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Oct 12, 2021 Recognizing LEO Contributions to Nursing: LEO lecturers play an important role in advancing the U-M School of Nursing's mission to improve health for all by educating and developing the next generation of nurses. Join us in recognizing our outstanding LEO members and their contributions to nursing education. Jeri Antilla, Ph.D.,...
Oct 10, 2021 Congratulations to the U-M School of Nursing 2021 AAN Fellows: Three members of the U-M School of Nursing community were inducted as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing during an induction ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 9. Join us in congratulating Assistant Professor Terri Voepel-Lewis (Ph.D. '13) and alumni Lisa Astalos Chism (BSN ’90...
Oct 05, 2021 Black COVID patients: Less medical follow-up, longer return-to-work delays, more hospital readmissions: African American COVID-19 patients had the least physician follow-up and the longest delays in returning to work, a University of Michigan study found.Nonwhite (Black, Asian, Latinx) patients also were most likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 60 days of release, according to the study,...
Oct 03, 2021 Social Media Threat Update from Dean Hurn: U-M School of Nursing community:I received many emails and shared thoughts about the events of yesterday’s social media threat against women at U-M.  It was a frightening set of circumstances and caused anxiety and fear for most. Some of you are still feeling uneasy.So I want to emphasize...
Oct 01, 2021 Learn about the three faculty projects vying for your support in the We Dare Challenge: From Friday, Oct.1, through Sunday, Oct. 31, the University of Michigan School of Nursing is issuing its second annual We Dare Challenge, giving those who value nurses a chance to collectively support three dynamic projects led by U-M School of Nursing faculty.We Dare Challenge donors receive an...
Sep 21, 2021 Professor Rob Stephenson selected for U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Scholar Award: Sylvia S. Hacker Collegiate Professor of Nursing and Director of the Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities Rob Stephenson, Ph.D., has been selected for the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright University of Birmingham Distinguished Chair Scholar Award.As a Fulbright Fellow, Stephenson will spend five months...
Sep 20, 2021 U-M School of Nursing welcomes visiting scholar Michelle Hindin Oct. 4 : On Monday, Oct. 4, the University of Michigan School of Nursing will welcome Visiting Scholar Michelle J. Hindin, Ph.D. MHS, director of the Population Council’s Reproductive Health Program. Hindin will deliver her presentation, “’Women Manufacture Children and if You Can’t You Are Just a Man’:...
Sep 17, 2021 U-M School of Nursing researchers awarded $5 million grant to study dual epidemics: There is increasing evidence that gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) experience dual epidemics of HIV and intimate partner violence (IPV), yet understanding of the pathways between IPV and HIV risk is limited for GBMSM.  Funded by the National Institute of Nursing...
Sep 16, 2021 Professor Christopher Friese named to National Cancer Advisory Board: President Biden has named Elizabeth Tone Hosmer Professor of Nursing Christopher Friese, Ph.D., R.N., among seven new members of the National Cancer Advisory Board.Friese is also the Professor of Health Management and Policy at the U-M School of Public Health and associate...
Sep 13, 2021 U-M BSN ranked No. 4 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report: The University of Michigan School of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program was ranked No. 4 in U.S. News & World Report’s first rankings of the nation’s top undergraduate nursing programs. U.S. News says it published BSN rankings for the first time this year due to the occupation’s...
Sep 13, 2021 Support impactful faculty projects during the U-M School of Nursing’s second annual We Dare Challenge: Together we decideFour weeks. One choice. Join the challengeFrom Friday, Oct.1, through Sunday, Oct. 31, the University of Michigan School of Nursing is issuing its second annual We Dare Challenge, giving those who value nurses a chance to collectively support three dynamic projects led...
Sep 10, 2021 U-M School of Nursing announces 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award winner: The University of Michigan School of Nursing and the school’s Distinguished Alumni Award Selection Committee are excited to announce Joyce (Beebe) Thompson, Dr.P.H., RN, CNM, FAAN, FACNM, as the winner of this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award.Thompson, who earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing...
