UCSF Advanced Practice Providers October 2023 Newsletter

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2023 Exceptional Advanced Practice Provider Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2023 Exceptional Advanced Practice Award in the following categories:

Clinician Ariel Joves, NP inpatient neurology

Educator Sian Mara, PA urology surgery oncology

Scientist Lisa Catalli, NP hepatology and liver transplant

Leader Megan Rathfon, NP inpatient geriatric services

Financial Stewardship Stephanie Feng, NP  genital-urinary oncology

DEI/Social Justice Alexandria Ludlow, NP obstetrics-gynecology and perinatal services

On September 27, 2023 virtual watch parties were held at the following campuses Parnassus, Mt Zion, Mission Bay and Oakland. To view the ceremony on YouTube and check out the full list of nominees; learn about other recognition programs at UCSF here.

Jason Selinger receives the 2023 Friend of Advanced Provider Award

During APP week, the 2023 Friend of Advanced Practice Provider recognition was awarded to Jason Selinger, Vice President for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Ambulatory Services. In this role as VP and his previous role as Director of Children’s Ambulatory Services, Jason has been a strong ally for pediatric advanced practice providers, supporting the implementation of an APP organizational structure within BCH San Francisco and advocating for APPs to practice to the top of their scope. He has also been a valued mentor to APP managers, promoted APP professional development, and supported APP inclusion at leadership meetings. Jason, thank you for all you do for UCSF APPs! Read more.

Transition to Practice Fellowship in the Emergency Department

Thomas Dodsworth, NP and Ryan Wilson, PA were instrumental to help start the ED APP Transition to Practice Fellowship which will begin in January 2024. As co-clinical directors they will be the lead preceptors and will be designing the curriculum for the program. Kudos Thomas and Ryan for helping to further APP education at UCSF. Anne Tucker, PA is named as the first 2024 ED APP Transition to Practice Fellow. She studied at Duke University Physician Assistant Program where she participated in a global health rotation in Machame, Tanzania and founded Duke’s PA Wilderness Medicine Student Interest Group. Read more.

UCSF Health APP Fellows

Congratulations to our wonderful APP fellows who will be completing their programs on October 31, 2023! It has been a pleasure to watch you learn and grow, and we are rooting for your ongoing success.


2022-2023 Cancer Services APP Fellows

  Katherine Chong, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

  Lauren Karp, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC

2022-2023 Surgical and Critical Care APP Fellows

  Hannah Lee, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC

  Danielle LeRose, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC

  Sherry Tran, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC

Thank you to all of the generous and talented UCSF APPs who served as preceptors, lecturers, mentors, and simulation leaders for our 2022-2023 APP fellows! The UCSF APP Fellowship programs are a success because of your dedication and support. Thank you for all you do!

UCSF Pediatric APP Presents in Houston

Lucille Huang, NP presented in Houston, Texas

"GU Pain, Whats Going On?" Differential diagnoses of GU pain and management and treatment of common GU pain on September 21, 2023. View the program and learn more about the Pediatric Urology Nurses and Specialists Annual Meeting.

Lean Champion: Another APP Joins the Ranks

Bethany Geleris, CPNP furthers her leadership and career development by successfully completing the six-session Lean Champion training. Course objectives are developing competency in continuous improvement (CI), implementation science and inter-professional leadership, practice and apply coaching and change management skills to develop teammates and learners and finally to lead and impact prioritized improvement efforts to achieve UCSF Health System True North Goals. Lean and CI is a method for identifying opportunities for streamlining work, reducing waste and increasing productivity. Bethany currently practices in pediatric urology (east bay); she completed her DNP at UCSF 2021, MSN at University of Pennsylvania and is the 2023-2024 Chair of the APP Advisory Board.

Advanced Heart Failure Speaker

The UCSF Update on Heart Failure Therapies 2023 was held in Sonoma September 7-9, 2023. Simran Grewal, NP a team member in the Advanced Heart Failure Comprehensive Care Center presented on “Mama’s Broken Heart: Postpartum Cardiomyopathy” and “Better Together: Multidisciplinary Heart Transplant Panel” Read more.

