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Dr. Nancy Pike's research project was adopted by a local high school as a service project. Read about how the students got involved and excited about research on the UCLA Newsroom!

School in the News this week:  Two stories on the UCLA newsroom this week featured the School of Nursing. 23 Places Off Campus Where UCLA Rules featured the Health Center at the Union Rescue Mission (we were #7) and UCLA Awards featured distinguished Alum Kathy Dracup, who will receive the award for Professional Achievement next Saturday.

MECN Student Rachel Stone's journey, following her to take a proactive approach to a genetic mutation, was featured in the May 4nurse.com

Four Nursing Students and A Distinguished Alum join other Bruins in DC to Advocate for Student Loans.

A "game changer" is what Nursing Times called Dr. Barbara Bates-Jensen's research that uses a scanner that detects skin damage before it is visible to the naked eye.

A story on how Julia Routman, an MSN/FNP student, is using her Schweitzer fellowship, appeared in nurse.com.

Student trip to Cuba was featured in UCLA Today.

Mobile health technology being developed by the UCLA School of Nursing and the Wireless Institute on changing eating and activity habits of African American women was spotlighted in The Network. Jo-Ann Eastwood was featured in the story.

PNP Student Brittani McCullough-Clark and former NCAA champion gynmast shares her story and inspiration for becoming a nurse on UCLABruins Memorable Moments.



A story on the front page of the California section of the LA Times on December 5 about mobile health features the research of Dr. Jo-Ann Eastwood, who is looking at reducing the risk of heart disease among young African-American women.  The story also ran in the Waterbury Republican and American and the Atlanta Journal and Constitution.


Acting Dean Linda Sarna joined Dean Gene Washington of the Geffen School of Medicine to publish this blog post at the Huffington Post supporting bike lanes on Westwood Boulevard.
In honor of the Great American Smokeout this week, the Daily Bruin and UCLA Today published stories; both featured Dean Sarna. The Daily Bruin Op-ed encouraged the UCLA community to sustain the tobacco-free environment. The UCLA Today story discussed a new "e-referral" program that will be available to inpatients and outpatients of the UCLA Health System.
A story in the Daily Bruin highlighted the journey of MECN student Rachel Stone, who successfully underwent a prophylactic mastectomy after finding out she had a genetic mutation that gave her a higher probability of developing breast cancer.



A visit by several UCLA Nursing students to the remote First Nation in Canada during Summer 2014 was featured in the Fall 2104 Aboriginal Nurses' Association of Canada Newsletter.

Advance for Nurses featured Oct. 3 an article on Patti Taylor, a volunteer nurse coordinator with the UCLA Operation Mend program and Lecturer with SON, who was recently surprised by the Operation Mend program, the UCLA Health System and the UCLA School of Nursing when they announced a new student scholarship and a new nursing award had been established in her name. Both honors will recognize community or public service, with special consideration to service that addresses military or veteran health care, or working with active-duty military or those re-entering civilian life. The scholarship and the award were made possible by the Katz Family Foundation with a matching gift from the UCLA Health System.  Linda Sarna, acting dean of the UCLA School of Nursing, and Heidi Crooks, senior associate director of UCLA Health Operations and Patient Care Services, were cited.

A study led by Paul Macey, associate dean for Information Technology and Innovations that showed that weaker brain blood flow may be damaging the brain in people with sleep apnea was covered in Psypost, Techsciencenews and MedicalXpress, Medical News Today, Health Canal, Medical Research News, Imperial Valley News, Sleep Diagnosis and Therapy,  and Innovations Report.

A program to measure the impact of the interdisciplinary program with doctors and nurses at UCLA was featured in the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Newsletter

Two Nursing Students and members of the UCLA gymnastics team, Brittani McCullough and Niki Tom, are the receipients of the Donald R. Shepherd Postgraduate Scholarship from UCLA Athletics.  Tom and McCullough, teammates on UCLA's 2010 NCAA Championship gymnastics team, are both in UCLA's School of Nursing. Tom will be enrolled in the Masters Entry Clinical Nurse Program, and McCullough will study in the Masters, Advanced Practice Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program. Tom was an All-American on floor exercise in 2009 and a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic honoree. McCullough won the NCAA floor exercise title in 2010 and was a four-time All-American and 2011 Scholastic All-American. As a freshman, she was named the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in 2008.

