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