2018 In the news
Dec. 10, 2018
The medicine of the mind: Music therapy shown to have benefits for medical patients
Michelle Wong, The California Aggie
The article explores the use of music therapy in a variety of health applications. The work of Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis faculty Debra Bakerjian and Elena Siegel to assess the effectiveness of the Music and Memory program in nursing homes is highlighted.
Dec. 9, 2018
Name droppers: Davis man is Sacramento State’s new interim provost
Article provides an overview of recent awardees in the Davis area, including Janice Bell, associate dean for research at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She is recognized for her recent induction as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, one of the highest awards in the nursing profession.
Nov. 30, 2018
New health services center to be named for Helen Thomson
Democrat Staff, Woodland Daily Democrat
News article announcing the naming of a new Yolo County health and human services center to be named after Helen Thomson, a local nurse and former lawmaker. The article highlights Thomson’s support and efforts of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis.
Nov. 26, 2018
Aiding Camp Fire Evacuees
Insight with Beth Ruyak, Capital Public Radio
Shannon Watson, a registered nurse and first-year physician assistant student at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, is one of several UC Davis Health providers and students who discuss their work volunteering to treat Camp Fire evacuees in Butte County.
Nov. 20, 2018
The CAMPOS Mission Continues
UC Davis News
Fawn Cothran, an assistant professor in the Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, is one of four new faculty scholars inducted in the UC Davis Center for Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science (CAMPOS). The center seeks to change the face of science, technology, engineering and mathematics by building faculty diversity in those areas.
Nov. 16, 2018
Alumna, professor report success with online learning tools for people with chronic conditions
Deborah Greenwood, a doctoral alumna of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, and Madan Dharmar, an associate professor in residence at the school, are listed as co-authors in a poster presentation at the 18th Annual Diabetes Technology Society Meeting in Bethesda, Maryland. The poster detailed a study that found high patient satisfaction with the use of online microlearning videos to learn self-management of diabetes. Microlearning videos are short, 30- to 180-second videos that address specific issues.
Nov. 13, 2018
‘Curiosity Project’ will launch on KVIE
Melissa Blouin, UC Davis News
UC Davis and public television station KVIE collaborated to create a six-segment, 30-minute show called the “Curiosity Project” that debuted Nov. 14. Viewers met Elena Siegal, an associate professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. She transitioned to a career in nursing after spending most of her work life in business and finance.
Nov. 6, 2018
Linda Parks 2018 Complete Interview
Diabetes in Control
Diabetes in Control speaks with top endocrinologists and other health professionals to provide diabetes news and research. This page highlights an exclusive interview from the American Diabetes Association 2018 conference in Orlando, featuring Linda Parks, a 2014 alumna of the master’s-degree leadership program. Parks has worked in diabetes care for more than 25 years, both as a clinician and in the diabetes technology industry. She currently is the director for clinical development and research at Glooko, Inc.
Nov. 5, 2018
MerckManuals.com offers resources for family caregivers
An essay and tips written by Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis Clinical Professor Debra Bakerjian, “Care Providers: Family and Friends,” is a highlighted as special content offered for free on the website in recognition of National Family Caregivers Month in November. Bakerjian is also quoted in the article.
Nov. 2, 2018
National health care organizations award honors to 2 UC Davis leaders
Cathie Anderson, The Sacramento Bee
News story featuring Janice Bell, associate dean for research at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, in recognition of her recent induction as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing.
Nov. 1, 2018
The Moore Foundation invests $85 million to improve diagnostic performance
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced it will invest $85 million over six years to improve diagnostic performance through its Diagnostic Excellence Initiative. This is the second imitative of the foundation’s Patient Care Program. The first was the $167 million Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative, which includes the $100 million commitment to launch the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis.
Oct. 31, 2018
SIDS still leading cause of death among infants
Heather M. Young and Thomas S. Nesbitt, Letters to the Editor, KNCO.com
Dee Picon, a second-year Master’s Entry Program in Nursing student at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, provides tips for parents to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Picon works as a student nurse at the Nevada County Public Health Department.
