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

July 2021School of Nursing Communications

Jennifer James Awarded Greenwall Fellowship

Jennifer James Jennifer James, assistant professor in the Institute for Health & Aging, is one of three scholars nationwide to be named to the Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics’ Class of 2024.

The program supports early-stage faculty members conducting innovative bioethics research addressing ethical, policy and practice issues. James will receive 50 percent salary support for three years to advance her bioethics career. 

Article by Andrew Penn Is First in AJN Since 1964

Andrew Penn, associate professor in Community Health Systems, co-authored an article on therapeutic psychedelics that is the first to publish in the American Journal of Nursing in more than five decades. Penn’s article, “Psychedelic Assisted Therapy: Emerging Treatments in Mental Health Disorders,” is featured on the journal’s cover. The journal also included a podcast interview with Penn about the article.

Previously, the last article on this topic was Kay Parley’s “Supporting the Patient on LSD Day” in 1964.

Van Park Named Scholar at Alzheimer’s Research Center

Van Park, associate professor in Community Health Systems, has been selected as a scholar for the UCSF Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center’s Research Education Component Program in recognition of the value of her work involving Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

These scholars often have opportunities to present to other UCSF researchers interested in dementia and at national ADRC meetings. Scholars receive $4,000 grants for their research.

Orlando Harris Guest Edits JANAC Special Issue on Racism, Discrimination and Health Inequities

Orlando Harris, assistant professor in Community Health Systems, was one of four guest editors for the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care’s special issue on Racism, Discrimination, and Health Inequities Associated with HIV and Sexual and Gender Diversity. In addition, Harris co-authored the editorial titled “ ‘The More Things Change, the More Things Remain the Same’: It's Time to Dismantle Structural Inequalities of Racism, Discrimination, and Health Disparities.”

The special issue includes the article “A Review of Nursing Position Statements on Racism Following the Murder of George Floyd and Other Black Americans.” The statement issued by SON was included in the analysis.

Marking 40 Years of AIDS

Carol Dawson-Rose, professor in Community Health Systems, and Cliff Morrison, were featured in UCSF’s remembrance of the first reported cases of what would eventually become known as AIDS 40 years ago.

As part of the campus’s package of submitted pieces this month, Dawson-Rose, who is president of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, and Morrison, who helped open the nation's first dedicated inpatient AIDS unit, each penned a column in which they shared their experiences and reflected on lessons learned. Morrison was also a guest speaker in the June 4 campus town hall marking 40 years of AIDS.

Monica McLemore Featured at National Academies Workshop

Monica McLemore, associate professor in Family Health Care Nursing, was a featured speaker at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) virtual workshop “Advancing Maternal Health Equity and Reducing Maternal Mortality” from June 7-8.

The workshop examined the state of maternal health in the U.S. and explore the factors needed to enable communities and health care systems to be more effective in reducing maternal morbidity and mortality and improving outcomes for pregnant people. View McLemore’s presentation here.

Kristen Harknett on COVID-19 Impacts

Kristen Harknett, associate professor in Social and Behavioral Sciences, delivered a presentation to the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Population on May 20. The presentation was titled "Medium and Long-Term Impacts of COVID-19 in the Service Sector."

UCSF Joins National Collaborative to Study COVID-19 Outcomes for LGBTQ People

School researchers have joined a new national collaborative to study the impacts of COVID-19 on members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities. The We Count Collaborative will be partnering with the PRIDE Study, of which Annesa Flentje, associate professor in Community Health Systems, is associate director. Read more about the new collaborative in this joint announcement.

June Preceptor of the Month: David Gordon

David Gordon is the June Preceptor of the Month. Gordon is a nurse practitioner with the UCSF Advanced Lung Disease Service, where he cares for patients on the continuum from complex pulmonary diseases through lung transplantation. He is also a volunteer assistant professor at the School. Read comments from students and faculty on the Preceptor Portal.

Interprofessional Humanistic Teaching Program Opens, Thanks to Faculty Member Kara Myers

Through the leadership of Kara Myers, volunteer clinical professor, and Calvin Chou of the School of Medicine, UCSF has been selected as a site for a new interprofessional humanistic teaching program, along with Emory, Indiana and Harvard universities.

The program is open to junior faculty interested in humanistic approaches to interprofessional care. The curriculum will focus on interprofessional care, education, leadership, professional identity formation, and diversity and inclusion. 

