Lisa Mihaly, Jerry John Nutor, Jyu-Lin Chen, Mary Massella Hernandez, Charlene Harrington

Leadership in Action: Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Student Milestones

UCSF School of Nursing faculty, staff, postdocs, students and alumni are leading projects that advance innovative and compassionate care. 

Jyu-Lin Chen Will Be Inducted into Sigma Hall of Fame

Jyu-Lin Chen, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and chair of Family Health Care Nursing, will be inducted into Sigma Theta Tau’s 2023 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. The prestigious award recognizes nurses who have achieved significant and sustained national or international recognition and whose research has improved the profession of nursing and the people it serves. 
 
Chen is one of 22 world-renowned nurse researchers who will be inducted at Sigma’s 34th International Nursing Research Congress in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, this July.

 

Jyu-Lin Chen, PhD, CNS, FAAN

Jerry John Nutor

Jerry John Nutor Awarded CFAR Early Career Award

Jerry John Nutor, PhD, RN, assistant professor in Family Health Care Nursing, is the recipient of the 2023 Early Career Award for Excellence in Socio-Behavioral Research from the UCSF Bay Area Center for AIDS Research. This award was established to honor the organization’s outstanding HIV early-career investigators. Nutor received the award and presented a lecture during a ceremony on May 3.

 

Lisa Mihaly Honored with Cooke Award 

Lisa Mihaly, MS, RN, FNP, associate professor in Family Health Care Nursing, and her colleagues are the recipients of the Cooke Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning from the UCSF Center for Faculty Educators. The award recognizes outstanding scholarly works that were presented at UCSF’s annual Education Showcase.  

 

Lisa Mihaly, MS, RN, FNP

Beth Phoenix

Beth Phoenix, Mary Ann Nihart Honored for Excellence in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Beth Phoenix, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor in Community Health Systems, will be honored with the 2023 Psychiatric Nurse of the Year Award from the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA). 

Mary Ann Nihart

In addition, Mary Ann Nihart, MA, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, a volunteer associate clinical professor in Community Health Systems, will receive the 2023 APNA Award for Distinguished Service.

Phoenix and Nihart are two of seven APNA award recipients being recognized this year for their outstanding work. They will be honored at APNA's conference, Oct. 4-7.

 

Charlene Harrington Honored for Continued Scholarly Work, Service

Charlene Harrington, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor emerita in Social and Behavioral Sciences, is the recipient of the 2022-2023 Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award. This award is presented annually to one or more emeriti to honor outstanding scholarly work or educational service they’ve performed since their retirement.
 
Harrington, who retired in 2008, continues to conduct research, teach, mentor students and scholars, testify before state and federal agencies and commissions, and serve as a public advocate for nursing home quality of care and staffing. 
 

Charlene Harrington, PhD, RN

Mary Massella Hernandez, MS, RN, FNP

Mary Massella Hernandez Named 2023 Mother of the Year 

Mary Massella Hernandez, MS, RN, FNP, assistant professor in Family Health Care Nursing, has been selected as the city of Oakland’s 2023 Mother of the Year, and was recognized at a May 13 ceremony. Since 1954, the award has been given to an Oakland citizen whose contributions symbolize the finest traditions of motherhood. 

 

Jian Zhang Leads New Collaborative Agreement Between Chinese Hospital and UCSF Health

Chinese Hospital and UCSF Health have signed a collaborative agreement to enhance the quality of health care in the San Francisco community. Jian Zhang, DNP, MS ’92, FAAN, a volunteer clinical professor in Family Health Care Nursing and chief executive officer of Chinese Hospital, is leading the collaboration. The agreement builds upon a three-year-long partnership that successfully developed a primary stroke center, which was certified by The Joint Commission in May 2022. Together, they also provided palliative care and COVID-19 care to the community.

The new agreement aims to expand on the existing collaboration by combining the strengths and resources of both organizations. Specifically, it focuses on providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services in Chinese, such as the new stroke center at Chinese Hospital. Read the full story on the UCSF News website
 

Jian Zhang, DNP, MS ’92, FAAN

Adrienne Franzese, PMHNP

Celebrating Preceptors

Adrienne Franzese, April Preceptor

Adrienne Franzese, PMHNP, is the school’s April Preceptor of the Month. Franzese practices at the Progress Foundation in San Francisco and has been precepting for the PMHNP specialty for more than 10 years. PMHNP faculty praise her for being a remarkable, supportive preceptor who has worked with learners across different clinical settings, always remaining student-centered and dedicated to student success.
 
Student Alessia Alta said, “Adrienne is a wonderful preceptor! She really has a passion for teaching and has gone above and beyond to help deepen my understanding.” 

Read more about Franzese, including students’ comments, on the Preceptor Portal.

Faculty and Postdocs Capture New Funding

  • Abbey Alkon, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor in Family Health Care Nursing, received a $150,000 award from the Heising-Simons Foundation for her project "California's Early Care and Education Health and Safety."
     
  • Kim Dau, MS, CNM, professor in Family Health Care Nursing, received a $144,000 award from the California Department of Health Care Access and Information for her project "University Nurse-Midwifery Education Program."
     
  • Elizabeth Gatewood, DNP, FNP, FAAN, associate professor in Family Health Care Nursing, received a $168,000 award from the California Department of Health Care Access and Information to support the Master of Science program, Family Nurse Practitioner specialty.
     
  • Sarah Gutin, PhD, assistant professor in Community Health Systems, received a $168,350 grant from the NIH National Institute of Mental Health for her project "Couples Advancing Together for Safer Conception."
     
  • Jenny Liu, PhD, MPP, associate professor in the Institute for Health and Aging (IHA), received a $87,895 grant supplement from NIH National Institute of Mental Health for her project "AmbassADDOrs for Health: Supporting young women's health through girl-friendly drug vendors."
     
  • Daniel Suárez-Baquero, PhD, postdoctoral scholar, received a $5,000 award from Sigma Theta Tau for his project "Nursing Epistemologies from the South: Expansion and Emancipation of the Core Disciplinary Nursing Knowledge from Latino America."
     
  • Sandra Staveski, PhD, CPNP-AC,FAAN, associate professor in Family Health Care Nursing, and Rebecca Silvers, DNP, ACPNP, assistant clinical professor, received a $4,958 award from Sigma Theta Tau for their project "A Global Survey on Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Nurse Education and Training from Nursing School to Bedside Care."
     
  • Margaret Wallhagen, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor in Physiological Nursing, received a $28,287.50 grant supplement from the Department of Veterans Affairs for her project "VAQS Nurse Senior Scholar."
     
  • Three SON experts have been awarded Innovation Funding from the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators to advance educational excellence. Ana Delgado, MS, CNM, volunteer faculty in Family Health Care Nursing, is part of the team developing “A Relational Approach to Simulation Training to Improve Team Dynamics and Teach Collaborative Competencies on the Labor and Delivery Unit: A Pilot Study.” Karen de Sola-Smith, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, is part of the team developing “UCSF Arts and Humanities Journal for Health Professional Students.” Lisa Mihaly, NP, associate professor in Family Health Care Nursing, is part of the team that received funding for the project “Enhancing Pediatric Providers' Competency in Providing Medication Abortions to Adolescents and Young Adults in an Era of Increasingly Restrictive Abortion Policy.”

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