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UMSN Alum Founds Firm to Improve Pharmaceutical Safety

Jul 08, 2024

From Ann Arbor to London, a University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) alum reflects on her journey from frontline nurse to innovator and entrepreneur.

Molly James graduated from UMSN with her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1986, driven by the institution's prestigious reputation and her familial ties. "We were a Michigan family," she reminisced, as her uncle and older sister had attended U-M before her.

UMSN Graduate Creates Comfort for Patients and Families

Jul 05, 2024

In a world where kindness and compassion shine brightest, one University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) graduate is making a difference with her thoughtful approach to patient care. From the moment Emma Barr, BSN, RN, stepped into the emergency department at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City as a newly graduated nurse, she wanted to treat patients with more than just a clinical approach.

VA Clinic Named After UMSN Nurse, Decorated Veteran

Jun 21, 2024

In a tribute to a lifetime of service and dedication to our country and our community, the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, located just minutes away from the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN), has renamed its women’s clinic in honor of Brigadier General Carol Ann Fausone (ret.), a UMSN alumna and decorated veteran.

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Fall 2021 Panacea Cover featuring Sheria Robison-Lane

Fall 2021 Issue

In the Fall 2021 edition of Panacea, we take a deep dive into nurses' roles as healthcare's great communicators and what that means for their growth as advocates.


Winter 2021 Issue

In this wide-ranging digital edition of Panacea, read more about overcoming the challenges of 2020, prospects for a brighter future in 2021, new initiatives and accomplishments and much more.



2020 Summer Issue

Facing new questions and unprecedented challenges, Michigan nurses are deploying their skills and expertise with a steady hand in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.



Panacea cover with Lauren Underwood

2020 Winter Issue

Before Lauren Underwood became the youngest African American woman in Congress, she was a University of Michigan nursing student with a clear vision. 



Magazine cover with girl in virtual reality glasses

2019 Summer Issue

Using imaginary worlds to save real lives, virtual reality is more than a technology—it’s a destination where innovation and imagination are connecting to shape the future of health care education.



Magazine cover with a nurse and a lawyer linking arms.

2018 Fall Issue

One of the most insidious evils of the 21st century passes through the health care system every day. A partnership between nursing and law faculty at the University of Michigan has an army of advocates ready to stop it.



Magazine cover with two dolls walking a pregnant woman.

2018 Summer Issue

How a handful of small homes staffed with midwives and nurses became a mighty tool in Liberia’s quest to improve its health care system.



Magazine cover with people sitting at a table in a maze.

2018 Winter Issue

Nurses have fought to have their voices heard in the places where decisions are made. What can we learn from those who have helped nursing earn its proverbial seat at the table? 



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