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UCSF School of Nursing Associate Professor Heather Leutwyler, RN, PhD, NP, was recently awarded a two-year High Impact Pilot Research Award from the Tobacco Related-Disease Research program. The award is $200,000 per year. Leutwyler and her team will…
Catherine L. Gilliss, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the UCSF School of Nursing, is being honored with the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). The award recognizes individuals who are…
UC San Francisco is partnering with the National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP), an interdisciplinary research consortium for physicians and nurses, to drive innovation and improvements in health equity and health care. The NCSP is a two-year…
Professor Emerita Diana Taylor, PhD, RNP, FAAN, was honored with the 2018 Elizabeth “Betty” Curtis Award from the American Nurses Association-California in November 2018. The award recognizes her work as a strong and vocal advocate for increased…
Stacy Torres, PhD, an assistant professor in Social and Behavioral Sciences, has published a manuscript entitled Aging Alone, Gossiping Together: Older Adults’ Talk as Social Glue in the Journal of Gerontology. The study draws on five years of…
As part of a research collaboration, a SON team has published a study that is the first to use two machine learning techniques to accurately predict the severity of three common and inter-related symptoms in cancer patients: anxiety, depression and…
Maureen Shannon has joined the School of Nursing as Associate Dean for Academic Programs, as of Jan. 1, 2019. A graduate of our PhD program, she is returning to UCSF from the University of Hawaii’s School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, where she…
Nearly 30 million babies are born too soon, too small or become sick every year and need specialized care to survive, according to a new report by a global coalition that includes the World Health Organization (WHO) and for which SON Professor Linda…
Friends and family of SON student Emma Deboncoeur, who passed away earlier this year, have created the Emma Deboncoeur Trans Health Scholarship in her memory. The scholarship will provide financial assistance to students at UCSF and UC Berkeley who…
Afaf I. Meleis, PhD, DrPS(hon), FAAN, LL , Professor of Nursing and Sociology and Dean Emerita, has been awarded The Princess Srinagarindra Award by the Thailand Ministry of Public Health. One of the most prestigious awards in Thailand, it was…