A study led by PhD student Mary Rezk-Hanna finding that many young adults don't think hookah smoking is harmful to their health was featured in numerous news stories including: the Washington Post, KNX 1070, Examiner.com,  MedicalXpress,  Health Canal, Bustle.com, Healthday, the Healthsite.com,  the University Herald, NatureWorld News and Westside Today.  The story was also posted on the UC Health site.

Presentations by Adey Nyamathi, distinguished professor at the UCLA School of Nursing and Deborah Koniak-Griffin, professor at the School of Nursing, at the recent Western Institute of Nursing were highlighted in a story in the May 2 issue of nurse.com.

The nurse-led health center at the Union Rescue Mission was featured in the May 5 issue of nurse.com. Abi Striblea, the clinical director, was quoted.

Dr. Nalo Hamilton and Dr. Sally Maliski discuss their oncology research and the impact of it on nursing practice in nurse.com.

A story in the February issue of Working Nurse magazine on the growing opportunities for nurse practitioners quoted Laurie Love, clinical faculty at the UCLA School of Nursing.

Despite a nationwide decrease in enrollment for some nursing schools across the country, a Feb 12 NurseZone article quotes Rhonda Flenoy-Young, Director of Recruitment for the UCLA School of Nursing, on the continued growth in applications for the Bachelors of Science program at the School.

An article in the Jan 23 issue of nurse.com discusses the work that nurse researchers are doing to solve health issues.  Courtney H. Lyder, dean of the School of Nursing, is quoted.

A story on the partnership between the School and Children's Hospital was featured in an article on nurse.com.

Suzette Cardin, assistant dean for student affairs at the UCLA School of Nursing, shared career advice in Q&A on the Jan 13 edition of CBS Local feature "Let's Get to Work."

A study led by Linda Sarna, Lulu Wolf Hassenplug Endowed Chair in Nursing at the UCLA School of Nursing, demonstrating the dramatic decrease of nurses smoking, was covered in HealthDay News,  Nurse.com, ONS Connect,  Health Canal, Examiner, and EIN World News Report and Jan 9 Nursing Insider News.

An article in the Jan 7 Los Angeles TImes about UC campuses banning tobacco use cited UCLA's ban on cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and other tobacco products, which went into effect in April 2013 quoted Linda Sarna, professor at the UCLA School of Nursing and chair of UCLA's Tobacco-Free Steering Committee.


The groundbreaking career of Distinguished Alumni, Lori Franks, was profiled in Nurse.com.  Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Suzette Cardin, was quoted in the story.

Dr. Dottie Wiley's study on the link between HIV and HPV and Anal Cancer was featured in Infection Control, Medical Express, Health Canal and ScienceBlog.com.

Dr. Paul Macey was interviewed on RadioMD about the hidden dangers of sleep apnea for women.

A UCLA Today feature highlights the HIV/AIDS work being done by Associate Dean of Research Anne Williams.

A Study by Professors Paul Macey and Mary Woo that uncovered more hidden dangers for women with sleep apnea was published on PLOS ONE and covered in Science Codex, Medical News Today, sci craze, Health Canal, Medical Express, Science Daily, Medical News, Examiner, Red Orbit, Counsel and Heal and Consultant360.

Dean Lyder discusses "Advanced Degrees and What You Need to Suceed" in the Fall Issue of Minority Nurse magazine.

Inspirational story Column One, LA Times. about David Fuentes, MECN '13 and the growing number of men in nursing.  Dean Lyder is quoted. 

