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July 2021

UC Davis nursing students bring life-saving TB screenings to a community organization

July 23, 2021

Nursing students from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing partner with Elica Health to conduct on-site tuberculosis screening for staff at SETA Head Start in Sacramento. The experience provided hands-on training for students and served a critical community health need.

2020 Deans’ Excellence Awards recognize School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing faculty, staff and teams

July 9, 2021

This year’s Deans’ Excellence Awards recognize the exceptional contributions of School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing faculty, staff and teams across UC Davis Health that are transforming education, patient care and community health.

Transitioning from a student in class to a professional in the clinic (video)

July 7, 2021

The inaugural group of nurse practitioner residents completes their program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. After 12 months in underserved primary care clinics and tailored specialty rotations, they enter the workforce with increased skills and confidence.

June 2021

UC Davis nursing school hosts virtual graduation

June 10, 2021

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis hosts a virtual graduation celebration for its classes of 2021. While the online gathering was required for health and safety, it did not dampen the spirits of the 161 graduates marking this milestone.

May 2021

UC Davis drops race-based reference ranges from a standard kidney test

May 18, 2021

Race-based reference ranges will no longer be part of a test routinely used to check a patient’s kidney health. UC Davis Health is one of the first in the nation to make the change to the estimated glomerular filtration rate or eGFR.

UC Davis nursing school announces 2021 nurse leader fellows

May 17, 2021

The national program office at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis announces 10 new nursing scientists in the second cohort of the Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for Nurse Leaders and Innovators.

UC Davis School of Nursing researchers awarded public-impact grants

May 13, 2021

Two researchers from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis are awarded public impact grants to support new collaborations and sustained relationships that will support publicly engaged research with non-university partners.

'An awesome change agent' (video)

May 4, 2021

Victoria Ngo, a Health Systems and Community Leadership Postdoctoral Fellow at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, receives the UC Davis Chancellor's Achievement Award for Diversity and Community for her postdoctoral research.

April 2021

The ultimate real-world lesson: Nursing students administer COVID-19 vaccines

April 30, 2021

First-year nursing students at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing gain valuable experience with real patients by giving COVID-19 injections. Students learn how the interaction is far more than simply administering the vaccine.

Encouraging COVID-19 vaccines in communities of color (video)

April 27, 2021

UC Davis Health staff and The California Endowment team up to create multilingual public service announcements to encourage underrepresented communities to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

UC Davis nursing faculty, students and alumni present research at regional conference

April 14, 2021

Nursing faculty, postdoctoral, alumni, students and staff from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis will present their scholarly work Annual Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Communicating Nursing Research Conference.

March 2021

UC Davis schools of nursing and medicine receive high national rankings by U.S. News & World Report

March 30, 2021

The UC Davis School of Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing continue to distinguish themselves as national leaders in training the next generation of health care providers and research innovator.

UC Davis nursing school breaks into top 25 graduate nursing programs in new U.S. News & World Report rankings

March 30, 2021

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing moves up 16 spots to land at No. 24 among best nursing schools in the country.

UC Davis Health named Age-Friendly Health Systems Participant

March 18, 2021

UC Davis Health is leading the way in making sure that every day, every older adult receives age-friendly health care.

Oak Park church is latest venue for UC Davis Health COVID-19 community vaccinations (video)

March 17, 2021

UC Davis Health has started a weekly community vaccination clinic in Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood. It’s the latest in a series of partnerships that have resulted in more than 10,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to the underserved, essential workers and others.

COVID-19 vaccine anxiety adds to stress on family caregivers

March 17, 2021

Family caregivers are among the silent heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic and now their stress is ratcheted up as they scramble to arrange vaccinations for the people they care for, often when they can’t get vaccines themselves.

February 2021

Bold new initiative helps address California’s shortage of mental health providers

February 24, 2021

UC Davis Health advanced practice providers work to address mental health disparities in California.

Tackling the complex problem of pain

February 3, 2021

Scholars from throughout UC Davis will showcase their diverse work that informs and advances our understanding and treatment of pain.

January 2021

UC Davis Health professor named City of Davis Citizen of the Year

January 19, 2021

Associate Professor Jann Murray-García receives top award from City of Davis for her sustained volunteer work to promote platforms for positive discussion of race and social justice in our community.

UC Davis Health degree programs top Best Jobs for 2021 list

January 14, 2021

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing is one of the only schools in the nation to prepare future physician assistants and nurse practitioners, the top professions for 2021, in a collaborative, interprofessional environment.

California Master Plan for Aging provides blueprint that uplifts older adults and their family caregivers

January 11, 2021

The California Master Plan for Aging outlines five bold goals and 23 strategies to tackle the growing older-adult population and build a California for all ages by 2030.

UC Davis Health leader elected president of The Gerontological Society of America

January 7, 2021

Internationally recognized expert in gerontological nursing and nursing education Terri Harvath becomes 77th president of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging.

December 2020

UC Davis nursing students mark end of graduate program with virtual pinning ceremony (video)

December 18, 2020

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing hosts a virtual pinning event to celebrate graduates’ completion of 18-month Master of Science in Nursing program.

