Global Summer Institute

Global Reproductive and Sexual Health Summer Institute

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Join us for UMSN's 2020 Summer Institute "Quality Reproductive Health Care: A Right for All"

  • May 7-8 Conference
  • May 11-15 Workshops

Offered by the University of Michigan School of Nursing, with faculty from across the health sciences, this third annual UMSN Summer Institute is designed to help participants gain a broad insight into contemporary issues in reproductive and sexual health. This short, intensive course will allow participants to gain the skills and knowledge to advance their inquiry in global reproductive and sexual health through a two-day conference followed by a five-day workshop. Participants may choose to attend the two-day conference only, or both the conference and the workshop.

Target Audience

The University of Michigan School of Nursing Summer Institute in Global Reproductive and Sexual Health is intended, but not limited to: nurses, midwives, social workers, physicians, junior faculty, post-doctoral fellows, researchers or investigators, the ministry of health personnel, non-governmental organization monitoring and evaluation staff, and others with an interest in global reproductive and sexual health and research.

2-day Conference

The two-day conference will focus on reproductive coercion, human trafficking, and gender-based violence with experts in the field presenting up-to-date research and practical clinical approaches to working with vulnerable populations.

5-day Workshop

Building on the content from the 2-day conference, this 5-day workshop will give participants an opportunity to develop beginning competencies in the design and evaluation of culturally and developmentally appropriate interventions to improve reproductive and sexual health across a multitude of settings.


  • Understand how to design impactful studies
  • Discuss different measurement aspects of a study
  • Understand the steps that are required when designing quantitative research studies
  • Describe the differences in quantitative research designs
  • Understand and articulate issues of reliability and validity
  • Explore the ethical issues associated with a range of research designs
  • Describe how to connect program objectives to key monitoring tasks
  • Develop a program monitoring plan with key essential components


Full agenda coming soon!


University of Michigan School of Nursing, 426 N. Ingalls Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Dates:  May 7-15, 2020

May 7-8:  Reproductive inequalities, morbidity and mortality, and reproductive choice

Title: Quality Reproductive Health Care: A Right for All

May 13-17 Workshop: Designing and evaluating culturally appropriate interventions to improve reproductive and sexual health

Title: Designing and Evaluating Culturally Appropriate Interventions to Improve Reproductive & Sexual Health

Registration opens October, 2019


For questions and more information, please email

Nursing Contact Hours

Michigan Medicine Professional Development & Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)  For information about receiving nursing contact hours contact


Coming soon.

Visitor Information

Visitor Information

Summer Institute participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and room and board. Below are helpful links as you make your plans. Ann Arbor is a vibrant small city with a lot of activity. The Summer Institute will be held at the School of Nursing, located at 426 N. Ingalls Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.

Air travel

The closest airport to Ann Arbor is Detroit-Metro Airport

Ground transportation

Greyhound bus service and Amtrak train service are available from U.S. and Canadian cities. Parking on campus is limited and we cannot offer on-site parking.


A complete list of Ann Arbor accommodations can be found at


Suggested Parking locations:


For those who require a visa, please check the requirements at your local Embassy or Consulate and the University's of Michigan's International Center. Contact us at with any questions. 

2019 Summer Institute 

Learn more about our 2019 Summer Institute.

2018 Summer Institute

Learn about our 2018 Summer Institute on Global Reproductive and Sexual Health.