Research Day

Virtual Research Day 2021: Avenues for Nursing Impact

April 5-6, 2021

Event registration and submissions for brief research proposals coming soon!

This year’s theme celebrates the many ways faculty and staff contribute to advancing health.  It truly does take a team with different areas of expertise, different ways of understanding a problem, and a variety of philosophical and theoretical approaches. The Avenues for Impact are:

  • Patient-centered care
  • Policy and public engagement
  • Practice implementation and dissemination
  • Innovative digital and technical solutions

What's different about Research Day 2021?

  • This year’s event will be 100% virtual. The event will feature live presentations from two plenary speakers and a live panel of experts as well as virtual poster sessions.
  • To beat “online fatigue,” the event will occur over two half-days starting at 9 a.m. on both days and ending in the early afternoon. You can view our preliminary agenda below. Updates will be posted as they become available.


Day 1: Monday, April 5

  • 9-9:30 a.m. — Welcome and orientation to the event
  • 9:40 a.m.-Noon — Virtual poster sessions in four separate Zoom rooms, one per each "Avenue for Impact" with a live Q&A
  • Noon-1 p.m. — Tenth Annual Suzanne H. Brouse keynote lecture featuring Victoria L. Champion, Ph.D., FAAN
  • 1-1:30 p.m. —  Q&A with our keynote

Day 2: Tuesday, April 6

  • 10 a.m.- Noon — Virtual poster sessions in four separate Zoom rooms, one per each "Avenue for Impact" with a live Q&A
  • Noon-1 p.m. — Second invited plenary speaker Dr. Tiffany M. Montgomery, Ph.D., MSHP, RNC-OB, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Health and Equity, Drexel University
  • 1-2 p.m. — Poster award announcements: U-M School of Nursing Research Professor and Director of the Applied Biostatistics Laboratory and Data Management Core Robert J. Ploutz-Snyder, Ph.D.

About Research Day

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 but also 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, 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 degree 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