Erin Rosales presenting her research

Erin Rosales, a first-year MSN-MECN program student, was selected to present her research at the annual UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Symposium on May 8, 2024.

Rosales, who joined UCLA from the Bay Area, previously worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Stanford and UCSF. She earned her undergraduate degree from UC San Diego, double majoring in Human Biology and Global Health. Alongside her nursing studies, she serves as a Research Assistant under Dr. Eden Brauer, working on a research study funded by the National Cancer Institute.

At the symposium, Rosales presented on Symptom Screening Linked to Supportive Care Pathways for Patients with Cancer. Her presentation detailed the development of a tool that integrates patient-reported outcome assessments of symptoms and functional concerns with clinical decision support. This tool is designed to identify patients who may benefit from specialized supportive care services, utilizing principles of user-centered design. The tool is currently undergoing pilot testing in several ambulatory oncology clinics at UCLA Health, and the project remains ongoing.