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

January 2020Milenko Martinovich

Linda Franck Awarded $3 Million Contract to Evaluate State Program

Linda Franck, the Jack and Elaine Koehn Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nursing, has secured, in partnership with Co-PIs Jennifer RienksLinda Remy and Geraldine Oliva from the School of Medicine’s Family Health Outcomes Project, a $3 million, three-year contract with California’s Department of Social Services to evaluate a state program designed to support positive health outcomes for Linda Franck pregnant and parenting people, families, and infants born into poverty.

The program, California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Home Visiting Program (HVP), is an evidence-based, voluntary program that pairs new parents with nurses or trained professionals who make regular visits to the participants’ homes to provide guidance, coaching, and access to health and social services. Among the resources offered are prenatal, infant and toddler care, nutrition, child development screening and assessments, parent education, job readiness and treatment for domestic violence, sexual assault, mental health and substance use, if needed.

In 2022, Franck and her UCSF colleagues will report their findings to the California Legislature.

Jerry John Nutor Named Deans' PHHE Scholar

Jerry John Nutor Jerry John Nutor, assistant professor in Family Health Care Nursing, has been selected for UCSF's 2020 Class of Deans’ Population Health and Health Equity (PHHE) Scholars.

These awards support innovative research or programming already underway and led by faculty. The work in this year’s class focuses on a wide array of local, national and global health care challenges and questions. Nutor is among 10 UCSF faculty selected this year. See the full list.

Soo-Jeong Lee Chosen as AAOHN Fellow, Elected President of Northern CA Chapter

Soo-Jeong Lee, associate professor in Community Health Systems, has been selected as an American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) Fellow. AAOHN Soo-Jeong Lee Fellows are leaders in occupational and environmental health nursing who have made significant contributions in clinical practice, education, research, management or policy. Lee was also elected president of the California El Camino Real Association of Occupational Health Nurses (the Northern California chapter of AAOHN) for 2020-2021.

In addition, Lee was a recent guest speaker at the 2019 Korean Academies of Community Health Nursing and Occupational Health Nursing, where she discussed nursing education, research and practice in occupational and environmental health in the U.S.

SON Faculty Launches New Center for Sexual and Gender Minority Health 

Annesa Flentje Annesa Flentje, assistant professor, and Matthew Beld, program manager, both in Community Health Systems, along with Jae Sevelius, PhD, associate professor from the Department of Medicine, are leading the effort to launch the new Center for Sexual and Gender Minority Health at UCSF. The center, launched with funding from the Chancellor's Office, aims to provide training and support for sexual and gender minority health to faculty, staff and learners on campus and beyond.

As part of these efforts, the center organized a Grand Rounds series featuring experts on sexual and gender minority health. The series kicked off on Jan. 23 with guest speaker Judy Tan on the topic of “The Mental Health Impact of Intersectional Invisibility among Asian Pacific Islander Sexual and Gender Minorities."

Angel Kuo, Andrea Kuster Awarded Grant for New Health Project

SON faculty members Angel Kuo and Andrea Kuster, both of Family Health Care Nursing, have been awarded a UCSF PIPE Interprofessional Clinical Angel Kuo, Andrea Kuster Opportunities Grant to pilot a new project entitled “Integrative Oral Health Experience for Primary Care and Dental Providers.”

The project is led by School of Dentistry’s Brent Lin, DMD, with both Kuo and Kuster serving as project collaborators.

The interprofessional grant program was created to support individual clinical sites in piloting new interprofessional immersive experiences for students in the health professional programs at UCSF.

Kristen Harknett’s Shift Project Research Influences Policy on Capitol Hill

Kristen Harknett Recent findings from The Shift Project, which is co-led by Kristen Harknett, associate professor in Social and Behavioral Sciences, were cited in Sen. Elizabeth Warren's recent release of the “Plan for a Fair Workweek” and in the follow-up press coverage (ReutersMarketwatchHuff Post and The Hill).

FHCN Partners with Lifelong in Preparing NP Residents

Family Health Care Nursing received a four-year subcontract to work with Lifelong Medical Care to prepare new nurse practitioner residents at Lifelong Medical Care, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center and Tri-City Health Center. This effort is part of the HRSA Advanced Nursing Education Nurse Practitioner Residency Program.

The UCSF team, which is offering preceptor development, assessment and evaluation, is led by SON’s Angel Kuo and Elizabeth Gatewood, as well as Janet Angel Kuo, Elizabeth Gatewood Coffman from the Institute for Health Policy Studies, in collaboration with Pat O’Sullivan from the UCSF Center for Faculty Educators.

The first preceptor development workshop was held Jan. 15 on “Time Efficient Clinical Teaching” and “Clinical Reasoning,” as part of the Teach for UCSF Clinical Teaching Certificate series, and drew over 20 interprofessional clinical educators from the FQHCs and affiliated sites. The workshop will be repeated at Tiburcio Vasquez on March 10. Additional workshops are planned for this spring and summer. See a list of the Educational Skills Workshops.

