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Renee Pozza, PhD, CNS, FNP, RN

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor
Phone: (626) 815-5403
Email: rpozza@apu.edu
Renee Pozza received her credential as a family Nurse Practitioner from Azusa Pacific University (APU), and is not only a Professor at APU, but a former student. Having experience from the student's perspective, Pozza is able to approach her students with understanding of their position in APU's School of Nursing. Pozza received a PhD in Physiological Nursing from the University of California’s School of Nursing in San Francisco. Pozza has participated in over a dozen Clinical Research Studies. Her passion lies in the treatment and effects of treatment for patients with hepatitis C. Her desire to help others is a great attribute to the students of APU's School of Nursing.

Education

Doctor of Nursing in Physiological Nursing - University of California, San Francisco 2007
Post Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certification - Azusa Pacific University, 2000
Master of Science in Nursing, Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist - Azusa Pacific University, 1993
Bachelor of Science, Nursing - Azusa Pacific University, 1989

Credentials/Certifications
Registered Nurse, Board of Registered Nursing, State of California,
Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist, Board of Registered Nursing, State of California
Family Nurse Practitioner, Board of Registered Nursing, State of California
ANCC Medical Surgical Nursing Certification
Advanced Cardiac Life Support/Basic Cardiac Life Support
ANCC Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Furnishing License, Board of Registered Nursing, State of California

Departments

  • School of Nursing
    • Doctoral Programs
    • Graduate Programs

Expertise

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Hepatitis C
  • Nursing
  • Nursing Education

Professional/Scholarly Presentations

Presentations
Pozza R, Biando K, Maisey A, Hassanein T. "Interferon Response Rates in HCV Infected Dialysis Patients Awaiting Renal Transplantation," Viral Hepatitis Conference, Boston, MA, 2004.

Pozza R, Albanese L, Biando K, Hassanein T. "Severity of Liver Disease in ESRD Patients Awaiting Renal Transplantation," DDW, Poster, Orlando, FL, 2003

Pozza R, Albanese L, Biando K, Hassanein T. "Severity of Liver Disease in HCV Antibody Positive ESRD Patients Awaiting Renal Transplantation," Sigma Theta Tau International Annual Research Conference, Poster, Irvine CA, 2002

Pozza R, Albanese L, Biando K, Hassanein T. "Disease Severity in Hepatitis C Positive Dialysis Patients Awaiting Renal Transplantation," International Transplantation Nurses Society Annual Conference, Cambridge England, 2001

Publications
Pozza R, Biando K, Maisey A, Hassanein T. "Interferon Response Rates in HCV Infected Dialysis Patients Awaiting Renal Transplantation." Abstract. Antiviral Therapies, (2004).

Pozza R, Chen P, Monson P, Behling C, Chatfield E, Krinsky M, Hassanein T. "Combination Therapy With or Without Induction for Non-Responders to Interferon Monotherapy." Abstact. Gastroenterology 18, A6492, 2000.

Pozza R, Albanese L, Medley K, Peeters R, Wahlstrom E, Hassanein T. "Prevalence of Hepatitis C in Community Based Screening Programs in Southern California." Abstact. Hepatology 32, A1566, 2000.

Research
Pozza, R. Sub-investigator. "A Phase 3, Randomized, Open-Label Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Two Dose Levels of Interferon Alfacon-1 Plus Ribavirin Administered Daily for 48 Weeks Versus No-Treatment in Hepatitis C Infection Patients Who are Nonresponders to Previous Pegylated Interferon plus Ribavirin therapy." Intermune, 2005

Pozza, R. Sub-investigator. "Randomized Double Blind Multi-Center Study to Compare the Safety and Efficacy of Viramidine to Ribavirin in Treatment Nave Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C." Ribapharm, 2004

Pozza, R. Sub-investigator. "A multi-center, Randomized, Open-Label, Phase IIIb Study Investigating the Safety and Efficacy of Pegylated Interferon alfa-2a Plus Ribavirin for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Infection in HIV Infected Persons Who Have Failed to Achieve a Sustained Virologic Response Following Previous Interferon Therapy." Roche Pharmaceuticals, 2002

Pozza, R. Sub-investigator. "A randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Two Management Strategies for Treatment of Neutropenia and Anemia Associated With Pegylated Interferon Plus Ribavirin Treatment of Compensated Chronic Hepatitis C in Adult Subjects Infected With HIV." Schering Pharmaceuticals, 2002

Pozza, R. Sub-investigator. "PEG Intron + Ribavirin For the Treatment of Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C." Schering Pharmaceuticals, 2001

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Professional Experience

Academic Experience
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 2000-present

Associate Director of University Honor%u2019s Program Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 2000-present

Associate Director of Honors, APU, 2003-2005

Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Curriculum and Clinical Practice, 2005-present

Adjunct Faculty, Undergraduate-Adult Medical/Surgical Nursing, Pharmacology, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa CA, 1996-2000

Clinical Work
Hepatology Nurse Practitioner, Southern California Liver Centers, Riverside, CA, 1999-present

Kidney/Pancreas and Liver Transplant Coordinator, Riverside Community Hospital, Riverside, CA, 1996-1999

Outpatient Transplant Clinic Coordinator, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA, 1993-1996

Charge Nurse/Staff Nurse, Telemetry and Transplant Units, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA, 1990-1993

Staff Nurse, Labor & Delivery, Redlands Community Hospital, Redlands CA, 1990

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Professional Involvement and Accomplishments

Honors, Awards, Recognition
Faculty Development Award for Service to the Community, 2004; Alumni Centennial Award, 1999; Nursing Alumni Association Award and Scholarship, 1989; Academic Excellence Award, 1989; Helene Fuld Fellow Award, International Oncology Conference in London, 1988

Associations, Boards, Committees
Associate Member, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases; Executive Board Member, International Liver Society; Board Member, California Network of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Chair, Eligibility Committee/ Board Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Iota Sigma Chapter, California Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Nurse Practitioners; National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists; American Nephrology Nurses Association; International Transplant Nurses Society

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