I have been a practicing FNP/PA-C since 1979, with many years providing care in the UCSF AIDS Clinic. I provided specialty care to Transgender inmates in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation system until 2011. I have been teaching at Samuel Merritt University since 1998 and I have been the Director of the Case Management Program, the Chair of the Physician Assistant Department, FNP Program Director, 2 years as the President of the Faculty Organization and currently ad the Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program.
Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP)
Courses Taught at Samuel Merritt University
I teach in both the DNP and FNP Programs, as well as guest presentations for pre-licensure.
Sexual assault, domestic violence, HIV and AIDS symptom management and quality of life. Co-investigator for: Genital findings associated with consensual sexual activity. HGH/SMU; 2001-2006. Hematologic complications in hospitalized patients with AIDS, 1997. Secondary Analysis. Suspension of systemic CMV therapy in AIDS patients with recovered T- cells. UCSF, 1997. Open label study use of EPO for MAC and anemia. UCSF, 2/94. Karnofsky Scale: Provider and Patient Score Comparisons 1/94 Seroprevalence study of viral STDs for survivors and suspects of sexual assault. HGH, 8/93. Co-investigator for UCSF Clinical Trials: (1995-1999) The use of recombinant erythropoietin for use in AZT associated anemia. The use of intralesional vinblastine for cutaneous KS. The use of intralesional vinblastine for oral KS. Psychological factors experienced by women with HIV infection. Research coordinator for: (1987-1999) UCSF ACTG Clinical Trials and open label use of ddI, ddC, clarithromycin, EPO, rifabutin, d4T, 3TC 1987-1993 Compassionate use growth hormone, protease inhibitors. 1993-1997 Marin County ACTG and industry trials. Combination antiretroviral comparison trials, prophylaxis suspension, initial therapies. 1997-1999
Publications and Presentations
Larkin, H., Cosby, C., Kelly, D., & Paolinetti, L. Submitted AJEM December 2009). Comparison of Genital Injuries in Consensual and Non-Consensual Intercourse. Hematologic Complications in HIV Infection. Journal of Infusion Nursing, 30(1), 22-32. Cosby, C. (2003 Health, Wellness and Illness. In Kozier, Erb, Berman & Burke (Eds.). Fundamentals of Nursing, Concepts, Process and Practice, 7th edition. Prentice Hall. Cosby, C. (2000). Lymphogranuloma Venereum. In Moser (Ed.) Primary Care for Physician Assistants. McGraw-Hill. Cosby, C. (2000).Granuloma Inguinale. In Moser (Ed.) Primary Care for Physician Assistants. McGraw-Hill. Cosby, C. (2000). Hematologic Manifestations and Quality of Life in Hospitalized Patients with AIDS. AIDS Patient Care and STDs 14(5), 269-279. Cosby, C. (1998). Skin Problems. In M. Ropka & A. Williams (Eds.), HIV nursing and symptom management (pp.400-417). Toronto: Jones and Bartlett. Cosby, C., Saxe, J. (1998). Domestic Violence. In G. Collins-Bride & J. Saxe (Eds.), Clinical guidelines for ambulatory care (pp. 107-114). San Francisco: UCSF Nursing Press. Cosby, C. (1998). Lumbar Puncture. In G. Collins-Bride & J. Saxe (Eds.), Clinical guidelines for ambulatory care (pp. 282-287). San Francisco: UCSF Nursing Press. Cosby, C. (1998). Bone Marrow Biopsy. In G. Collins-Bride & J. Saxe (Eds.), Clinical guidelines for ambulatory care (pp. 273-276). San Francisco: UCSF Nursing Press. Cosby, C. (1998). Endoscopy. In G. Collins-Bride & J. Saxe (Eds.), Clinical guidelines for ambulatory care (pp. 277-281). San Francisco: UCSF Nursing Press. Cosby, C. (1998). Prostatitis. In G. Collins-Bride & J. Saxe (Eds.), Clinical guidelines for ambulatory care (pp. 222-226). San Francisco: UCSF Nursing Press. Cosby, C. (1998). Nongonococcal Urethritis. In G. Collins-Bride & J. Saxe (Eds.), Clinical guidelines for ambulatory care (pp. 263-264). San Francisco: UCSF Nursing Press. Cosby, C. (1996). Dermatologic Complications. In K. Casey, F. Cohen & A. Hughes (Eds.), ANAC's core curriculum for HIV/AIDS nursing (pp. 160-164). Cosby, C. (1996). Syphilis. In K. Casey, F. Cohen & A. Hughes (Eds.), ANAC's core curriculum for HIV/AIDS nursing (pp. 67). Boudreaux A.A, Cosby C.D, Berger TG, et al. (1993). Intralesional Vinblastine for Cutaneous AIDS-Associated Kaposi's Sarcoma: A Clinical Trial to Evaluate Efficacy and Discomfort Associated with Injection. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Cosby C.D. (1992). Triage and Acute Care of the Adult with HIV-Associated Complaints. Part I: Urgent Conditions. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 5, 178-194. Cosby C.D. (1992). Triage and Acute Care of the Adult with HIV-Associated Complaints. Part II: Non-urgent Conditions. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 5 (3), 271-275. Cosby, C. (1992). Topical Therapies for Kaposi's Sarcoma. AIDS FILE . Vol 6, Number 1: 5. Cosby C.D, Stringari S.E. (1991). Primary Care of the HIV Seropositive Adult. Nurse Practitioner Forum. Abstracts: Genital Injury Scoring Scale. International Association of Forensic Nursing. 9/2006. Research in Sexual Assault: STT International, 11/2005. Interrater reliability using the GISS for genital injury, 2004. SMU Seroprevalence of HIV and viral STDs in survivors and suspects of sexual assault. International AIDS Conference, Geneva Switzerland, 7/98, #32416. The efficacy of recombinant erythropoietin in AIDS patients with anemia and MAC infection. International AIDS Conference, Geneva Switzerland, 7/98, #32141. Hematocrit, symptoms and quality of life in AIDS patients with anemia and MAC infection. International AIDS Conference, Geneva Switzerland, 7/98, #60149. Fever in AIDS. 2/94 Biotechnology in the 1990s: How and when to use erythropoietin and colony stimulating factors in primary care. 2/94 Using the Karnofsky Performance Evaluation in AIDS Practice. 2/94 AIDS update: New treatment options. 5/91 Treatment of oral AIDS-associated Kaposi's Sarcoma. 12/91 Presentations: May 2006. Hematologic Complications in HIV/AIDS. Infusion Nurses International Conference. Reno, Nevada. Invited. March 2006. 1)Dermatology in Primary Care, and 2)Medical Aesthetics: Treatment Options for the Aging Face, Practice Options for the APN. CANP annual state conference, San Diego. November 2005. SigmaTheta Tau International Conference. Sexual Assault Research Presentation, Indianapolis, Indiana. Publications Conferences: March 2005. Cultural Competency for the Health Provider, Sacramento Ca. Sept 2005 . HIV Update, San Francisco, Ca. Ten Rules for the Road: Healthy International Travel. NationalConference presentation AAPA, Chicago, 2000. Medication Adherence. National Conference presentation AAPA, Chicago, 2000. Understanding HIV and Hepatitis: Blood Borne Pathogens. Presentation and panel discussion. College of Marin Students and Faculty of the Health Occupation Programs. Three hour seminar. Yearly 1989 through 1998. Dermatologic Manifestations of HIV. Community Provider AIDS Training (CPAT) AIDS Update. Presented at the NPACE national conference 1989. HIV Primary and Acute Care. Pathophysiology of AIDS. Fall 1990. AIDS Case Management Conference Participant. Dept. of Health Services, 5/91. AIDS Update: New treatment options. Presented to the PA Nat'l Conf May 1991. Care of People with AIDS. Advanced Clinical Symposium. Nursing Grand Rounds 12/91. Sexual Assault in America. NP Group presentation. 