U-M School of Nursing to host 2021 Global Summer Institute virtually May 11-13

The University of Michigan School of Nursing will host its third Global Summer Institute with three days of special virtual programming May 11 through 13. This year’s event centers on the theme of sexual reproductive health and rights for all as presenters and attendees explore the intersection of research, practice and advocacy in sexual and reproductive health in local and global contexts.

“We are excited to hold the Summer Institute virtually this year,” said U-M School of Nursing Professor and Associate Dean for Global Affairs Jody Lori, Ph.D., CNM, FACNM, FAAN. “Going virtual allows us to increase access and inclusion through reduced logistical constraints and costs in addition to leveraging technological advantages such as closed captioning and remote simultaneous interpretation opportunities.”

The 2021 Summer Institute will feature presentations, panel discussions and skills sessions led by a number of U-M School of Nursing faculty experts. Other featured speakers include Birth Detroit and Birth Center Equity Co-Founder Leseliey Welch, USAID Senior Maternal and Newborn Health Advisor Deborah Armbruster, Director of the U-M Taubman Health Sciences Library's Global Health Program Gurpreet Rana and journalist Daniel Rivkin.

“Keynote speakers and interactive skills sessions are designed to inspire participants to explore innovative research, practice and program design,” Lori added. “We’re excited to give attendees the opportunity to engage in real-time discussions with experts and change agents in global reproductive health.”

All sessions take place from 8 to 10:30 a.m. each day, beginning with a keynote presentation. The three-day event is open to students, educators, health professionals and anyone who is interested in learning more about global sexual and reproductive health.

The 2021 Summer Institute offers a convenient opportunity to explore innovative practice, research and policy trends while networking with practitioners, researchers and professionals from around the world. Attendees can also receive personalized guidance on research, data management, career planning and more. Those who are interested can also earn continuing nursing education credits and receive an official certificate of attendance from the U-M School of Nursing.

The event is co-sponsored by the University of Michigan’s Office of Global Engagement, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Center for the Education of Women, African Studies Center and Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

Visit the 2021 Global Summer Institute website for complete details, including registration information.