Decade of Discovery graphicThis year, 2020, marks a significant milestone for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. The first 33 students embarked upon their graduate education at the school 10 years ago. In the decade since, the school’s founders, faculty, staff, advisers, friends, partners and supporters discovered their role in advancing health and igniting leadership.

The Betty Irene Moore 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 and the nation.

Though a young school, our renewed vision of optimal health and health care equity for all propels us forward in a new decade and beyond.

Past events

Virtual Lunch and Learn
Noon to 1 p.m. May 13
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ACTIVATE: Digital health for underserved communities in response to COVID-19
Associate Professor Katherine Kim

Kim leads UC Davis Health in a new public-private pilot initiative to bring telehealth services to underserved rural residents in Merced County. The mission of ACTIVATE — Accountability, Coordination and Telehealth in the Valley to Achieve Transformation and Equity — is to improve the health and well-being of rural, agricultural communities by empowering community health centers and health care providers to support patients through telehealth technology.

In this webinar, learn how Kim, along with researchers at the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute at the University of California, are demonstrating an effective, cost-efficient program for reaching vulnerable populations with essential telehealth services that can be scaled and adopted to improve health systems in communities statewide and nationally.


Supporting Students during a Time of Collective Racial Trauma
Feb. 8

Presentation explores best practices for providing equity-minded curricula and teaching. Associate Dean for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Piri Ackerman-Barger works to promote diversity and inclusion in nursing and medical schools. In this presentation, she discusses why health equity and social justice matter to everyone and highlights a number of methods to identify, understand the impacts of and undo racism.
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