Aug 19, 2021 U-M School of Nursing professor discusses women’s bladder health: If your bladder leaks when you cough, sneeze or laugh, or every time you come home–-even if you left 10 minutes ago––you’re not alone.It’s thought that 30%-50% of women will experience some sort of bladder issue by middle age. This problem worsens with age, but many women still hate talking about...
Jul 28, 2021 Many parents still believe boys are better, more competitive at sports than girls: Female Olympian handballers fined for playing in shorts instead of bikini bottoms. A female Paralympian told by a championship official that her shorts were “too short and inappropriate.” Olympic women gymnasts, tired of feeling sexualized, opted for full-length unitards instead of bikini-cut...
Jul 12, 2021 U-M School of Nursing creates Office of Health Equity and Inclusion: The University of Michigan School of Nursing has announced the creation of a new Office of Health Equity and Inclusion, which will be led by the school’s Chief Health and Academic Equity Officer, Rushika Patel, Ph.D.The new office will continue to advance academic diversity, equity and inclusion (...
Jun 24, 2021 U-M nursing, law collaboration aims to dispel myths about human trafficking: Most people have heard of human trafficking, but few can define it. Even experts in law enforcement and academia can have a hard time quantifying the problem.The new Human Trafficking Collaborative website, developed by faculty at the University of Michigan School of Nursing and the U-M...
Jun 23, 2021 U-M School of Nursing to hold student-led innovation event this fall: From Sept. 15 through Oct. 24, 2021, the University of Michigan School of Nursing will host Innovate 4 Change, an interdisciplinary innovation event featuring a hackathon and pitch competition. The event is being led by the school’s Student Innovation Ambassadors and supported by faculty mentors....
Jun 17, 2021 COVID-19 policy changes effective Monday, June 21, 2021: U-M Community:I want to call attention to the really great news for all of us who are, or will be, working in person on campus. The COVID-19 policy change described below is effective June 21 and applies to students, faculty, staff and guests on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses....
Jun 15, 2021 Pool of retired and nonworking emergency nurses could be recruited in a disaster: The COVID-19 pandemic fueled an acute, countrywide need for registered nurses, and this underscored the need for clear staffing plans and an assessment of what, exactly, the registered nursing workforce looks like.To that end, new research published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine by...
Jun 10, 2021 Pride Month 2021 Information and Resources : Pride Month is celebrated every June in tribute to those involved in the Stonewall Riots. In honor of LGBTQ+ History and Pride Month, take a few moments to explore resources and learn about the LGBTQ+ community at U-M and the School of Nursing.  The Spectrum Center at U-M is a...
Jun 03, 2021 2021 Global Summer Institute brings attendees from around the world together to explore sexual and reproductive health: The University of Michigan School of Nursing’s 2021 Global Summer Institute took place May 11 through 13 for the first time in a virtual format, drawing attendees from 30 countries.Focused on the theme of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights for All, this year’s agenda included presentations,...
May 28, 2021 Nurses Month 2021: A shared commitment to community health: A number of U-M School of Nursing faculty members are experts in community-focused practice and research, while many others have stepped into active roles helping communities in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Michigan and around the world, nurses are vital to the health and well-being of the...
May 27, 2021 U-M Nursing faculty partner with Henry Ford to bring a community approach to cancer research: Community engagement isn’t common practice in cancer research. When the Henry Ford Cancer Institute wanted to connect with their Detroit community on research to dramatically improve the representation of African Americans and other minorities in cancer clinical trials, they turned to experts at...
May 27, 2021 Assistant Professor Marie-Anne Rosemberg receives catalyst grant for project to protect nail salon workers: A new project led by U-M School of Nursing Assistant Professor Marie-Anne Sanon Rosemberg, Ph.D., RN, has been selected to receive funding through a Graham Sustainability Institute catalyst grant, which provides support for small-scale, collaborative, interdisciplinary sustainability research....
May 24, 2021 Five U-M School of Nursing faculty members earn promotions: Five School of Nursing faculty members were among the recommendations for promotion recently approved by the University of Michigan Board of Regents on Thursday, May 20.“Congratulations to these highly talented faculty members on this well-deserved recognition,” said Dean Patricia D. Hurn, Ph....
