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By Andrew Schwartz While growing up in San Francisco, Janelle Charles was a star student, ultimately earning scholarship offers to multiple universities – heady stuff for someone who would be the first in her family to truly attend college (her…
By Katherine Tam Despite spending seven hours in the training lab, student Vanessa Simmons wasn’t ready to go home yet. Her head brimming with new skills acquired that day, she changed into activewear and headed to a classroom in the basement of…
Van Ta Park, PhD, MPH, associate professor in the School's Community Health Systems department, has received a $3.3 million three-year grant from the NIH National Institute on Aging. Park’s goal is to collaborate with academic and community partners…
By Milenko Martinovich Many health care professionals might envy Adrian Núñez’s career. He has held director-level positions at multiple organizations, gained valuable experience in public policy, and could seemingly continue on that successful…
UCSF associate professor Jeremiah Mock holding a JUUL e-cigarette cartridge and a cigarette butt he found on a local high school campus. (Photo by Elisabeth Fall) By Milenko Martinovich The use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, by American…
Ulrike Muench, assistant professor at the UCSF School of Nursing, led one of the first studies on NPs' opioid prescribing habits. (Photo by Elisabeth Fall) By Andrew Schwartz As United States policymakers continue to seek ways to halt the opioid…
Professor Jyu-Lin Chen, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Family Health Care Nursing, beginning Dec. 1, 2019. Chen, who received her UCSF doctoral degree in nursing, with a focus on pediatrics, has been a professor in…
The UCSF School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice Program is scheduled to have an on-site evaluation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation team on September 11-13, 2019. As part of the CCNE accreditation process,…
Michele Keating, an analyst in the Community Health Systems department, pets Duke the therapy cat. By Katherine Tam Jennifer Morris, an administrative officer in Community Health Systems, wasn’t looking for a therapy cat when she brought her daughter…
Hospitals are among the country’s most hazardous workplaces, with an estimated 224,700 work-related illnesses and injuries recorded in 2017 , according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. That incidence rate surpasses the construction…