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Holli DeVon, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, Associate Dean for Research was recently inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame  by Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) at the 31st International Nursing Research Congress.  The four International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame videos are now available on Sigma's YouTube channel.Dr. DeVon’s session may be viewed here.   The conversation begins at 4:28 with Sigma President Richard Ricciardi. The first question going to Dr. DeVon regarding how nursing researchers can bridge the gap between research and clinical practice begins at 5:42. At 23:05 she discusses how researchers can be more collaborative globally.

Congratulations to Anna Dermenchyan, one of our PhD students, and to Dr. Kristen Choi, and one of our faculty members, on their important opinion piece written about the contributions that nurses could make to the Coronavirus Task Force published in the Hill. Click here to read more.

Congratulations to Dr. Felicia Hodge, Professor in the School of Nursing and Fielding School of Public Health, for her receipt of the 2020 Frank C Dukepoo Award honoring her work with Native American communities.

Dr. Nancy Pike, MN '93, PhD '07, will receive the American Heart Association CVSN Excellence in Clinical Practice Award 2020 for her 23-year career and counting as an FNP/PNP in adult / pediatric cardiothoracic surgery.

​​​Dr. Mary Rezk-Hanna, MSN '11, PhD '16, will receive the Marie Cowan Promising Early Career Investigator award in recognition of her many accomplishments as an early career scientist. How special and appropriate that a SON faculty member should receive an award named in honor of former Dean Cowan. 

Dr. Jian Li, Professor in the School of Nursing, along with his co-authors received the 2020 Adolph Kammer Authorship Award from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)  which recognizes the author(s) of the most outstanding article published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM) in the past year. Their 2019 article is entitled "Job Strain and Long-Term Sickness Absence from Work: A Ten-Year Prospective Study." 

Kristen R. Choi, PhD, MS '18, RN, UCLA School of Nursing Professor and Anna Dermenchyan, BS '04, MS '17, Director, Department of Medicine Quality at UCLA Health and current PhD Nursing student at UCLA, co-authored an article that highlights that while the coronavirus pandemic has given nurses a rare moment in the media spotlight, "Like medicine, nursing is a scientific discipline, and it’s time people see nurses as more than just angels or heroes." Click HERE to read the full article.

The cover story on Oncology Nurse Magazine in April discusses delivering cancer care to patients with Developmental Disabilities.  Dr. Lauren Clark is featured in the article.  

Dr. Catherine Carpenter was interviewed by BuzzFeed for a story about food safety and "sell-by dates".

Before they were all-star MECNs, they were pro football players.  They discuss the transition from the field to the hospital and their experiences now in a Washington Post article “They played college football before they went into nursing.  It couldn’t have prepared them for this”

Spruce Eats interviewed Catherine Carpenter, PhD, adjunct professor of nutrition at the UCLA School of Nursing, on the safety of food from restaurant takeout/delivery.

LAist interviewed Catherine Carpenter, PhD, adjunct professor of nutrition at the UCLA School of Nursing, on food safety and grocery shopping.

KPCC-FM (Los Angeles) interviewed Linda Sarna, PhD, dean of the UCLA School of Nursing, about a new online certificate program that will prepare 300 psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners by 2025. The UCLA School of Nursing is part of the program with UC San Francisco and UC Davis. The Sacramento Bee and Laist also reported on the program.