EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

Touro University, Vallejo, CA
School of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing, Clinical Nurse Leader Concentration
Anticipated 2016


Yale University, New Haven, CT
School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Master of Public Health; Infectious Disease Epidemiology Concentration

University of California, Davis, CA
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and Psychology
Medical Microbiology Concentration

Excelsior College, Albany, NY   
School of Nursing
Associate of Science in Nursing

Current CA RN License, IV certification, ACLS, BLS, BLS Instructor, NRP
Acute care CNA, Medical Assistant, EMT
Adult Residential Facility - Administrator License
Director of Staff Development Certification


WORK EXPERIENCE

Nurse Manager II - Nursing Services and Staffing
Supervise and managed medical units in a 1200 bed hospital.  

Nurse Manager I - Performance Improvement Program and Staffing
Supervised Risk Management programs  and Joint Commission and Licensing unit staff at a 500 bed hospital.  Ensured TJC and Licensing compliance and participated in interdisciplinary corrective action
plans to improve patient care practices.  

Health Services Specialist - Nursing Policy and Procedures
Responsible for writing policies and procedures for a 1500 bed facility.  Involved in licensing surveys and corrective action plans to ensure NPP compliance.

RN, Rehabilitation and Recovery Unit
Provide care and treatment to patients in a 1500 bed facility

RN, Telemetry
Care for patients with various medical conditions on a telemetry unit.

RN, Med-Surg (Ortho)
Care for pre-op and post-op patients with hip/knee replacements, fractures, appendectomies.  Assist patients in their recovery and ensure proper use of assist devices (CPMs, Tractions, walkers, OrthoPats
among many others).  Provide medications, PCA, and transfusions per physician orders.   

House Supervisor - Charge Nurse, STARS
Responsible for administering medications and treatments per physician orders.  Ensure patient safety.

College Instructor, Health Education and Microbiology - 3 California Community Colleges
Taught Health Ed and Micro courses.  Topics include cardiovascular health, infectious diseases, noninfectious diseases, psychiatric disorders, stress and its management, environmental health, reproductive
health, licit and illicit drugs, recreational drugs, consumerism, contemporary and alternative medicines.  

Reproductive Health Consultant, Family Health Council
Revised health education materials translated in the Punjabi language, specifically the new birth control patch and ring.  Held focus groups with Punjabi women and discussed the accuracy and
comprehensibility of the information.  Compiled data and submitted a report to CFHC with the recommended changes.  

Project Coordinator, Health Educator, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, UCSF
Provide health education sessions for teenagers as a component of the Pro-Teen behavior intervention research project implemented by UCSF at different hospitals in Northern California.  Some of the high-
risk behaviors targeted by the project include drug and alcohol abuse, tobacco use, unsafe sexual practices, unsafe driving practices, etc.  

Health Educator/Assistant Health Administrator, Family Planning Centers
Provided family planning and birth control education to patients.  Initiated a strategic planning project to improve the services for low-income patients.  Evaluated existing clinic services, including those
pertaining to reproductive health.  Reviewed grant funding for patients without insurance or ability to pay for treatment.  

Consulting Analyst, Yale-Sponsored Research, UNICEF, Headquarters, New York City
Examined the crucial role of parents in fostering adolescent health and evaluated UNICEF’s adolescent health programs as a part of a global review of adolescent health.  Created an assessment tool for
UNICEF’s country offices to examine parents’ role in maximizing adolescent capacities.  Evaluated programs aimed at improving the health of adolescent mothers.

Mental Health Promoter, Patient Care Unit, Home for Mentally ill
Counseled residents who suffered from schizophrenia, depression, personality disorders and other psychiatric disorders.  Administered medicines, motivated and guided patients to attain jobs in order to
become self-sufficient.  Took immediate action and gave referrals in case of emergencies.  Kept an updated log of patient activities
.

