The UC Irvine School of Nursing’s COVID-19 research symposium on May 27, 2021, highlighted the diverse efforts of our faculty during the pandemic. This virtual event was recorded and can be viewed below.

Part one

3:22 — Assistant Professor Jung In Park, “Interdisciplinary teamwork to develop and validate a prognostic tool for COVID-19 using machine learning”

28:40 — PhD student Heather Lynn Abrahim, “COVID symptoms, symptom clusters, and predictors for becoming a long-hauler: Looking for clarity in the haze of the pandemic”
Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC) is persistence of COVID symptoms after expected recovery of acute COVID infection, also known as COVID long-haul. De-identified electronic health record data from University of California COvid Research Data Set (UC CORDS) was used to identify prevalence of long-haul symptoms and symptom clusters and develop a predictive model to identify features associated with developing long-haul COVID.

Part two

0:00 Assistant Professor Sanghyuk Shin and PhD student Valerie Pham, “COVID-19 surveys among 1) Vietnamese-American cancer survivors and 2) UCI students”
Dr. Shin and Pham monitored COVID-19-related behavior and antibodies among 100 UCI students during January to May 2021. Most students had limited social contact with people outside of their household and had strong antibody response after two vaccine doses.

22:17 Assistant Adjunct Professor Dana Rose Garfin, “Finding benefits in a collective tragedy: A national longitudinal study of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.”
Using result from a nationally representative sample of Americans, Dr. Garfin presented research on positive outcomes associated with the COVID-19, and the relationship between reporting such benefits and both health protective behaviors and psychological distress.

56:00 Assistant Professor Candace Burton, “Willingness to get the COVID-19 vaccine with and without emergency use authorization”
This study assessed psychosocial predictors of U.S. adults’ willingness to get a future COVID-19 vaccine and whether these predictors differ under an emergency use authorization (EUA) release of the vaccine. Predictors of willingness to take a COVID-19 vaccine under EUA were age, race/ethnicity, positive subjective norms, high perceived behavioral control, positive attitudes toward the vaccine, as well as high perceived susceptibility to COVID-19, high perceived benefits of the vaccine, low barriers to the vaccine, and scoring high on self-efficacy for getting the vaccine.

1:22:30 Professor E. Alison Holman, “Coping with COVID-19 and cascading collective crises: Findings from a nationaly representative study”

1:46:30 Founding Dean and Distingsuished Professor Adey Nyamathi, “Impact of COVID restrictions on substance use and mental health of persons experiencing homelessness”
A study of the homeless residents of Skid Row in Los Angeles found that COVID-19 disproportionately affected this population. Residents reported greater loneliness, limited healthcare access, and significant increase in substance use. A second study, funded by the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute, will recruit residents of Skid Row to study the impact of biofeedback on physiological markers and reported levels of stress, anxiety, drug and alcohol use.

2:11:38 Assistant Clinical Professor Sarah Campbell, “MINDSTRONG: A coping solution for the COVID pandemic stress experienced by nursing students”