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Dec 13, 2017 Sedative/tranquilizer misuse a strong indicator of future substance use disorder; young adults most at risk: ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Misusing sedatives or tranquilizers signals a credible risk for the abuse of more addictive substances in the near future, according to new research from the University of Michigan School of Nursing’s (UMSN) Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health.“Once you...
Dec 06, 2017 Brave spaces at the University of Michigan School of Nursing: The University of Michigan School of Nursing recently unveiled a set of educational materials designed to encourage productive, challenging conversations among the school community. Designed to be used both in the classroom and in office settings, or even just among friends, “Creating Brave Spaces...
Dec 06, 2017 Seventeen reasons 2017 was a great year at UMSN: We're counting down 17 highlights of 2017 at the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN). In no particular order, we'll share achievements and milestones focused on our students, faculty, staff and alumni. Check back often as we add new reasons regularly. 17. Campaign funds in...
Dec 04, 2017 Faculty impact: Improving patient outcomes through nurse leadership: When Ray Blush started to think about a career in health care, he initially put physician at the top of the list. That changed when he was an undergraduate student and got a tech job in a hospital. “That’s where I began to understand that what I really wanted to do in caring for patients was what...
Dec 01, 2017 Op/Ed: Trump’s rhetoric fuels HIV epidemic: Written by Rob Stephenson, a UMSN professor and Director of the Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities at the University of MichiganANN ARBOR, -- December 1 marks the first World AIDS Day under the Trump presidency. Created in 1988 to raise awareness about the HIV/AIDS epidemic and to...
Nov 27, 2017 Faculty Impact: From NASA to nursing, a statistician’s team science journey: “If you had told me when I was a high school student that one day I would be a statistician, I would have laughed,” said Robert Ploutz-Snyder, Ph.D., PSTAT®, a research professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN). “I did fine in math, but I thought it was boring.”That changed...
Nov 10, 2017 Alumni spotlight: An international student advances global focus: As a teenager growing up in Argentina, Lucia Michelazzo Ceroni knew she wanted a career in health care that would give her opportunities to travel the world while making a difference through hands-on service.“I wanted to join Doctors Without Borders,” she explained. “I wanted something where I...
Nov 07, 2017 UMSN faculty member wins APHA new investigator award: Assistant Professor Geoffrey J. Hoffman, Ph.D., MPH, was selected for the 2017 James G. Zimmer New Investigator Award from the American Public Health Association (APHA) Aging & Public Health Section.The award is given to new investigators in recognition of demonstrated and expected future...
Nov 02, 2017 Student spotlight: From the Navy to nursing school: Many students can relate to Warren DeLong’s dilemma as he approached his high school graduation. He wasn’t sure what he wanted his career to be and didn’t want to take on the cost of higher education until he figured out his path. The one thing he was sure of is that he wanted to be of service to...
Nov 02, 2017 Get to know UMSN’s CAPS counselor, Kristen Adams: “Kristen, not Dr. Adams,” said Kristen Adams, Ph.D., when asked what she wants nursing students to call her. “I want us to be on equal footing and that’s an easy way to start.”Kristen joined UMSN at the start of the Fall 2017 semester as an embedded Counseling and Physiological Services (CAPS)...
Oct 31, 2017 Revitalizing the role of the faculty ombuds: Professor Janis Miller is taking on a new role leading the Office of the Faculty Ombuds for the University of Michigan School of Nursing. While the position is not a new one for the school, its use has not been fully realized. Dean Patricia Hurn intends to boost usage of the office as one...
Oct 27, 2017 Michelle Pardee joins in interprofessional town hall: Assistant Professor of Nursing Michelle Pardee recognizes the value of interprofessional education for students and her own practice.She participated in an interprofessional town hall organized by the Center for Interprofessional Education, and explained how it is useful in this Michigan Daily...
