Research Day

Research Day 2020 - Avenues of Nursing Impact

Given the recent information and recommendations from Federal, State and University leadership, we are announcing that this year’s School of Nursing Research Day event scheduled to occur on April 6, 2020 will be canceled.  

As such, it is no longer necessary to upload a PDF of your poster at this time.

This decision was not made lightly.  We have considered several other options, including temporarily postponing the event or running a digital-only event, but ultimately decided that the most reasonable decision at this time is to cancel the event and allow our research, teaching and learning communities to focus on their priorities at this time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at

About the event

Nursing research is at the core of advancing health care. As a champion of nursing research that has impact, the U-M School of Nursing organized an initiative in 2009 to bring together the nursing community for a day dedicated to research. The goal was not only to provide an additional forum for faculty; we also wanted to give students at all levels an opportunity to present their research, igniting and fueling their own research ambitions. Now an annual event at the school, Research Day remains a way for faculty, students, and university health care professionals to share the impact of their research, while hearing new perspectives and forging collaborative partnerships.

The event includes a poster session, a panel discussion, and the Suzanne H. Brouse Lecture. The Brouse Lecture is made possible through generous donation by Suzanne H. Brouse, Ph.D., RN, who received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Michigan in 1958.

2019 Research Day recap
Read more about the 2019 event, focused on innovation at the interface of knowledge development and equitable care.

2018 Research Day recap
This event focused on the Science of Nursing Education.

2017 Research Day recap
Read more about the 2017 event, focused on the science of addiction, from risks to recovery.

2016 Research Day recap
Read more about the 2016 event, which kicked off a three-day UMSN Symposium on Global Health: 125 Years of Research and Impact. 

2015 Research Day recap
Read more about 2015 Dean's Research Day activities and poster winners, plus photos

2014 Research Day recap
2014 DRD focused on "Learning on the Edge of Discovery"

2013  Research Day recap
2013 Dean's Research Day Events, Photos and Poster Winners