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Jun 27, 2022 U-M School of Nursing faculty honored for their work to grow simulation in nursing education internationally: Several University of Michigan School of Nursing faculty members were recently honored with an outstanding research poster award at the June 15-18 International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) conference for their poster, “Nurse faculty training needs and...
Jun 21, 2022 Study reveals hesitancy around effectiveness of using PrEP to prevent HIV among male to male partners : A recent study published in The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC) revealed there is hesitancy around the effectiveness of using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV among male to male partners.Sylvia S. Hacker Collegiate Professor of Nursing and Director for the...
Jun 02, 2022 Grant aims to create artificial intelligence algorithm to support continuity-based assignments of health care workers: University of Michigan School of Nursing Professor Olga Yakusheva, Ph.D. received a grant from the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality for her research project R01, A Quality and Cost Analysis of Interprofessional Team Continuity in ICUs.Yakusheva, who has worked closely with physicians and...
Jun 02, 2022 Healthcare Innovation Impact Program names new director : Clinical Assistant Professor Rhonda Schoville, Ph.D., MSBA, RN was recently named director of the Healthcare Innovation Impact Program (HiiP) effective June 1. With innovation as its core value, HiiP allows faculty, researchers and nursing students to collaborate and engage imaginatively to share...
Jun 01, 2022 Four U-M School of Nursing faculty members earn promotions: Four U-M School of Nursing faculty members were among the recommendations for promotion recently approved by the University of Michigan Board of Regents on Thursday, May 19. The faculty who earned promotions are listed below, along with their updated professional title at U-M.Lynae A. Darbes, Ph.D...
May 27, 2022 Record number of participants attend 2022 U-M School of Nursing Global Health Summer Institute: Women’s health has always been an important topic in health care, but specifics regarding care differ vastly on a global scale based on geographic, social and economic elements. Learning from researchers and experts gave participants of the 2022 U-M School of Nursing Global Health Summer Institute...
May 04, 2022 Faculty Q&A: Michigan limits reproductive health services that midwives, nurses can provide: Unlike other states, Michigan laws severely restrict the reproductive health services that midwives and advanced practice registered nurses can provide.Ruth Zielinski, professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing and nurse midwife, discusses the restrictions placed on APRNs and...
Apr 15, 2022 U-M School of Nursing’s Research Day 2022 explores ‘Perspectives on Health Equity’ with research blitz presentations from students: The U-M School of Nursing hosted its 11th Research Day on April 12-14 in a hybrid format, including virtual blitz presentations featuring research from students, faculty, staff and alumni. The 2022 theme focused on ‘Perspectives on Health Equity’ and brought together diverse voices...
Apr 05, 2022 Congresswoman Lauren Underwood named keynote speaker for U-M School of Nursing 2022 Spring Commencement : The University of Michigan School of Nursing will welcome Congresswoman Lauren Underwood as the keynote speaker for its 2022 Spring Commencement ceremony, which will take place on Saturday, Apr. 30 at Hill Auditorium.Congresswoman Underwood, a U-M School of Nursing alumna, serves Illinois’ 14th...
Apr 01, 2022 Sigma Rho Chapter announces 2022 award recipients: Sigma Rho Chapter Nursing Honor Society recently recognized several U-M School of Nursing faculty, students and Michigan Medicine nurses for outstanding service, leadership and excellence in various categories. The awards were presented on Sunday, March 27 at the Sigma Rho Chapter awards...
Mar 28, 2022 U-M School of Nursing rises in U.S. News & World Report 2023 Best Graduate School Rankings: The University of Michigan School of Nursing today announced its master’s program is ranked 8th in the latest release of the U.S. News & World Report 2023 Best Graduate School rankings, while its doctor of nursing practice program ranked 7th. The Nurse-midwifery program, which is not...
Mar 25, 2022 Innovate 4 Change awardees fill a critical gap in community maternal health education: In fall of 2021, the inaugural Innovate 4 Change event hosted by the U-M School of Nursing Student Innovation Ambassadors brought students from the U-M-Ann Arbor and U-M-Flint campuses together to develop innovative solutions to complex health care problems. The goal of the event was to highlight...
Mar 18, 2022 U-M Health again earns nursing’s highest honor through Magnet redesignation: University of Michigan Health nurses continue to be recognized as among the best in the nation, again receiving the highest honor in nursing.The American Nurses Credentialing Center announced on March 17 that U-M Health, of Michigan Medicine, achieved Magnet redesignation for the second time. The...
