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Army Clinic Named for USF Nursing Alumna Killed in Combat

Army Clinic Named for USF Nursing Alumna Killed in Combat

An outpatient clinic at Fort Sam Houston Army base in San Antonio has been named the Captain Jennifer M. Moreno Primary Care Clinic, honoring the USF nursing alumna who was killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2013.

Nursing Alumnae Lead Medical Mission to Assist Hondurans

Nursing Alumnae Lead Medical Mission to Assist Hondurans

Some families traveled for days to meet USF nursing alumna Suzanne Grant ’71 and her medical team. The patients were children, mostly, with maladies like clubbed feet, poorly healed fractures, and, in the case of one young man, a severe machete wound from being attacked.

Dean Judith Karshmer and Professor KT Waxman named American Academy of Nursing Fellows

Dean Judith Karshmer and Professor KT Waxman are to be inducted into the 2015 Class of new American Academy of Nursing Fellows. 

USF in Elite Company When it Comes to Healthy Workplaces

USF in Elite Company When it Comes to Healthy Workplaces

USF was recognized as one of the healthiest workplaces in the country and was recently honored for its innovation and overall approach to health and wellness by the American Heart Association (AHA).

USF Nursing & Public Health Students Behind Expanded Free Medical Services

USF Nursing & Public Health Students Behind Expanded Free Medical Services

USF’s School of Nursing and Health Professions (SONHP) has been recognized for helping to expand medical care to San Francisco’s most needy at a free clinic that serves patients far beyond its Tenderloin neighborhood address.

Leadership Award Winner Says USF Changed Her

Leadership Award Winner Says USF Changed Her

Communications major Sascha Rosemond ’15 talks about USF in the glowing terms that many reserve for a parent or spouse, saying the university’s impact has been immeasurable. Ask about her USF experience and she’s quick to recount how she unpacked who she was for the first time in Prof. Evelyn Rodriguez’s People of Mixed Descent class.

USF Names University Veteran as Interim Provost

USF Names University Veteran as Interim Provost

Former USF Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs James Wiser is returning to the university in his prior role, while a nationwide search continues for a permanent replacement to fill the university’s top academic post.

Graduates Celebrate After Spring Commencement

Graduates Celebrate After Spring Commencement

More than 2,000 beaming graduates flooded Gleeson Plaza with family and friends after USF’s commencement exercises last week.

USF to Honor Graduates in Spring Commencement

USF to Honor Graduates in Spring Commencement

USF will celebrate the academic accomplishments of more than 2,000 graduating students at spring commencement on May 21-23. 

Former USF President John Lo Schiavo, S.J., Passes

Former USF President John Lo Schiavo, S.J., Passes

Former USF President and USF Chancellor John Lo Schiavo, S.J., 90, passed away peacefully at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos on May 15.

Nursing Students Learn to Put Chaos Theory in its Place

Nursing Students Learn to Put Chaos Theory in its Place

Does knowing Chaos Theory produce better nurses? The mathematical postulate is an integral part of USF’s online Master of Science in Nursing (RN-to-MSN) program, where nurses learn to take charge of complex and chaotic emergency situations to improve patient care.

Providing a stepping stone to college

Providing a stepping stone to college

USF nursing students mentor high school girls in the city’s Mission district

Featured in the Huffington Post: Dr. Elena Capella Brings Chaos Theory Into Nursing Education

Featured in the Huffington Post: Dr. Elena Capella Brings Chaos Theory Into Nursing Education

Dr. Elena Capella, Director of the Online Master in Nursing program in the School of Nursing and Health Professions, was featured in the Huffington Post talking about her strategies in the classroom. She discusses her teaching methods surrounding chaos theory and self-reflection to help students to better cope in the stressful nursing environment.

Public Health Professor Demonstrates at March for Real Climate Leadership

Public Health Professor Demonstrates at March for Real Climate Leadership

Public Health Professor Dr. Sattler alongside USF nursing students and over 8,000 people marched for real climate change leadership in California in February. This was the largest demonstration against fracking anywhere in US history.

New Grant Award Received for Doctor of Nursing Practice Students

Associate Dean Wanda Borges and Assistant Dean Mary Kate Wood have received a new grant from the California office of Statewide Health Planning and Development for $153,000.

Healing Hanoi

Healing Hanoi

A USF program is helping redefine the role of nurses in vietnam, in an effort to improve a health care system that is struggling to meet basic needs. It's working.

Health Informatics Director Receives Award

Health Informatics Director Receives Award

Dr. William Bosl is receiving a sub award for his work in autism spectrum research.

Changing Health Care, Education, Politics, and More: The Class of 2014 Shares its Dreams

Changing Health Care, Education, Politics, and More: The Class of 2014 Shares its Dreams

When USF graduates walked across the stage to receive their diplomas on Dec. 12, their exalted smiles hardly betrayed that many were already thinking ahead to careers intent on changing the status quo — whether in health care, politics, or performing arts.

USF Celebrates New Graduates in Winter Commencement

USF Celebrates New Graduates in Winter Commencement

USF will toast its newest batch of graduates at the winter commencement exercises on Dec. 12. 

A New Era: USF President Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., Inaugurated

A New Era: USF President Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., Inaugurated

All Saints Day in the city of Saint Francis was the backdrop for the installation of USF President Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., on Nov. 1, and marked the opening a new era at the University of San Francisco.