Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing faculty, students and scholars continually participate in lectures, speaker series, symposiums and other special events that reflect the school's vision and mission to transform health care through nursing education and research. This frequently updated list is a sample of the breadth of such activities.

2024 Happenings

Feb. 7 — Physician assistant professor presents at association webinar
Elenitsa “Nitsa” Sebat presented “Exploring Dermatology's Latest Insights: Unveiling Key Findings from JAAD's November 2023-January 2024 Editions Elenitsa “Nitsa” Sebat, a physician assistant (P.A.) and assistant clinical professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, presented “Exploring Dermatology's Latest Insights: Unveiling Key Findings from JAAD's November 2023-January 2024 Editions” at a recent webinar hosted by the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA). Nitsa discussed the findings on surgical excision approaches, margin status in melanoma prediction and how the findings can be applied to enhance daily practice in the field. SDPA composed primarily of P.A. members who provide dermatologic care or have an interest in the medical specialty of dermatology.

Feb. 1 — Doctor of Philosophy student named brain health equity fellow
Sandra Calderon, a member of the Doctor of Philosophy Class of 2025 at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, is named to the Brain Health Equity Nurse Fellowship Class of 2024. An initiative of the UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Center for Brain Health Equity, the fellowship program focuses on empowering nurses with the knowledge and public health skills needed to promote brain health in African American and Latino communities. The Fellowship is led by the center in collaboration with the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) and the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA). Sandra is a founder and current president of the Sacramento NAHN chapter. She is also a graduate of the School of Nursing’s master’s-degree family nurse practitioner program.

Feb. 1 — Alumni and students join black nurses on Capitol Hill
Several alumni and current students of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis joined the 36th Annual Black Nurses Day on Capitol HillSeveral alumni and current students of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis joined the 36th Annual Black Nurses Day on Capitol Hill. Aron King, master’s-degree leadership graduate and current Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) student, along with master’s-degree leadership alumna Sheree Criner and Ph.D. student Calene Roseman, joined hundreds of others in the yearly event dedicated to congressional health issues and policy. They are members of the Capitol City Black Nurses Association, a local chapter of the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) founded by School of Nursing alumni.

Jan. 1 — Professor emerita reappointed to diversity board
Professor Emerita Mary Lou de Leon Siantz has been reappointed to the National Advisory Committee to the American Nurses Association Minority Fellowship Program. The program was in response to the lack of mental health and substance abuse nurse professionals who could provide culturally competent care to an increasingly diverse population. Members address the needs for mental health and substance abuse disorders services, research, advocacy and policy development. She will serve a two-year term.

Past Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Happenings

2023 Happenings