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									                                             Published by the Faculty Development Office
                                             OctOber – NOvember 2007

workshops and other activities
                                             betty ireNe mOOre
                                             SchOOl Of NurSiNg
You are invited! We encourage you
to enroll in one of the various faculty
development program offerings. For           Planners envision ‘change across the health-care continuum’
more event details and to register, visit and         The Betty Irene Moore School of                    The foundation’s $100 million
click Register Online. (Event co-sponsors    Nursing, creation of which is being            commitment was announced by
                                             made possible through a precedent-             jubilant university and foundation
are indicated within parentheses.)
                                             setting $100 million grant from the            officials at a July 31 news conference,
                                             Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation,             eliciting spontaneous gasps, applause
september                                    will be instrumental in advancing patient      and even some tears of joy among
                                             care through scientifically rigorous nurse     the members of the audience. To be
26 Grantsmanship Seminar and                 leadership training. Evidence-based care,      dispersed over an 11-year span, this
   Workshop (OSP)                            immersive interdisciplinary training, and      is the largest philanthropic grant ever
                                             leadership in research policy and clinical     awarded to UC Davis, as well as the
October                                      care will embody the core curricular           largest in support of nursing education
                                             concepts of the new nursing school.            ever made in the United States.
 5 Working and Leading with Emotional
   Intelligence (PCDP)

 8 Campus Book Project Brown
   Bag: Migrant Worker Mental and
   Environmental Health (CRHD and PHS)

10 New Faculty Orientation

19 A Mentee’s Guide to Being Mentored:
   How to Identify and Nurture Your
   Goals (PCDP)

23 Latin American Welcome Event

29 Campus Book Project: Medical
   Students’ Perspective on Immigrant
   Health Issues
                                             Larry Vanderhoef, UC Davis chancellor, and Claire Pomeroy, vice chancellor for human health
                                             sciences and dean of the School of Medicine, applaud the creation of the Betty Irene Moore
                                             School of Nursing at UC Davis.

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  meet public health meNtOr aNd preceptOr
  CarOlINe PeCk

The certificates on Caroline Peck’s office                                                  population, she began to ponder health
wall show that obstetrics, gynecology                                                       care from a broader perspective.
and preventive medicine are her medical                                                         “As I looked upstream to the causes
specialties. But her passion is in public                                                   behind the increasing prevalence of
health and health-care mentorship. She                                                      obesity, diabetes and other chronic
set out on that path even before enrolling                                                  diseases, I began contemplating how
in medical school by enlisting as a Peace                                                   to address those problems more
Corps volunteer immediately after                                                           productively,” Peck said. “I loved seeing
completing her undergraduate education                                                      patients, but I decided to work more in
in biochemistry at UC Berkeley. The                                                         the preventive care arena.”
two years she served as a school health                                                         She joined the California Department
