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‘Mission in a Minute’ Series Showcases the Best of UCSF

October 23, 2014 Almost a year ago, we launched a video series called “Mission in a Minute” to showcase the best of the work that is being done at the University. This pioneering group shared passionately about their work at UCSF. Since their videos aired, we have had a constant stream of requests from people who wanted to share their work with the UCSF community and the rest of the world. "Mission in a Minute" returns this fall with a fresh, new look.

From Scrubs to a Hard Hat and Back

June 30, 2014 Lisa Mogannam, a registered nurse in Neurology, was selected to lead a team of her clinical colleagues to ensure that the Mission Bay hospital is patient ready and that the clinicians treating them will have everything in place for the Feb. 1 opening.

Achieving Magnet Status Elicits Enormous Pride at UCSF

February 07, 2013 Last fall, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital achieved Magnet recognition, which signifies outstanding nursing practice. This story traces the journey to achieving that important status symbol.

UCSF Nursing Achieves Magnet Status for Excellence in Patient Care and Innovation

September 19, 2012 UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital have earned the prestigious Magnet designation for excellence in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Graduate Medical Education to Undergo Review by IOM Committee

August 22, 2012 Kathy Dracup, dean emeritus of the UCSF School of Nursing, has been named to an Institute of Medicine (IOM) ad hoc committee to conduct an independent review of the graduate medical education system and make recommendations on how to better produce a medical workforce for the 21st century.

Nursing School Dean: A Life of Listening and Caring

March 13, 2012 UCSF's first male dean of the School of Nursing, David Vlahov, PhD, RN, an epidemiologist who specializes in partnering with community organizations to improve urban health, was profiled recently in a front page story in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Glide Health Services Recognized as National Model

February 13, 2012 UCSF’s Patricia Dennehy, director of the nurse-managed Glide Health Services center, is among five Californians to receive the 2012 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards today for applying proven, innovative approaches to some of the state’s most difficult problems.

UCSF School of Nursing Rallies for the Future

September 21, 2011 For two days, the UCSF School of Nursing faculty and staff pondered its long term future, sketching the beginnings of an ambitious blueprint to guide the nursing program over the next five years.

Seeing a Health Expert Leads to Higher Rate of Flu Shots

August 09, 2011 As flu season approaches, health care providers need to do more to improve rates of influenza immunizations in lower-income communities, according to new research that identifies the factors that most influence when people obtain flu shots.

Teamwork Makes Hospitals Safer: Q&A With Mary Blegen, Director of the Center for Patient Safety

August 04, 2011 Mary Blegen, director of the Center for Patient Safety in the UCSF School of Nursing, describes the importance of interprofessional teamwork to improve the quality and safety of patient care.

Translational Research Begins to Explain Chronic Health Problems Associated with Intimate Partner Violence

July 18, 2011 Janice Humphreys, a associate professor of Family Health Care Nursing, is working with an interdisciplinary group of UCSF colleagues to study the long-term health and aging effects of intimate partner violence with funding made possible by UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Daphne Stannard: Strengthening Ties Between Research and Hospital Nursing

July 01, 2011 Daphne Stannard’s story mirrors an important shift in nursing: the tightening connection between the ivory tower and the practice setting or, as the nurse researcher puts it, “diminishing the dichotomy between academia and service.”

New Nursing Dean David Vlahov Meets with Advisory Board

May 24, 2011 Six weeks into his tenure as dean of the UCSF School of Nursing, David Vlahov recently met with his advisory board to discuss his vision for the school and promising new directions in an era of health care reform.

UCSF Welcomes Nursing School Dean David Vlahov

April 01, 2011 David Vlahov arrives to UCSF on April 1 for his first day on the job as dean of the UCSF School of Nursing.

UCSF Ranks Among Nation's Best Medical, Nursing Schools

March 15, 2011 UCSF is ranked among the nation’s top four schools for medicine and nursing, according to a new survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.

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