Oct. 21, 2018
Riding the Age Wave to Better Health
Heather M. Young and Thomas S. Nesbitt, Letters to the Editor, Davis Enterprise
Professor and Dean Emerita Heather M. Young penned a letter to the editor of the Davis Enterprise with Thomas S. Nesbitt, the School of Medicine professor with whom Young is collaborates to launch the Healthy Aging in a Digital World initiative.
Oct. 4, 2018
Lodi Memorial welcomes new doctor, nurse
Melissa Huynh, a 2017 alumna of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing family nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs, is interviewed as a new family nurse practitioner at an Adventist Health Lodi Memorial clinic.
Oct. 2, 2018
Faculty and staff recognized for donor stewardship
Ashley Han, UC Davis News
Jana Katz-Bell, assistant dean for interprofessional programs at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis is one of four UC Davis faculty and staff recognized for their engagement with donors.
Sept. 21, 2018
Heart-Failure Patient Outcomes Improve With Worsening Family-Caregiver Strain
Steve Stiles, theheart.org | Medscape Cardiology
Julie Bidwell, an assistant professor in the Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis is featured for her presentation at the Heart Failure Society of America 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting. Bidwell provided a poster presentation on a study exploring the connection between burden on family caregivers and the outcomes of heart-failure patients. The study found the risk for hospitalization or death declined for heart failure patients as the burden for the at-home caregiver increased.
June 21, 2018
UC Davis plans aggressive development of Aggie Square in Sacramento
Mark Anderson, Sacramento Business Journal
The launch of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis at the UC Davis Health campus in 2009 helps make the campus a desired location for Chancellor Gary May’s proposed Aggie Square research and innovation center in Sacramento.
June 10, 2018
2018 Graduation: Vanden High School Top Students
Corrina Vande Voort, one of the top 10 graduates of Vanden High School in Solano County, listed earning a Master’s Entry Program in Nursing degree at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis as a future goal.
May 29, 2018
CSU Institute for Palliative Care Announce Symposium Keynote Speakers
California State University
Terri Harvath, director for the Family Caregiving Institute and executive associate dean at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, is named as one of three panelists to discuss caregiving and its impact on families at the National Symposium for Academic Palliative Care Education and Research Oct. 11-12 in San Diego.
May 21, 2018
Native mothers in the U.S. show higher infant mortality rates
Alice Rocha, The California Aggie
Article exploring U.S. infant mortality features Nicole Smith, a School of Nursing master’s-degree-leadership alumna. Smith discusses her thesis work that explored maternal and health outcomes in disadvantaged communities.
May 4, 2018
Transitions: Appointments, resignations, retirements, fellowships, awards, deaths
Julia Piper, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Announces Deborah Ward as interim dean for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis as of Aug. 1.
April 25, 2018
The Smart Farm Initiative: the future of precision agriculture
Grace Simmons, The California Aggie
School of Nursing Professor Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, also founding director of the Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science, discusses her involvement with the Smart Farm Initiative at UC Davis and the opportunity to improve the wellbeing of farmworkers and the agricultural community.
April 24, 2018
Summit Maps Family Caregiving Research Priorities
Geralyn Magan, LeadingAge
Robyn Stone, senior vice president of research at LeadingAge, an association of individuals and non-profit organizations representing a variety of aging services, discusses the recent summit led by the Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She predicts research about family caregiving will help her organization’s members reach more effectively to support families of residents and clients.
April 23, 2018
UC Davis appoints interim leader of nursing school
Kayla Weber, Sacramento Business Journal
A new era will begin at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis when the school’s founding dean retires in August. The university announced Friday that Dr. Deborah Ward will step into the position as interim dean.
April 16, 2018
Physician Assistants: The New Movers and Shakers of Healthcare
Sahiti Vemula, The California Aggie
Jeffrey Pearl, cardiac surgeon and interim director for the physician assistant program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, discusses the need for more physician assistants to deliver health care.
April 10, 2018
UC President Meets Students, Staff, Faculty
UC Davis Dateline
UC President Janet Napolitano spent two days at UC Davis last week, a routine campus visit during which she received research updates, met with students, and explored the university’s work in veterinary and human medicine on either side of the causeway. While at UC Davis Health in Sacramento, she met with School of Nursing School of Nursing doctoral students Claire Valderama-Wallace, Karen de Sola-Smith, Cynthia Matsumoto and Adebola Olarewaju.
