Global Health

2020 U-M School of Nursing Global Fair

November 16 – 20

This Virtual Global Fair is to display nursing student and faculty global engagement and reflections on your own time and to understand how you can get involved with global health projects and programs through live, interactive sessions. Explore the showcase and register for as many live sessions as you wish.

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Faculty, staff, students and all members of the U-M School of Nursing community can visit the university's Public Affairs web page for news, updates and comprehensive information related to the COVID-19 virus. If you have questions, please contact Jody Lori, Professor & Associate Dean for Global Affairs Director or Beste Erel Windes, Academic Program Manager and Advisor for the Global Health and Study Abroad Programs or call 734-936-2705.


At the University of Michigan, nursing practice and global outreach begin on campus and extend around the world. We believe that global health is everywhere, abroad and in communities at home. That’s why U-M School of Nursing faculty members and students engage in outreach through their practice, research and education.

The U-M School of Nursing Office of Global Affairs Winter 2019 newsletter is now available. Read the newsletter.

Outreach through practice

Clinical practice is an integral component of the U-M School of Nursing’s mission. A significant number of faculty members maintain an active nursing practice. Because of their engagement in this ever-evolving field, they are uniquely situated to help advance the nursing profession through the integration of practice, research and education, and to model expert, innovative nursing care. The practice initiatives page shows the local and global locations where U-M School of Nursing faculty practice.

Maternal health

Clinical practice and global work come together in the work faculty and students do to improve maternity care in different parts of the world. Dr. Jody Lori, associate dean for global affairs, works in Liberia and Zambia to improve maternal mortality rates, and the University of Michigan is a partner with Merck for Mothers in the Maternity Waiting Homes Alliance.