Panacea Winter 2020

The winter 2020 issue of Panacea is all about how "We Dare," exploring the theme of the U-M School of Nursing's new branding campaign. In our conversation with Dean Hurn, you'll learn more about what "We Dare" means for our community and find out how you can get involved. In our cover story, we shine the spotlight on Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, a 2008 BSN graduate whose passion for public policy helped her win an upset election in Illinois' 14th District and become a rising star in the Democratic Party. We also check in with some special students, share the accomplishments of faculty and alumni, and highlight a new innovation program that's coaching nurses to realize the true potential of their ideas.

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Congresswoman Lauren Underwood stands in the capital building

We Dare to Shape the Future

Before Lauren Underwood became the youngest African American woman in Congress, she was a University of Michigan nursing student with a clear vision. 

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Dean Hurn Portrait

Q&A with Dean Hurn

Dean Hurn discuss the introduction of U-M School of Nursing branding in 2020 and how its central theme, “We Dare,” is a unifying message for all members of our community.

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My Beginnings

U-M School of Nursing alumna Nutrena Tate shares a firsthand account of her journey as a nurse and the experiences that have shaped her accomplished career.

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Changing the Innovation Conversation 

A new program at the U-M School of Nursing aims to accelerate discovery and coach nurses to realize the true potential of their ideas.

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Teaching the ABCs of Prescription Drug Safery

When patients are prescribed potentially addictive medication, they often receive papers filled with complex language. The ABCs break this process down into simple steps.

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Support for Survivor Moms 

Survivor Moms' Companion is the first evidence-based, traumaspecific intervention created for pregnant women and new moms who have histories of sexual abuse and family violence.

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We Dare...

A new class of aspiring nurses includes two students pursuing their degrees together after 12 years of marriage. The Villavicencios are excited to take on nursing school as a team.

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