Our Stories, Up Close

We at the University of Michigan School of Nursing believe that there is no better illustration of the Michigan Difference than our people: the students, researchers, educators, administrators, alumni, and donors. We invite you to share in the journeys of our community of distinguished scientists and leaders.


Clara Julien

Developing a Global Perspective

For Clara Julien, the path to a career in nursing wasn’t clear until her Peace Corps experience. “I never really thought about being a nurse,” says Julien. “It wasn’t a career I was exposed to growing up.” Full Story


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A UMSN student traveled to India to learn about health care from a fellow Wolverine

Time in Ecuador teaches students how global health relates to their experiences closer to home

Improving prenatal care in Africa 


Chief Nursing Informatics Officer Marna Flaherty -Rob

Providing World-Class Leadership in Health Care

U-M’s Chief Nursing Informatics Officer (CNIO) Marna Flaherty-Robb, is a partner in education and progress. Full Story


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As Chief Nursing Officer for University of Michigan Health System, Dr. Margaret Calarco leads more than 5,000 people

Dean Potempa's leadership


Dr. Janet Larson with two patients

Championing Powerful Moments of Discovery

Dr. Janet Larson’s research helps people with chronic lung disease enjoy more active lives.“Knowing that you have contributed to the body of evidence that is helping people make their lives better is very rewarding,” says Dr. Larson. Full Story


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A patient inspired a new career trajectory for Dr. Ellen Smith, whose research is now a source of hope for people suffering from chronic pain

Dr. Janean Holden's research has the potential to change the way pain is treated for millions of people

Improving the everyday lives of farmers


Dr. Marita Titler

Making a Profound Impact, Affecting Lives

Through the intersection of clinical practice and science, Dr. Marita Titler challenges traditional methods to improve patient care. Full story


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UMSN’s Barbara Brush is using a new leadership position to change population health policies and education

Alumna Dr. Suzanne Miyamoto advocates for nursing education and research on Capitol Hill


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