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Oct. 11, 2021
Black Doctors Speak
Genoa Barrow, Sacobserver
Associate Professor and pediatrician Jann Murray-García is featured in this article about Black physicians calling on the community to get vaccinated. Murray-García is quoted for her role in a virtual panel discussion about the risk of COVID-19 for pregnant Black women. The discussion was hosted by the Northern California Section of The National Council for Negro Women and its Good Health Wins campaign.
Sept. 16, 2021
Focus On… Victoria Jackson, MS, NP-C, PA-C
CANP Connections Newsletter
In this Q&A style interview with Assistant Professor Victoria Jackson of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, Jackson discusses her unique role as a clinician educator providing both patient care and mentoring students.
Sept. 1, 2021
National association recognizes Rolling Oaks Nursing Intern Program in Rocklin
Gold Country Media
Partnership with the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis pairs second-year Masters Entry Program in Nursing students with older adults at the Rolling Oaks Senior Community in Rocklin, California. The partnership with both UC Davis and Sacramento State led to an award for Pam Galloway, resident wellness director, who developed a nursing intern program at the senior facility.
Insurance Billionaires Mark & Robyn Jones Pledge Record $101 Million To Train Nurses in Montana
Giacomo Tognini, Forbes
Article highlights the 2007 $100 million commitment from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to launch the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis.
Aug. 31, 2021
Pandemic takes center stage at annual health equity conference
Feature story outlines plans for the 2021 Coalition for Health Equity Conference (CHEq), hosted by students from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and the UC Davis School of Medicine.
Proudly serving our region as Sacramento’s #1 hospital
Feature about UC Davis Health and the specialties offered at UC Davis Medical Center highlight services provided by the Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis through the new Healthy Aging Clinic.
UC Davis Nursing Students Bring Preventive Care to Underserved Communities
This blog post features the recent TB testing Master’s Entry Program in Nursing students conducted in the Sacramento region for Head Start programs as part of the Fostering Healthy Communities course.
Aug. 18, 2021
Becoming an Age-Friendly institution - Advancing Age and the Social Determinants of Health
Terri Harvath, Advancing Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion blog
Terri Harvath, director for the Family Caregiving Institute and senior director for strategic initiatives at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, pens this blog post shares more on the Healthy Aging Initiative at UC Davis as well as the need to apply lessons learned during the coronavirus pandemic to improve health care for older adults.
August. 4, 2021
American isn’t taking care of caregivers
Katherine Harmon Courage, Vox
Terri Harvath, director for the Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, discusses some of the challenges caregivers face when caring for a family member, partner or friend.
July 27, 2021
Who would open a senior care home in the middle of a pandemic? These Sacramento nurses
Margo Rosenbaum, The Sacramento Bee
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Assistant Professor Ron Ordona is featured in this story about the work he does with a group of nurses to launch older adult care homes in the region. Ordona founded Care Home by RNs and the Quiscence Care Home in Sacramento, California.
July 7, 2021
Ageism Awareness is Key to Meaningful Change
Terri Harvath, Gerontology News
Terri Harvath, senior director for strategic initiatives and director for the Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, pens her third column in the July issue of the Gerontology Association of America’s January issue of the newsletter, “Gerontology Today,” asking readers to uncover new perspectives and findings about ageism in order to avoid harmful consequences for older adults.
June 30, 2021
Rural Doctors and Nurses Program
KVIE Digital Studios
Television program explores UC Davis Health programs designed to encourage more physicians and nurse practitioners to work in rural Northern California communities. Professor Deb Bakerjian discusses the nurse practitioner residency program and resident graduate Claudia Canturin shares why she will continue working in a rural community.
May 28, 2021
When Caregivers Need Care
“Studio Sacramento,” KVIE
Family Caregiving Institute Director Terri Harvath and caregiver Nancy Pennebaker join host Scott Syphax on KVIE’s Studio Sacramento for a conversation about being a caregiver and how to help them take care of themselves so they can care for others.
May 26, 2021
UC Davis co-launches high-touch telehealth program in the Central Valley for agricultural workers
Aisling Carroll, California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems
Katherine Kim, an associate professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, is featured in an article discussing a research project studying the effectiveness of a telehealth initiative providing the technology to support telehealth care to underserved Central Valley California residents.