educator with the Peace Corps in the                                                        of Health Services in July 2005 as
Central African Republic swayed her                                                         a medical consultant in the Cancer
from her anticipated career as a molecular                                                  Detection Section and served as the
biologist.                                                                                  California Program Director of the
    A member of the volunteer clinical                                                      National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early
faculty with the UC Davis Health System’s                                                   Detection Program. She moved on to
Shifa Clinic, Peck has worked in public                                                     her present position with the California
health since 2005 following four years          with Accreditation Council for Graduate     Department of Public Health in May
in OB/GYN clinical practice. She is on          Medical Education standards.               2006. Peck’s agency works cooperatively
the staff of the Program Development                Born and raised in the San Francisco   with the UC Davis School of Medicine.
Section of the California Department of         Bay Area, Peck received her M.D. degree        “Marc Schenker and Stephen
Public Health, for which she is assistant       with distinction in 1995 from George       McCurdy work closely with our programs
director of two programs: the Preventive        Washington University School of Medicine to ensure that the curricular components
Medicine Residency Program (PMRP) and           in Washington, D.C. While in medical       of the school’s Department of Public
the California Epidemiologic Investigation      school, she performed volunteer medical    Health Sciences help fulfill the needs of
Service (Cal-EIS) Applied Epidemiology          work in Guatemala and Niger.               the state Department of Public Health and
Program.                                            A four-year scholarship from the       local health agencies,” Peck said.
    PMRP is a one- or two-year training         National Health Service Corps funded           Because she still enjoys direct
program to prepare physicians for               part of her educational expenses. That     interaction with patients, Peck finds
administrative positions in local and state-    relationship led to her placement in the   her volunteer work at the Shifa Clinic
level public health agencies. Physicians        Indian Health Service as a staff physician fulfilling. Affiliated with the Department
who complete the residency training             in OB/GYN at the Northern Navajo           of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the clinic
are eligible to be certified in preventive      Medical Center in Shiprock, N.M.           serves the Middle Eastern and East Indian
medicine.                                           “That was an amazing experience that   communities. After first- and second-year
    Cal-EIS is a one-or two-year                gave me a deep appreciation for Navajo     medical students interview patients at the
preceptorship program through which             culture, and the ways in which western     clinic, they present their findings to Peck
participants gain hands-on experience           medicine can learn from the Native         and other physicians who volunteer their
in epidemiology under the tutelage of a         American holistic approach to health,”     services.
practicing epidemiologist in a state or local   Peck said. She spent four years at the         “Then we examine and devise a
health department.                              Northern Navajo Medical Center, during     treatment plan for the patient together,”
    Peck’s responsibilities encompass           which time she was appointed chair of its Peck explained. “It’s a free clinic that
recruitment, trainee achievement of             OB/GYN department.                         meets the needs of underserved people,”
public health competencies, curriculum              Observing repeated chronic disease     Peck said. “That always was and remains
development, and program compliance             problems throughout her clinic’s patient   a primary interest of mine.”

