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By Milenko Martinovich Barbara Resnik’s five-decade-long bond with the UCSF School of Nursing is so strong, she says she has “two families.” That deep connection motivated Resnik, a professor emerita who founded the School’s program for adult nurse…
By Milenko Martinovich In their commitment to serve the underserved, students at the UC San Francisco School of Nursing apply the skills they’ve learned to help marginalized communities. They administer flu vaccines at local public libraries…
Through her research and activism, Amy Rosenwohl-Mack advocates for those whose voices are rarely heard. The UK native and Nursing PhD student focuses her research on vulnerable populations such as the elderly, the LGBTQ community and those battling…
By Milenko Martinovich Photography by Elisabeth Fall Staff members Anatol Sucher and Sergio Diaz are usually found performing painstaking tests in the School of Nursing’s Genomics Laboratory. They are entrusted with valuable specimens linked to…
The UC San Francisco School of Nursing has unveiled a new mural that commemorates a diverse set of nurse heroes whose work and advocacy revolutionized health care and paved the way for diversity and inclusion in nursing. Entitled Difference is Power…
Kate Oppegaard has been caring for those impacted by cancer for more than a decade. She sees herself as a “force for calm and peace,” settling these patients when fear, anger or confusion – or sometimes all three – set in. She was a different kind of…
By Andrew Schwartz While growing up in San Francisco, Janelle Charles was a star student, ultimately earning scholarship offers to multiple universities – heady stuff for someone who would be the first in her family to truly attend college (her…
By Katherine Tam Despite spending seven hours in the training lab, student Vanessa Simmons wasn’t ready to go home yet. Her head brimming with new skills acquired that day, she changed into activewear and headed to a classroom in the basement of…
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…