Floor-Based Lifts in Patient Handling — Soo-Jeong Lee, Sept. 20, 2019

Migration and Investments in the Health of Children Left Behind: The Role of Remittances in Children's Healthcare Utilization in Cambodia — Emily Treleaven, Sept. 20, 2019

Perinatal Food Insecurity and Postpartum Psychosocial Stress Are Positively Associated Among Kenyan Women of Mixed HIV Status — Emily Tuthill, Sept. 19, 2019

Establishing an Evidence Base for Meeting the Reproductive Health Needs of Immigrants — Monica McLemore, Sept. 18, 2019

Open Forum: California Shouldn’t Expand the Market for Women’s Eggs — Diane Tober, Sept. 12, 2019

Predictors for Blood Pressure Reduction in American Latinos: Secondary Analysis of the Adelgaza Program Data — Yoshimi Fukuoka, Sept. 11, 2019

Women Grow More Radical With Age: Winning Older Voters in 2020 — Stacy Torres, Sept. 11, 2019

Evaluating The Effect Of Family Integrated Care On Maternal Stress And Anxiety In Neonatal Intensive Care Units — Linda Franck, Sept. 10, 2019

Characterization Of Pallidocortical Motor Network In Parkinson Disease Through Complex Network Analysis — Ran Xiao, Xiao Hu, Sept. 10, 2019

Perceived Stress Is Associated With A Higher Symptom Burden In Cancer Survivors — Melissa Mazor, Steve Paul, Christine Miaskowski, Sept. 10, 2019

A Longitudinal Study of Predictors of Constipation Severity in Oncology Outpatients with Unrelieved Pain — Steve Paul, Karen Schumacher, Christine Miaskowski, Sept. 5, 2019

Signaling Pathways and Gene Co-Expression Modules Associated with Cytoskeleton and Axon Morphology in Breast Cancer Survivors with Chronic Paclitaxel-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy — Kord Kober, Melissa Mazor, Steve Paul, Christine Miaskowski, Sept. 5, 2019

AAAPT Diagnostic Criteria for Acute Pain Following Breast Surgery — Christine Miaskowski, Sept. 4, 2019

Preventable Hospitalizations from Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions in Nursing Homes: Evidence from Switzerland — Ulrike Muench, Sept. 3, 2019

Reductions in Urinary Metabolites of Exposure to Household Air Pollution in Pregnant, Rural Guatemalan Women Provided Liquefied Petroleum Gas Stoves — Lisa Thompson, Sept. 2, 2019

Evaluation of Wide-Complex Tachycardia — Michele Pelter, Sept. 1, 2019

Symptom Experience of Older Adults With Type 2 Diabetes and Diabetes-Related Distress — Heather Leutwyler, Janine Cataldo, , Catherine “Kit” Chesla, Sept. 1, 2019

Participant Engagement in Translational Genomics Research: Respect for Persons and Then Some— Barbara Koenig, Sept. 1, 2019

Double Whammy for Older Smokers: Marginalized by Tobacco Control and Valued by the Tobacco Industry — Janine Cataldo

Development of a Clinician-Parent Home Care Education Intervention — Sandra Staveski, Aug. 30, 2019

Proactive Community Case Management and Child Survival: Protocol For a Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial — Jenny Liu, Emily Treleaven, Aug. 26, 2019

Leveraging the Strength of Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalitions to Support Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change — Annette Gardner, Aug. 21, 2019


Leadership in Action: Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Student Milestones

September 2019Milenko Martinovich
Van Ta Park

Van Ta Park Awarded $3.3 Million NIH Grant

Van Ta Park, associate professor in Community Health Systems, has received a $3.3 million three-year grant from the NIH National Institute on Aging.

Park’s goal is to collaborate with academic and community partners to engage, educate and recruit 10,000 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) into a potential participant registry for Alzheimer's and aging research. Through this multi-site effort in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento County, Los Angeles County and Orange County, she hopes to give AAPI a "voice" in research and reduce health disparities/inequities. Park’s co-investigators are Alka Kanaya, from the UCSF School of Medicine, and Diana Lau, from the Asian Health Institute at UCSF.

In addition, Park will be giving a presentation on Alzheimer's and dementia caregiving at the Vietnamese Caregivers Conference on Sept. 21 in San Jose.

Announcing the Lipps Research Fund Grant Recipients  

The following faculty members have been awarded a Lipps Research Fund intramural grant, which are $50,000 each: Ifeyinwa Asiodu (left), Linda Park, Michele Pelter     ​

Ifeyinwa Asiodu, Assistant Professor, Family Health Care Nursing (Exploring Lactation, Depression and Birth Trauma Experiences among Black Families in NICU Settings.

Linda Park, Assistant Professor, Community Health Systems (Tap iT! – Development of a Novel Medication Adherence System)

Michele Pelter, Assistant Professor, Physiological Nursing (Alarm Fatigue in the Intensive Care Unit)

Melinda Bender Honored with Phenomenal Woman Award

Melinda Bender Melinda Bender, assistant professor in Family Health Care Nursing, has been named a recipient of the Phenomenal Woman Award from the nonprofit Building Peaceful Families. The award is given to women who overcome adversity to live a life of resiliency, respect and success, and whose work supports issues that are important to women and girls. Bender will be honored at a Sept. 29 awards luncheon in San Jose.

In addition, on Aug. 17, Bender and her colleagues presented a symposium on “Achieving Whole Health and Fighting Diabetes in the Filipino Community,” at the National Federation of Filipino American Association's 13th National Empowerment Conference. The symposium was designed to raise awareness about Filipino health disparities, particularly diabetes in communities nationwide.

Angel Kuo Co-Leads Workshop on Capitalizing on Teachable Moments

Angel Kuo, professor in Family Health Care Nursing, and two UCSF School of Medicine professors — Jennifer Mandal, MD, and Maria Wamsley, MD — represented the UCSF Program for Angel Kuo Interprofessional Practice and Education at the NEXUS Summit on Aug. 19 in Minneapolis. The team led a workshop on “Capitalizing on Teachable Moments in Interprofessional Education," in which they shared how to identify teachable moments and participants practiced ways to facilitate a discussion on teachable moments to help interprofessional learners meet their IPEC competencies.

Monica McLemore Featured on Black Maternal Health

Monica McLemore Monica McLemore, associate professor in Family Health Care Nursing, was one of the experts featured in the Aug. 19 MPR News article, For Black Mothers and Babies, Prejudice Is A Stubborn Health Risk.

“How do we care for an entire pregnant person, and setting that family up for health and wellness across the life span?” McLemore said in the article. “That to me is a more important discussion than, ‘Can we have more normal birth weight babies?’ I think that's important, but I think there's a whole lot of things we’ve got to fix before we can get to that.”

