Alumni and events
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.
Starting Ripples, Making Waves
UC Davis nursing and physician assistant alumni across the country — from Pennsylvania to Hawaii —joined school leaders and friends online June 26 to celebrate the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing's 10-year anniversary, a Decade of Discovery.
Growing Your Health Care Career in 2021 and Beyond
A virtual career panel discussion with alumni and recruitment professionals
5-6 p.m. Sept. 21
The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis Alumni Network offers this virtual career panel discussion for new and recent clinical alumni as well as second- and third-year clinical students.
During the one-hour session, participants will learn how to optimize job search efforts, discover new strategies to achieve professional goals, as well as receive coaching tips and tools. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions. Speakers include Bethany Hopkins with the UC Davis Internship and Career Center, Leah Mejia with UC Davis Health recruitment, along Assistant Professor Ron Ordona and alumni Jenna Ricks, MSN ’19, R.N., and Ryan Snyder Thompson, MHS ’19, MA, PA-C.
Physician assistant alumnus credits UC Davis for opening doors to his career
Keoki Leong and 64 other Class of 2020 physician assistant (P.A.) students were in the home stretch of their graduate-degree program when the coronavirus pandemic hit and wreaked havoc on their clinical rotations. It was this crisis, Keoki says, that proved to him the real value of being at UC Davis and also opened doors to his future career as a provider. Read and watch Keoki’s story
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Nov. 13 — Family Caregiving Institute director leads 2021 Gerontological Society of America conference
Terri Harvath, director for the Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis and senior director for strategic initiatives at the school, led the four-day Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting Nov. 10-13. Terri, who serves as the 2021 GSA president, led a number of sessions at the annual meeting. She opened the conference with presidential remarks and the announcement of annual award winners. She also introduced the keynote speaker, Jessica Zitter, a physician and filmmaker who directed “Caregiver: A Love Story.” Terri also led the annual business meeting and installation of the society’s 2022 president. Finally, she served as panelist and discussant for several symposium sessions. The event concluded her year as the society’s president. She now serves as past president. GSA is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education and practice in the field of aging. GSA’s principal mission is to promote the study of aging and disseminate information to scientists, decision makers and the general public.