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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.
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.