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a welcOme tO New
faculty cOlleagueS                                                                             Olulanu H. Aina      Mark A. Underwood

Each edition of the Faculty Development Newsletter introduces faculty colleagues who recently joined the
UC Davis Health System family. Watch for more new clinical and research staff members in the next issue.

Olulanu aina studying                          subject of a clinical trial he conducted.       infectious diseases by the American
peptide ligands                                “My goal is to better define the interactions   Board of Internal Medicine, DeFreitas is
Experimental therapeutics, comparative         between the developing intestinal immune        investigating the effects and prevention
pathology, and animal models of cancer         system and the developing flora, and            of HIV in diverse communities, as well as
and other diseases constitute the research     how perturbations of these interactions         conducting studies in women’s health.
interests of Olulanu H. Aina, D.V.M., Ph.D.    predispose to necrotizing enterocolitis,”
                                                                                               Paul R. Dong, M.D., an associate
                                               Underwood said.
“I am involved in identification and                                                           professor of cardiovascular interventional
                                                                                               radiology, specializes in hepatobiliary and
development of peptide ligands for             Other new colleagues
targeted cancer imaging and therapy,” said                                                     endovascular interventions. Dong, who
                                               Surgical oncologist Steven L. Chen,             is board-certified in interventional and
Aina, an assistant research biologist in the
                                               M.D., M.B.A., an assistant professor            cardiovascular radiology, has performed
Department of Internal Medicine’s Division
                                               of clinical surgery, performs endocrine         more than 8,000 such procedures.
of Hematology and Oncology.
                                               surgery and general surgical oncology
She has received numerous awards,              primarily for patients with breast cancer,      Erik O. Fernandez y Garcia, M.D.,
including an NCI-CMBB Junior Faculty           colon cancer, and thyroid and parathyroid       M.P.H., an assistant professor of
Award; a Carl Storm Underrepresented           diseases. Certified by the American             pediatrics certified by the American Board
Minority Fellowship; an AACR Minority          Board of Surgery and having completed           of Pediatrics, investigates health-care
Scholar Award in cancer research; a            a fellowship certified by the Society of        disparities among disadvantaged patient
Merck-Merial Young Investigator Award          Surgical Oncology, Chen is conducting           populations. He is drawn to that research
for Veterinary Scholars; a Ruth L.             population-level analysis of cancer             focus in the hope of reducing such
Kirschstein National Research Service          outcomes, quality measures, and financial       disparities within health-care systems. His
Award; a Helen and Christine Landgraf          aspects of care delivery.                       research interests also include melding
Cancer Research Award; and an NCI                                                              cultural competence with quality of
                                            The research interests of trauma and
CMBB Postdoctoral Training Award.                                                              care measurement; and development
                                            surgical critical-care specialist Christine
                                                                                               and evaluation of cultural competence
                                            S. Cocanour, M.D., include nosocomial
Mark Underwood investigates                                                                    provider curricula.
                                            infections in the intensive care unit,
necrotizing enterocolitis
                                            trauma resuscitation, computerized                 Neuropsychologist J. Daniel Ragland,
By studying how immature rat intestines     decision support and nutrition in the ICU.         Ph.D., investigates the effects of
respond to stimuli that prevent necrotizing Cocanour, a professor in the Division              schizophrenia on brain function during
enterocolitis, neonatologist Mark A.        of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, is                episodic memory encoding and retrieval.
Underwood, M.D., hopes to improve           program director of the Surgical Critical          Ragland, an associate professor of
understanding of mechanisms of              Care Fellowship. She is certified by               psychiatry and behavioral sciences who
prevention of the disease. Underwood, an the American Board of Surgery, with                   conducts studies in the Imaging Research
assistant professor of pediatrics certified a certificate of added qualifications in           Center, is seeking to determine the
by the American Board of Pediatrics,        surgical critical care.                            role that organizational abilities play in
is creating a model of the developing
                                            Donna M. DeFreitas, M.D., M.P.H., an               new learning and subsequent memory
intestinal innate immune system and
                                            assistant professor of clinical medicine           retrieval; how schizophrenia disrupts
microflora in the rat.
                                            in the Department of Internal Medicine’s           these organizational processes; and how
He also is investigating the mechanism      Division of Infectious Diseases, maintains         those deficits might be remediated to
by which probiotics prevent necrotizing     an infectious disease clinic and an HIV            improve patients’ frontotemporal brain
enterocolitis in premature infants, the     clinic. Certified in internal medicine and         activity and daily function.

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  by claire pOmerOy, deaN
  ViewPoint was withheld from this edition of Faculty News to allow room for the expanded discussion
  about the creation of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. ViewPoint will return in the
  December–January edition.

