Panacea Summer 2020

This special digital-only edition focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic and how members of the University of Michigan School of Nursing community have helped lead response efforts in the clinical setting and elsewhere. In our Leadership Q&A, Dean Patricia D. Hurn discusses the challenges and opportunities for nurses and addresses how the school will continue its critical mission moving forward. We also take a look at how new emergency policies have made it easier to mobilize Michigan's nursing workforce, examine urgent and overdue strategies to protect U.S. health care workers and learn how one professor is using community-focused research to improve health for young Black men in Detroit.

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Poised

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.

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Q&A with Dean Patricia D. Hurn

 Dean Patricia D. Hurn discusses the challenges COVID-19 has pushed into the public eye and how nurses can lead efforts to transform the U.S. health care system.

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How a pandemic highlighted restrictions holding back Michigan’s nurses

In March, as Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s office was coordinating Michigan’s COVID-19 response, state officials relied on the expertise of Assistant Professor Deena Kelly Costa to inform policies that could improve nursing practice on the front lines.

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Community research to reshape health care for young Black men in Detroit

Over the last year, Assistant Professor Jade Burns has been leading community-centered research in Detroit as part of a dynamic effort to improve health education, access and outcomes for young Black men in urban communities.

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Ensuring protection for the front lines

In the early stages of the U.S. outbreak, Elizabeth Tone Hosmer Professor of Nursing Chris Friese reconvened with six colleagues from a 2018 National Academy of Medicine committee to issue an urgent plan of action. 

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Tweets, posts and notes

Members of our U-M School of Nursing family took to social media to congratulate the Class of 2020, honor nurses on the front lines and show support for one another during challenging times. 

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Alumni News

Recent updates and accomplishments from graduates of the U-M School of Nursing, including new alumni from the Class of 2020. 

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Faculty News and Accolades

Updates and accomplishments from U-M School of Nursing faculty, including grants, notable publications, new positions, awards and honors. 

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We Dare Challenge

We Dare Challenge

Coming September 2020

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