Research Assistant - Endocrinology and Reproduction, University of California      
Utilized ELISA assays and followed defined procedures for the Polyclonal Pregnanediol Glucuronide and Estrone-Conjugate Enzyme Immunoassay to evaluate the quantity of progesterone, estrogen, follicle
stimulating hormone, and luteinizing hormone.  Involved in many ongoing projects including investigation of the effects of different levels of exercise on women’s menstrual cycles and analysis of
reproductive cycles of endangered animals.

Health Educator – Preventive Medicine, University Health Center                              
Educated students about sexually transmitted diseases and other health issues.  Coordinated Birth Control Education classes, informed the students of their contraceptive options, and gave them referrals to
birth control, abortion, prenatal services, etc.  Special emphasis was given to the control of the AIDS epidemic by providing information about  transmission and prevention of HIV, distributing free
condoms, and conducting health outreach programs on campus dorms.

Research Fellow - Pathology Department, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.  
Designed an ELISA assay to quantify rabies glycoprotein.  Validated specific antibodies and antigens to formulate a sandwich assay for the detection of the rabies virus.  Utilized various laboratory
techniques such as polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, western blots, BCA protein assay, etc.  

Research Assistant - Plant Pathology, University of Calfornia                                 
Responsible for screening lettuce plants for spontaneous resistance gene mutations.  Although lettuce plants are naturally resistant to fungus, certain spontaneous mutations may make them susceptible to
attack from fungus.  Susceptible plants were then isolated for DNA analysis to detect changes or deletions in sequences.

Research Intern - Breast/Cervical Cancer Control Program, State Department of Health
Initiated programs for breast and cervical cancer screening, targeting low-income and minority women.  Corresponded with hospitals and clinics throughout California to investigate low cost services for low-
income patients. Encouraged health care facilities to provide such screening services by attaining state funding.

Research Assistant – School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California.
Assisted researchers with ongoing experiments in bovine in-vitro fertilization.  Responsible for preparation of experiments and analysis of data.


COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

Committee Overseeing Volunteer Services Representative, Yale Univ., New Haven, CT
Organized volunteer activities for medical and graduate students
Amnesty International, Davis Chapter, Davis, CA
Corresponded with foreign officials to persuade them to end atrocities against human rights.
Pine Tree Gardens, Home for mentally ill, Davis, CA
Planned recreational activities for the residents and ensured patient safety
Mission de la Casa, Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, San Jose, CA
Directed the activities of the elderly clients
Clinica Tepati, Free Saturday Clinic, Sacramento, CA
Assisted the medical staff in providing medical care to the homeless or those without health
insurance      
Davis Community Meals, Davis, CA
Prepared and served meals to the homeless


PUBLICATIONS

"Urine and Fecal Sample Collection on Filter Paper for Ovarian Hormone Evaluations."
American Journal of Primatology, 1995: v 37, pages:  305-315.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

A Thesis Presentation to The Faculty of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine.  “Temporal Trends Analysis of Perinatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis”.

Fellowship Presentation to the Biomedical Graduate Studies Fellowship Program, University of Pennsylvania.  “Quantifying Rabies glycoprotein using an ELISA assay”.


AFFILIATIONS          

American Federation of Teachers
Association of Professionals in Infection Control
Member, American Association of University Women
Member, American College of Healthcare Executives
Member, Sigma Delta Epsilon- Graduate Women in Science
Member, ASHA- Indian public service organization, Yale University
University of California Gospel Choir
Education Opportunity Program
Medical Educational Enrichment Series Program for Minority Students
University of California at Davis Physiology Club


HONORS

Yale University Graduate Scholarship
Susan Bliss Scholarship
Steinbech Scholarship
U.S. Public Health Traineeship Grant
Epidemiology and Public Health Scholarship
Investigating An Outbreak Certification awarded by CDC
California Family Health Council, Region IX, Title X, Community Service Grant
University of Pennsylvania Fellowship
Recipient, Robert G. and Ida A. Sproul Scholarship
The National Dean’s List prestigious publication recognition award
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