Ten UCSF faculty and four doctoral students travel to Queensland University of Technology to build research/education collaboration

In June of 2010, the UCSF School of Nursing received a grant from the Atlantic Philanthropies Foundation to develop a partnership with the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. The goal of the grant is to provide a formal structure for strengthening the relationships between the two schools of nursing and enhancing collaborative efforts in education and research. A joint advisory committee comprised of educational leaders from both institutions was established and six grants were given to faculty partners from the two schools to conduct research on topics as diverse as women's health, wound healing, cancer care,  and disease management of heart failure patients in vulnerable populations. Ten UCSF faculty and four doctoral students attended a conference held on the QUT campus June 27-30, 2011. The exchange of perspectives was extraordinary and will be followed by a visit of the QUT faculty and doctoral students this coming year along with a continuation of the collaborative research projects.

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