Winter 2021 Global Nursing Newsletter

In this digital edition of the University of Michigan School of Nursing Global Newsletter, we discuss the obstacles and opportunities of continuing global outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic while sharing the stories of faculty, alumni, friends and partners who have helped support our mission and strengthen global nursing education during a challenging year. 

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Supporting a sustainable future for research in Thailand 

 Supported by three successive grants from the National Institutes of Health’s Fogarty International Center, Professor Kathleen Potempa and a team of U-M School of Nursing faculty are leading efforts to strengthen research capacity in two Southeast Asian countries and build a framework for sustainable science surrounding noncommunicable diseases.

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Jody Lori

Leadership thoughts

Professor and Associate Dean for Global Affairs Jody Lori shares her perspectives on the past year, including lessons learned about the critical importance of global nursing practice and education, as well as opportunities and optimism moving forward in a post-pandemic world.

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Global immersion at home

Many students registered to travel abroad last spring and summer before international travel was suspended. Despite those challenges, students continued their global education through alternative programs that synthesized local and global health disparities.

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News from the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center

Learn about recent updates from the Collaborating Center at the U-M School of Nursing, including a new online resource to support nursing education, continuing projects and partnerships along with important contributions from students, faculty and staff.

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Vero Dzomeku

Reshaping maternity care in Ghana

 A U-M program for African scholars and partnerships with School of Nursing faculty have helped energize Veronica Dzomeku's research to reshape midwifery practice in Kumasi, Ghana, supported by an Emerging Leader Award from the National Institutes of Health’s Fogarty International Center.

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Sarah Warnez and colleagues in front of Uganda maternal ward

Alum's experience leads to new opportunity for DNP students

While pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, Sarah Warnez was determined to carry out her capstone project abroad. In the process, she helped lay the foundation for a newly designed global health concentration that's now available to students who share her passion.

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International Students 2020: 11 2019: 7 2018: 3

Facts & figures

While the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we engage and collaborate beyond our borders, it was still an exciting and accomplished year for global education at the U-M School of Nursing. Take a look at our 2020 recap by the numbers, which highlight an increased interest in global health and a growing body of international students. 

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News & notes

Read about updates from our faculty and partners at home and around the world, including recent retirements, exciting international research, faculty accomplishments and a new class of visiting scholars.

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Join us for the 2021 Summer Institute

This year's Global Summer Institute, "Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights for All" will take place virtually from May 11-13, exploring the intersection of research, practice and advocacy in local and global contexts.

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