Research Day

Research Day 2022: Perspectives on Health Equity

April 12-14, 2022

The intent of this theme is to bring to the table diverse voices that represent various experiences, roles and disciplines (i.e., teams) in addressing inequities that exist in health and health care. The mission of the University of Michigan School of Nursing is to advance health for all. Whether you are leading quality improvement initiatives in inpatient settings, developing new knowledge to improve health outcomes in a specific population, implementing strategies to address access barriers, or educating the next generation of nurses, you and your collaborators have a role in advancing health for all.

What's different about Research Day 2022?

Each day begins with the same link and password for the plenary talks. The blitz presentation tracks have a unique link and password for each day. See the separate daily schedule for the complete information.


Day one
Tuesday, April 12

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Passcode: 934854

Day two
Wednesday, April 13

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Day three
Thursday, April 14

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10:30 a.m.

Introduction to event and the three days; presentation awards

Moderators:  Dr. Debra Barton and Dr. Phil Veliz

10:00 a.m.

Introducing the day

Moderator:  Dr. Phil Veliz

Noon-1:10 p.m.

DEI plenary speaker– Dr. Angela Richard-Eaglin, Associate Dean for Equity at Yale School of Nursing

Moderator:  Dr. Patricia Coleman-Burns who will introduce the day and the plenary session.

Objective: Discuss two examples of how cultural intelligence impacts the advancement of health equity.

There will be a “watch party” for this presentation in room 1222 in the 400 North Ingalls Building. For community watching, anyone is welcome to gather in that room.

11:00 a.m. -Noon

Suzanne H. Brouse Lecture– Dr. Larissa Larsen, Associate Professor and Chair of Urban and Regional Planning


  1. Provide one example of an area-based program and policy that shapes the built environment.
  2. Describe how we can use the social determinants of health as conceptual linkages between health care providers and urban planners and local decision-makers

Moderator:  Dr. Debra Barton

10:15 a.m.-Noon

Panel Discussion– Leveraging Diverse Voices for Health Equity

Speakers: Dr. Mike O’Rourke Professor, Michigan State University, Dr. Sheria Robinson Lane, Assistant Professor U-M School of Nursing, Dr. Massey Mutumba, Assistant Professor U-M School of Nursing, Dr. Charles Yingling, Associate Dean for Professional Practice, Clinical Professor U-M School of Nursing


  1. Describe the role of collaboration in health equity practice and/or research
  2. List two strategies related to effective collaborative communication

Moderators:  Dr. Debra Barton to introduce panel then Dr. O’Rourke to moderate the panel

1:20-2:20 p.m.

Blitz Presentation Session III


  1. Addressing Health Equity 
  2. Impacting Care Delivery or Provider Outcomes 
  3. Impacting Patient Outcomes 
  4. Integrating Evidence-Based Practice 

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12:15-1:15 p.m.

Blitz presentation Session I


  1. Addressing Health Equity 
  2. Integrating Evidence-Based Practice 
  3. Impacting Care Delivery or Provider Outcomes 

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12:15-1:15 p.m.

Blitz presentation Session II


  1. Understanding the patient/population experience 
  2. Impacting Patient Outcomes 
  3. Innovative care  solutions 

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2:45-4:00 p.m.

Optional session in-person:

Networking session in 426 North Ingalls, room 1240/1250

Co-hosts: Dr. Rob Ploutz-Snyder and Dr. Phil Veliz

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.

2022 Research Day Committee Members

  • Debra L. Barton, Ph.D., FAAN, RN
  • Mike Brinich
  • Patricia W. Coleman-Burns, Ph.D., MA
  • Jacob Kuzma
  • Deborah Lee, Ph.D., FNP, ACNP-BC
  • Glen Marian
  • Barbara Medvec, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
  • Dorothy Nagle, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
  • Rushika Patel, Ph.D.
  • Robert J. Ploutz-Snyder, Ph.D., PStat®
  • Carri Polick, RN, Ph.D.(c)
  • Laura Prochnow, DNP, RN, CHSE
  • Denise M. Saint Arnault, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
  • Taylor Shaffer
  • Philip Veliz, Ph.D.
  • Colleen Zimmerman


2021 Research Day recap
Read more about the 2021 event, exploring ‘Avenues of Impact’ in a virtual format.

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 U-M School of Nursing Symposium on Global Health: 125 Years of Research and Impact. 

2015 Research Day recap
Read more about the 2015 Dean's Research Day activities and poster winners and view 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.