March 21, 2018
Creating the farm and farmworkers of the future
Andy Fell, Davis Enterprise
A feature on the Smart Farm Initiative at UC Davis includes an interview with School of Nursing Professor Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, who is also the founding director of the UC Davis Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science. She discusses the need to prepare the next generation of agriculture workers as scientists and engineers.
March 16, 20918
University of California, Davis, Nursing Dean Steps Down to Pursue Research Role
Heather M. Young, founding dean of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis announced plans to step down from her leadership position to pursue a research role at the school.
March 12, 2018
Spotlight On…Janet Napolitano, president of University of California
Scott Rodd, Sacramento Business Journal
In an interview with the Sacramento Business Journal, UC President Janet Napolitano said she sees UC Davis investing more heavily in health care in the region. She pointed out the recent growth in Sacramento with the new Betty Irene Moore Hall and School of Nursing.
Feb. 22, 2018
Facility of the Month: UC Davis Rethinks Health Education
Jessie Fetterling, School Construction News
A feature on Betty Irene Moore Hall at UC Davis Health and its innovative education and construction features.
Feb. 11, 2018
Profiles in Business: ACE Home Health Care and Hospice: What is a Care Navigator?
Sue Taylor, Oakland Post
The column features The Rev. Cynthia Carter Perrilliat, CEO of the Alameda County Care Alliance, and the group’s partnership with Bay Area churches and the School of Nursing to develop care navigators to support congregants with advanced illnesses and their family caregivers.
Feb. 1, 2018
Tech Transforming Health and Medicine: The Year Ahead
James Michiel and Victoria Ngo, PLOS Blogs
Victoria Ngo, a second year doctoral student at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, and James Michiel, an innovation lead at the UC Davis Center for Health and Technology, wrote this blog post showcasing the growing presence of health at the annual Consumer Electronics Show. The two attended the 2018 show and highlight in this post the trends that might shape the year ahead in health technology.
Jan. 26, 2018
Telemedicine — The New House Call
Studio Sacramento, KVIE
Telemedicine uses technology to diagnose and treat illness remotely. For the aging, it can provide 24-hour care without a hospital stay and improve quality of life through more accessible treatment options. School of Nursing Dean Heather M. Young and Associate Vice Chancellor Tom Nesbitt from UC Davis join host Scott Syphax to talk about the technology and its future in healthcare.
Jan. 25, 2018
Shortage of graduates in fast-growing fields could threaten Sacramento’s growth
Scott Rodd, Sacramento Business Journal
The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis is positioned to contribute to the area’s need for both new nurses and nursing faculty.
Jan. 24, 2018
Heather M. Young, associate vice chancellor for nursing and founding dean for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, talks about the research she leads that explores how mobile devices may be incorporated into health care to help people more effectively manage chronic diseases, such as diabetes.
Jan. 24, 2018
Smart Farm: Creating the Farm and Farmworkers of the Future
Andy Fell, UC Davis
Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, a professor at the School of Nursing and founding director for the Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science (CAMPOS), discusses her collaboration with UC Davis Biology Professor Ray Rodrigues to transform the farm labor workforce into high-tech, high-skills occupations, thus improving farm production and quality of life for farmworkers and their families.
Jan. 10, 2018
Research Uses Music to Reach People with Traumatic Brain Injuries
Joanne Faryon, KPBS
Associate Adjunct Professor Debra Bakerjian discusses research exploring whether music can replace antipsychotic drugs in nursing home patients who are prone to agitation and help improve their quality of life.
Jan. 5, 2018
Alzheimer’s Association and TV Personality Liz Hernandez to Host Conversation About Women and Alzheimer’s
Heather M. Young, founding dean for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, will serve on a panel of experts at the Alzheimer’s Association Alzheimer’s Women’s Initiative from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 8.
Jan. 5, 2018
Music helps people in nursing home once considered unreachable
PBS News Hour
Debra Bakerjian, associate adjunct professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, discusses her research with the Music and Memory project.
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