Celebrating our Doctoral Students

Students, staff, and faculty pose on steps of Faculty Alumni House

UCSF School of Nursing doctoral students at recent Doctoral Dinner Celebration, top row: Abbey Alkon, Kit Chesla, Michelle Stephens, Jyu-Lin Chen, Soo Jeong Lee, Ariel Baria, Debra Phillips. Middle row: Shira Winter, Brianna Singleton, Jenny Min, Meg Martin, Laurie Bauer, Mike McLaughlin, Catherine Waters. Bottom row: Judy Martin-Holland, Meredith Appelbaum, Oi Saeng Hong, Sandra Weiss, Victoria Flores, Michael Trevino, Linda Bauwa. Seated: John Williams, Laura Wagner.

The School of Nursing Dean’s Office and Student Affairs team schedule events throughout the year that provide an opportunity for celebration, networking, and conversation with the Dean. On October 26, in keeping with the tradition of having second year doctoral students host a dinner for first year doctoral students, we held the School’s Doctoral Dinner at the Faculty-Alumni House. The annual dinner is always a fun and uplifting event, bringing together current doctoral students for fellowship and mentorship. Faculty affiliated with the doctoral program were also in attendance.

Graduate students present

Second year doctoral students Meg Martin, Laurie Bauer, and Linda Bauwa present the new students with their first year survival kits and get introduced to their second year mentor.

The School of Nursing doctoral students are truly the future of nursing and represent an integral component of our UCSF School of Nursing family. They assist our renowned faculty, help train and advise our extended nursing student population, and work tirelessly on their own pioneering nurse research. This is a motivated, accomplished, and generally fabulous group of young leaders. If you see them around campus, don’t be afraid to introduce yourself and ask them about their work—they are eager to learn and just as excited to share their discoveries with the public!

Doctoral students pose with Catherine Chesla

First year John Williams, second year Laurie Bauer, and Dr. Catherine Chesla

Group poses at doctoral dinner

Dean Sandra Weiss, first year Michelle Stephens, and Dr. Abbey Alkon

Dean with student

Nailah Cox. Conference Participant, Dean Catherin Gillliss, Brianna Singleton, UCSF PhD student

Frank Sidders, conference participant shares thoughts during Disparities in Mental Health Session

Conference Participants Rosario Hernandez, Guendi Castaneira, and Tangitinga Paama unwind after Day One of conference

Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow Conference Group Picture

Conference participant Shelia Riffe participates in discussion

Howard University Scholars at the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow Conference