Recent Publications

Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment: The Clinical Nurse Specialist Can Help With That — Astrid Block, July-August 2021

"The More Things Change, the More Things Remain the Same": It's Time to Dismantle Structural Inequalities of Racism, Discrimination, and Health Disparities — Orlando Harris, July-August 2021

Pilot Study of Extended-Release Lorcaserin for Cocaine Use Disorder among Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Randomized Trial — Glenn-Milo Santos, July 15, 2021

Aging, Care And Dependency in Multimorbidity: How Do Relationships Affect Older Bangladeshi Women’s Use of Homecare and Health Services? — Stacy Torres, July 13, 2021

Op-Ed: For Years, I Cared for Ailing Parents. Respite Shouldn’t Have Come Only With Their Deaths — Stacy Torres, July 9, 2021

Geographical Variations and Factors Associated With Recent HIV Testing Prevalence in Ghana: Spatial Mapping and Complex Survey Analyses of the 2014 Demographic and Health Surveys — Jerry John Nutor, July 9, 2021

Early-Life Epilepsy After Acute Symptomatic Neonatal Seizures: A Prospective Multicenter Study — Linda Franck, July 2, 2021

Recommendations to Deliver Person-Centered Long-Term Care for Persons Living with Dementia — Laura Wagner, Joanne Spetz, July 2021

The Psychological Impact of Deprivation in Regions Affected by Conflict: A Multilevel Analysis of a Cross-Sectional Survey in the Occupied Palestinian Territory — Tracy Lin, July 2021

Food Insecurity in the Context of Conflict: Analysis of Survey Data in the Occupied Palestinian Territory — Tracy Lin, July 2021

Thoughts on Neologisms and Pleonasm in Scientific Discourse and Tobacco Control — Ruth Malone, July 1, 2021

Symptom Clusters in Patients With Gynecologic Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy — Bruce Cooper, Kord Kober, Steven Paul, Christine Miaskowski, July 1, 2021

Reimagining Methodological Considerations for Research Studies Using 'Big' Administrative Data Sets — Monica McLemore, July 2021

Issue: Racism, Discrimination, and Health Inequities Associated With HIV and LGBTQ Health— Carol Dawson-Rose, July 2021

Vaccine Willingness: Findings From the COVID-19 Effects on the Mental and Physical Health of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Survey Study (COMPASS) — Van Park, Bora Nam, Marian Tzuang, Linda Park, July 2021

Trends in Under-Five Mortality Rate Disaggregated Across Five Inequality Dimensions in Ghana Between 1993 and 2014 — Jerry John Nutor, July 2021

Risk of Pregnancy Loss Prior to 20 Weeks Gestation With COVID-19 — Ifeyinwa Asiodu, June 24, 2021

The Association of California's Proposition 56 Tobacco Tax Increase With Smoking Behavior Across Racial and Ethnic Groups and by Income — Yingning Wang, Wendy Max, Tingting Yao, Dian Gu, Hai-Yen Sung, June 17, 2021

Correlates of Blood Pressure and Blood Glucose Screenings in Cameroon: Insights from the 2018 Demographic and Health Survey — Jerry John Nutor, June 12, 2021

Secure Your Mask First: The Importance of Self-Care — Matt Tierney, June 11, 2021

What Matters to Older Adults? Exploring Person-Centered Care During and After Transitions Between Hospital and Home — Brooke Hollister, June 11, 2021

Beliefs About the Causes of Type 2 Diabetes Among First-Generation Asian Indians in the United States — Lisa Thompson, Catherine Chesla, June 9, 2021

Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the CO-PARTNER Tool for Collaboration and Parent Participation in Neonatal Care — Linda Franck, June 9, 2021

Community Norms of the Muscle Dysmorphic Disorder Inventory (MDDI) Among Cisgender Sexual Minority Men and Women — Annesa Flentje, Micah Lubensky, June 8, 2021

Inequalities at Work and the Toll of COVID-19 — Rebecca Wolfe (student), Kristen Harknett, June 2021

Commentary: Troubling Findings on Nurse Suicide Rates Bring Health Care Providers Together to Find a Solution — Andrew Penn, MS, PMHNP, Rosalind De Lisser, MS, PMHNP, June 9, 2021

Cervical Cancer Screening Prevalence and its Correlates in Cameroon: Secondary Data Analysis of the 2018 Demographic and Health Surveys — Jerry John Nutor, June 5, 2021

Examining the Relationship Between Interpersonal Support and Retention in HIV Care Among HIV+ Nursing Mothers in Uganda — Jerry John Nutor, Thomas Hoffmann, June 3, 2021

