DEI Dialogues, Trainings and Events

The University of Michigan School of Nursing is committed to meeting the needs of all students, faculty and staff. DEI training opportunities and events at the U-M School of Nursing will be listed here as they are made available.

Upcoming Events

U-M DEI events and trainings can also be found through U-M DEI Courses and Trainings and U-M Organizational Learning.



U-M School of Nursing OHEI presents Dr. Judith Heumann

Judith Heumann is a lifelong advocate for the rights of disabled people. She contracted polio in 1949 and was denied the right to attend school because she was a "fire hazard" at the age of five. She is now an internationally recognized leader in the disability rights community, featured in Netflix's "Crip Camp" documentary, and author of “Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist". Ms. Heumann has shaped significant disability rights legislation, particularly as a member of the US State Department during the Obama Administration, serving as Special Advisor for International Disability Rights. In addition to 6 honorary doctorate degrees, Judy Heumann graduated from Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY in 1969 and received her Master’s in Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley in 1975.

Dr. Margaret Moss, presented by the U-M School of Nursing OHEI

Dr. Margaret Moss, Ph.D., JD, RN, FAAN, is a prominent American Indian nurse scientist who lives in the shadow of tragedy. American Indians, she notes, have shorter life expectancies than other Americans and experience disproportionately high rates of death from diseases such as cirrhosis and diabetes, motor vehicle accidents and other unintentional injuries and assault, homicide, and suicide, according to the Indian Health Service, the federal health program for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Dr. Ed Yackel, presented by the U-M School of Nursing OHEI

U-M School of Nursing alum Dr. Ed Yackel, DNP, FNP-C, F AANP, shares his journey through the nursing field from his military career perspective.


Inclusive Care for Transgender Clients

The LGBTQ+ Nursing Leadership Society discusses the new and innovative ways we can provide care for and support transgender patients.


Q&A with Dr. Joneigh Khaldun

The U-M School of Nursing virtually hosted Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy Director for Health and Human Services for the State of Michigan.


Discussion with Dr. Claire Valderama-Wallace

Claire Valderama-Wallace, Ph.D., MPH, RN presents "Reckoning with the Racism and Colonialism of Nursing Education to Move Towards Health Equity and Healing"

Disparities in Transgender Healthcare

Dr. Rachel Levine, Secretary of Health for the State of Pennsylvania leads a conversation on rights and equity for sexual and gender minority populations, COVID-19 and the need for science based policy, opioids and more.

A discussion with Dr. Martha Dawson, President of National Black Nurses Association

Dr. Martha Dawson shared her pearls of wisdom including expert insight on the issues, challenges and successes facing the organization and Black Americans throughout the nursing profession and healthcare industry.

Support Men in Nursing

U-M School of Nursing student leaders Josiah Ratts and Neal Hautz moderate a panel and interactive session celebrating the launch of the Men in Nursing initiative.