Oct 27, 2017 Professor Julia Seng, Ph.D., named associate dean of strategic affairs: Effective January 1, 2018, Seng will help lead UMSN's most critical strategic projects. "She is an extremely clear thinker with an incisive view of strategies and their implementation," said Dean Hurn. "In her new role, she will be perfectly positioned to move forward important strategic...
Oct 26, 2017 Student spotlight: Increasing opportunities through the Student Nurses’ Association: When Karissa Koomen took on the role of president of the Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) at the University of Michigan’s School of Nursing (UMSN), she and fellow board members knew they wanted to make a significant change.“We had great events but our attendance was not the best,” said the UMSN...
Oct 25, 2017 Community health immersion in India (Dec 15 deadline for Aug 2018 experience): Editor’s note: U-M students interested in participating in the August 2018 Perspectives in Global and Community Health Immersion may contact Mary Beljan or Norma Sarkar for information.Each summer, the University of Michigan School of Nursing leads a community health immersion experience...
Oct 20, 2017 Bringing the ‘nursing lens’ to health care and education: A conversation with UMSN’s 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, Joanne DischJoanne Disch (UMSN Ph.D., 1985) is the inaugural winner of the University of Michigan School of Nursing’s (UMSN) Distinguished Alumni Award. Receiving her Ph.D. in nursing from UMSN in 1985, with a focus on healthcare...
Oct 18, 2017 Kayoung Lee, Ph.D. candidate from South Korea, receives Karl C.K. Ma fellowship: Kayoung Lee is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, in the department of systems, populations, and leadership. She is a recipient of the Karl C.K. Ma Endowed Graduate Scholarship fund, an endowment intended to support careers in public service by providing student...
Oct 16, 2017 UMSN nurse midwifery students awarded Murtland scholarship: Two University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) students, Debra Rhizal and Natasha Welker, have been awarded the Murtland scholarship this year. They are both students in the nurse-midwifery MSN program and plan to graduate in April 2018.This is the first year that two students have...
Oct 16, 2017 Faculty Impact: A midwife with a global perspective and passion for women's health: Ruth Zielinski was just eight-years-old when she found her calling but that didn’t mean her education and career path would be seamless.Born in the United States, Zielinski spent a significant amount of her youth in the Middle East while her father, a minister, worked at a missionary hospital in...
Oct 11, 2017 UMSN Associate Dean earns prestigious research award: The University of Michigan's Janean Holden, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, is the recipient of the 2017 Welch/Woerner Path Paver Award from the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing (FNINR). The esteemed award honors a mid-to-late career nurse scientist who has achieved breakthroughs in research and...
Oct 05, 2017 Island view: UMSN senior has a perspective unlike any other and a passion for health care at home and abroad: A tale of two islandsTen years ago, University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) undergraduate student Rhodene Mullings (senior), immigrated from Jamaica to Mackinac Island, Michigan. One of only two students in her graduating high school class of ten to land at the University of Michigan,...
Oct 05, 2017 Six UMSN students receive CEW scholarships: Six University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) graduate students have received scholarships from the Center for the Education of Women (CEW) this academic year. These competitive scholarships are awarded for academic performance and potential, and are reserved for those who have had an...
Sep 29, 2017 New professorship comes with serendipitous ties and a focus on improving healthcare delivery: When LaRue Hosmer, a professor emeritus at U-M’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business, began planning his estate he had the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) in mind. More than 25 years earlier, he had been a landlord to Dana Richardson when she was a UMSN student. Through that...
Sep 26, 2017 UMSN Ph.D. candidate receives funding to research yoga for bone marrow transplant patients: Mohamad Baydoun, a University of Michigan doctoral candidate, recently won a $5,000 research award from the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Foundation. ONS will fund Baydoun’s dissertation research on “Yoga for persistent fatigue in the survivors of bone marrow transplantation (BMT).”Baydoun has six...
Sep 25, 2017 Faculty impact: Helping families recover from homelessness: When Laura Gultekin moved to Ann Arbor for a new job at Michigan Medicine’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, she saw how severe gaps in health, known as health disparities, can be among different populations throughout the county. Her nursing career began in a Washington, D.C. pediatric...