APP Contributes To The Literature

Eve Rorison, NP in the Craniofacial Center authored a paper entitled "Opioid-free Pain Management after Cleft Lip Repair". The authors showed that Nonopioid postoperative pain management was more effective than opioids for pain management in infants after cleft lip repair, as evidenced by FLACC scores and increased volume of the first oral feed. Read more.


UCSF Contemporary Issues in Advanced Practice

Friday, October 20, 2023 8:30am - 5pm

Come and listen to the keynote speakers and then join special interest tracks

Acute Care, Education Performance, Hot Topics, Primary Care

6 CME category 1 credits available.

For full list of speakers and to register read more.

Pediatric Grand Rounds (West Bay)

Every Thursday 12-1PM

Zoom link. Full schedule and archive videos.

Thursday, October 12, 2023 Anne Glowinski MD, MPE. Beyond Boundaries: Collaborating Hand for Pediatric Mental Wellness.

Thursday, October 19, 2023 Kathryn Margolis PhD and Cheng Qian PsyD. Babies Don't Go the Doctor By Themselves. Sustaining Dyadic, Behavioral Health Promotion and Prevention in Early Pediatric Visits.

Pediatric Grand Rounds (East Bay)

Every Tuesday 8-9AM

For Zoom login information, contact: Cristina Fernandez [email protected], 510-428-3885 ext 4343. Full schedule and archived videos (Password: CHRCO).

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 TODAY

"Defining Microaggression and Implicit Biases, How They Affect Health, and How We Can Help". Presented by Chase Anderson, MD

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

"Leveraging Local and National Partnerships with Special Health care Needs (CYSHCH) in Disaster". Presented by Patricia Frost, RN, PHN, MS, PNP et al.

Critical Care APP Journal Club -- for all APPs

Critical Care APP Journal Club is collaborating with UCSF's Clinical Nurse Scientist, Maria Yefimova, this month! She will share her insight and expertise on how to critically appraise the article, Dexmedetomidine or Propofol for Sedation in Mechanically Ventilated Adults with Sepsis. All APPs are welcome to join and participate! Please reach out to Emily Kelly ([email protected]), Rubi Hickson, or Laurie Nguyen with questions!


Thursday, October 26, 2023 12-1PM

Conference Room M1490

Meeting ID: 994 4519 6230 Password: 565642

PIPE Program for Interprofessional Practice

Interested in Interprofessional classroom facilitation, curriculum development or committee engagement? Read more about this opportunity to help grow interprofessional practice at UCSF. Email [email protected] with any questions.


APP Billing and Coding Overview Module due October 31, 2023

The UC Learning module Advanced Practice Provider Billing and Coding Overview is due for completion by 5pm on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. The module will take 60-90 minutes to complete and is mandatory for UCSF and BCH Oakland CNMs, NPs, and PAs. Follow this link to the module. CRNAs do not need to complete the module. 

Tip Sheet for APP wRVU

wRVU measure billable work and denote your direct financial contribution to UCSF Health. They are not used for your annual APP performance evaluation and are just one of the ways value is assessed. Click here for wRVU tip sheet


APP Exit and Transfer Interview

If you are planning on leaving UCSF or transferring within UCSF, consider informing the Office of Advanced Practice so you can participate in an interview. Let your voice be heard in a confidential manner so system level improvements can be implemented. Read more and email [email protected].

How to Update Your APP information

Click here to update your information via Carelinks and outlook email profile.


APP Town Hall

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 4-5PM TODAY

  • APP Panel: Frontline experience with wRVU generation
  • Transparency of your metrics: wRVU Report Distribution
  • Review of Quiz Questions for required LMS Billing and Coding Module

Meeting ID: 975 7329 4849 Password: 441782

One click to join or call in 16699006833

Click here to complete a short Qualtrics survey on APP Town Halls.

Get Your Flu Vaccination

Unless medically contraindicated, you're encouraged to get a free flue vaccine this fall in order to protect you, your family, coworkers and patients. Compliance deadline for UCSF employees is November 1, 2023. Flu vaccines are required by public health agencies and the university of California. For the flu vaccination outreach schedule. More info.

