Graduate students at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis showcase their scholarly work at the 2019 Academic Symposium from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 7 in Betty Irene Moore Hall. In panel discussions, summaries of doctoral dissertations, podium presentations and research poster displays, this year’s master’s-degree students and doctoral candidates engage the community and illustrate their passion for leadership in health care.


Barbershop talk

Barbershop talk

Nurse Carter Todd seeks to understand what African-American men think about the nursing profession by moving his research studies into area barbershops. By interviewing black patrons, Todd learns more about their views on nursing as a viable profession.

Avoiding communication breakdowns

Doctoral candidate Emma Blackmon explores use of simulation to improve communication
Key words: simulation, dissertation, PhD, communication, ICU

High-quality and safe ICU patient care requires high levels of communication and teamwork among nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists and others. Little research exists, though, on how to improve that care. Doctoral candidate Emma Blackmon developed a high-fidelity simulation exercise that provides low-risk practice and assessment of team communication.

Complete presentation list for the day

2019 Academic symposium program

2019 Academic symposium program (PDF)