For men, a study by Dr. Christian Roberts that shows that fitness trumps weight for good cholesterol was published and promoted by the American Physiological Society

An article highlighting the research of Professor Jo-Ann Eastwood on recognizing the heart disease risks for black women appeared on Yahoo! Health.

A panel hosted by the School on the impact of poverty on children was featured in a story "The Unmentionable Problem" on the Huffington Post.

Dr. Linda Sarna discussed the negative side of e-cigarettes on Which Way LA.


Professor Adey Nyamathi was selected as the California GEM award winner by Nurse.com.

Professor Carol Pavlish talks about the top ethical challenges for nurses in NurseZone.

Dr. Eufemia Jacob was quoted in a Reuters article about "pain scales" that children use to rate the level of their pain.

The continued efforts of the Health Clinic at the URM on the TB epidemic was covered on the State of Health produced by KQED and California Health Report.

A study at the UCLA School of Nursing that demonstrated the impact of lifestyle changes on the health of kids was covered in the Examiner, Medical News Today, Toronto Sun, Science Codex and Medical XPress.  Lead researcher Christian Roberts, associate research professor was quoted in all of the coverage.

 URM Health Clinic Medical Director Dr. Mary Marfisee and Medical Assistant Antonio Vera were interviewed on KKLA AM "Amazing Stories From Skid Row" about their work and experiences at the clinic.


The Beverly Hills Courier ran a story on the new partnership between Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the School of Nursing.  Dean Lyder was pictured.

The Santa Clarita Valley News and Becker's Hospital Review reported on a new partnership between the UCLA School of Nursing and Children's Hospital Los Angeles that will bring together nurses from both institutions for a variety of collaborative initiatives aimed at improving clinical practice and promoting education and research. Courtney H. Lyder, dean of the UCLA School of Nursing, was quoted.

Dean Lyder Talks About the Benefits of Physicians and Nurses Working Together in Hospital Impact.

Results of a  pilot program to improve life for women in India with HIV/AIDS, led by Adey Nyamathi, distinguished professor and associate dean of international research and scholarly activities was reported on Medical News Today,  The Times of IndiaAsian News InternationalHealthcanal and Medical Press.


Professor Nalo Hamilton is 'In the Spotlight" at minoritynurse.com.

Professor Linda Sarna discusses her co-authored WHO report on noncommunicable diseases with nurse.com.

Professor Carol Pavlish discusses ethical dilemmas in cancer care in the Oncology Times.

Professor Linda Sarna discusses her work with the ISNCC Tobacco Task Force on an education program in China, the Czech Republic and Poland.

Dean Courtney Lyder discusses the importance of the necessary role of nurse practitioners in primary care in Physician's Practice.

A study on the success factors of rapid response teams led by School of Nursing Professor Linda Searle Leach was featured in a story in the May 14 edition of nurse.com.


Dr. Mary Woo, presented the third NINR Director's Lecture on May 21, 2013. Dr. Woo discussed her research on brain-heart interactions in a lecture entitled "It's All in the Mind: Heart Failure and the Brain." Watch here:


Linda Sarna, Lulu Wolf-Hassenplug Endowed Chair in Nursing at the UCLA School of Nursing, was interviewed May 1 on KCRW 89.9FM's "Which Way, L.A.?" about the UCLA tobacco ban. Sarna was chair of the campus's Tobacco-Free Steering Committee.


Professor Adey Nyamathi's research on detering substance abuse among homeless youth appeared in nurse.com.

Sim Lab Technician Christian Cannady was quoted in the LA Times regarding the importance of conducting a disaster drill.

UCLA's ban on the use of cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and other tobacco products on campus, was covered April 23 by the Los Angeles Times, KTTV-Channel 11 and KCAL-Channel 9, and April 22 by KCBS-Channel 2, KNBC-Channel 4 and the Santa Clarita Valley News. Linda Sarna, professor of nursing at the UCLA School of Nursing and chair of UCLA's Tobacco-Free Steering Committee, was quoted in the coverage.