The application for the fall 2020-2021 cohort of this 12-month intensive FNP residency program is open through April 6. New FNPs who have graduated within the last 18 months are eligible. Learn more

Three SON Faculty Members Receive Promotions

Jenny Liu, Valerie Yerger, Patricia McDaniel Join us in congratulating the following three faculty members whose promotions were approved within the past four months in recognition of their professional excellence and commitment to SON:

Comment Period Open for MS/MEPN/Post-MS Program’s Qualifications for Accreditation

The UCSF School of Nursing Master of Science, Master’s Entry Program in Nursing, and the Post-Master’s Program are scheduled to have an on-site evaluation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation team from March 11 to 13, 2020. As part of the CCNE accreditation process, there is opportunity for the program’s constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, comments concerning the program’s qualifications for accreditation that must be received by CCNE no later than Feb. 17, 2020. All comments must be written in English, consistent with CCNE’s policy, and should be directed to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Attn: Third Party Comments

655 K Street NW, Suite 750

Washington, DC, 20001

Or comments may be emailed to [email protected].

Recent Publications

Intracranial Pressure Monitoring via External Ventricular Drain: Are We Waiting Long Enough Before Recording the Real Value? (Xiuyun Liu, Michele Pelter, Jacob Abba, Maximilian Vuong, Nate Tran, Xiao Hu), February 2020

Research Priorities of Women at Risk For Preterm Birth: Findings and A Call to Action (Linda Franck, Monica McLemore), Jan. 13, 2020

Exposures to Structural Racism and Racial Discrimination among Pregnant and Early Postpartum Black Women living in Oakland, California (Brittany Chambers, Silvia Arabia, Helen Arega, Linda Franck, Kord Kober, Monica McLemore), Jan. 9, 2020

The Stories We Need for a Modern ‘Little Women’ (Stacy Torres), Jan. 6, 2020

OK, Boomer? Kids these days? Why Generational Warfare Gets Us Nowhere (Stacy Torres), Dec. 29, 2019 

It’s Time to Dump the SAT (Stacy Torres), Dec. 13, 2019

The Relationship Between Minority Stress and Biological Outcomes: A Systematic Review  (Annesa Flentje), Dec. 20, 2019

Community Norms for the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire Among Cisgender Gay Men (Annesa Flentje), Dec. 2, 2019

Perceptions and Experiences of Women Participating in a Digital Technology-Based Physical Activity Intervention (the mPED Trial): Qualitative Study (Teri Lindgren, Yoshimi Fukuoka), Dec. 20, 2019

Transitioning From Clinician to Nurse Practitioner Clinical Faculty: A Systematic Review (Elizabeth Gatewood, Bridget Gramkowski, Jay Hunter, Andrea Kuster, Kate Melino, Lisa Mihaly), Dec. 17, 2019

A Biopsychosocial Model of Chronic Pain for Older Adults (Christine Miaskowski, Francesca Nicosia), Dec. 17, 2019

Predictors of Adherence to Self-Care in Rural Patients With Heart Failure (Michele Pelter, Kathy Dracup), Dec. 15, 2019

Why First-Gen Health Professionals Are Essential To Improving Our Nation’s Health Care (Laura Wagner), Dec. 13, 2019

What’s to Like? Facebook as a Tool for Survey Data Collection (Kristen Harknett), December 2019

Effects of Mirtazapine for Methamphetamine Use Disorder Among Cisgender Men and Transgender Women Who Have Sex With Men: A Placebo-Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial (Glenn-Milo Santos), Dec. 11, 2019

Changing Home Care Aides: Differences Between Family and Non-Family Care In California Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (Bob Newcomer, Joanne Spetz), Dec. 11, 2019

FDA Oversight of NSIGHT Genomic Research: The Need for an Integrated Systems Approach to Regulation (Barbara Koenig), Dec. 10, 2019

Beyond the Bladder: Poor Sleep in Women With Overactive Bladder Syndrome (Kathryn Lee), Dec. 10, 2019

Depressive Symptoms Associated With Physical Health Problems in Midlife Women: A Longitudinal Study (Catherine L. Gilliss, Kathryn Lee), Dec. 2, 2019

Real-World Effectiveness of Smoking Cessation Strategies for Young and Older Adults: Findings From a Nationally Representative Cohort (Wendy Max), Dec. 6, 2019

Association of Differential Symptoms of Stress to Hair Cortisol and Cortisone Concentrations Among Pregnant Women in Kenya (Sandra Weiss), Dec. 6, 2019

Excellence in Postlicensure Interprofessional Palliative Care Education: Consensus Through a Delphi Survey (Doranne Donesky, Kathleen De Leon), Dec. 3, 2019

Comparison of Family Centered Care With Family Integrated Care and Mobile Technology (Mficare) on Preterm Infant and Family Outcomes: A Multi-Site Quasi-Experimental Clinical Trial Protocol (Linda Franck), Dec. 2, 2019

Distinct Biomarker Profiles Distinguish Malawian Children with Malarial and Non-Malarial Sepsis (Kimberly Baltzell), Dec. 1, 2019

Deep Learning Approaches for Plethysmography Signal Quality Assessment in the Presence of Atrial Fibrillation (Kais Gadhoumi, Xiao Hu), Nov. 25, 2019

Nursing Surveillance for Deterioration in Pediatric Patients: An Integrative Review (Audrey Lyndon, Garrett Chan, Roberta Rehm), Nov. 23, 2019

How Care Decisions Are Made Among Interdisciplinary Providers Caring for Critically Injured Patients: A Qualitative Study (Audrey Lyndon), Dec. 13, 2019