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Amid cheers and applause, the School of Nursing marked a milestone as it celebrated the first cohort to complete its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program at a closing ceremony on Dec. 12. Launched in spring 2018, the School's DNP program…
By Milenko Martinovich With nearly 19 million U.S. adults – about one in 12 – struggling with substance use disorder, researchers at the UCSF School of Nursing are exploring innovative remedies – pharmacological, cognitive, and even exercise-based…
By Milenko Martinovich Photography by Elisabeth Fall Investigating the therapeutic benefits of psychedelic substances seemed far-fetched 35 years ago. For researchers daring enough to try, the attempt could derail their careers. Research in…
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…