Recent Publications 

Why It’s Time for a New Master Plan for Aging — Jarmin Yeh, Sept. 3, 2019

If You Don’t Want to Provide Abortions, Don’t Go Into Healthcare — Monica McLemore, Sept. 3, 2019

Contamination in Adult Midstream Clean-Catch Urine Cultures in the Emergency Department: A Randomized Controlled Trial — Mary Lough, Sept. 1, 2019

Tobacco Industry Shoving its Snout under the UN Tent Flap — Ruth Malone, Sept. 1, 2019

Mental Health Disorder, Pain and Pain Treatment Among Long-Term Care Residents: Evidence from the Minimum Data Set 3.0 — Penny Brennan, September 2019

Cannabinoids and Mental Health, Part 1: The Endocannabinoid System and Exogenous Cannabinoids— Andrew Penn, Aug. 30, 2019

“Looking Forward”: A Qualitative Evaluation of a Physical Activity Program for Middle-Aged and Older Adults with Serious Mental Illness — Heather Leutwyler, Erin Hubbard, Sarah Dobbins, Aug. 28, 2019

Vietnamese American Dementia Caregivers' Perceptions and Experiences of a Culturally Tailored, Evidence-Based Program to Reduce Stress and Depression — Van Ta Park, Aug. 23, 2019

Applying Machine Learning to Predict Future Adherence to Physical Activity Programs — Yoshimi Fukuoka, Aug. 22, 2019

Gastrointestinal Symptoms Are Associated with Trajectories of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea — Kord Kober, Steve Paul, Christine Miaskowski, Aug. 19, 2019

Perception of Illness Among Patients With Heart Failure is Related to their General Health Independently of their Mood and Functional Capacity — Caryl Gay, Aug. 16, 2019

Effects of Mental Health Disorders on Nursing Home Residents' Nine-Month Pain Trajectories — Penny Brennan, Sonya SooHoo, Aug. 13, 2019

Information and Power: Women of Color's Experiences Interacting with Health Care Providers in Pregnancy and Birth — Monica McLemore, Aug. 12, 2019

Op-Ed: My Sisters and The Long, Terrifying Shadow of Mass Violence — Stacy Torres, Aug. 11, 2019

Stability of Symptom Clusters in Patients with Gastrointestinal Cancers Receiving Chemotherapy — Kord Kober, Bruce Cooper, Steve Paul, Christine Miaskowski, Aug. 9, 2019

“That Guy is Gay and Black. That’s a Red Flag.” How HIV Stigma and Racism Affect Perception of Risk Among Young Black Men Who Have Sex with Men — Janice Humphreys, Aug. 8, 2019

Care Settings and Clinical Characteristics of Older Adults with Moderately Severe Dementia — Lauren Hunt,, Aug. 7, 2019

Addressing Life Course Trauma and Cardiometabolic Risk in Sexual Minority Women — Jason Flatt, Aug. 7, 2019

Genetic and Clinical Predictors of CD4 Lymphocyte Recovery During Suppressive Antiretroviral Therapy: Whole Exome Sequencing and Antiretroviral Therapy Response Phenotypes — Kord Kober, Aug. 5, 2019

TeamTalk: Interprofessional Team Development and Communications Skills Training — DorAnne Donesky, Aug. 5, 2019

Perturbations in Neuroinflammatory Pathways Are Associated with Paclitaxel-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Breast Cancer Survivors — Christine Miaskowski, Steve Paul, Kord Kober, Aug. 2, 2019

Oral Pain in Cancer Patient — Christine Miaskowski, Aug. 1, 2019

AWARENESS: Development of a Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention to Address Intersectional Minority Stress for Sexual Minority Men Living With HIV Who Use Substances — Annesa Flentje, Aug. 1, 2019

Identification of Subgroups of Chemotherapy Patients with Distinct Sleep Disturbance Profiles and Associated Co-Occurring Symptoms — Maria Tejada, Carol Viele, Kord Kober, Bruce Cooper, Steve Paul, Christine Miaskowski, July 30, 2019

Biological Predictors of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN): MASCC Neurological Complications Working Group Overview — Kord Kober, July 30, 2019

Adverse Childhood Events and Risk of Diabetes Onset in the 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth Cohort — Anne Lown, July 27, 2019


Leadership in Action: Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Student Milestones

August 2019
Jerry John Nutor

Africa Interdisciplinary Health Conference Fosters Collaboration

Jerry John Nutor, assistant professor in Family Health Care Nursing, returned in July from Ghana, where he organized the Africa Interdisciplinary Health Conference for the second consecutive year.

Since he started graduate school in 2013, Nutor was struck by the lack of an umbrella conference that allowed health care professionals, researchers and academics engaged in health care and interdisciplinary research in Africa to discuss their work. In 2018, Nutor and three friends launched an interdisciplinary health conference to promote evidence-based practice and foster collaboration among researchers in Africa.

Although the conference is just 2 years old, Nutor said a number of research collaborations are already forming from it. The conference also opens the door for networking among participants. In addition, some schools in Ghana through this conference have started research clubs to connect experienced researchers with young researchers for mentoring.

Stacy Torres Honored with Bronze Award

Stacy Torres Stacy Torres, assistant professor in Social and Behavioral Sciences, was awarded an Innovation on Research in Aging Bronze Award from Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging for her Journal of Gerontology article, Aging Alone, Gossiping Together: Older Adults' Talk as Social Glue.

A description of her research was featured in a report on the award winners that published July 2019.

Jyu-Lin Chen Named Chair of Family Health Care Nursing

Dean Catherine L. Gilliss announced the appointment of professor Jyu-Lin Chen as Chair of the Department of Family Health Care Nursing, beginning Dec. 1, 2019.Jyu-Lin Chen

Chen has been a professor in Family Health Care Nursing for more than 10 years. During this time, she served as chair of the Faculty Council and the PhD Program Council, and vice chair for Academic Personnel in Family Health Care Nursing. Notably, she led the development and the launch in 2018 of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice program, the first in the UC system.

Through her research in healthy lifestyle changes and global solutions to childhood obesity, she has led interdisciplinary research teams and also recruited students and fellows to SON. In addition, she is well-respected among SON students, earning the Mentor of the Year Award in 2016.

Lisa Lommel Delivers Cancer Screenings to Women in Peru

Lisa Lommel Lisa Lommel, professor in Family Health Care Nursing, traveled to Cusco, Peru in late July to provide cervical cancer screenings through the nonprofit organization CerviCusco. During the one-week volunteer program, CerviCusco assisted more than 90 women. 

In addition, Lommel helped set up primary care sites for students at a boys orphanage and an organization that supports adolescent mothers.

Andrew Penn on Microdosing     

 Andrew Penn Andrew Penn, associate professor in Community Health Systems, was quoted extensively in the article Does Microdosing Magic Mushrooms Actually Work? Experts Weigh In in Mic magazine about the phenomenon of microdosing psychedelic drugs.

"No one has done a placebo-controlled trial" of microdosing psilocybin," Penn said in the article.

Carrie Chan Leads Pediatric Orthopedic Symposium

Carrie Chan Carrie Chan, assistant clinical professor in Family Health Care Nursing, co-organized a symposium Aug. 10-11 that provided pediatric orthopedic education to 40 primary, urgent and emergency care providers from around the country. The Pediatric Orthopedic Specialty Symposium in Florida included didactic content, including on sports injuries, upper and lower extremity trauma and disease, and scoliosis, as well as hands-on sessions that focused on physical exams and upper and lower extremity splinting.

Chan helped spearhead the event in her role as co-chair of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners’ Pediatric Orthopedic Special Interest Group, which provides evidence-based orthopedic educational opportunities to members.

In addition, starting in late July, Chan took on a new role as Manager of Advanced Practice at Stanford Children’s Health. In addition to her clinical and surgical practice in orthopedics, she now manages the NPs and PAs from multiple specialty departments and works on initiatives that affect advanced practice providers at Stanford's Children. 

Laura Wagner on Importance of Geriatric Work

Laura Wagner

Laura Wagner, associate professor in Community Health Systems, was quoted in the Next Avenue article Are Nurses Ready (and Willing) to Treat an Aging Population? that delved into how a shortage of geriatricians will mean caring for older patients will likely fall to nurses and other health care professionals. Yet most registered nurses aren't certified in geriatrics.

"It's very rewarding [to work with older patients]," Wagner said in the article. "You're dealing with some of the most complicated cases."