Mar 17, 2022 A third of new moms during early COVID had postpartum depression: New research from the U-M School of Nursing found that depression in new mothers rose considerably during the pandemic. Before COVID, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that 1 in 8 women experienced postpartum depression, and about 5-7% experienced major depressive symptoms,...
Mar 07, 2022 Crowdfunding helps pay the bills during cancer, but at a price: Crowdfunding has become a means for people with cancer to get help managing the financial impact of their disease. But while there’s relief in paying bills, a new study finds that it comes at a cost.U-M School of Nursing postdoctoral research fellow Lauren Ghazal, Ph.D., MS, FNP-BC, and a team...
Feb 24, 2022 More adults are falling every year, despite prevention efforts: Falls are a leading cause of hospitalization and institutionalization for older adults in the U.S. and fall prevention efforts are an important part of geriatric education and health.Yet, a new University of Michigan study found that despite prevention efforts, falls increase by about 1.5% annually...
Feb 17, 2022 Pandemic pregnancy: Increased anxiety, distress, but also a few surprise benefits: A new University of Michigan study found that moms who were pregnant and gave birth during the first six months of COVID-19 reported more distress and anxiety, but also some surprising benefits of enforced alone time, said first author Clayton Shuman, assistant professor at the U-M School of...
Feb 09, 2022 Domestic violence levels remained flat in Michigan during early pandemic, but abuse was worse: At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, media reports warned of skyrocketing domestic violence.While the overall prevalence of domestic violence in Michigan didn’t increase, survivors of intimate partner violence experienced new, more frequent or more severe violence during the early months of...
Feb 07, 2022 Community research to reshape health care for young Black men in Detroit: Written by: Alex BienkowskiOver the last year, Assistant Professor Jade Burns, Ph.D., RN, CPNP-PC, has been leading community-centered research in Detroit as part of a dynamic project to improve health education, access and outcomes for young Black men in urban communities.Before COVID-19, her...
Feb 07, 2022 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 (...
Feb 07, 2022 Healthcare's Great Communicators: In a recent study, Assistant Professor Sheria Robinson-Lane, Ph.D., RN, MHA, and her team showed that Black COVID-19 patients received less medical follow-up, longer delays returning to work and higher rates of hospital readmissions. The findings come from the kind of research Robinson-Lane has...
Feb 07, 2022 Building Health through Housing Sustainability : Written by Jaime Meyers, read the original story in the Summer 2019 edition of Panacea. It may be common sense to most health care professionals that safe, stable housing is a social determinant of health. However, supporting science is only nascent. Two UMSN faculty members are leading...
Feb 07, 2022 The Road to Maternal Health : Read the original story in the Summer 2018 edition of Panacea. Imagine labor begins and you are at home, miles away from a health facility. Now imagine a complication. Rather than calling 911, your attendant has to send a neighbor to find your husband who is working in a field 30 minutes...
Feb 07, 2022 Maternity health care workers expressed anguish, questioned roles early in pandemic: In general, the challenges of being a health care provider and the risks for potential COVID-19 infection are acknowledged, but it’s less clear how COVID risk mitigation strategies in hospitals impact maternity health care workers.To that end, researchers from the University of Michigan School of...
Feb 07, 2022 The Pandemic Has Made Many Seniors Less Active: A University of Michigan team surveyed about 2,000 American adults aged 50 to 80 in early 2021, asking about their activity levels.It found that almost 40 percent of those over 65 reported both reduced physical activity and less daily time spent on their feet since the start of the...
Jan 24, 2022 Lockdowns during early pandemic saved lives, but not a go-to strategy moving forward: The U.S. pandemic lockdown in 2020 caused a $2.3 trillion economic downturn and split the nation politically, and now some European nations are locking down again as Omicron surges through the global population.But do these drastic measures save lives? Are they worth massive job and income losses?A...
Jan 21, 2022 Neonatal hospitalization leaves parents feeling isolated, separated during pandemic: Emotional exhaustion, isolation and “nonsensical” visitor and other hospital policies contributed to parents of children hospitalized in neonatal intensive care units feeling less satisfied with care during the early days of COVID-19.Research from the University of Michigan School of Nursing,...
Jan 12, 2022 Vaccine mandate will likely have little impact on health care worker staffing shortage: The U.S. Supreme Court is weighing challenges to a Biden administration vaccine mandate that requires eligible employees in Medicare or Medicaid-funded facilities to get vaccinated or receive an exemption.The law takes effect Jan. 27 in 25 states including Michigan–the other 25 states have...
