Leadership In Action

March 2022School of Nursing
Carol Dawson-Rose

Celebrating the 40th Helen Nahm Research Lecture

Professor Carol Dawson-Rose, PhD, RN, FAAN, presented the 40th Helen Nahm Research Lecture on March 11, 2022 to an audience of faculty, staff, students and guests at UCSF’s Parnassus Heights campus. Her lecture was titled "HIV Prevention and Treatment Needs of People Living With HIV,” and was followed by an outdoor reception with refreshments. See the photo slideshow from the event and watch the recording of her lecture.

The School of Nursing presents the Helen Nahm Research Lecture Award annually to an individual in honor of their outstanding contributions to nursing science and research.

Sandy Staveski Launches Pediatric Cardiac ICU Nurse Residency Program

Sandra StaveskiSandra Staveski Sandy Staveski, PhD, RN, FAAN, assistant professor, and Children's HeartLink are launching a remote-learning Pediatric Cardiac ICU Nurse Residency Program for Low-Middle Income Countries, with four hospitals in India and one in Malaysia. It is a train-the-trainer model in which they will teach about five nurses at each institution how to use the remote platform. Then the nurses who are trained can use the open access platform to train others at their home institution. The first set of learning modules starts this month.

Emancipatory Sciences Lab Launches

Jarmin Yeh, Jennifer James, Nicholas DiCarlo, Carroll EstesClockwise from left: Jarmin Yeh, Jennifer James, Nicholas DiCarlo, Carroll Estes The new Emancipatory Sciences Lab at UCSF launched this year to uplift the work of scholars and practitioners who are challenging power structures and building knowledge of anti-oppression for justice/healing. The network spans across departments, divisions and schools at UCSF and beyond, nationally and internationally. Founded by professor emerita Carroll Estes, PhD, FAAN, the lab is led by three co-directors: assistant professors Jarmin Yeh, PhD, MPH, MSSW, and Jennifer James, PhD, MS, MSW, and project policy analyst Nicholas DiCarlo, LCSW.


Celebrating Preceptors: Angelina Caserta, Sheri Foote

Angelina Caserta and Sheri Foote The School of Nursing recognizes its preceptors for the important contributions they make to prepare tomorrow's nurse leaders. The School's March Preceptor of the Month is Angelina Caserta, MS, ANP-BC, clinical manager at Concentra Urgent Care in downtown San Francisco. Despite the demands of a fast-paced urgent care clinic, Caserta consistently precepts students in the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner specialty.

The February Preceptor of the Month was Sheri L. Foote, CNM, associate professor in the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Services. Foote has been precepting UCSF midwifery students since 2020. Foote has been a dedicated educator with her students, striking the balance between support and encouraging independent thought.

Read more about Caserta, Foote and other preceptors on the Preceptor Portal.

Monica McLemoreMonica McLemore Monica McLemore Named Editor-in-Chief

Monica McLemore, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate professor, was named editor-in-chief of Health Equity. The peer-reviewed open access journal provides authoritative information about health disparities and health equity among vulnerable populations.


Faculty Share Expertise in Regional, National and Global Presentations

The UCSF-Bay Area Center for AIDS Research spotlighted the UCSF School of Nursing’s faculty expertise at its March 2 seminar:

  • Carol Dawson-Rose, PhD, RN, FAAN, chair of Community Health Systems, provided welcome remarks and the introduction.
  • Natalie Wilson, PhD, DNP, MPH, assistant professor in Community Health Systems, delivered the presentation “Healthy Outcomes for People Everywhere (HOPE): Delivering a Status Neutral Approach Through Mobile Health Clinic Services.”
  • Orlando Harris, PhD, MPH, FNP, assistant professor in Community Health Systems, presented on “Reconceptualizing Gender and Gender Expressions in Jamaica: Challenges and Opportunities for HIV Prevention and Treatment Among Jamaican Women of Trans Experience.”
  • Jerry John Nutor, PhD, RN, assistant professor in Family Health Care Nursing, led a presentation on “Examining the Factors Influencing Adherence to Antiretroviral Treatment Among HIV+ Postpartum Women in Southwestern Uganda.”
  • Annesa Flentje, PhD, associate professor in Community Health Systems, presented on “Reducing Minority Stress to Optimize the Health of Sexual and Gender Minority Individuals Living With or at Risk for HIV.”