Jason Flatt's Study on LGBTQ Aging Featured

Jason Flatt Jason Flatt, faculty member in the Institute for Health & Aging, and his research were highlighted in three recent articles. NPR, Newsweek and Quartz reported on a study, led by Flatt, that found LGBTQ Americans were 29 percent more likely to report memory loss and confusion, which are early signs of dementia, than their straight, cisgender counterparts. The research was presented at the 2019 Alzheimer's Association International Conference.

Global Tobacco Report Developed with Contributions of SON Alumna

The World Health Organization’s 2019 Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, which published last month, includes acknowledgement of SON alumna Merideth Lewis, MS, RN, CNOR, who graduated from the MS Health Policy specialty. Lewis was an intern in WHO's Department of Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases in the summer of 2018, and helped assemble national policies on tobacco dependence treatment to contribute to this report. During her eight-week experience, she expanded her role and collaborated with the WHO Nursing and Midwifery team and the Emergency and Essential Surgical Care Program.

Recent Publications

Caregiving for Community-Dwelling Older Persons in South Korea: Current Formal and Informal Care Use and Expectation  (Van Ta Park), Aug. 5, 2019

Unwelcoming: The Church Experiences of HIV-Infected Adolescents and Emerging Adults — (Carol Dawson-Rose), Aug. 1, 2019

Race, Research, and Women's Health: Best Practice Guidelines for Investigators — (Monica McLemore, Ifeyinwa Asiodu), Aug. 1, 2019

A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Adherence Interventions for Women Living with HIV — (Emily Tuthill), August 2019

Psychoeducational Strategies During Outpatient Transition to Extended-Release Naltrexone for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder — (Matt Tierney), August 2019

Two Different Buprenorphine Treatment Settings with Similar Retention Rates: Implications for Expanding Access to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder — Matt Tierney, Kate Melino, Catherine Waters), August 2019

Socioeconomic Status, Preeclampsia Risk and Gestational Length in Black and White Women — (Monica McLemore), July 31, 2019

Promising Results from a Pilot Study to Reduce Distress in Vietnamese American Dementia and Memory Loss Caregivers — (Van Ta Park), July 26, 2019

A Qualitative Study of the Multi-Level Influences on Oral Hygiene Practices for Young Children in an Early Head Start Program — (Jenny Liu), July 26, 2019

Exploiting the "Video Game Craze": A Case Study of the Tobacco Industry's Use of Video Games as a Marketing Tool — (Patricia McDaniel, Susan Forsyth), July 25, 2019

Co-occurring Gastrointestinal Symptoms Are Associated with Taste Changes in Oncology Patients Receiving Chemotherapy — (Christine Miaskowski, Kord Kober, Bruce Cooper, Steve Paul), July 23, 2019

Associations Between Daily‐On‐The-Job Hassles with Perceived Mental Exertion and Depression Symptoms in Taxi Drivers — (Barbara Burgel, Rami Elshatarat), July 22, 2019

Improving Care for Elders Who Prefer Informal Spaces to Age-Separated Institutions and Health Care Settings — (Stacy Torres), July 22, 2019

Hiding from ICE, Hispanic Americans Are Strangers in Our Own Land — (Stacy Torres), July 21, 2019

Consent for Clinical Genome Sequencing: Considerations from the Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research Consortium — (Barbara Koenig), July 17, 2019

What Is Community Engagement and How Can It Drive Malaria Elimination? Case Studies and Stakeholder Interviews (Kimberly Baltzell), July 17, 2019

Telehealth and Texting Intervention to Improve HIV Care Engagement, Mental Health and Substance Use Outcomes in Youth Living With HIV: A Pilot Feasibility and Acceptability Study Protocol — (Carol Dawson-Rose), July 16, 2019

Systematic Review: Self-rated Health of Arab Immigrants in the U.S.— (Jyu-Lin Chen, Catherine Waters, Sandra Weiss, Jiwon Choi), July 15, 2019

Effects of a Multipronged Beverage Intervention on Young Children's Beverage Intake and Weight: A Cluster-Randomized Pilot Study — (Abbey Alkon), July 15, 2019

What's Race Got to Do with It? A Close Look at the Misuse of Race in Case-Based Nursing Education — (Victoria Keeton), July 15, 2019

“We Were Afraid of the Lion That Has Roared Next to Us”; Community Response to Reactive Focal Mass Drug Administration for Malaria in Eswatini (Kimberly Baltzell), July 15, 2019

Hospital and Health System Policies Concerning the California End of Life Option Act  (Barbara Koenig), July 12, 2019

Parent/Caregiver Responses to Gender Identity Associated with HIV-Related Sexual Risk Behavior Among Young Trans Women in San Francisco (Glenn-Milo Santos), July 11, 2019

Early Life Adversity and Depressive Symptoms Predict Cortisol in Pregnancy (Sandra Weiss), July 9, 2019

Feasibility of a Mobile Phone App and Telephone Coaching Survivorship Care Planning Program Among Spanish-Speaking Breast Cancer Survivors (Anita Stewart), July 9, 2019

The Contribution of Ototoxic Medications to Hearing Loss Among Older Adults  (Yoonmee Joo, Oi Saeng Hong, Margaret Wallhagen), July 8, 2019

A Dyadic Investigation of Relationship Dynamics and Depressive Symptoms in HIV-Affected Couples in Malawi  (Emily Tuthill), July 4, 2019

Important Electrocardiographic Changes in the Absence of Positive Cardiac Biomarkers (Michele Pelter), July 1, 2019

Director of Nursing Perceptions of Physicians' Roles in U.S. Nursing Homes (Laura Wagner, Joanne Spetz), July 1, 2019

Providing Primary Care for Human Immunodeficiency Virus in the Context of Trauma: Experiences of the Health Care Team (Carol Dawson-Rose, Yvette Cuca), July 1, 2019

The Association of Trauma with the Physical, Behavioral, and Social Health of Women Living with HIV: Pathways to Guide Trauma-informed Health Care Interventions (Yvette Cuca, Carol Dawson-Rose), July 2019


Leadership in Action: Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Student Milestones

July 2019Milenko Martinovich
Monica McLemore

American Academy of Nursing to Honor Professors

Professors Monica McLemore, Linda Park and Sandra Staveski will be inducted into the American Academy of Nursing’s 2019 class of fellows.

The three faculty members are among the 231 distinguished nurse leaders to be selected for induction from around the United States and 16 other countries. The induction ceremony will be held Oct. 24-26 at the AAN’s annual policy conference in Washington, D.C.

The School has about 120 current and emeritus faculty who are fellows of the Academy.Linda Park (left), Sandy Staveski

The Academy is comprised of more than 2,600 nurse leaders who have been recognized for their extraordinary commitment to the promotion of the public’s health through evidence and innovation. Joyce A. Trompeta, PhD, PNP, from the UCSF School of Medicine has also been selected for induction this year.

McLemore and Staveski are assistant professors in the Department of Family Health Care Nursing. Park is an assistant professor in residence in the Department of Community Health Systems.

Celebrating the School of Nursing’s Class of 2019 at Commencement

The School of Nursing celebrated the accomplishments of 160 doctoral candidates, master’s degree students and post-master students at its 2019 Commencement ceremony on June 14.

View a recap of the event, award winners and photo slideshow.

Stacy Torres Honored with American Sociological Association Award

Stacy Torres Stacy Torres, professor in Social and Behavioral Sciences, has been named the 2019 recipient of the William Foote Whyte Award from the American Sociological Association's Section on Sociological Practice and Public Sociology.