May 25, 2021
WSU College of Nursing professor joins nurse leader fellowship program
Washington State University News
Roschelle Fritz, an assistant professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing-Vancouver, is one of 10 nurse scientists accepted to the second cohort of the Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for Nurse Leaders and Innovators.
May 18, 2021
Improving health during the COVID pandemic with the power of philanthropy
Ashley Han, UC Davis Giving
Aron King, a Class of 2021 graduate of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis master’s-degree leadership program, is featured in this story showcasing how philanthropic funding supports health professions students.
May 10, 2021
Making a Difference in a Multitude of Ways
Katherine O’Brien, American Nurse
Schola Matovu, a Heather M. Young Postdoctoral Fellow at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, is featured in this National Nurses Week article highlighting the ways nurses make a difference. Matovu is featured for her work to empower others and advance health equity.
May 8, 2021
Coping Strategies for Family Caregivers
Kevin Loria, Consumer Reports
Terri Harvath, the director of the Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, discusses resources caregivers may explore during the pandemic and later.
May 4, 2021
Inspirational Leaders in Diversity, Community
UC Davis Dateline
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Postdoctoral Scholar Victoria Ngo is recognized as the postdoctoral scholar recipient of the Chancellor’s Achievement Award in Diversity and Community for her research work in health equity and the provision of high-quality care to underserved communities.
April 20, 2021
CITRIS Health Pioneers Innovation in Telehealth and Healthy Aging
CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
Katherine Kim, an associate professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, discusses her project ACTIVATE, which seeks to support rural, low-income agricultural workers in California’s Central Valley. The article highlights several projects led by CITRIS and the Banatao Institute focused on healthy aging, telehealth and health technology in order to create a thriving future for all Californians.
April 16, 2021
How the Biggest Groups on Aging Are Tackling Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Leslie Hunter-Gadsen, Forbes
Terri Harvath, director for the Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, discusses how both the institute and the Gerontological Society of America, for which she is president and board chair, work to reflect the needs of all communities and conduct aging research on the health impacts on people of color.
March 31, 2021
University of California Health’s schools achieve high marks in latest national rankings, including diversity of medical school enrollment
University of California
University of California article details the U.S. News & World Report rankings of Best Graduate Schools for 2022 and highlights the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing’s move of 16 positions to No. 24.
March 30, 2021
UC Davis Schools of Nursing and Medicine rise in national rankings
Woodland Daily Democrat
Article highlights the latest U.S. News & World Report 2022 graduate school rankings for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, which moved up 16 spots to No. 24.
March 24, 2021
Hospitals in much of California begin reopening to visitors
Rachel Becker, Cal Matters
Terri Harvath, director for the Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis discusses the importance of allowing family caregivers to participate in hospital visits with older patients.
March 14, 2021
Open Letter: Anti-Racist Scholars Support Ethnic Studies at State and Local Levels
The Davis Vanguard
Two Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis faculty, along with dozens of other UC Davis faculty, sign letter to the editor asking Davis Joint Unified School District Leadership to support ethnic studies in the school district and how such studies enrich elementary and high school education.
March 9, 2021
Health care panel discusses accessibility, innovation in telehealth
Sebastian Cahill, The Daily Californian
Associate Professor Katherine Kim of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis discusses solutions for equity when serving rural and underserved populations while using digital health solutions. She was one of several experts who presented their research as part of a briefing led by the California Initiative for Health Equity and Action.
March 4, 2021
UC Davis female faculty, alumni discuss their achievements and offer advice to the future generation of female leaders
Heather M. Young, a professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis and national director for the Betty Irene Moore Fellowships for Nurse Leaders and Innovators, discusses the women who inspire her and shares her advice for other women who wish to make an impact on the world.
March 1, 2021
The Trailblazing Women of CITRIS
CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
Two faculty from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis were featured in this article celebrating 15 women in science, engineering and mathematics (STEM) who are integral to the research center’s success over the last two decades. Associate Professor Katherine Kim is recognized for her research using mobile and social technology-enabled health interventions. Professor Heather M. Young is recognized for her leadership and research connecting technology with independent living and access to health care.