Hot noodles and rice in 45 seconds at Parnassus Campus

On the 2nd floor of Parnassus hospital check out the UCSF's first autonomous restaurant, Yo-Kai Express. 24/7 you can choose ramen, udon, rice bowls and more. Located adjacent to the other vending machines.

End of State-Funded Travel Ban

On September 9, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 447 to end the ban on state-funded travel to the 24 states listed on the California Attorney General website (AB 1887) effective immediately. All travel restrictions to those states have now been lifted. Read more

Active Threat Training Session *New date added"

Be prepared, prevent and respond: Active Shooter Discussion-Based Presentation

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 12-1PM

Cole Hall Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building

513 Parnassus Ave - Parnassus Heights

Zoom registration link

Stay Informed: Sign up for UCSF WarnMe and include your cellphone number for UCSF emergency alerts and notifications. Sign up to receive UCSF alerts by text message: Text 333 111 and enter “UCSF".

Celebrate National Case Management Week October 8-14, 2023

Recognize your case manager colleague with the UCSF recognition THANKS program and help them celebrate National Case Management Week. As a care team member they are key contributors to the health care system and transitions of care by providing or coordinating care and resource needs to maintain the patients personal preferences and desired health care goals.

New APPs Who Joined UCSF Health

Please extend a warm welcome to our newly hired APPs

Jamie Li, NP Pediatric/Neonatal

Fae Lindo, NP Vascular Surgery

Emily Montemagno, CRNA Dept of Anesthesia

Marlies Murdoch, NP Pediatric/Neonatal

APP Job Openings

For full listing of current West Bay job openings as of October 2023


Applications open for the 2024 EBP Fellowship Program

This is a 9-month program March 2024 through November 2024 (zoom and in person) held at the UCSF Center for Nursing Excellence 2001 The Embarcadero, the 1st Wednesday of every month from 8:30-430pm. This program leverages concepts of decision-making, implementation science and evaluation of change. It includes participation in 55 hours of graduate level EBP didatic education. For more info. Email [email protected] with any questions. Application is here and deadline is October 13, 2023. Info sessions and more resources.

Urinary Retention Provider Protocol

What are other evidenced based practices to treat urinary retention besides an indwelling catheter? Learn more about the new provider protocol for urinary retention. For this protocol and other UCSF clinical guidelines, read more.

Best Case/Worst Case contributed by Mike Rabow, MD

Best Case/Worse Case model outlines 3 possible outcomes for patients: the best case scenario, the worst case scenario, and the most likely case. Having these as guideposts can help patients consider their decisions (about various treatments or about not pursuing treatment).

Watch this video as its worth a million words… it is a great, short whiteboard video that demonstrates the tool: Read more.


APP Committees

Committee work is a great way to meet colleagues in other departments and contribute to the overall well-being of your APP community. Read more about all the committees and a message from your Chair of APP Advisory Board, Bethany Geleris.

Mid-Day Mindfullness

UCSF Spiritual Care invites you to pause to care for yourself, to re-center, and re-connect with what grounds you. Its just 15 minutes recurring daily: Monday through Friday 12-12:15pm. Webinar ID 926 5991 1873 Password 081257. Click here


Office Hours: Office of Advanced Practice Providers

every 2nd Tuesday noon and every 4th Wednesday 8:00 am

Meeting ID: 912 4155 9875 Password: 503138

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 12-1PM TODAY

Host: Alisa Yee, MSN, ACNP-BC Director of Operations, Adult Services

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 8-9AM

Host: Roseanne Krauter, FNP-BC, CORLN, Director of Clinical Systems

The Office of Advanced Practice Providers is here to support you.

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Ivette Becerra-Ortiz, DNP, MPH, NP, RN, NEA-BC, C-PNP Chief of Advanced Practice Providers

Kurstan Del Rosario Senior Operations Analyst

Tara Valcarcel, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC Director, Pediatric Operations Advanced Practice Providers 

Roseanne "Rosie" Krauter, FNP-BC, CORLN Director of Clinical Systems

Brandon Sessler MMS,PA-C

Director of Professional Practice Fellowship Coordinator

Alisa Yee, MSN, ACNP-BC

Director, Adult Operations Advanced Practice Providers

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