Highlights from Science of Caring Magazine, August 2013

Friends and Colleagues,

Nearly all of this month’s Science of Caring focuses on pain and symptom management in the care of cancer patients. In particular, through interdisciplinary work at UC San Francisco, we are beginning to make headway in an area that has vexed clinicians for some time.

As many forms of cancer become more of a chronic disease, this is a crucial research focus for patients and their families. It’s also right in nursing’s wheelhouse, and we are proud to have scientists like Christine Miaskowski and Bradley Aouizerat assuming important leadership roles.

David Vlahov, RN, PhD, FAAN
Dean and Professor of Nursing Education
UCSF School of Nursing

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