Research Day

Research Day 2023: Research and Practice in Healthcare Post-2020

April 3-4, 2023

Whether you are leading quality improvement in clinical settings, developing new knowledge to improve health outcomes, implementing strategies to address healthcare access barriers, or educating the next generation of nurses, the Covid-19 pandemic probably affected how you execute your scholarship.  This year's theme invites you to rethink research, clinical practice, and scholarship post-2020. How did the pandemic affect your science, and how is Nursing uniquely positioned to advance health care for all in this new era. . Join us to share your experiences and findings


What's different about Research Day 2023?

This year’s event will be two full days of presentations and interactions rather than three half-days.  The event will take place in person in a hybrid format, enabling remote attendance at the invited plenary talks for our distant colleagues.  While all the plenary talks will be in person, we will continue to showcase research presentations over Zoom. However, this year, these 5-minute presentations will be conducted live, rather than via pre-recorded presentations, with an option for pre-recordings for undergraduate students.


Research and practice in healthcare take many different forms, but all of them--from quality improvement and knowledge production to policy implementation and nursing education—have been affected by the dramatic social, political, and cultural changes of the past two years. While this decade has heralded unimaginable challenges to the healthcare field, it has also witnessed unprecedented innovation and adaptation. Our theme this year invites you to think about how your research, service, clinical practice, and scholarship have changed in the post-2020 era. Share your experiences and insights into how recent events--whether it be the COVID-19 pandemic, the fall of Roe, or escalating climate change--have shaped your science and how Nursing is poised to advance healthcare for all in this new decade. 


Please note that new content for Research Day 2023 will be added as details become available.


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

  • Phil Veliz (Chair)

    Hala Darwish (Co-Chair)

    Sarah Stoddard (Ph.D Program Faculty Member)

    Elizabeth Duffy (DNP Program Faculty Member)

    Michelle Pardee (Master’s Program Faculty Member)

    Nadia Charania (Undergraduate Program Faculty Member)

    Patricia Coleman-Burns (DEI Faculty Representative)

    Rushika Patel (DEI Office)

    Barb Medvec (Masters/LAI/Clinical Representative)

    Mike Brinich (Communications & Marketing)

    Coreen Abston (Alumni Relations)

    Jared Whitfield (UMSN-IT)

    Dorothy Nagel (Continuing Education Liaison)

    Rob Ploutz-Snyder (Research Office)

    Thea Senger (Ph.D. Student Representative)

    Sandy Arena (Undergraduate Best-Presentation Award Winner, 2022



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.