As alumni of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, you are the school’s most important asset and its greatest strength. As leaders in health care organizations, faculty at higher education institutions, members of primary-care teams and influencers within policy-making bodies, you illustrate how graduates fulfill the vision and mission of the school.

Through word-of-mouth support to promote the school and financial support to enable future students to benefit from the philanthropy that yielded your education, your involvement is critical to the future success of the school. Through your partnership, faculty, staff and students at the School of Nursing discover ways to advance health, improve quality of care and shape policy.

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April 24 — Doctoral alumna, professor publish research exploring use of trauma screening in primary care settings
Ellen Goldstein, a marriage and family therapist and 2016 graduate of the doctoral program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, along with Professor Sheryl Catz, published “Patient Preferences for Discussing Childhood Trauma in Primary Care,” in the Spring 2017 issue of the Permanente Journal, a peer-reviewed journal of medical science, social science in medicine and medical humanities. Their research assessed patient preferences for discussing traumatic experiences and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with clinicians in underserved, predominantly Latino primary care patients. The research stemmed from Ellen’s dissertation work studying such trauma among primary care patients. Their premise is that such events are common, yet providers may be hesitant to address their impacts. They concluded that the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs) questionnaire and the Primary Care PTSD screening are both acceptable to most patients regardless of their trauma exposure. According to Sheryl, these findings may aid providers to consider screening patients regularly. Additional authors include physicians Ninad Athale and Andres Sciolla. The research was also published on ACEs Connection, a social network that accelerates the global movement to recognize the impact of adverse childhood experiences in shaping adult behavior and health.

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Alumni distinctions

California’s largest hospital provider fosters culture of inquiry
Frances Patmon and Perry GeeAs the roles for nurses increase amid the constantly changing state of health care, nurse-led research moves from the back burner to the forefront. Find out how two alumni from the School of Nursing's inaugural doctoral class guide California's largest hospital provider to chart a new course to improve care for people and care delivery for nurses. 

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Upcoming events

June 9: Academic Symposium
Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Students present their scholarly work. Activities include panel discussions, summaries of doctoral dissertations, podium presentations and research poster displays.
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June 15: Graduation celebration
Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree Programs Classes of 2016 are honored at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Graduation Celebration at the Mondavi Center on the UC Davis Campus. The Office of Graduate Studies Commencement Ceremony follows at the ARC Pavilion. Check back for additional information.

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