May 21, 2021 Dean Hurn appointed to lead U-M Working Group on Culture Change: President Mark Schlissel announced May 20 that a collaborative, systemic effort to bring about broad cultural change regarding community workplace norms and behaviors at the university would continue with the formation of a Working Group on Culture Change led by Patricia Hurn, dean of the School of...
May 18, 2021 Alum Stephanie Colton wins 2021 Nursing at Michigan Poster Day Award: New U-M School of Nursing graduate Stephanie Colton (DNP ’21), RN, AGACNP-BC,  has been recognized as the winner of the U-M School of Nursing Poster Award at the 2021 Nursing at Michigan Poster Day for her project, “Reduction of Pain in an Adult In-Patient Medicine Unit: Movement is Medicine...
May 17, 2021 Assistant Professor Lenette M. Jones joins nurse leader fellowship program at UC Davis nursing school: U-M School of Nursing Assistant Professor Lenette M. Jones, Ph.D., ACNS-BC, RN, is one of 10 nurse scientists accepted to the second cohort of the Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for Nurse Leaders and Innovators at the University of California, Davis. This fellowship program, funded by a $37.5 million...
May 07, 2021 Nurses Month 2021: Stories, strategies and perspectives on self-care: While nurses are most trusted professionals in the United States, research shows they are also among the most stressed. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought increased attention to the pressures of the nursing profession, but even before nurses’ sacrifices gained national recognition in the last year,...
Apr 29, 2021 The Art of Queer Health Sciences featured in new exhibition led by U-M School of Nursing staff member: “If our work as researchers took up space in the same way art does, that could help the people we work with feel seen. We expect communities to be vulnerable with us when participating in research, so why not also create a pipeline for creatives who exist in those communities to process that...
Apr 29, 2021 Celebrating Nurses Month at the U-M School of Nursing: Public trust in nurses does not waver — for 19 consecutive years and through the worst public health crisis in recent history, nursing has been ranked as the most trusted profession in the United States. That trust is well earned, as nurses are not only the face of health care on the front lines...
Apr 27, 2021 U-M School of Nursing announces 2021 DAISY Award winners: The University of Michigan School of Nursing has announced its 2021 DAISY Award winners, recognizing Clinical Instructor Karen Keune, Ed.D., MJ, BSN, RN, as the recipient of this year’s Extraordinary Nursing Faculty Award and Clinical Instructor Patricia Tillman-Meakins, Ph.D., ANP-BC, as the...
Apr 21, 2021 U-M School of Nursing recognizes advanced practice students during second annual White Coat Ceremony: The University of Michigan School of Nursing held its second annual White Coat Ceremony Friday, April 16, in a virtual event honoring nearly 50 graduate students as they make their transition to advanced clinical practice. For advanced practice students, receiving a white coat represents a...
Apr 21, 2021 Message to the community on the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial: All of us,I’m calling out our president’s and regents’ message, which I fully endorse. No verdict can change the pain, anger, yet hope, around the trial and all it could mean for the future. We have work ahead of us, for our students and patients. They deserve the best of our energies.Patricia D....
Apr 15, 2021 Suicide Risk Among U.S. Nurses and Physicians: There are roughly 3 million nurses working in the United States, making it the country’s largest health care workforce—85% of whom are women. According to a U-M School of Nursing study, female nurses are roughly twice as likely to commit suicide than the general female population and 70% more...
Apr 08, 2021 Two U-M School of Nursing students selected as IPE Innovation & Excellence awardees : At University of Michigan Health Professions Education Day on April 6, the 3rd-annual IPE Awards for Innovation and Excellence were presented. The awards honor students and faculty who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship, and/or leadership with regard to implementing and/or...
Apr 08, 2021 Research Day 2021 explores ‘Avenues of Impact’ in a virtual format: After pandemic precautions forced an abrupt cancelation last year, the University of Michigan School of Nursing held its 10th Research Day event April 5 and 6 on an all-new virtual platform. Research Day 2021: Avenues of Nursing Impact brought students, staff, faculty and alumni together to...