In addition, Jarmin Yeh, PhD, MPH, MSSW, assistant professor, was a featured speaker at a Feb. 15 event as part of the Manchester Urban Research Group’s “Conversation on Urban Ageing” series.

Andrew Penn, MS, PMHNP, associate professor, delivered a Feb. 3 talk titled “What Happens in Psychedelic Therapy? When Caring Science Meets Psychedelic Treatments” as part of the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing series “A Journey Through the Psychedelic Revival.”

Mica Estrada Appointed to NASEM Study

Mica EstradaMica Estrada Mica Estrada, PhD, associate professor, has been appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine consensus study “Advancing Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEM Organizations.” The interdisciplinary committee of experts will develop a report with recommendations for actionable antiracist mechanisms to advance diversity, equity and inclusion.

New “Climate Change, Health and Social Justice” Course To Begin This Spring

Orlando Harris and Susan ChapmanOrlando Harris and Susan Chapman Orlando Harris, PhD, MPH, FNP, assistant professor, and Susan Chapman, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor, have been awarded $4,000 in UCSF Innovations Funding to create the new course “Climate Change, Health, and Social Justice," starting spring 2022. Spurred by student requests for more content, the course will focus on the impacts of climate change and other extreme weather events on health, and make the link between climate change and social justice, disparities in health, inequities, and other social vulnerabilities.

UCSF Nursing Faculty Featured in the News


Implementation of a Multisite Financial Reimbursement Program in Cancer Clinical Trials Integrated With Patient Navigation: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial — Tracy Lin, PhD, Feb. 23, 2022

Trends in Total Fertility Rate in Ghana by Different Inequality Dimensions From 1993 to 2014 — Jerry John Nutor, PhD, RN, Feb. 23, 2022

Evaluation of HIV Infection in Febrile Patients Visiting Health Centers in Lagos, Nigeria— Jerry John Nutor, PhD, RN, Feb. 19, 2022

Health Equity Tourism: Ravaging the Justice Landscape — Monica McLemore, PhD, RN, FAAN, Feb. 12, 2022

Serine, N-Acetylaspartate Differentiate Adolescents With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Compared With Healthy Controls: A Metabolomics Cross-Sectional Study — Kimberly Lewis, PhD, Elena Flowers, PhD, RN, Feb. 10, 2022

Beyond Inclusion: Enacting Team Equity in Precision Medicine Research — Janet Shim, PhD, Feb. 7, 2022

Incidence of Potentially Disruptive Medical and Social Events in Older Adults With and Without Dementia — Lauren Hunt, PhD, RN, Feb. 5, 2022

Quality of Life of Colorectal Cancer Survivors Participating in a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of Physical Activity Trackers and Daily Text Messages — Yoshimi Fukuoka, PhD, RN, FAAN, Christine Miaskowski, PhD, RN, FAAN, Feb. 4, 2022

Financial and Quality Metrics of a Large, Publicly-Traded U.S. Nursing Home Chain in the Age of COVID-19 — Charlene Harrington, PhD, RN, FAAN, Feb. 4, 2022

Integrating LGBTQ+ Health Into Medical Education — Kristen Clark, PhD, Sean Luong, Annesa Flentje, PhD, Feb. 3, 2022

The Roles of Parental Absence, Life Skills and Personality Traits in Mental Health Status Among Adolescents in Rural China — Jyu-Lin Chen, PhD, RN, FAAN, Feb. 3, 2022

"You Have To Be Sure That the Patient Has the Full Picture": Adaptation of the Best Case/Worst Case Communication Tool for Geriatric Oncology — Francesca Nicosia, PhD, Feb. 2, 2022

A New Trauma Frontier: Exploratory Pilot Study of Platelet Transcriptomics in Trauma Patients — Kord Kober, PhD, Feb. 1, 2022

Effects of Naturalistic Psychedelic Use on Depression, Anxiety and Well-Being: Associations With Patterns of Use, Reported Harms and Transformative Mental States — Andrew Penn, MS, NP, Feb. 1, 2022

How Ought Decisions That Weigh on Life and Death Be Justly Informed and Governed to Benefit More Than the Privileged Few with Access to a Trusted Clinician? — Julia Brown, PhD, Barbara Koenig, PhD, RN, February 2022

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Developmental Service Delivery in Children With a History of Neonatal Seizures — Linda Franck, PhD, RN, FAAN, February 2022