Professor Barbara Bates-Jensen was heavily quoted in an article in USA Today regarding the wound care challenges Boston Marathon survivors will face. Dean Courtney Lyder and Professor Adey Nyamathi were quoted in a story about increasing cultural competence in nursing in Nurse Zone.

An article published Apr 1 in Britain's Daily Mail and Apr 2 in India's DNA about walnuts and diabetes cited a study by Professor Wendie Robbins of UCLA School of Nursing showing that eating two handfuls of walnuts a day improved sperm quality among younger men.

An Apr 2 story in New University online about UCLA going tobacco free April 22 online quotes Professor Linda Sarna as to why Earth Day was selected as the start day for this policy.

On April 1, Nurse.com featured a story about Mary Woo, professor of nursing in the UCLA School of Nursing, who was selected to give the prestigious National Institute of Nursing Research's Directors' Lecture.

A Mar 28 story in NurseZone spotlights the World Health Organization report on nurses role in reducing noncommunicable diseases co-authored by Professor Linda Sarna. 

An article on Depression Screening in patients with acute coronary Syndrome, co-authored by Professors Lynn Doering and JoAnn Eastwood was selected as a key research article by the international journal Psychology Progress, which selects papers judged to be of major importance in their respective fields.

Professor Linda Sarna's WHO report continues to garner press attention - this time in nursezone.com.

A report authored by Professor Linda Sarna and published by the World Health Organization on how nurses can play a critical role in curbing noncommunicable diseases is covered in Nurse.com.

Take a walk on the Lyder Side of Westwood and join the Dean enjoying menu items named for him throughout Westwood!

Is there a Nurse Practitioner in the House?  Dean Lyder discusses the role of nurse practitioners in healthcare reform.  The work done by nurse practitioners at our health center at the Union Rescue Mission are also featured in UCLA Magazine.

Dr. Eunice Lee discusses in outreach to Korean American women to get mammograms in an article in Minority Nurse about culturally competent care among Hmong and Southeast Asian Populations.

Stating that we have "a responsibility to the health of our campus," Dr. Linda Sarna talks about the tobacco free campus decision in The Prodigy.

Dr. Linda Sarna discusses the upcoming tobacco-free policy at UCLA in an op-ed in the Daily Bruin.

A bylined article by Dean Lyder on the next generation of nursing appeared in Physician's Weekly.

Dr. Mary Marfisee, Medical Director at the UCLA School of Nursing Health Clinic at the URM, is quoted in a story on The Daily Beast/Newsweek regarding the efforts to stop the LA tuberculosis outbreak.

Dr. Nyamathi and her work with the Amity Foundation to reduce recidivism in Los Angeles is featured on NIH OBSSR's The Connector.

Dr. Mary Marfisee, Medical Director at the UCLA School of Nursing Health Clinic at the URM, is quoted in a front page LA Times article regarding our part of the efforts to curb a tuberculosis outbreak.

Dr. Paul Macey spoke to WAMC Northeast Public Radio's Academic Minute on his research concerning how sleep apnea affects women.

Dean Courtney Lyder and Laura Perry, Director of UCLA School of Nursing Communications, wrote an article in Healthcare Marketing Report on how the media can benefit from a nurse's expertise when concerning health care.


UCLA School of Nursing's newly offered ACPNP Certificate Program was featured on Advance for Nurses.

As our nation faces a growing physician shortage, Dean Lyder has a solution and he shares it with Physician's Practice.

Dr. Adey' Nymathi's study "Nurse-Led Intervention Deters Substance Abuse Among Homeless Youth" is featured in Case in Point.

The University of Kentucky news featured a story about Dr. Jo-Ann Eastwood's research on improving the heart health of young African American women.

A symposium led by Dr. Mary Cadogan at the GSA Conference, "Geriatric ED Care: An Uncharted Frontier" was highlighted in a story in Physician's Money Digest.

