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Interim Dean Linda Sarna was interviewed for "The Osmosis Blog" on her nursing career and thoughts on nursing education.

PhD Candidate Mary Rezk-Hanna authored an opinion piece for the May 29 Daily Bruin "Health Risks of Hookah Should be Recognized Due to Its Popularity." 

Dr. MarySue Heilemann is featured on the NINR website in a promotion for her upcoming Director's Lecture: From the Silver Screen to the Web: Portrayals of Nursing in the Media.

Interim Dean Linda Sarna talks about her nursing career and the great opportunities the profession provides on the Barco's Nightingale's Foundation blog Nurses.

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.

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