The award recognizes a scholar who has made notable contributions to sociological practice and public sociology for the discipline, and will be conferred in August at the ASA Annual Meeting in New York City.

Matt Tierney Elected APNA President, to be Honored for Excellence in Leadership

Matt Tierney Matt Tierney, associate clinical professor in Community Health Systems, has been elected president of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA). He and the other newly elected members of the organization’s board of directors will take office at the APNA’s 33rd annual conference on Oct. 5 in New Orleans.

Tierney will also receive the APNA’s Excellence in Leadership Award at the conference.

Kristen Harknett on the Toll of Shift Work

Kristen Harknett Kristen Harknett, associate professor in Social and Behavioral Sciences, appeared on KQED Forum to discuss her research on the psychological, economic and physical toll of shift work.

Harknett was interviewed along with Danny Schneider of UC Berkeley. The two are co-directors of The Shift Project, which studies how workplace scheduling practices affect worker health and wellbeing. Listen to the June 28 interview on KQED Forum. You can read more about Harknett's research in our recent Science of Caring story, How Unstable Work Schedules Affect Individuals and Families.

Ruth Malone on Phasing Out Tobacco Sales in Beverly Hills

Ruth Malone Ruth Malone, professor emerita in Social and Behavioral Sciences, was interviewed by USA Today and The Los Angeles Times regarding a landmark ordinance to phase out sales of cigarettes and most other tobacco products in Beverly Hills. She and her team have been leading efforts to find ways to a tobacco “endgame” after a century-long tobacco epidemic.

“Part of the reason cigarettes are so addictive is because they’re still for sale on every corner,” she said. “It sends a mixed message to the public when we routinely take far less deadly products off the market.”

Ifeyinwa Asiodu Awarded Three Grants to Support Research

Ifeyinwa Asiodu Ifeyinwa Asiodu, assistant professor in Family Health Care Nursing, has recently received three grants totaling more than $100,000 to support her research on breastfeeding.

She was among the recipients of the 2019-2020 Hellman Family Awards for Early-Career Faculty, receiving $50,000 to conduct a qualitative, community-based research study in California to understand critical gaps to participation in human milk research among black women. She was also awarded a $50,000 Preterm Birth Initiative Research Allocation Program grant and a $12,000 Clinical Nurse Research Grant.

Jyu-Lin Chen Appointed Adjunct Professor at Xiang Ya Nursing School

Jyu-Lin Chen Jyu-Lin Chen, professor in Family Health Care Nursing and director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, has been appointed full adjunct professor in the Xiang Ya Nursing School of Central South University in Changsha, China. The appointment spans five years.

Gerri Collins-Bride Honored with Margretta Madden Styles Award

Gerri Collins-Bride Gerri Collins-Bride, professor in Community Health Systems and vice chair of Faculty Practice, is the recipient of the Margretta Madden Styles Award from the Alpha Eta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau. The award, which was presented at a June 12 ceremony, recognizes excellence in clinical practice, teaching, administration or research among Alpha Eta members. Collins-Bride also gave a talk on leadership at the ceremony.

Leslie Ross to Help Educate Public on Alzheimer’s Through Updated Report

Leslie Ross Leslie Ross, specialist in Social and Behavioral Sciences, received a new contract with the California Department of Public Health for $330,000 through Jan. 30, 2021. Ross will be working on updating the 2009 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures in California: Current Status and Future Projections, a report that quantifies the burden of Alzheimer’s disease on at-risk and underrepresented populations.

Jason Flatt Discusses Aging and the LGBTQ Community on Michelle Meow Show

Jason Flatt Jason Flatt, faculty member in the Institute for Health and Aging, appeared on the Michelle Meow Show on June 19 in a segment entitled “Aging in Community: Strategies for LGBTQ Seniors and Beyond.” Listen to the podcast of the event on the Commonwealth Club’s website.



Recent Publications

Open Forum: Goodbye, Childbearing Years and Good Riddance (Stacy Torres), July 7, 2019

QT Corrections for Long QT Risk Assessment: Implications for the Preparticipation Examination (David Pickham), July 1, 2019

Utilization, Cost, and Pricing Scheme of Compounded Medications for Public Health System Patients: The California Workers' Compensation System, 2011-2013 (Tracy Lin), July 1, 2019

Does Size Matter? Rethinking the Tobacco Pack (Patricia McDaniel), July 1, 2019

Mechanisms and Perceived Mental Health Changes After a Livelihood Intervention for HIV-Positive Kenyans: Longitudinal, Qualitative Findings (Shari Dworkin), June 26, 2019

Gentrification and Displacement in the San Francisco Bay Area: A Comparison of Measurement Approaches (Irene Yen), June 25, 2019

Number of Pregnant Women at Four Dental Clinics and the Care They Received: A Dental Quality eMeasure Evaluation  (Elizabeth Mertz), June 24, 2019

Social Support as a Moderator in the Relationship between Intrusive Thoughts and Anxiety among Spanish-speaking Latinas with Breast Cancer  (Anita Stewart), June 19, 2019

Family Members' Opinions About Bereavement Care After Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Patients' Deaths (Kathleen Puntillo), June 18, 2019

Using Korean Dramas as a Precision Mental Health Education Tool for Asian Americans: A Pilot Study (Van Ta Park), June 18, 2019

Evaluation of an Interactive, Online Training for Child Care Providers on Healthy Beverages for Young Children (P16-039-19)  (Abbey Alkon), June 13, 2019

Implementing an Opt-in eConsult Program at Seven Academic Medical Centers: a Qualitative Analysis of Primary Care Provider Experiences  (Sara Ackerman), June 13, 2019

Cultural Aspects of Palliative Care (Barbara Koenig), June 2019

The Giving Voice to Mothers Study: Inequity and Mistreatment During Pregnancy and Childbirth in the United States (Monica McLemore), June 11, 2019

Review of "Between Families and Frankenstein: The Politics of Egg Donation in the United States" (Diane Tober), June 11, 2019

Walking the Tightrope Between Study Participant Autonomy and Researcher Integrity: The Case Study of a Research Participant with Alzheimer’s Disease Pursing Euthanasia in Switzerland (Julene Johnson, Elena Portacolone), June 10, 2019

Hepatitis C Competency and Outreach of Occupational Health Nurses (Miranda Surjadi, Barbara Burgel), June 10, 2019

Ethics of Inclusion: Cultivate Trust in Precision Medicine (Janet Shim), June 7, 2019

A Population-Based Study To Identify The Prevalence and Correlates of The Dual Burden of Severe Maternal Morbidity and Preterm Birth in California (Audrey Lyndon, Caryl Gay), June 6, 2019

How I Became Rich (Stacy Torres), June 2019

Developing and Testing Electronic Health Record-Derived Caries Indices (Elizabeth Mertz), June 5, 2019

Multiple Stakeholder Views on Data Sharing in a Biobank in an Integrated Healthcare Delivery System: Implications for Biobank Governance (Carol Somkin, Julie Harris-Wai), June 5, 2019

A Digital Health Research Platform For Community Engagement, Recruitment, And Retention Of Sexual And Gender Minority Adults In A National Longitudinal Cohort Study--The PRIDE Study (Annesa Flentje), June 4, 2019

Desperately Seeking Kin: Genetic Longing in the Donor Gamete Context (Diane Tober), June 4, 2019

Randomized Feasibility Trial Of Directly Observed Versus Unobserved Hepatitis C Treatment With Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir Among People Who Inject Drugs (Glenn-Milo Santos), June 3, 2019

The Authors Respond (Kathleen Puntillo), June 1, 2019

Home And Community-Based Workforce For Patients With Serious Illness Requires Support To Meet Growing Needs (Joanne Spetz, Susan Chapman), June 1, 2019

Priorities for Contraception and Lactation Among Breast Pump-Dependent Mothers of Premature Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Ifeyinwa Asiodu), May 23, 2019

The Evolution of Family-Centered Care: From Supporting Parent-Delivered Interventions to a Model of Family Integrated Care (Linda Franck), May 2019

The Gerontological Imagination: An Integrative Paradigm of Aging by K. Ferraro (Jarmin Yeh), May 22, 2019

Leadership in Action: Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Student Milestones

June 2019Diana Austin
Carroll Estes

Carroll Estes to Receive Robert M. Ball Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Insurance

Professor Emerita in Social and Behavioral Sciences Carroll Estes will be honored with the 2019 Robert M. Ball Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Insurance from the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) at a June 27 ceremony in Washington, DC.

