UCLA Nursing doctoral students win Research Day poster awards

Out of nearly 40 total participants, the UCLA School of Nursing is pleased to announce the top five posters from this year’s Nursing Research Day.

The five winners, each pursuing doctoral degrees at UCLA Nursing, will receive a monetary prize, provided by Gamma-Tau-at-Large Chapter of Sigma.


First Place

Albert Shin, DNP(c), MSN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN

Prone positioning: A comparison between COVID-19 ARDS and non-COVID-19 ARDS


Second Place

Paolo Roca, PhD(c), MSN, RN

Experiences of Filipino Americans with type 2 diabetes mellitus on self-management during the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative study


Third Place

Harold Sarmiento, DNP(c), AGPCNP-BC

Pre-exposure prophylaxis in primary care


Fourth Place

Agnes Choi, DNP(c), FNP-C

Increasing adherence to scheduled appointments among underserved population


Fifth Place

Kristin Kopelson, DNP(c), RN, NP

Enhancing nurse practitioner trainee diagnostic reasoning utilizing the one-minute preceptor model and the reporter, interpreter, manager, educator framework