UC Davis nursing school recognized as Nursing Diversity Champion

December 7, 2020

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing is among 12 schools nationwide recognized for its efforts to expand diversity, underscoring its mission to advance health and health equity.

Nurse practitioners learn better care for underserved patients (video)

December 2, 2020

The UC Davis Health nurse practitioner (N.P.) residency program prepares new N.P.s to better care for underserved patients. Learn why one resident loves her job and how program leaders say it’s good for Northern California.

November 2020

Ignoring COVID-19 these holidays risks the lives of your family (video)

November 20, 2020

With COVID-19 raging across California and the U.S., experts warn that holiday gatherings could put the lives of friends and family at risk. That’s especially true for older adults. But keeping some connection is also crucial for their health.

UC Davis rolls out COVID-19 exposure app to campuses (video)

November 18, 2020

UC Davis Health expands the fight against the coronavirus by encouraging students, staff and faculty to use the California COVID Notify exposure notification system.

Army veteran’s military service fueled passion to care for the underserved

November 10, 2020

Nurse practitioner graduate student Elisa Garcia shares how the core values of the Army instilled in her a desire to care for underserved communities.

A wrong turn results in the right path

November 9, 2020

More than three decades after a life-altering car crash, a nurse practitioner recounts how her experience as a patient prompted her to change her career and choose a life caring for others. This National Nurse Practitioner Week feature shares her story.

UC Davis nursing professor named Gerontological Society of America fellow

November 6, 2020

Assistant Professor Fawn Cothran  named fellow in the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education and practice in the field of aging.

Applications open for UC Davis Health nurse practitioner residency program

November 3, 2020

UC Davis Health will select up to 10 N.P.s to begin a year-long, full-time residenc to provide high-quality primary care in under-resourced areas.

October 2020

UC Davis nursing school leaders named fellows in American Academy of Nursing

October 29, 2020

Five nurse leaders connected with the School of Nursing receive profession’s highest distinction.

Students volunteer to provide flu shots at Yolo County drive-through clinic

October 13, 2020

Nearly 20 students from the UC Davis School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing are volunteering their weekend hours at Yolo County’s free flu shot clinic in West Sacramento to help vaccinate the underserved.

Happy 10th Anniversary to the School of Nursing!

October 8, 2020

The School of Nursing grew out of the shared vision of UC Davis and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Now, more than 650 alumni make an indelible impact on the clinics, classrooms and communities in which they serve. They embody and enact the vision of our founders from bedside care to individuals and families to bold changes in health care systems across California.

New nursing collaboration addresses discrimination, advances diversity and inclusion

October 5, 2020

UC Davis Health is tackling racism by giving nurses new tools to address discrimination, which includes an effort that focuses on relationships as well as anti-racism and cultural humility training at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing.

September 2020

UC Davis nursing professor named fellow in Academy of Nursing Education

September 23, 2020

Clinical Professor Amy Nichols inducted into prestigious group of nursing educators at National League for Nursing convention.

Improving partnerships between family caregivers and health care professionals

September 21, 2020

An international conference shares strategies and innovative programs for future health professionals to identify caregivers’ preparedness to provide care, as well as training in family-centered communication for the incumbent workforce.

UC Davis physician assistant graduates take oath

September 18, 2020

After 27 months of classroom discussions, skills lab instruction, and hundreds of hours of clinical rotations, Class of 2020 graduates gather virtually to recite the Physician Assistant Professional Oath.

Sacramento philanthropists lend support to healthy aging efforts

September 18, 2020

Two Sacramento families - Angelo K. and Sofia Tsakopoulos and Chrysanthy and George Demos - donate funds to support an effort to preserve independence and choice for people as they age.

Introducing COVID19questions.org

September 17, 2020

UC Davis Health is part of a a new research consortium inviting clinicians, researchers, patients and the general public to submit questions that could be answered by COVID-19 patient record data. 

ACTIVATE will bring telehealth services to vulnerable, at-risk residents of California’s Central Valley

September 10, 2020

A new public-private pilot initiative will bring telehealth services to underserved rural residents to reach populations who are vulnerable to the worst outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic with the technology, skills and connections they need to access and utilize health care services.

Healthy Aging Initiative: New integrated approach builds on foundation of older-adult care (video)

September 1, 2020

UC Davis Health launches a new initiative to provide world class care to older adults through clinical services, research and education.

August 2020

UC Davis Health patient safety experts offer primer to prevent COVID-19 diagnostic error

August 19, 2020

The co-editors-in-chief of a globally recognized resource on patient safety sift through coronavirus information from the U.S. and around the world to provide substance and perspective.

UC Davis nursing school launches scholarship program for disadvantaged students

August 10, 2020

A new Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students Program at the School of Nursing will support students in the graduate school's entry-level nursing program.

Music & Memory reduces dementia medications and aggressive behavior

August 3, 2020

In the most comprehensive study of its kind on the effects of the Music & Memory program, researchers from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis found personalized music reduces the amount of medication taken by nursing home residents and lessens their aggressive behaviors.