Estes is recognized as a founding scholar in the field of “political economy of aging” and has devoted her life’s work to improving the health and economic security of vulnerable and underserved populations, particularly older people, women, LGBTQ individuals, people of color and people with disabilities.

She founded the Aging Health Policy Center at UCSF, and in 1985 secured University of California Organized Research Unit designation for it as the Institute for Health & Aging. She served as its founding director until 1999. She also chaired the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Nursing from 1981 to 1992. In 2014, Estes received the UCSF Medal, the campus’ highest honor.

Estes’ public service has included consultancy to the U.S. Commissioners of Social Security, the U.S. Senate and House committees on aging and federal commissions for several decades. She is past president of the Gerontological Society of America, the American Society on Aging and the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education. She is the author or co-author of more than 20 books, two of which have been adopted for use in courses in more than 400 schools of medicine and nursing. Her most recent book, Aging A-Z: Concepts Toward Emancipatory Gerontology (written with Nicholas DiCarlo), was published in April by CRC Press.

Kate Melino Takes Leadership Role with NONPF

Kate Melino Kate Melino, assistant clinical professor in Community Health Systems, has been elected chair of the Psychiatric-Mental Health Special Interest Group of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF).

Elena Portacolone Featured on NIA Website

Elena Portacolone Research by Elena Portacolone, assistant adjunct professor in the Institute for Health & Aging, on the challenges of older adults living alone with cognitive impairment was featured in an April 23 article on the website of the National Institute on Aging (NIA).

“We need to concentrate our attention on the influence of social policies, institutions, and ideologies in the everyday experience of isolated older adults,” Portacolone says in the article.

UCSF Identified as a First Forward Inaugural University

Laura Wagner UCSF is one of 80 institutions nationwide identified as a First Forward University by the Center for First-Generation Student Success. The FirstGenRN program, led by Laura Wagner, associate professor in Community Health Systems, was a critical component in the application process.

First Forward is the nation’s first recognition program acknowledging higher education institutions for their commitment to first-generation student success.

Oi Saeng Hong Gives Keynote Speech on Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing

Oi Saeng Hong Oi Saeng Hong, professor in Community Health Systems and director of the PhD degree program, was a keynote speaker at the 7th International Congress of the Federation of Occupational Health Nurses within the European Union (FOHNEU) in Budapest, Hungary, on April 25.

Hong spoke on “Multinational Education and Research Collaboration in Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing” and shared her global work with longtime collaborators in Brazil, Hungary, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.

Stacy Torres Celebrates “Other” Mothers

Stacy Torres Stacy Torres, assistant professor in Social and Behavioral Sciences, published the op-ed “Happy ‘Other’ Mother’s Day” in the Los Angeles Times on May 12. The op-ed celebrates the contributions of “other” mothers, such as aunts, grandmothers, teachers and community members who serve as mentors and nurturing anchors.

Deborah Johnson Elected ISPN President

Deborah Johnson Deborah Johnson, associate health sciences clinical professor, has been elected president of the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses, which supports advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nurses in promoting mental health care, literacy and policy worldwide.

Monica McLemore in Fast Company on Black Maternal Health

Monica McLemore Monica McLemore, assistant professor in Family Health Care Nursing, was featured in a May 21 article in Fast Company, “This ‘UX Nerd’ Is Running Hackathons to Tackle the POC Maternal Mortality Crisis.” In the article, McLemore notes, “The reason we need makers of color and particularly women of color, is because technology was never built from our unique perspective.”

Adam Leonard Receives Helen Martin Award for Excellence in Clinical Precepting

Adam Leonard Assistant Clinical Professor in Community Health Systems Adam Leonard was honored with the 2019 Helen Martin Award for Excellence in Clinical Precepting at a May 8 reception at the UCSF Library.

Each year, the award recipient is selected from nominations submitted by students. Students were also invited to recognize preceptors who are not eligible for the award at the event.

The award is given in memory of Helen Martin to a preceptor whose career follows a similar path of excellent primary care precepting in communities of need. Martin was an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Family Health Care Nursing and clinical director of Valencia Health Services, a UCSF-supported pediatric practice.

UCSF Honors Nursing Faculty for Excellence in Teaching

UCSF School of Nursing honorees (clockwise from top left): Annette Carley, Jyu-Lin Chen, Ulrike Muench, Lynda Mackin, Rosalind De Lisser, Deborah Johnson On May 17, six faculty members from the School were honored with the 2019 Excellence in Teaching Awards: 

  • Excellence in Educational and Curricular Innovation: Annette Carley (clinical professor, Family Health Care Nursing and associate director of the DNP degree program) and Jyu-Lin Chen (professor, Family Health Care Nursing and director of the DNP degree program)
  • FAAN Excellence in Research Mentoring: Ulrike Muench (assistant professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences)
  • Excellence in Clinical Mentoring: Deborah Johnson (associate clinical professor, Community Health Systems)
  • Overall Excellence in Teaching Award: Rosalind De Lisser (associate professor, Community Health Systems)
  • Excellence in Creating a Supportive Learning Environment: Lynda Mackin (clinical professor, Physiological Nursing)

Recent Publications

Sources and Impact of Time Pressure on Opioid Management in the Safety-Net (Christine Miaskowski), May-June 2019

Predictors of HIV Risk Reduction in Adolescent Girls (Sally Rankin), May/June 2019

Chinese American Women’s Experiences with Postpartum Depressive Symptoms and Mental Health Help-Seeking Behaviors (Van Ta Park), May/June 2019

Short- and Long-Term Effects of a Mobile Phone App in Conjunction with Brief In-Person Counseling on Physical Activity Among Physically Inactive Women: The mPED Randomized Clinical Trial (Yoshimi Fukuoka), May 24, 2019

Musical and Cognitive Abilities in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (Julene Johnson), May 19, 2019

Feasibility of Implementing a Palliative Care Intervention for People with Heart Failure: Learnings from a Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial (Kathleen Dracup), May 17, 2019

Consider the Root of the Problem: Increasing Trainee Skills at Assessing and Addressing Social Determinants of Health (Shawna Sisler, Naomi Schapiro, Linda Stephan, Jayme Mejia), May 16, 2019

Shared Medical Appointments: An Innovative Model to Reduce Health Disparities Among Latinxs with Type-2 Diabetes (Carolina Noya, Catherine Chesla, Catherine Waters, Abbey Alkon), May 14, 2019

Perceived Causes of Personal Versus Witnessed Overdoses Among People Who Inject Opioids (Glenn-Milo Santos), May 9, 2019

Symptom Clusters in Patients with Gastrointestinal Cancers Using Different Dimensions of the Symptom Experience (Bruce Cooper, Steve Paul, Christine Miaskowski), May 9, 2019

Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants: An Underestimated Workforce for Older Adults with Cancer (Lorinda Coombs, Wendy Max, Caroline Stephens), May 6, 2019

Unwelcoming: The Church Experiences of HIV-Infected Adolescents and Emerging Adults (Carol Dawson-Rose), May 4, 2019

Consent Insufficient for Data Release (Barbara Koenig), May 3, 2019

Adherence to the AWHONN Staffing Guidelines as Perceived by Labor Nurses (Audrey Lyndon, Joanne Spetz, Caryl Gay), May 2, 2019

Using Mobile Technology to Engage Sexual and Gender Minorities in Clinical Research (Annesa Flentje), May 2, 2019

Contribution of Electrocardiographic Accelerated Ventricular Rhythm Alarms to Alarm Fatigue (Sukardi Suba, Cass Piper Sandoval, Jessica Zègre-Hemsey, Xiao Hu, Michele Pelter), May 2019

Deleterious Effects of Higher Body Mass Index on Subjective and Objective Measures of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Cancer Survivors (Iva Petrovchich, Kord Kober, Linda Wagner, Steve Paul, Christine Miaskowski), April 30, 2019

Pairing Pedagogical and Genomic Advances to Prepare Advanced Practice Nurses for the Era of Precision Health (Elena Flowers, Margaret Martin, Hamza Abid, Sasha Binford, Lynda Mackin), April 23, 2019

End-of-Life Nursing and Education Consortium Communication Curriculum for Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Teams (DorAnne Donesky), April 13, 2019

‘Not All Fevers Are Malaria’: A Mixed Methods Study of Non-Malarial Fever Management in Rural Southern Malawi (Kimberly Baltzell, Ellen Scarr, Ellen Schell, Sally Rankin), April 12, 2019

Prevalence and Correlates of Simultaneous and Separate 30-Day Use of Tobacco and Cannabis: Results from the California Adult Tobacco Survey (Joanne Spetz), April 11, 2019

A 14-Day Follow-Up of Adult Non-Malarial Fever Patients Seen by Mobile Clinics in Rural Malawi (Kimberly Baltzell, Ellen Scarr, Ellen Schell, Sally Rankin), April 10, 2019

Perspectives on Training Needs for Geriatric Mental Health Providers: Preparing to Serve a Diverse Older Adult Population (Mijung Park), April 9, 2019

Hospital Responses to the End of Life Option Act: Implementation of Aid in Dying in California (Barbara Koenig), April 8, 2019

The Ethics of Perinatal Care for Black Women: Dismantling the Structural Racism in “Mother Blame” Narratives (Monica McLemore), April 2019

Demographic, Behavioral, and Social Characteristics Associated with Smoking and Vaping Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in San Francisco (Glenn-Milo Santos), March-April 2019

Learning to Lead: Reflections from the Tideswell-AGS-ADGAP Emerging Leaders in Aging Program Scholars (Linda Wagner), March 2019

The Cambia Sojourns Scholars Leadership Program: Projects and Reflections on Leadership in Palliative Care (DorAnne Donesky), February 27, 2019


Leadership in Action: Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Student Milestones

May 2019Diana Austin

UCSF-NCSP Begins Recruitment for First Cohort of Postdoc Scholars

The UCSF School of Nursing has begun recruiting for its inaugural cohort of scholars under its new partnership with the National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP), with classes to begin in July 2020.

The NCSP is a two-year postdoctoral fellowship for nurses and physicians. The program will equip future health care leaders with the skills to reduce and eliminate health disparities in their communities, invent new models of clinical care delivery and inform policy.

Those interested in applying to the UCSF-NCSP program can visit the NCSP website (see the link above) and participate in a May 31 webinar for prospective nursing applicants (register here). Interested applicants may also contact Susan Chapman, professor at the UCSF School of Nursing and co-director of the NCSP program, at [email protected].

Jarmin Yeh Captures $3 Million Grant to Implement Alzheimer’s Caregiver Training

Jarmin Yeh Jarmin Yeh, assistant professor in Community Health Systems, has been awarded $3 million in funding over five years from the Alzheimer’s Disease Program at the California Department of Public Health for her project “Reducing Social and Economic Impacts of Caregiving for Older Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) in the In-Home Supportive Services System Through Training.” Leslie Ross, in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, will be the co-principal investigator, and Brooke Hollister, of the Institute for Health & Aging, will be a consultant.

The project will implement competency-based training on how to care for older adults with ADRD and evaluate the training’s impact on caregivers and their care recipients. The project aims to determine if the training improves caregivers’ knowledge and self-efficacy to care for older adults with ADRD, decreases caregivers’ stress and depression, and decreases care recipients’ utilization of high-cost health care interventions such as emergency room visits and hospitalizations.

Elena Portacolone Wins Grant to Study Recruitment Strategies for Dementia Research

Elena Portacolone Assistant Adjunct Professor Elena Portacolone, of the Institute for Health & Aging, has received a one-year, $418,935 grant from the Alzheimer’s Disease Program at the California Department of Public Health for her project “Strategies to Increase Recruitment of Latino Americans into Dementia Research.”

Jason Flatt, Annesa Flentje to Create Center for LGBTQI Health Research and Clinical Practice

From left: Jason Flatt, Annesa Flentje, Jae Sevelius Jason Flatt, assistant professor in the Institute for Health & Aging, and Annesa Flentje, assistant professor in Community Health Systems, have received funds from the UCSF Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost’s Strategic Initiative to create a new Center for LGBTQI [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and/or queer, and intersex] Health Research and Clinical Practice at UCSF. Key activities of the center will involve creating and leveraging existing resources across campus to ensure LGBTQI-inclusive and LGBTQI-welcoming clinical practice, education and research.

Flatt and Flentje will serve as center directors and will work with Jae Sevelius, co-director of the UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health.

Flatt has also received a one-year, $35,000 grant from Rutgers University to study the health of LGBT Asian Americans and explore how they experience differences in health outcomes compared to their heterosexual peers.

In addition, he has been honored with the Delta Omega Alumni Initiate Award from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, recognizing outstanding performance in teaching and research.

Van Ta Park Wins Grant to Develop Texting Strategy to Educate Vietnamese Americans in Precision Health

Van Ta Park Van Ta Park, associate adjunct professor in Community Health Systems, has received a pilot grant from the Stanford Precision Health for Ethnic & Racial Equity (SPHERE) Pilot Grants Program.

Her project, “Texting to Be Heard in Precision Health Research – Our Vietnamese American Voice,” will develop a culturally tailored texting strategy to educate and engage Vietnamese Americans in precision health and precision health research. At the conclusion of the study, a library of culturally tailored, educational precision health text messages will be available for the community, providers, researchers and other key stakeholders to increase awareness and understanding of precision health.

Rosalind De Lisser Presents in HHS Webinar on Women, HIV and Substance Use

Rosalind De Lisser Associate Professor and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator Rosalind De Lisser was a speaker for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)’s webinar “Women, HIV, and Substance Use: Bringing Healing to the Center of Care – An Integrated Trauma-Informed Behavioral Health Approach” in March to commemorate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Monica McLemore Highlighted at Every Mother Counts

Monica McLemore The work of Assistant Professor in Family Health Care Nursing Monica McLemore was profiled in a video at the website for Every Mother Counts, an organization dedicated to understanding the challenges of and opportunities for improving access to maternity care around the world.

Carol Dawson-Rose Appointed to Livingston Chair

Carol Dawson-Rose Community Health Systems Chair Carol Dawson-Rose has been appointed to the James P. and Marjorie A. Livingston Chair in Nursing Excellence.

