KT Waxman Inducted as AONL Fellow

May 2022School of Nursing Communications
KT Waxman


KT Waxman, DNP, RN, FAAN, professor and director of the School’s DNP program, was inducted as a fellow in the American Organization for Nursing Leadership at its annual conference April 11-14. The fellow designation recognizes exemplary nurse leaders who have made significant and sustained contributions to nursing leadership and AONL.

In addition, Waxman delivered the presentation “Disseminating Your Work Through Publication: A Conversation With Editors” at the conference. Waxman is the editor-in-chief of Nursing Administration Quarterly.

At the subsequent American Nurses Association California Conference on April 24, Waxman delivered a keynote address focused on simulation and health equity.

Jose Gutierrez Jr. Joins SON as Health Equity Scholar

Jose Gutierrez Jr.Jose Gutierrez Jr. Jose Gutierrez Jr., PhD, FNP-BC, is joining the School of Nursing faculty as the first in a series of hires of Health Equity Scholars. He will be appointed as an assistant professor, effective July 1.

Gutierrez is completing a postdoctoral fellowship at UCSF as part of the National Clinician Scholars Program in which he was sponsored by the VA. A board-certified family nurse practitioner, he has broad experience in research, teaching and clinical work, with a focus on infectious disease, behavior/decision science, and military/veteran health.

Faculty, Postdocs and Students Engage at WIN Conference

School faculty, postdocs and doctoral students shared their expertise as honorees and presenters at the 2022 Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Conference, held April 6-9 in Portland, Oregon. See additional photos in this slideshow.

  • Kathryn Lee, PhD, RN, professor emerita, was honored with the prestigious Distinguished Research Lectureship Award, which recognizes a senior investigator whose research career has made substantial and sustained contributions to nursing.
  • Monica McLemore, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate professor, delivered the "State of the Science" address.
  • Annette Carley, DNP, RN, professor, led the presentation "Excelling at DNP Curricular Mapping."
  • Sandra Weiss, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor, along with PhD student Shaimaa Elrefaay, MS, RN, postdoctoral scholar Sarah Richoux, PhD, RN, and past postdoc Rebecca Salomon, PhD, RN, presented on "Symptoms of Women's Emotional Distress and Glucocorticoid Exposure During Pregnancy: Implications for Maternal and Infant Biology."
  • The deans of the four UC nursing schools — Catherine Gilliss, PhD, RN, FAAN, (UCSF), Stephen Cavanagh, PhD, RN, FAAN, (UC Davis), Mark Lazenby, PhD, RN, FAAN, (UC Irvine) and Lin Zhan, PhD, RN, FAAN (UCLA) — hosted a joint reception on April 7 at the conference location to celebrate the continuing contributions of nursing faculty and alumni.

Faculty Present at NONPF Conference

School faculty members presented at the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties’ 48th Annual Conference: Driving Change in NP Education and the DNP, from April 6-10 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • Elizabeth Gatewood, DNP, FNP, and Lisa Mihaly, FNP: “Facilitating Innovative Strategies & Accountability to Advance DEIB in APN Education" symposium.
  • Gatewood and Angel Kuo, PNP, and Michelle Buchholz, FNP — "Driving Change: Empowering Preceptors to Support Learner Belonging Through a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Clinical Environment"
  • Kate Melino, PMHNP: “Reproductive Mental Health: Innovations in PMHNP Curriculum Through Healthcare Simulations”

Andrew Penn Discusses Psychedelics Studies

Andrew PennAndrew Penn Andrew Penn, MS, PMHNP, associate professor, was among the experts on an April 19 panel during Bicycle Day, an exploration of psychedelics in art, culture and medicine. Penn discussed current psychedelics studies taking place at UCSF.