Feb. 28, 2021
What Family Caregivers Need to Know About Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine
Family Caregiving Institute Director Terri Harvath discusses the importance of family caregivers receiving the COVID-19 vaccine to protect the people they care for at home. The article explores who qualifies as a family caregiving and various state rules regarding when caregivers can receive a vaccine.
Feb. 22, 2021
The Digital Divide Becomes a New Social Determinant of Health
Steven Ross Johnson, Modern Healthcare
In this story exploring the difficulties many patients face in connecting to telehealth or other digital health services, Associate Professor Katherine Kim discusses her work with the public-private project, Accountability, Coordination and Telehealth in the Valley to Achieve Transformation and Equity (ACTIVATE). Katherine shares how the project is designed to increase access to underserved rural residents in Merced County by providing digital devices along with subsidies for patients to get Wi-Fi in their homes.
Feb. 13, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine clinic reaches out to Latino community in Sacramento
Sacramento’s COVID-19 Vaccination Push Ramps Up with Weekend Clinics
A student and faculty member from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis volunteered to provide COVID-19 vaccinations at a community-based clinic led by Sacramento County Public Health Department. Assistant Professor Gordon Worley and first-year physician assistant student Jeanette Ong vaccinated 150 seniors, health care workers and farmworkers as part of the clinic’s efforts to reach out to underrepresented communities.
Feb. 8, 2021
Q & A with Heather Young: Statewide System Works to Improve Lives of Caregivers
Family Caregiver Alliance
Heather M. Young, professor and associate director for strategic partnerships with the Family Caregiver Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, leads an evaluation report project with the Family Caregiver Alliance that assesses how to modernize and expand California’s Caregiver Resource Centers system. In this interview, she discusses the first year of the evaluation project.
Feb. 3, 2021
Aging in California / Breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s Disease Research / Intersection of Diet and Aging
Terri Harvath, director for the Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, is one of four guests who discuss aging in California. She shares more on how UC Davis Health and the Gerontological Society of America focus on aging post COVID-19 pandemic.
Feb. 2, 2021
Gallery of Leadership – Addressing Racism and Inequality
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis is one of 33 nursing schools highlighted in a new American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Gallery of Leadership focused on addressing racism and inequality and fostering inclusive learning environments. The UC Davis video features Dean Stephen Cavanagh and Associate Dean for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Piri Ackerman-Barger.
Feb. 1, 2021
2020 Internationalizing the Campus
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Laura Van Auker, an assistant clinical professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, is featured in the Association of International Educators 2020 edition of Internationalizing the Campus for her project investigating how food can be used to treat iron deficiency anemia in high-risk immigrant and refugee populations. The publication features four institutions recognized for their work to promote international understanding and a more just and peaceful world.
Jan. 27, 2021
A Conversation on Race and Education with Jann Murray-Garcia, Davis’ Newest ‘Citizen of the Year’
Macy Lu, Davis Vanguard
Article featuring Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Associate Clinical Professor Jann Murray-García and her recent award as Davis Citizen of the Year.
Jan. 22, 2021
‘How am I going to keep this up?’ COVID intensifies plight of family caregivers
Anne Marshall-Chalmers, Calmatters
Terri Harvath, director of the Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, discusses the escalating need to improve support for family caregivers.
Jan. 13, 2021
Murray-Garcia named Citizen of the Year
Anne Ternus-Bellamy, Davis Enterprise
Jann Murray-García, a pediatrician and associate professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, is awarded the C.A. Covell Award recipient for 2020. The award, also known as the Davis Citizen of the Year award, recognizes leadership in civic activities, service to the community and reliability in following through on commitments. She was nominated for her leadership to develop and implement the Race and Social Justice program at Davis High School. She also leads anti-racism training at UC Davis Health.
Jan. 6, 2021
Disruption to Transformation: Aging in the ‘New Normal’
Terri Harvath, senior director for strategic initiatives and director for the Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, pens a column in the January issue of the Gerontology Association of America’s January issue of the newsletter, “Gerontology Today,” calling for continued work toward innovative solutions to provide equitable care for older adults and other vulnerable populations. January marked the start of her term as president of the national association.