The appointment reflects Dawson-Rose’s passion for advancing the care of patients in hospitals and her focus on vulnerable and under-represented communities. Earlier in her career, Dawson-Rose was a nurse on the front lines of the HIV and AIDS crisis from its beginning. She has been a leader on the executive councils of the AIDS Research Institute and the Center for AIDS Research. More recently, her work has focused on identifying, reducing and preventing the use of alcohol and illicit drugs.

The Livingston Chair was made possible by a gift from the late Jim Livingston and his wife, Marjorie, a registered nurse. Jim Livingston was one of the earliest philanthropic supporters of the School. During his career, which involved the sale of medical gases to hospitals, he came to understand the essential relationship between nurses and hospitalized patients.

Susan Chapman Appointed to UCDC Governing Council

Susan Chapman Susan Chapman, director of policy programs and professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, has been appointed to a three-year term as an at-large faculty member on the University of California Washington Center (UCDC) Governing Council.

UCDC is a multicampus residential, instructional and research center that provides UC students and faculty with opportunities to study and pursue research in the nation’s capital.

As a member of the Governing Council, Chapman will serve as an advisor on UCDC governance and operational issues, including performance and evaluation, staff selection, student fees and budgeting.

Soo-Jeong Lee and Victoria Michalchuk Win First Place for Poster Presentation

Soo-Jeong Lee and Victoria Michalchuk Professor in Community Health Systems Soo-Jeong Lee and PhD degree student Victoria Michalchuk presented a poster, “Impact of California Safe Patient Handling Legislation: Health Care Workers’ Experiences,” which won first place at the 2019 American Association of Occupational Health Nurses National Conference.

Lauren Hunt Joins GBHI Atlantic Fellows Program

Lauren Hunt Lauren Hunt, adjunct faculty in Physiological Nursing, has been accepted to the Atlantic Fellows program’s Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI), which aims to address the growing global challenge of dementia by training the next generation of leaders in brain health.

Hunt’s appointment is in the Department of Neurology at the UCSF Global Brain Health Institute, while she will continue her work with the Department of Physiological Nursing.

Recent Publications

Barriers and Facilitators to Healthy Eating Among Low-Income Latino Adolescents (Victoria Keeton), July 1, 2019

Identifying the Contribution of Nurse Practitioners in the Care of Older Adults with Cancer (Lorinda Coombs, Caroline Stephens), May 1, 2019

To Prevent Women from Dying in Childbirth, First Stop Blaming Them (Monica McLemore), May 2019

An Algorithm Strategy for Precise Patient Monitoring in a Connected Healthcare Enterprise (Xiao Hu), April 30, 2019

Opioid-Prescribing Outcomes of Medicare Beneficiaries Managed by Nurse Practitioners and Physicians (Ulrike Muench, Joanne Spetz), April 18, 2019

Psychological Symptoms and Stress Are Associated with Decrements in Attentional Function in Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy (Bruce Cooper, Steve Paul, Christine Miaskowski), April 15, 2019

Impact on Healthy Behaviors of Group Obesity Management Visits in Middle School Health Centers (Naomi Schapiro, Jyu-Lin Chen), April 15, 2019

On Elastic Ties: Distance and Intimacy in Social Relationships (Stacy Torres), April 9, 2019

Impact of Exercise Rehabilitation on Exercise Capacity and Quality-of-Life in Heart Failure: Individual Participant Meta-Analysis (Kathleen Dracup), April 2, 2019

Enhancing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practice: Impact of State Scope of Practice Regulations (Susan Chapman, Bethany Phoenix), April 2019

Smartphone-Based Healthy Weight Management Intervention for Chinese American Adolescents: Short-Term Efficacy and Factors Associated with Decreased Weight (Jyu-Lin Chen), April 2019

A Mixed Methods Study of Anticipated and Experienced Stigma in Health Care Settings Among Women Living with HIV in the United States (Tessa Nápoles), April 2019

Interleukin-17A and Chronic Stress in Pregnant Women at 24-28 Weeks Gestation (Crystal Modde Epstein), March/April 2019

Tobacco Content in Video Games: Categorization of Tobacco Imagery and Gamer Recall (Susan Forsyth, Ruth Malone), March 30, 2019

“Thoughts Can Kill You”: Characterization of Mental Health Symptoms by Ugandan Grandparent-Caregivers in the HIV/AIDS Era (Schola Matovu, Carol Dawson-Rose, Sandra Weiss, Margaret Wallhagen), March 27, 2019

Does HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Modify the Effect of Partnership Characteristics on Condom Use? A Cross-Sectional Study of Sexual Partnerships Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in San Francisco, California (Glenn-Milo Santos), March 27, 2019

EMS Can Safely Transport Intoxicated Patients to a Sobering Center as an Alternate Destination (Shannon Smith-Bernardin), March 26, 2019

A Scoping Review on the Role of Masculine Norms in Men’s Engagement in the HIV Care Continuum in Sub-Saharan Africa (Shari Dworkin), March 25, 2019

Associations Between Catecholaminergic and Serotonergic Genes and Persistent Arm Pain Severity Following Breast Cancer Surgery (Steve Paul, Christine Miaskowski), March 21, 2019

Entrustable Professional Activities in Nurse Practitioner Education (Miranda Surjadi, Suzan Stringari-Murray, JoAnne Saxe), March 20, 2019

Work-Related Perceptions, Injuries, and Musculoskeletal Symptoms: Comparison Between U.S.-Educated and Foreign-Educated Nurses (Kyung Mi Kim, Soo-Jeong Lee), March 5, 2019

Age-Related Differences in Patient-Reported and Objective Measures of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Among Cancer Survivors (Bruce Cooper, Steve Paul, Kord Kober, Melissa Mazor, Christine Miaskowski), February 15, 2019

Behavioral Modeling in Weight Loss Interventions (Elena Flowers, Yoshimi Fukuoka), February 1, 2019

Leadership in Action: Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Student Milestones

April 2019Diana Austin
Monica McLemore

Monica McLemore, Other Female Health Care Leaders Launch TIME’S UP Healthcare

Galvanized by persistent data on gender inequities in health care careers and an entrenched culture of harassment, Monica McLemore, assistant professor in Family Health Care Nursing, and an energized group of women came together to form a new organization, TIME’S UP Healthcare, which aims to drive new policies and decisions that result in more balanced, diverse and accountable leadership; address workplace discrimination, harassment and abuse; and create equitable and safe work cultures within all facets of the health care industry.

TIME’S UP Healthcare was launched on March 1 as a new affiliate of TIME’S UP, an organization founded by women in entertainment in response to widespread sexual harassment and misbehavior by powerful men in their industry.

McLemore is the 2019 faculty recipient of the Dr. Thomas N. Burbridge Award for Public Service, in recognition of her outstanding contributions toward the public service mission of UCSF. She will be honored, alongside other UCSF Chancellor Award for Public Service (CAPS) recipients, at a special Founders Day luncheon on May 17.

Gina Intinarelli Selected as Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

Gina Intinarelli Gina Intinarelli, a School of Nursing alumna (MS ’05, PhD ’13) and vice president of the Office of Population Health and Accountable Care at UCSF Health, has been selected as the School’s associate dean for Clinical Affairs.

In her new role, Intinarelli will lead efforts to deepen the School’s integration with UCSF Health clinical programs. She has had a 28-year career at UCSF, from delivering critical care to patients in the intensive care unit to providing oversight and management of large-scale technical and operational programs. She served as the director of clinical operations at UCSF Health’s Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery division for 14 years and as director of Innovations in Population Health at UCSF Health for four years.

