Professor Linda Sarna, who holds the Lulu Wolf Hassenplug Chair in the UCLA School of Nursing, has been appointed acting dean of the School of Nursing as of July 1, 2014. She will serve a one-year term while Dean Courtney Lyder is on leave.
Important new information about smoking behaviors among Health Care Professionals was published by Drs.Sarna & Bialous, in JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association), titled 'Changes in Smoking Prevalences Among Health Care Professionals from 2003 to 2010-2011' . The January 8th edition of JAMA was themed: 50 Years of Tobacco Control, to highlight the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General Report on Smoking and Health. Reference: Linda Sarna, PhD, RN; Stella Aguinaga Bialous, DrPH, RN; Karabi Nandy, PhD; Anna Liza Malazarte Antonio, MS; Qing Yang, MS. (2014). Changes in Smoking Prevalences Among Health Care Professionals from 2003 to 2010-2011, JAMA. 2014;311(2):197-199. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.284871.
Enhancing nursing and midwifery capacity to contribute to the prevention, treatment and management of noncommunicable diseases by Linda Sarna, Professor and Lulu Wolf Hassenplug Endowed Chair, School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, and Stella Aguinaga Bialous, Senior Consultant, WHO, and President, Tobacco Policy International, San Francisco, California, USA.