Sep 18, 2017 Get to know new UMSN staff: The University of Michigan School of Nursing is growing! Get to know the new names and faces that have joined our team over the past few months in a variety of roles. Coreen Abston, Administrative Coordinator/Project Coordinator Coreen Abston brings more than 10 years of management/...
Sep 18, 2017 New grant on health, safety, and chronic disease welcomes first pre-doctoral fellows: Two incoming University of Michigan School of Nursing Ph.D. students, Clare Donohoe and Katelyn Webster,  have been selected as pre-doctoral trainees on a National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) T32 training grant.The grant, Complexity: Innovations in Promoting Health and Safety (...
Sep 18, 2017 Local senior finds inspiration, builds community while pursuing nursing degree: Zeineb Selmane, senior nursing student at University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) is as local as it gets, despite her tri-citizenship status. Born in Canada to Algerian parents, she moved with her family at age seven to Ann Arbor.“My family chose Ann Arbor because of the University of...
Sep 11, 2017 Celebrating Healthcare Simulation Week as UMSN brings virtual reality to clinical learning: Editor's note: UMSN offers three courses for faculty members to learn how to facilitate simulations. Learn more and sign up on our Clinical Learning page.The University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) is kicking off the school year with new clinical simulations, including virtual reality...
Sep 11, 2017 Student spotlight: Lessons in leadership and student government: Angela Rysdyk is taking on her senior year at the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) with a lot of goals. She’s balancing the usual senior year intentions, like finishing with high grades and preparing for the nursing board exam, with leading the UMSN student body as Nursing Student...
Sep 07, 2017 Welcome, new UMSN faculty! : Diane Accurso, MBS, BSN, RNClinical InstructorDiane Accurso brings a wealth of project management and employee instruction/training experience to UMSN, including expertise in global and corporate settings. She currently teaches U-M undergraduate clinical courses and has taught accounting and...
Sep 01, 2017 MNRS/SAGE best student paper award goes to UMSN alum: Clayton Shuman, Ph.D, RN, recent UMSN alum, won the Midwest Nursing Research Society/SAGE best student paper for a paper he wrote with Dr. Marita Titler and Dr. Robert Ploutz-Snyder."Development and Testing of the Nurse Manager EBP Competency Scale" was published by the Western Journal of Nursing...
Aug 31, 2017 UMSN alumna named AACN Distinguished Research Lecturer: The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently selected Margaret L. “Meg” Campbell, Ph.D., RN, FPCN, as its 2018 Distinguished Research Lecturer. It is one of AACN's highest individual honors. Campbell is a 2006 graduate of UMSN's Ph.D. program. The award recognizes nurses...
Aug 25, 2017 UMSN receives grant for visionary brain mapping project: When the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced an opportunity for “bold and risky” projects aimed at finding new ways to understand the complexities of the human brain and behavior, University of Michigan School of Nursing Professor Ivo Dinov, Ph.D., and a team of colleagues were ready to...
Aug 17, 2017 Joanne Disch (Ph.D., '85) will receive UMSN's inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award: The Alumni Society Board of Governors of the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) and UMSN have named Joanne Disch, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, the inaugural 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award winner.Disch was selected for numerous accomplishments and qualities, chief among them her leadership in...
Aug 16, 2017 Incoming freshman and award-winning scientist sets sights on clinical experiences: Most students wait until after they’ve started college to pursue an internship, but incoming freshman Rashad Prendergast got a jumpstart on his research experiences.He won an all-expenses-paid internship at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rivohot, Israel, and spent July working in an...
Aug 16, 2017 Alumna serves working class communities through occupational health: The first in her family to go to college, Ariana Spiewak, MSN, FNP-C, knew she wanted a career that let her engage with working class populations. A recent alumna (MSN 2017) from the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) primary care family nurse practitioner program with a concentration...
