News

June 16, 2014

Jasmin Eshragh (Oncology CNS graduate), Lena Driscoll (GCNS graduate) and Kate Melino (Adult Gero Psych Mental Health NP graduate) presented their work on "COMRADE: Communicating Resident Adverse Events" at the recent Stanford Nursing Research Symposium, June 2, 2014. 

June 16, 2014

UCSF Hartford Doctoral student Lauren Hunt presented her work on "Pain in Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Dementia" at the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) in Orlando, Florida, May 16, 2014. 

Drs. Lois Evans, Caroline Stephens, and  Jeanie S. Kayser-Jones
June 12, 2014

On February 27, 2014 in the UCSF Lange Room, the Hartford Center and the Department of Community and Health Systems enthusiastically hosted Dr. Lois Evans (pictured here with  Caroline Stephens and  Jeanie S. Kayser-Jones) to join the faculty and students for an evening of networking and sharing.  In her presentation, Dr.

June 12, 2014

UCSF Hartford Doctoral student Heather Greysen presented her work on "The Association of BMI and Poor Mobility in Older Adults with Schizophrenia" at the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) in Orlando, Florida, May 16, 2014. 

June 05, 2014

Rebecca Conroy and Anna Strewler, Hartford Scholarship recipients, and AGNP students graduating this Spring presented the poster: "Polyherbacy: A Grey Area in Clinical Care" at the Annual Scientific Meeting of

June 04, 2014

Big thanks goes to all attendees of the March 17, 2014 "Innovations in Geriatric Nursing Excellence" Conference. All the proceeds from participant registration, additional donations and generous donations from Kaiser and Ace Hardware helped to raise more than $17,000 for the Hartford Center’s Jeanie Schmit Kayser-Jones Student Scholarship Fund.

June 04, 2014

We had an exciting line up of noontime presentations on “Trailblazing Topics in Gerontology.” These sessions, in part, provide opportunities for Nursing doctoral and masters students to present on a topic of interest and expertise and receive feedback on their teaching.  Learners provide evaluative feedback to student presenters as a way for him or her to learn and grow as a leader in Gerontology and Geriatrics.  Below are our presenters and topics presented for the Spring! 

 

May 28, 2014

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Hartford Center Scholarship Awards for Spring 2014

Doctoral students


Han-Lin Chi - Jeanie Schmidt Kayser‐Jones Scholarship Recipient, in support of gerontological nursing leadership 

Heather Greysen
Lauren Hunt
Mary Hunter
Jennifer James
Yoonmee Joo
Schola Matovu
Jarmin Yeh

 

Master's students

November 21, 2013

The 2013-14 Hartford Geriatric Academy Scholars program is well in swing with 5 Nursing faculty from UCSF and partner schools in the bay area. 

November 20, 2013

Over 30 students, faculty, and alumni came together in the Lange room on Nov. 13, 2013 for an informal evening of networking, food and engaging panel discussion with UCSF School of Nursing masters and doctoral students as well as recently graduated faculty. The event was open to all masters and MEPN, doctoral candidates and post doc Nursing students and faculty with an interest in gerontological nursing.  

November 20, 2013

We had an exciting line up of noontime trainings on “Trailblazing Topics in Gerontology.” These sessions, in part, provide opportunities for Nursing doctoral and masters students to present on a topic of interest and expertise and receive feedback on their teaching.  Learners provide evaluative feedback to student presenters as a way for him or her to learn and grow as a leader in Gerontology and Geriatrics.

Below are our presenters and topics presented for the Fall!

November 20, 2013

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Hartford Center Scholarship Awards for Fall 2013.

Doctoral students

Nancy Dudley- Dr. Shirley Sears Chater Award for Excellence in Gerontological Nursing Leadership Recipient

July 31, 2013

The UCSF John A. Hartford Center for Gerontological Excellence has a great tradition of mentoring students and faculty to become leaders in the field of geriatrics and gerontology. Through the generosity of the Hartford Foundation and our donors, the Center is able to recruit an exceptional cadre of nurse scientists who provide the critically necessary academic leadership in teaching, research, and practice in geriatric nursing.

July 18, 2013

 We had an exciting line up of noontime trainings on “Trailblazing Topics in Gerontology.” These sessions, in part, provide opportunities for Nursing doctoral and masters students to present on a topic of interest and expertise and receive feedback on their teaching.  Learners provide evaluative feedback to student presenters as a way for him or her to learn and grow as a leader in Gerontology and Geriatrics.  Below are our presenters and topics presented for the Spring! 

