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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…
By Milenko Martinovich The use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, by American youth has surged so dramatically in recent years that the U.S. Surgeon General has declared it an “epidemic.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and…
By Andrew Schwartz As United States policymakers continue to seek ways to halt the opioid epidemic, key pieces of information are missing that could help shape solutions. One of the most glaring examples is the absence of information about nurse…
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…
By Katherine Tam Jennifer Morris, an administrative officer in Community Health Systems, wasn’t looking for a therapy cat when she brought her daughter to San Francisco Animal Care and Control eight years ago to pick out a new family pet. Her…
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…
The UCSF School of Nursing in June welcomed 79 new Master’s Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN) students to the health care profession at its White Coat Ceremony, and celebrated the completion of the first year of education for around 80 continuing…
Three SON faculty — Monica McLemore, PhD, MPH, Linda G. Park, PhD, MS, FNP-BC, and Sandra Staveski, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC — will be inducted into the American Academy of Nursing’s 2019 class of fellows. The three faculty members are among the 231…