Professor Paul Macey's study on the effects of sleep apnea on Women's Brains was covered by Science Daily, the Examiner, PsychCentral and Consumer Affairs,

Dean Lyder's research on hospital acquired bedsores and patient mortality was covered in Long-term Care News.

The flu shot fair being held by UCLA Nursing students was featured on the Daily Bruin Mojo Blog.

Dean Courtney Lyder's views on the importance of gerontological nursing education were featured in the October 2012 issues of Atlanta Hospital News and Chicago Hospital News.

Dean Courtney Lyder and two PhD candidates discuss the nursing shortage and solutions for taking care of veterans in the LA Daily News.

A column published Tuesday in Florida's Sarasota Herald-Tribune highlighted a study by researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing showing that eating two handfuls of walnuts a day improved sperm quality among younger men. Professor Wendie Robbins was cited. 

The Associated Press, United Press International, CBS-Channel 2, KNBC-Channel 4 and KTLA-Channel 5 reported today, and the Los Angeles Times, the LAist, the LA Weekly and KPCC-89.3 FM reported Tuesday, that UCLA will prohibit the use of cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and other tobacco products on campus beginning April 22, 2013. Chancellor Gene Block and Linda Sarna, professor at the UCLA School of Nursing and chair of the UCLA Academic Senate, were quoted in the coverage.

Dr. Linda Sarna efforts to make UCLA a smokefree campus are highlighted in UCLA Today.

A story about UCLA Nursing students interested in gerontology visiting senior citizens at Belmont Village Senior Living was recently published in the Daily Bruin, Beverly Hills Courier, and Beverly Press.

Does a nurse need to be a former smoker to help smokers quit?  Dr. Linda Sarna responds on Global Bridges blog.

Health Canal and Science Codex ran stories on Dr. Adey Nyamathi's study on nurse-led invention that highlghted results of deterring substance abuse among homess youth.

A study on the link between bedsores and patient mortality led by Courtney H. Lyder, dean of the UCLA School of Nursing, was covered in  The Examiner and in the Los Angeles Daily News

UCLA Today highlights Linda Sarna, in her new role as Chair of the Academic Senate

A Panel Discussion on the Importance of Veterans Care, hosted by the school and the Jonas Center, was featured in NurseZone.

UCLA's Health Center at the Union Rescue Mission was mentioned in an article published in UC Health.

Dr. Mary Canobbio was recently featured in UCLA Health System's Employee Newsletter about guiding adolescents toward a healthy future.

The media went nuts for the walnut study!  A study on the impact of walnuts on male fertility was covered by The London Daily Mail, BBC News, WebMD, CBS Local, Science Daily, New York Daily News,  NBC News.com, KABC-Channel 7, Health24, International Business Times, The Examiner, Reuters, CBS2 News at 5 and Good Day Sacramento.  Wendie Robbins, professor and researcher with the School of Nursing and the Fielding School of Public Health was mentioned and/or quoted in most of the stories.

Dean Courtney Lyder made a statement about bedsores and dysfunctional nursing staffing in a front page article in the New York Times.

Professor Deborah Koniak-Griffin's winning of the Pathfinder Award was featured on Nurse.com.

PhD Candidate Maria Yefimova Named Gerontological Scholar.

Dean Courtney Lyder was interviewed in Diversity Executive about his working against stereotypes to promote a new image for the nursing occupation.

Should you pursue an advanced degree beyond your BSN?  Dr. Suzette comments in an article in The Master Class.

Dr. Mary Canobbio was interviewed on teaching graduate students in a traditional campus environment in Working Nurse Magazine.

UCLA SON's program reaching out to adolescent Latina and African-American mothers was featured on Advance for Nurses.

UCLA School of Nursing's model HIV prevention program for Latinos was featured in the Examiner and Payers and Providers.

The Caring For Older Adults Young Scholars program was featured in Nurseweek Magazine.

Dr. Mary Marfisee, Medical Director at the School of Nursing Health Center at the Union Rescue Mission talked to Associated Press about the increase in hepatitis C cases being seen at the clinic.