1992. AIDS-HIV: Overview and Update." Nursing Perspectives. Panel presentation for Medicine 170.01. Spring 1992. Neurologic Manifestations in HIV. CPAT. 1992. The NP/PA Controversy: Strategies for Cooperative Practice. ACC Nursing Grand Rounds. 10/92. Approach to Acute HIV-related complaints. N271-C. Clinical Management in Adult Primary Care. Spring 1991, 1992, 1993. Approach to Acute HIV-related complaints. Presented to the PA national conference May 1992. Dermatologic Manifestations of HIV infection. Pathophysiology of AIDS , N233B Fall 1993, 1995, 1996. Introduction to Suturing. 1st Annual UCSF NP Update UCSF 12/93. Biotechnology in the 1990s; How and When to use EPO and Colony Stimulating Factors. AAPA National Conference San Antonio, Texas 5/94. Fever in the AIDS Patient. AAPA National Conference. 5.94. Healthy International Travel. Brown Bag Presentation, UCSF 5/94, 6/97. Refugee Medicine and Travel Update, Nursing Grand Rounds ACC. 5/94. MAC Infection in AIDS. Educational dinner meeting SFGH/UCSF. 6/94. Domestic Violence in an Ambulatory Care Setting. Primary Care Medicine Seminar 1994. Nursing Grand Rounds, UCSF, 1995. Wound Management and Suturing workshop for NP students and faculty, UCSF, 1995-through 1998. UCSF CE conference 9/8/2000 Acute Wound Assessment skills workshop Travel health “10 rules for the road”
Fellowships, Grants, and Awards
Nominee Strommen Dillashaw Award for exemplary commitment to SMU 2006, 2001, 2000 First place faculty performance SMU Variety Show/Fundraiser Sabbatical recipient fall semester 2005-06 academic year Faculty of the year nominee 2004 . Student nominated Who’s Who Among American Teachers 2004 : student recommendation. Outstanding Bay Area School 2003 FNP Program 11/2003 Awarded by California Association of NPs Sigma Theta Tau Research Award, Nu Xi At Large, 2003 Certificate of Honor; Outstanding Woman. Lyon-Martin Women's Health Services, Brothers for Sisters Campaign. 1998. Featured in independent documentary "Healers of 400 Parnassus". 1997. Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. Induction 1997. POZ Magazine: Preferred provider. 1997.
Professional and Community Service and Professional Memberships
SERVICE to the Community Marin County Medical Service Volunteer Ritter Center volunteer clinician 2005, 2006 Advisory Board Member 2006 Medical Aesthetics Incorporated Advisory Board Member 2006 Campaign Volunteer Marin County Supervisor Susan Adams 2006 Precinct walking for local Supervisory campaign 2002 Glide Memorial Holiday Meal Service Volunteer 2000 Marin County Commission on Homelessness 1993 SERVICE to the Profession On-line case reviewer Sigma Theta Tau 3/06 Forensic Nursing Delmar, Textbook Chapter Reviewer HIV: Medical Surgical Nursing 12/05 UCSF School of Nursing Non-Salaried Clinical Faculty 1990 to 6/30/05. Comprehensive Exam reviewer Guest Lecturer Text reviewer Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Clinical Research Concepts and Principles for Advanced Practice Nurses, 2004. Sigma Theta Tau On-line Case Reviewer 2001. California Primary Care Consortium 1994. Highland General Hospital ED Research Committee 1993. Professional Memberships California Association of NPs International Association of Forensic Nurses International AIDS Society Sigma Theta Tau International American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Organization of NP Faculty 1999 to present American Academy of PAs (AAPA) 1979 to present California Academy of PAs (CAPA) 1979 to present