Mar 30, 2021 U-M School of Nursing graduate programs maintain top rankings: University of Michigan School of Nursing graduate programs continue to be recognized as some of the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, which recently released their rankings of the best graduate nursing schools for 2022.Overall, the U-M School of Nursing ranked as the 11th ...
Mar 29, 2021 Deans' Response to Regent Weiser's Remarks: All:Many of you are aware of the comments that Regent Ron Weiser made on Thursday at the North Oakland Republican Club meeting. All of these comments are unacceptable to our values as a school, and they had to be called out. His words are particularly unworthy of women leaders and of...
Mar 23, 2021 National Academies of Practice inducts Professor Cynthia Arslanian-Engoren: The National Academies of Practice (NAP) has announced the election of U-M School of Nursing Professor Cynthia Arslanian-Engoren, Ph.D., RN, ACNS-BC, FAHA, FNAP, FAAN, as a distinguished scholar in nursing and fellow. Dr. Arslanian-Engoren, who is also associate dean of faculty affairs...
Mar 17, 2021 Sigma Rho Chapter announces 2021 award recipients: The University of Michigan's Rho Chapter of the Sigma Nursing Honor Society recently announced the recipients of their 2021 awards, recognizing U-M School of Nursing faculty and students as well as Michigan Medicine nurses for their excellence and leadership in various categories. The...
Mar 10, 2021 Professors Ivo Dinov and Rob Stephenson elected honorary members of Sigma Theta Tau International: University of Michigan School of Nursing professors Ivo Dinov, Ph.D., and Rob Stephenson, Ph.D., have been unanimously elected as honorary members of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.Honorary status is conferred by Sigma’s board of directors on those who demonstrate...
Mar 10, 2021 Meet your instructor: Tina Leech, RN, MSN: Ms. Leech will discuss the basics of nursing health assessment during a mock lecture for admitted students at 3:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 18.After earning her bachelor’s degree in nursing, Clinical Instructor Tina Leech spent 22 years in the U.S. Army, holding a number of clinical and...
Mar 09, 2021 Majority of women can still give birth naturally if their water breaks early: About 11% of women who carry to term will experience prelabor rupture of membrane—a condition where the amniotic sac breaks open early, but labor doesn’t begin.Typically, when a woman’s water breaks but labor doesn’t start, labor is induced. But a new University of Michigan study found that...
Mar 04, 2021 Associate Professor Matthew Davis to receive U-M’s Henry Russel Award: Associate Professor of Nursing Matthew Davis, Ph.D., MPH, will receive a University of Michigan Henry Russel Award during the 96th Henry Russel Lecture on Tuesday, March 9. The award is the university’s highest honor for faculty members at the early to mid-stages of their careers.Davis, who is also...
Mar 03, 2021 Vaping marijuana associated with more symptoms of lung damage than vaping or smoking nicotine: Adolescents who vape cannabis are at greater risk for respiratory symptoms indicative of lung injury than teens who smoke cigarettes or marijuana, or vape nicotine, a new University of Michigan study suggests.The result challenges conventional wisdom about vaping nicotine, says the study’s...
Feb 26, 2021 As learners and volunteers, nursing students play an important role in the fight to conquer COVID-19 : Over the last year, University of Michigan School of Nursing students and faculty have both created and capitalized on new opportunities to apply their skills in a wide range of efforts to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control.Griffin Klaft and Maureen Luddy are seniors in U-M’s Bachelor of...
Feb 25, 2021 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...
Feb 23, 2021 Professor Rob Stephenson named chair of WHO Scientific and Technical Advisory Group for sexual and reproductive health: The U-M School of Nursing’s Sylvia S. Hacker Collegiate Professor of Nursing and Sexual Health Rob Stephenson, Ph.D., has been appointed chair of the World Health Organization’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Group for Sexual and Reproductive Health (STAG-SRH).Stephenson, who has been a member...
Feb 22, 2021 U-M School of Nursing announces Preceptor of the Year Awards: The University of Michigan School of Nursing’s Office of Practice and Professional Graduate Studies has announced the winners of the latest Preceptor of the Year Awards. These awards are given annually to individual preceptors and departments who have shown exceptional dedication to providing...