Faculty Secure New Grants to Fuel Research

  • Ji Won Choi, PhD, RN, assistant professor in the Institute for Health & Aging, received a $311,886 grant from Duke University for the project "Facilitating COVID-19 At-Home Collection Testing Among Korean American Families Through Korean Schools in Northern California."
  • Kim Dau, MS, CNM, associate professor in Family Health Care Nursing, received a $649,981 grant from the California Healthcare Foundation for the project "Midwifery Re-Diversification for Health Equity in California."
  • Annesa Flentje, PhD, associate professor in Community Health Systems, received a $230,966 grant from Stanford University for the project "PRIDEnet 2 for the All of Us Research Program."
  • Orlando Harris, PhD, MPH, FNP, assistant professor in Community Health Systems, received a K23 mentored research career development award from the NIH. This five-year grant will fund the project "Jamaica CARES Project: Connecting HIV/AIDS Resources to Engage Jamaican Sexual and Gender Minorities." The year 1 funding will total $201,150.
  • Soo-Jeong Lee, PhD, ANP, associate professor in Community Health Systems, received a two-year R21 grant from the NIH for her project "Impact of COVID-19 on Disinfectant Exposure and Associated Health Effects." The current year funding amount is $242,250.
  • Glenn-Milo Santos, PhD, MPH, associate professor in Community Health Systems, was awarded a K24 mid-career investigator award from the NIH. The five-year grant will support Santos' project "ASTERISK: Alcohol and Substance Use Treatment and Engagement Research on Intervention Studies Among Key Populations." The year 1 funding will be $187,604.
  • Jarmin Yeh, PhD, MPH, MSSW, assistant professor in the Institute for Health & Aging, received a California Department of Social Services grant for $300,000 for her project "Developing an Operational Plan for California Adult Protective Services Under the American Research Plan Act of 2021."

April Preceptor of the Month

Tania YaremaTania Yarema Tania Yarema, ACNP-BC, an acute care nurse practitioner, is the April 2022 Preceptor of the Month. She graduated in 2008 from the Master of Science program in the ACNP specialty, and currently works at Sutter California Pacific Medical Center with the Critical Care Service. Yarema has shared her clinical expertise with numerous AGACNP students for more than 10 years. In addition, she is a volunteer associate clinical professor in Physiological Nursing and lectures for course N288F. Read more on the Preceptor Portal.

Faculty In the News

Charlene Harrington, PhD, RN, FAAN, was among the experts quoted in the April 13, 2022 article “Nursing Home Pay Rule Reveals CMS Strategy on Minimum Staffing” in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News.

Joanne Spetz, PhD, shared her expertise in the April 12, 2022 article “Should Advanced Practice Nurses in NC Have More Independence From Physicians?” in NC Health News.


Self-Weighing Behaviors of Diverse Community-Dwelling Adults Motivated for a Lifestyle Change — Yoshimi Fukuoka, PhD, RN, FAAN, April 26, 2022

Mobile Medical Clinics in the United States Post-Affordable Care Act: An Integrative Review— Angela Coaston, MS, RN, Soo-Jeong Lee, PhD, RN, ANP, Julene Johnson, PhD, Sandra Weiss, PhD, RN, FAAN, Caroline Stephens, PhD, FAAN, April 25, 2022

Symptoms of Maternal Psychological Distress During Pregnancy: Sex-Specific Effects for Neonatal Morbidity — Sandra Weiss, PhD, RN, FAAN, April 18, 2022

Using Retrofit, Reform, and Reimagine to Advance Toward Health Equity — Monica McLemore, PhD, RN, FAAN, April-June 2022

Persistent Disparities in COVID-19-Associated Impacts On HIV Prevention and Care Among a Global Sample of Sexual and Gender Minority Individuals — Glenn-Milo Santos, PhD, MPH, Natalie Wilson, DNP, PhD, MPH, Jerry John Nutor, PhD, RN, Orlando Harris, PhD, MPH, FNP, April 17, 2022

The Collaborative Approach for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Research and Education (CARE): A Recruitment Registry for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias, Aging, and Caregiver-Related Research — Van Ta Park, PhD, MPH, Marian Tzuang, Bora Nam, April 14, 2022

The Short Form Effort−Reward Imbalance: Measure of Occupational Stress for Firefighters— Dal Lae Chin, PhD, RN, Minjung Kyung, MPH, RN (PhD student, not pictured), Stephanie Phelps, PhD, RN, Oi Saeng Hong, PhD, RN, FAAN, April 11, 2022

Addressing Suicide Risk in Patients Living With Dementia During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond — Elena Portacolone, PhD, MBA, MPH, April 2, 2022

Water Access and Adherence Intention Among HIV-Positive Pregnant Women and New Mothers Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy in Zambia — Jerry John Nutor, PhD, RN, Thomas Hoffmann, PhD, April 1, 2022

Emancipatory Visions: Using Visual Methods to Co-construct Knowledge With Older Adults— Jarmin Yeh, PhD, MPH, MSSW, April 1, 2022

Enablers and Barriers to HIV Services for Gay and Bisexual Men in the COVID-19 Era: Fusing Datasets from Two Global Online Surveys Via File Concatenation with Adjusted Weights — Glenn-Milo Santos, PhD, MPH, Thomas Hoffman, PhD, April 1, 2022

Sexual Behaviors, Substance Use, and Quality of Life Among Individuals Using PrEP in San Francisco During the COVID-19 Pandemic Shelter-In-Place Orders: A Cross-Sectional Survey — Carrie Chan, MS, RN, April 1, 2022