New Nursing School Seeks Visionary Postdoctoral Fellows
Apr. 15, 2009
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis seeks two visionary postdoctoral fellows to join the founding faculty and staff in launching a new nursing school and building its research base.
The school’s research base will emphasize healthy people and healthy systems with a specific focus on populations that are not currently well served, specifically ethnic minorities, rural dwellers and older adults, as well as health system leadership and system change. The two fellows will pursue research in these areas. One fellow will research gerontology under the mentorship of the school’s dean, Heather M. Young. A second postdoctoral fellow is sought to work under the mentorship of Deborah Ward in health policy and system change. Both Young and Ward are doctorally-prepared registered nurses who are fellows in the American Academy of Nurses.
Postdoctoral fellowship application information is available at http://nursing.ucdavis.edu/jobsand submissions are due May 15, 2009.
About the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis
For 100 years, UC Davis has engaged in teaching, research and public service that matters to California and to transform the world. The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis was established in March 2009, UC Davis' first major initiative to address society's most pressing health-care problems in the next 100 years. The school was launched through a $100 million commitment from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the nation's largest grant for nursing education. The vision of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing is to transform health care through nursing education and research. Through nursing leadership, the school will discover knowledge to advance health, improve quality of care and health outcomes, and inform health policy. The school anticipates accepting its first class for the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degree programs in fall 2010. Additional students and programs will be phased in over the next decade. The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing is part of the UC Davis Health System, an integrated, academic health system encompassing UC Davis School of Medicine, the 613-bed-acute-care hospital and clinical services of UC Davis Medical Center and the 800-member physician group known as the UC Davis Medical Group. For more information, visit nursing.ucdavis.edu.