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