Aug 14, 2017 UMSN alum Linda R. Cronenwett named AAN Living Legend: Linda R. Cronenwett, Ph.D., RN, FAAN was recently named as one of five Living Legends by the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). This is the AAN's highest honor. Cronenwett received her BSN in 1966 and her Ph.D. in 1983 from the University of Michigan School of Nursing. Read more about the...
Aug 02, 2017 Faculty impact: An advocate for teens, an adversary of human trafficking: Michelle Pardee’s career is not what she envisioned as an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) nearly 30 years ago.“I was going to be a head nurse at a hospital and be in that role forever,” said Pardee. “None of this was my plan. Getting my doctorate and...
Jul 27, 2017 UMSN students carry out hands-on research on trauma-informed care: University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) students are working on a unique research project: analyzing how trauma-informed care is taught at the School of Nursing in clinical and didactic settings.One of the projects under the research initiative CASCAID which aims to comprehensively...
Jul 20, 2017 After traveling the world for Doctors Without Borders DNP student returns to where it all began: Kelly Grimshaw’s return to Ann Arbor was a homecoming after years of adventure, hard work and health care service in nearly a dozen African and Asian countries. She was born in the former St. Joseph’s hospital that is now partially home to the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN). When...
Jul 10, 2017 Summer 2017 staff newsletter: Movement afoot in School of Nursing spaces UMSN is in the process of completing phase one of its space planning and implementation, bringing changes for some faculty and staff offices.Several moves are happening in July and August, as UMSN continues to create the most effective use of space in...
Jun 30, 2017 Faculty and alumni selected as 2017 AAN Fellows, honored as Living Legend: The American Academy of Nursing recently announced its 2017 class of Academy Fellows. Of the 173 distinguished nurses selected, two are faculty at the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) and two are UMSN alumnae.Fellows are selected based on their significant contributions to nursing...
Jun 28, 2017 More than half of all opioid prescriptions go to people with mental illness: ANN ARBOR—Fifty-one percent of all opioid medications distributed in the U.S. each year are prescribed to adults with mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, according to new research from the University of Michigan and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. "Despite representing only...
Jun 27, 2017 What's in a name? Nurse, veteran, farmer: student's unique experiences help guide him along the journey to a DNP degree: Nursing students may wake up early and work long hours, but not many of them start and end their day by taking care of a herd of dairy goats, a handful of ducks, some chicken, and a couple of horses.Michael Cochenour, doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) student who expects to defend in December...
Jun 16, 2017 Collaborative learning across continents: Every summer, the midwifery program holds a suturing workshop for students who will begin attending births through their clinical course in the fall. This summer, the workshop was joined by a handful of special guests.Two students joined from Academie Verloskunde Maastricht (AVM), a midwifery...
Jun 16, 2017 Faculty Impact: Pumping new life in patients and the future of nursing: Sometimes just one clinical experience as a student is powerful enough to set the course for a career. That’s what happened to Jesus (Jessie) Casida, PhD, RN, APN-C, at a cardiology unit during his junior year of nursing school.“I became absolutely fascinated with cardiovascular physiology,” said...
Jun 09, 2017 UMSN alumna and student named President’s Staff Innovation Award finalist: Balancing the workload of nurses while providing the best possible patient care is not an easy task. Each hospital unit must find a system that works for that particular area in an environment that is often fast paced, frequently changing and stressful.“I noticed how time-consuming making patient...
Jun 07, 2017 Improving practice one chart at a time: DNP student's perspective bringing technology and nursing together: Fadi Islim, clinical nursing informatics analyst at Michigan Medicine and current doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) student at University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN), never intended to immigrate to the United States.Originally from Jordan and trained as a nurse, in 2005 he had accepted a...
Jun 06, 2017 UMSN receives grant to increase study abroad opportunities: The University of Michigan School of Nursing is a recipient of a 2017 Capacity Building Grant for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad from the U.S. Department of State and Partners of the Americas. Each of the 11 winning institutions will be awarded up to $42,000 to increase and diversify participation...