Jan 05, 2022 Prescription drug misuse later in life greatly increases risk for substance use disorder: Nearly half of people in a large U.S. study reported misusing prescription drugs between ages 18-50, which made them more likely to develop substance use disorder symptoms as adults––especially those whose misuse peaked later in life.The new study from University of Michigan School of Nursing...
Dec 23, 2021 New learning tool: Click a button and dive under the skin of chemotherapy patients: A team of faculty from the University of Michigan Center of Academic Innovation, School of Nursing and College of Pharmacy designed an innovative way to teach nursing and pharmacy students about the intricacies of chemotherapy.Led by Michelle Aebersold, clinical professor of nursing, the group...
Nov 23, 2021 Preparing Nursing's Leaders and Best: The University of Michigan School of Nursing’s graduate degrees prepare today’s nurses for impactful careers in advanced clinical practice, groundbreaking research and data-driven executive leadership. Our Master’s of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree programs are...
Nov 17, 2021 U-M School of Nursing Introduces a New Prescription Drug Safety Toolkit for Providers and the General Public: The University of Michigan School of Nursing announces the introduction of the ABCs Prescription Drug Safety Toolkit, a “must have” resource for educating patients, and the general public, about the proper use, risks, and disposal of prescription medications, especially those that can become...
Nov 09, 2021 Virtual Education for Veterans Health : Supported by a $72,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Clinical Professor Michelle Aebersold, Ph.D., RN, CHSE, FAAN, Clinical Assistant Professor Deb Lee, Ph.D., FNP, ACNP-BC and retired Brigadier General Carol Ann Fausone (BSN ’75) are using immersive technology to...
Nov 09, 2021 Alum's Endowed Scholarship Helps Michigan Nurses Effect Change: Since 2005, the Denise Shough Jacob Endowed Scholarship has provided financial support for first-generation students from Detroit, opening new doors for a diverse group of Michigan Nurses and empowering a push for more equitable health care in underserved communities.The full-ride scholarship was...
Nov 09, 2021 Q&A with Dean Hurn: Julia Cooney (JC): Since you became dean of the U-M School of Nursing, you have made innovation one of the primary focuses for the School. What outlets are there for students and faculty to develop more as innovators?Dean Patricia Hurn (PH): I want innovation to become part of nursing’s identity,...
Nov 09, 2021 U-M researcher awarded $1.85 million grant from National Institute on Drug Abuse: U-M School of Nursing Associate Professor Terri Voepel-Lewis, Ph.D. RN was awarded a $1.85 million grant by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to support a research project aimed at explaining how complex symptoms and other influences (family and environment) contribute to risky self-...
Nov 09, 2021 FDA awards $1.487 million grant to U-M School of Nursing professor studying stimulant use disorder trajectories: U-M School of Nursing Professor and Director, Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health (DASH) Sean Esteban McCabe, Ph.D., was awarded a $1,487,081 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. McCabe’s project titled, “A Mosaic Approach for Understanding Stimulant Use, Misuse and...
Nov 09, 2021 How to Save a Life: During a meeting of the U-M Student Nurses Association her first semester on campus, Zick joined the bone marrow donor registry through Be The Match, the National Marrow Donor Program. “It can't hurt to sign up,” Zick thought. “They sent a cheek swab to my dorm, I sent it back and then didn’t think...
Nov 09, 2021 Making a Difference for Small-Town Care: “Just because you’re from a small town doesn’t mean you deserve less.” That mindset has motivated alumna Ashley Tupper (MSN ’14) throughout her nursing career, leading her to the U-M School of Nursing and her very own family practice in Newcastle, Wyoming.Tupper grew up in the small farming...
Nov 04, 2021 Nursing center eyes reusing simulated learning materials: As various units work to advance the University of Michigan’s commitment to carbon neutrality, the School of Nursing’s Clinical Learning Center (CLC) is leading a new approach to waste reduction that it hopes may expand within and beyond the nursing field.Proponents see the effort as...
Nov 04, 2021 Donors cast votes to award financial support for use of more augemented reality in nursing education : The University of Michigan School of Nursing’s We Dare Challenge saw 62 donors contribute $5,460 during the month of October to support faculty-led projects. On Nov. 1, donors took part in a livestream event to learn more about the three faculty groups vying to receive those funds and vote on a...
Oct 26, 2021 U-M School of Nursing student-led hackathon awards $7,250 in financial support for innovation in health care: The inaugural Innovate 4 Change hackathon, the University of Michigan’s first hackathon hosted by nursing students, concluded on October 24 with five interdisciplinary student teams being awarded a total of $7,250 in financial support to move their innovation projects forward. The five project...
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...