Gerri Collins-Bride Honored with ANCC’s Certified Nurse Award

Gerri Collins-Bride Gerri Collins-Bride, health sciences clinical professor and vice chair for Faculty Practice in Community Health Systems, was awarded the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)’s 2019 Certified Nurse Award in the Adult Nurse Practitioner category for her commitment to the pursuit of excellence in clinical practice toward achieving optimum clinical outcomes, especially for patients with mental health needs.

The judges cited her significant contribution in establishing an innovative primary care model through the Interprofessional Primary Care Outreach for Persons with Mental Illness program, which extends primary care services to clients in 10 community-based residential mental health treatment programs and assists clients with early community integration.

Jessica Axelrod Honored as Outstanding Preceptor at NAPNAP Conference

Jessica Purdy Axelrod Jessica Purdy Axelrod, volunteer clinical professor with the Department of Family Health Care Nursing, received the Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (AFPNP) Outstanding Preceptor Award at the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) national conference in March.

Axelrod has been a certified pediatric nurse practitioner for 14 years and has served as volunteer faculty with the School since 2011. She precepts students from both the primary care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program and the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program.

CNN, NIA Feature Julene Johnson’s Research on Community Choirs and Aging

Julene Johnson On March 3, CNN featured Associate Dean of Research Julene Johnson and her research on how community choirs can reduce loneliness in older adults in a televised news segment. In addition, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) highlighted Johnson’s research in an article, “Participating in the Arts Creates Paths to Healthy Aging.”

Carroll Estes to Be Honored with Robert M. Ball Award

Carroll Estes Professor Emerita of Social and Behavioral Sciences Carroll Estes has been named a recipient of the 2019 Robert M. Ball Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Insurance. In its announcement of the honor, the National Academy of Social Insurance wrote, “Estes is one of the foremost innovative thinkers and educators on the interaction of social insurance with gender, race/ethnicity, and class issues, and she has used this work to inform policymaking in the fields of health, aging, and social insurance.”

Estes, who served as a consultant to the U.S. Commissioners of Social Security and the U.S. Senate and House committees on aging for three decades, founded the School’s Institute for Health & Aging and directed it from 1979 to 1998; she also chaired the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences from 1981 to 1992. In 2014, Estes received the UCSF Medal, the university’s highest recognition.

Kathleen Puntillo Honored with Distinguished Investigator Award

Kathleen Puntillo Professor Emerita of Physiological Nursing Kathleen Puntillo received the American College of Critical Care Medicine’s highest honor, the Distinguished Investigator Award, during the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 48th Critical Care Congress in February.

The Distinguished Investigator Award honors clinical researchers for meritorious and pioneering work in critical care and for significantly contributing to the understanding of diseases and treatments of critically ill and injured patients. Puntillo received the honor for her contributions to critical care, palliative care and the public through her teaching, clinical practice, research, interprofessional teamwork and volunteerism.

Charlene Harrington Featured in LA Times on Hospice Care

Charlene Harrington Professor Emerita in Social and Behavioral Sciences Charlene Harrington was featured in the Feb. 16 Los Angeles Times article “When Hospice Care Goes Wrong, Where Can You Turn?”

In the article, Harrington, a chief advocate for elder care in California and a critic of the lack of regulatory oversight and useful information for consumers, talks about the formal complaint process that is available to residents who are dissatisfied with the hospice care that a loved one received.

School of Nursing Faculty on Impact of Abortion Gag Rule

The School of Nursing’s Monica McLemore, Diane Tober, Ifeyinwa Asiodu and Lisa Stern joined other clinicians and public health scholars in publishing the article “No Deal: Providers Sound Off on Trump’s Domestic Gag Rule” online in Ms. Magazine on Feb. 26.

In response to the Trump administration’s recent reinstatement of a rule that prohibits health care providers who receive funding through the federal Title X program from providing abortion services or referring patients to other facilities for abortion services, the article’s authors wrote, “As midwives, nurses, physicians and public health practitioners, and as patients ourselves, we cannot accept a gag rule which inserts politics into the patient-provider relationship.”

Jason Flatt, Annesa Flentje Receive Funding to Develop New LGBTQI Certificate Program

Jason Flatt and Annesa Flentje Assistant Professors Jason Flatt and Annesa Flentje have been awarded 2019 Innovations Funding for Education for their proposal, “Developing UCSF’s Graduate Certificate in LGBTQI Clinical Practice and Research.”

The funding will support Flatt and Flentje in doing formative work to develop an LGBTQI certificate program that provides UCSF students and professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver inclusive health care for and conduct health research with LGBTQI patients.

Flatt and Flentje are partnering with colleagues from around UCSF, including from each of the four UCSF schools.

Matt Tierney Joins New Forum on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

Matt Tierney Matt Tierney, associate clinical professor in Community Health Systems, has been selected to represent the American Psychiatric Nurses Association at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)’s new Forum on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders.

The forum aims to provide a structured environment and neutral venue to discuss data, policies, practices and systems that affect the diagnosis and provision of care for mental health and substance use disorders.

Recent Publications

Opioid Prescribing Patterns After Dental Visits Among Beneficiaries of Medicaid in Washington State in 2014 and 2015 (Ulrike Muench), April 2019

Hearing Loss: Effect on Hospice and Palliative Care Through the Eyes of Practitioners (Margaret Wallhagen), April 2019

Adaptation and Implementation of a Mobile Phone-Based Remote Symptom Monitoring System for People with Cancer in Europe (Christine Miaskowski), March 14, 2019

ECG Monitoring During End of Life Care: Implications on Alarm Fatigue (Sukardi Suba, Xiao Hu, Michele Pelter), March 13, 2019

The Environmental Externalities of Tobacco Manufacturing: A Review of Tobacco Industry Reporting (Stella Bialous), March 9, 2019

Health Care Experiences of Transgender Adults: An Integrated Mixed Research Literature Review (Ethan Cicero), March 1, 2019

Statistical Modeling and Aggregate-Weighted Scoring Systems in Prediction of Mortality and ICU Transfer: A Systematic Review (Daniel Linnen, Xiao Hu, Caroline Stephens), March 2019

“Everyone Needs a Breath of Fresh Air”: Workplace Impact on Nurses’ Smoking Behaviors (Stella Bialous), February 27, 2019

Disparities in the Delivery of Pediatric Oncology Nursing Care by Country Income Classification: International Survey Results (Julia Challinor, Linda Abramovitz), February 20, 2019

Network Analysis of the Multidimensional Symptom Experience of Oncology (Bruce Cooper, Kord Kober, Steve Paul, Christine Miaskowski), February 19, 2019

Out of the Silos: Identifying Cross-Cutting Features of Health-Related Stigma to Advance Measurement and Intervention (Janine Cataldo), February 15, 2019

Stability of Symptom Clusters in Patients with Lung Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy (Lynda Mackin, Steve Paul, Bruce Cooper, Christine Miaskowski), February 13, 2019

Use of Simulation to Increase Self-Directed Learning for Nurse Practitioner Students (Elizabeth Gatewood), February 5, 2019

Family Involvement in Adult Chronic Disease Care: Reviewing the Systematic Reviews (Catherine Gilliss), February 2019

Body Composition and Diabetes Risk in South Asians: Findings from the MASALA and MESA Studies (Elena Flowers), February 2019

The Dyad Model for Interprofessional Academic Patient Aligned Care Teams (Annette Gardner), February 2019

Exploring Health Economics Course Competencies’ Value for Nurse Administrators (Joanne Spetz), November 28, 2018