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    “We are going to be a major force in the       Like Hume, Claire Pomeroy speaks             California Board of Registered Nursing,
production of California’s nursing leaders,    fervidly of opportunity.                         and recruit a complement of faculty
and we count on lots of partnerships to            “Creation of the Betty Irene Moore           members to teach classes. UC Davis
make that happen,” UC Davis Chancellor         School of Nursing presents a wonderful           concurrently is pursuing approvals by
Larry Vanderhoef assured the crowd. “We        opportunity for the UC Davis community           the UC Davis Academic Senate, the UC
will be the change-makers when it comes        to make innovative strides through               Board of Regents and the California
to nursing education.”                         interdisciplinary team training,” Pomeroy        Postsecondary Education Commission.
    Creation of the nursing school             said. “We expect our physicians and nurses           The Betty Irene Moore School of
responds to a recent University of             to work together as a team when they care        Nursing will have four core attributes:
California study on health-care education      for patients, so it makes sense for trainees     • curriculum intensity and
that identified “first and foremost” the       to learn together since they are going to            interdisciplinary team training
need to train more nursing faculty in          be practicing together. The deeply held
                                                                                                •   scientific rigor and research emphasis
the state. Wyatt R. (Rory) Hume, the UC        value we place on evidence-based learning
system chief operating officer, provost and    and scientific rigor is absolutely critical to   •   technology, including telemedicine
executive vice president for academic and      advance the practice of health care through          and health-care management
health affairs, cited that study during his    patient-focused decisions.”
                                                                                                •   leadership training in collaboration
remarks at the news conference.                    The school will initiate advanced-
                                                                                                    with the UC Davis Graduate School
    “There is very evidently the need in       degree programs first, in response to the
                                                                                                    of Management.
the UC system for…at least one more,           critical nationwide shortage of nursing
highly focused, research-intensive school      educators. Nursing education programs                The rigorous curricular offerings will
of nursing in California,” said Hume, who      deny entry to thousands of qualified             be designed to prepare nurses not only
regards the creation of the nursing school     applicants due to a lack of faculty              for clinical and supervisory positions in
as a marriage of opportunity, support and      members to teach them.                           health-care practice, but also for careers
needs. “UC Davis is the perfect place for          Katz-Bell estimates that the new             in nursing education, research and
that confluence of forces to meet.”            nursing school initially will admit eight        administration as well as policymaking
    A remarkably ambitious schedule has        Ph.D. candidates, along with 50 entry-level      positions.
been adopted for the nursing school under      master’s program students, into a three-             Nurses can contribute strongly to
the direction of a planning team headed        year program through which they will earn        research in patient care interventions and
by Ann Bonham, executive associate             their RN and MSN degrees. The following          outcomes, interpretation and management
dean of the UC Davis medical school.           year, the school will open master’s program      of symptoms, disease prevention,
Team members include Claire Pomeroy,           enrollment to students who already have          infection management, and other topics
UC Davis vice chancellor for human             their BSN degree.                                relevant to patient care, individually or in
health sciences and dean of the School of          “We hope to develop a cadre of               collaboration with physicians.
Medicine; Jana Katz-Bell, assistant dean,      graduates who not only will become                   Bonham said research study topics
administration, for the School of Medicine     clinical bedside team and nursing                might include:
and transition team project manager for        education leaders, but also will have            • the impact of evidence-based nursing
the School of Nursing; and Betty Ingell,       a strong voice in creating policies that             practice on medication errors in
director of the Family Nurse Practitioner      bring about change across the health-care            hospital and community settings
and Physician Assistant Training Program.      continuum,” Katz-Bell said.                      •   implementation models for
They have set the wheels in motion in              The activities that must be completed            management of complex diseases
the hope of admitting the initial class of     during the next year are formidable.                 (such as obesity or diabetes) through
doctoral degree candidates and entry-level     Within the next 12 months, the university
master’s students in the fall of 2008. The     must hire and engage a dean and
school subsequently will add a bachelor’s      administrative team, devise a curriculum
degree program.                                that meets with the approval of the                                      cONtiNued ON page 5