July 18, 2013

The Hartford Center Directors, Gerontological Nursing students and faculty extend their sincere appreciation to our donors for their generous contributions over the years to the Jeanie Schmit Kayser-Jones Scholarship and the Center Sustaining Fund. This private support is essential in helping sustain the Center and foster the professional development among our students.  Donors over the last year, include:  

Abraham and Abby Brody

Georgina Ros Cabrera

Annie Y. and Joseph K. Chan

July 18, 2013

Louise Walter, MD

We are very pleased to announce that Louise Walter, M.D has been appointed the Chief, Division of Geriatrics within the Department of Medicine (DOM), effective July 1, 2013. Dr. Walter has been the interim division chief since the departure of Dr. Seth Landefeld last fall. 

July 18, 2013

Shirley Sears Chater, PhD, RN, FAAN

Former UCSF Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Nurse.com Diane F. Cooper Lifetime Achievement Award.  She will be honored at the Nurse.com Giving Excellence Meaning (GEM) Awards program on August 23, in Los Angeles. The Lifetime Achievement Award is sponsored by Cedars-Sinai.

July 18, 2013

Monika Eckfield, RN, PhD 

Current Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Physiological Nursing and recent UCSF graduate and John A. Hartford Predoctoral Scholar, has accepted a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences at Cal State University East Bay starting in September 2013. 

July 18, 2013

Alumnus Jason Overby, MS, RN, GNP-BC, has been hard at work since crossing the stage at UCSF School of Nursing MS Program graduation June 2012.  He has joined the growing cadre of advanced practice nurses at the Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame.  Jason was hired at Mills Peninsula in August 2012 as the medical center’s Geriatric Advanced Practice Nurse, a new role in this agency.

July 18, 2013

The American Academy of Nursing will induct their 2013 class of fellows during the Academy’s 40th annual meeting on October 19, 2013, in Washington, DC.  Among the 172 leaders inducted this year, 2 of our very own UCSF Hartford Center Associate Directors, Janine Cataldo and Laura Wagner will be given this honor.

The Academy is composed of more than 2,000 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research. The Academy Fellows include hospital and government administrators, college deans, and renowned scientific researchers.

July 17, 2013

Advocating for Improved Care of Older Adults: How to Write for Change

On June 5, 2013 The Hartford Center had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Louise Aronson, UCSF Associate Professor in the UCSF Division of Medicine and author of the new, award winning book “History of the Present Illness,” which takes readers into the lives of patients and doctors in the neighborhoods, hospitals and nursing homes of San Francisco. 

Hartford Academy Graduates (from left)  Annelie Nilsson, RN, MSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, SF General Hospital, Hattie Grundland, RN, MS, NP,  Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF Dept. of Physiological Nursing, Lynda Mackin, RN, PhD, ANP, Course Co-Director  and Roberta Block, MS, BS, RN, GCNS‐BC, Assistant Professor, Samuel Merritt University, School of Nursing
July 01, 2013

The Hartford Center is pleased to announce the 2012-13 Hartford Academy Graduates, pictured here (from left) Annelie Nilsson, RN, MSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, SF General Hospital, Hattie Grundland, RN, MS, NP,  Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF Dept. of Physiological Nursing, Lynda Mackin, RN, PhD, ANP, Course Co-Director  and Roberta Block, MS, BS, RN, GCNS‐BC, Assistant Professor, Samuel Merritt University, School of Nursing.

July 01, 2013

Heather M. Greysen, a Nursing Doctoral Student in the UCSF Department of Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH) and a current National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Fellow is completing her second year of the Nursing Doctoral Program.  Her interest is in quality of life in an aging population with arthritis and how yoga and other complimentary mind body therapies can help with symptoms of arthritis.  

July 01, 2013

For the past 20 years, the John A. Hartford Foundation has proudly supported programs that advance our mission to improve the health of older Americans.  The majority of our grants have been academic efforts to grow gero-expert faculty in medicine, nursing, and social work and position them in the classroom to teach the next generation of health care providers to be competent to care for older adults.  

July 01, 2013

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Hartford Center Scholarship Awards for Spring 2013.

Pictured above- top row, from left: Lauren Hunt (JeanieSchmidt Kayser‐Jones Scholarship recipient), Denise Wishner; bottom row, from left: Pamela Miller, Nancy Dudley

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