Study Links Cycling to Increased Estrogen, But Chamois Cream (Probably) Isn't the Problem disscusses research by Dr. Leah Fitzgerald in Wired.

Linda Searle Leach discusses her study on Resdiscovering Rapid Response Teams in Case in Point.

Dr. Nalo Hamilton discusses "Nursing as a Second Act" in Sharing Nursing's Knowledge, published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundaiton.

Dr. Courtney H. Lyder discusses leadershp and giving staff a voice in SmartBusiness Magazine.

A study by researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing showing that serious male cyclists had elevated levels of both testosterone and a form of estrogen in their blood was highlighted  by an Examiner blog, the Environmental and Urban Economics blog, KABC-Channel 7, an LA Weekly blog, Asian News InternationalBritain's Daily Mail and City News Service and KCBS-Channel 2 webs Leah FitzGerald, assistant professor at the School of Nursing, was quoted in the coverage. 

Huntington Magnet Leader Explores Image of Nursing in the Media is featured on the Huntington Hospital Website.

Cedars-Sinai oncology nurse receives top honor from UCLA School of Nursing.

Nurses and the Media:  The Media Symposium is covered in Nursezone.

Scrubs Magazine highlights upcoming Nursing:  A Call to Action Symposium.

Lecturer Barbara Denman talks about her upcoming trip to Ghana to train medical staff with the Daily Bruin.

Dr. Kynna Wright-Volel discusses Project Shape LA on the RWJF Human Capital Blog.

Dr. Suzette Cardin writes the lead story in a recent publication of Payers and Providers.

Project HOPE sends UCLA nurse to educate medical staff in Ghana hospital. Read more at The Daily Bruin.

Dr. Paul Macey discusses sleep and depression on WebMD.

Dr. Deborah Koniak-Griffin discusses her Model Program for Teen-Mom Intervention in Case In Point.

Dr. Suzette Cardin discusses nursing career opportunities in NurseZone.

The six key challenges facing the nursing community are addressed by Dean Courtney H. Lyder in American Nurse Today.

Dean Courtney H. Lyder wrote a guest post for the Aegis Health Group Blog H14 on Nurse Practitioners:  A Solution for the Hospital Bottom Line.

Payers and Providers and UCLA Today reported on Dr. Kynna Wright-Volel's grant to increase physical activity in LAUSD middle schools.

Dr. Adey Nyamathi comments in NurseZone on the new National Nursing League's Toolkit to Improve Global Experiences for Faculty and Nursing Students.

Nurse.com featured a story about UCLA SON's program for teen moms supported by Affordable Care Act

Dr. Linda Sarna discusses the the successful efforts of going smokefree on the UCLA Health Sciences complexes on UCLA Today.

UCLA School of Nursing students take to the streets to provide services (Daily Bruin).

Dr. MarySue Heilemann discusses the rewards of nursing with Barco's Nightingale's Foundation.

Professor Barbara Bates-Jensen discusses her development of technology to detect early stages of chronic wounds in "Turning to Technology" in UCLAInvents.

Nursing student Kristina Graebe hosting effort to raise hope, funds for Haiti.

Nursing student Melinda McMahon discusses her December trip to Uganda with 9 fellow students on Daily Bruin radio.

Dr. Nalo Hamilton discusses her New Year's resolution for healthcare on the RWJF Human Capital Blog.  Hamilton is an RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholar.

A study at the UCLA School of Nursing that demonstrated the impact of lifestyle changes on the health of kids was covered in the Aug 27 Examiner,  Aug 26 Medical News Today, Aug 23 Toronto Sun and  Aug 22 Science Codex and Medical XPress.  Lead researcher Christian Roberts, associate research professor at the School of Nursing, was quoted in all of the coverage.

Jacob, assistant professor at the UCLA School of Nursing, was quoted Tuesday in a Reuters article about "pain scales" that children use to rate the level of their pain.


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