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    nurse-monitored communications with       develop? I do not have preconceived ideas
    communities using telehealth              about what the school of nursing should
                                              look like. I’m listening to the faculty,        Vital signs
•   new business and economic models
                                              nursing leaders and community members            •   Nurses perform about 95 percent
    to link nursing workforce to patient
                                              for new ideas to take best advantage of              of direct patient care in hospitals
                                              this fantastic opportunity to do things              (source: Gordon and Betty Moore
•   models for partnerships between           effectively and creatively,” Pomeroy said.           Foundation).
    hospitals and schools of nursing to           The Gordon and Betty Moore
    increase work flow and patient safety.    Foundation ( maintains             •   California will experience a
                                              three programmatic areas of focus:                   shortage of 12,000 full-time
    “The graduates of our nursing school’s                                                         registered nurses during the
master’s and Ph.D. programs will have         environmental conservation, science and
                                              the San Francisco Bay Area. The Bay Area             next seven years under existing
the capability of becoming engaged in the                                                          nursing school graduation
health-care system in ways that nurses        component encompasses the Betty Irene
                                              Moore School of Nursing commitment,                  rates (source: May 2007 report
haven’t been engaged before,” Bonham                                                               by Elizabeth Hill, California
said. She envisions small groups of           through which the grant to UC Davis
                                              was made. The foundation’s $5.7 billion              nonpartisan legislative analyst).
medical and nursing students interacting
around real cases. “The interdisciplinary     endowment makes it the 10th largest              •   114 California schools conduct
training approach through which we will       foundation in the nation.                            associate or bachelor’s degree
attain that goal will be the distinguishing       Gordon Moore is a co-founder, past               programs in nursing, but only
characteristic of the Betty Irene Moore       chief executive officer and chairman                 16 schools offer entry-level
School of Nursing.”                           emeritus of Intel Corp. He devised                   master’s degree programs (source:
    The nursing profession favors the         “Moore’s Law,” the guiding principle for             California Board of Registered
scientific rigor and research components      predicting the delivery of more powerful             Nursing).
that will underlie the Betty Irene Moore      computer chips for semiconductors. Betty
                                                                                               •   8–10 percent of nursing faculty
School of Nursing, in the view of Carol       Irene Moore is an advocate for patient
                                                                                                   positions nationwide remain
Robinson, the UC Davis Health System’s        safety, high-quality nursing care and
                                                                                                   vacant, according to separate
chief patient care services officer.          education.
                                                                                                   studies by the American
    “Nurses need that depth of training           Beyond the launching grant from the
                                                                                                   Association of Colleges of
to better understand the effects of           Moore Foundation, the school will require
                                                                                                   Nursing and the American
interventions and to contribute to            additional philanthropic donations from
                                                                                                   Hospital Association.
desired outcomes,” said Robinson.             other sources, as well as state support
“Physicians appreciate the value of well-     with the same funding formulas applied           •   14,181 prospective nursing
educated nurses at the patient’s bedside.     to the other UC nursing schools. The                 students (62 percent of all
Consequently, I am confident that the         administrative offices of the Betty Irene            applicants) were denied entry
faculty welcome the nursing school,           Moore School of Nursing initially will be            into California nursing schools
about which my colleagues and I are           located in the Education Building at 45th            in 2005 due to faculty and space
extraordinarily excited.”                     and Y streets in Sacramento. The school is           shortages (source: California
    Pomeroy invites the participation of      projected to have an eventual combined               Board of Registered Nursing).
School of Medicine faculty members in the     enrollment of 456 students.                      •   Low nursing staff levels were a
development of the nursing school.                “Nurses have been earning increasing             contributing factor in 24 percent
    “We look to the School of Medicine        levels of responsibility in our total health-        of hospital death and injury
faculty to help us identify points in the     care system for very good reasons,” said             cases analyzed (source: Joint
curriculum in which team-based learning       Larry Vanderhoef, whose mother was a                 Commission).
will be particularly effective. What kinds    nurse. “Without any doubt, they deserve to
of cross-curricular programs can we           be leaders in health care.”

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UC Davis Health system
Faculty Development Office
4610 X Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

Activities of the Faculty Development Office
are guided by the recommendations of two
advisory boards:
•	 Faculty	Development	Advisory	Council
•	 Diversity	Advisory	Council
Gregg Servis, director of faculty                                                             cONtiNued frOm page 1
development, chairs the faculty development
council. Jesse Joad, associate dean for
diversity and faculty life, chairs the diversity

                                                     2 Working and Leading with Emotional Intelligence (PCDP)

                                                    30 Scientific Writing for Publication (PCDP)
Published by the Faculty Development
Office, which administers and coordinates
programs that respond to the professional and       event co-sponsors
career development needs of UC Davis Health
System faculty members.                             PCDP – Junior Career Faculty Professional Career Development Program

4610 X Street                                       CrHD – Center for Reducing Health Disparities
Sacramento, CA 95817
                                                    PHs – Public Health Sciences
(916) 734-2464                    OsP – School of Medicine, Office of Sponsored Programs
Edward Callahan, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Personnel
Jesse Joad, M.D.
Associate Dean for Diversity and Faculty Life
Gregg Servis, M.Div.                                  save the date
Director, Faculty Development                        Feb. 1: Dean’s Lecture Series. Special guest speaker Alfredo
Cheryl Busman
                                                      Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D., assistant professor of neurological
Program Assistant, Faculty Development                surgery and oncology, Johns Hopkins University, and author                       of Terra Firma – A Journey from Migrant Farm Labor to

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