Experiences and Factors Associated With Transphobic Hate Crimes Among Transgender Women in the San Francisco Bay Area: Comparisons Across Race — Akua Gyamerah, June 2, 2021

Op-Ed: Connecticut Workers Deserve Predictable Hours — Kristen Harknett, June 2, 2021

Long-term Predictions of Incident Coronary Artery Calcium to 85 Years of Age for Asymptomatic Individuals With and Without Type 2 Diabetes — Wendy Max, June 2, 2021

Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy: Emerging Treatments in Mental Health Disorders — Andrew Penn, June 1, 2021

Exposure to Particulate Matter, Prenatal Depressive Symptoms And HPA Axis Dysregulation — Nina Ahlers, Sandra Weiss, June 2021

77-OR: Circulating MicroRNAs Predict Glycemic Improvement and Response to a Behavioral Intervention — Elena Flowers, June 2021

Distinct Morning and Evening Fatigue Profiles in Gastrointestinal Cancer During Chemotherapy — Bruce Cooper, Steve Paul, Kord Kober, Christine Miaskowski, May 28, 2021

The Glass Is Half Full: Gender Diversity in Sleep Medicine Award Recognition — Kathryn Lee, May 28, 2021

Recommendations to Deliver Person-Centered Long-Term Care for Persons Living With Dementia — Laura Wagner, Joanne Spetz, May 25, 2021

Doc, I Feel Tired… Oh Really, So How's Your Mucositis? — Kord Kober, May 24, 2021

COVID‐19 Had Little Financial Impact on Publicly Traded Nursing Home Companies — Charlene Harrington, May 24, 2021

Demolishing the Myth of the Default Human That Is Killing Black Mothers — Monica McLemore, May 24, 2021

Safety of Early Discontinuation of Antiseizure Medication After Acute Symptomatic Neonatal Seizures — Linda Franck, May 24, 2021

Underreporting of Maternal and Neonatal Complications: A Comparison of Information in Maternity Registers and Client Charts at a Rural Community Hospital in Malawi — Sally Rankin, Kimberly Baltzell, 2021

Safety of Early Discontinuation of Antiseizure Medication After Acute Symptomatic Neonatal Seizures — Linda Franck, May 24, 2021

Maternal Depressive Symptoms, Poverty and Young Motherhood Increase the Odds of Early Depressive and Anxiety Disorders for Children Born Prematurely — Sandra Weiss, Cherry Leung, May 22, 2021

Implementing Rapid Whole-Genome Sequencing in Critical Care: A Qualitative Study of Facilitators and Barriers to New Technology Adoption — Linda Franck, May 21, 2021

Transitioning From Pediatric to Adult Care and the HIV Care Continuum in Ghana: A Retrospective Study — Jerry John Nutor, May 17, 2021

Improving Family-Centered Care for NICU Infants: Recommendations From Front-Line Healthcare Professionals — Linda Franck, Caryl Gay, May 13, 2021

Depression, Healthcare Utilization, Missed Work and Health Behaviors among U.S. Young Workers: Data From the 2015 National Health Interview Survey — Cherry Leung, Soo-Jeong Lee, May 12, 2021

Achieving Breastfeeding Equity and Justice in Black Communities: Past, Present, and Future — Ifeyinwa Asiodu, May 12, 2021

Metabolic Differences Among Newborns Born to Mothers With a History of Leukemia or Lymphoma — Kord Kober, May 12, 2021

Achieving Breastfeeding Equity and Justice in Black Communities: Past, Present and Future — Ifeyinwa Asiodu, May 12, 2021

Symptom Trajectory Among Formerly Abused Women: An Exploratory Study — Janice Humphreys, May 11, 2021

Sales and Pricing Decisions for HIV Self-Test Kits Among Local Drug Shops In Tanzania: A Prospective Cohort Study — Jenny Liu, May 6, 2021

Laboratory Business Models and Practices: Implications for Availability and Access to Germline Genetic Testing — Sara Ackerman, May 6, 2021

Psychometric Evaluation of the Muscle Dysmorphic Disorder Inventory (MDDI) Among Cisgender Gay Men and Cisgender Lesbian Women — Annesa Flentje, Micah Lubensky, May 4, 2021

The Move Toward Person-Centered Systems of Care — Matt Tierney, May-June 2021

The Association Between Preterm Birth and Postpartum Mental Health Care Utilization Among California Birthing People — Maureen Shannon, April 28, 2021