USF School of Nursing and Health Professions Annual Crawford Lecture to Focus on Veteran Reintegration

April 10 event to assess critical factors influencing veteran reintegration

SAN FRANCISCO (April 4, 2018) — The School of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of San Francisco (USF) will host its 33rd annual Crawford Lecture titled ‘Veterans - Critical Factors Influencing Reintegration’ on Tuesday, April 10 at the USF McLaren Complex. This year’s lecture will focus on essential critical factors for better veteran reintegration in the United States, with featured presenters including Ali R. Tayyeb, PhD, RN-BC, PHN, Amy Fairweather, JD, Tyson Manker, JD, and Paul Sullivan.

Reintegration barriers can lead to worsening of physical and mental health symptoms, lack of education and training, lack of employment, homelessness, and drug and alcohol abuse.

“Millions of veterans face significant barriers when reintegrating into the civilian community,” states USF School of Nursing and Health Professions Dean Margaret Baker. “This panel discussion will review the current culture and state of the American veteran, specific data as it relates to Bay Area veterans, and current efforts in addressing barriers and ensuring a smoother reintegration through policy, federal agencies, and community-based organizations.”

The Crawford Lecture was endowed in the memory of Geraldine Crawford to provide education for the community. The event is co-sponsored by Beta Gamma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Featured Presenters

  • Ali R. Tayyeb, PhD, RN-BC, PHN: United States Navy Veteran, Assistant Professor, California State University, Los Angeles
  • Amy Fairweather, JD: Institute for Veteran Policy Director, Swords to Plowshares, San Francisco
  • Tyson Manker, JD: Veterans Advocate, Licensed Illinois Attorney, Business Law Professor
  • Paul Sullivan: Gulf War Veteran (U.S. Army), Director of Veteran Outreach, Bergmann and Moore, LLC, Washington, D.C.

Event Details

  • 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Reception
  • 5:30 – 7 p.m. Panel Discussion

Where: USF Campus, McLaren Complex #250, 2130 Fulton St., San Francisco CA 94118

Suggested Registration Fee: $15 per person

Complimentary parking will be available in the USF Koret Health and Recreation Center lot (corner of Turk and Parker) for this event.

Journalists interested in covering the presentation should contact Kellie Samson at (415) 422-2697 or

About the University of San Francisco

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About the School of Nursing and Health Professions

The School of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of San Francisco advances the mission of the university by preparing health professionals to address the determinants of health, promote policy and advocacy and provide a moral compass to transform health care in order to further equity and positively influence quality, delivery, and access. For more information, visit our nursing website or email: