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UC Davis Nursing School announces cohort of fellows with 16 diverse nurse scientists including VCU School of Nursing faculty member, Jane Chung, Ph.D., RN

The newest group admitted to the Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for Nurse Leaders and Innovators at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis is the largest in the program’s history. Chung, assistant professor at VCU School of Nursing, was selected based on her research that focuses on evaluating and applying sensors and other emerging technologies to promote healthy aging in older adults.

Heather M. Young, national program director for the fellowship and School of Nursing dean emerita, said the group is comprised of passionate nurse leaders dedicated to advancing health care, health equity and the nursing profession. “We are delighted to welcome our largest group of fellows yet who are conducting research on essential topics such as sexual health across the lifespan, digital health interventions for underserved populations, and support for people and families managing chronic diseases,” Young said. “By tackling crucial health care challenges with novel strategies, they hold the potential to revolutionize population health and inject fresh perspectives into vital discussions within the field of nursing.”

The program recognizes early- to mid-career nursing scholars and innovators and requires they take part in an innovative research project or study. Fellows receive $450,000 in funding over three years for their project plus $50,000 for their home institution. Fellows gather annually at UC Davis for a week-long convocation and participate in an online learning community throughout the three-year period.

“We continue to be impressed each year by the high caliber of nurse leaders who apply for this novel fellowship program, and we are grateful to have the foundation’s support in expanding our cohorts,” Young said. “The foundation’s additional investment allows us to include more talented nurse scientists in our program who represent the future leaders of health care and are poised to make significant impacts and effect systems-level change.”

Chung is a fellow in the cohort interested in health and mental health promotion, care for underserved populations and quality improvement using technology. Applicants completed a rigorous application and interview process. National program office leaders, along with members of the Fellowship National Advisory Council ultimately selected a diverse group pursuing innovative approaches to challenging problems. The program forms a learning community across the fellowship cohorts, combined with a strong curriculum to build skills and confidence in anti-racist leadership, innovation, and strategic communications.

This post reproduces a portion of the full 2023 Betty Irene Moore Fellows announcement available here.

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