Dean's Research Day
About the Event
Nursing research is at the core of advancing health care. As a champion of nursing research that has impact, Dean Kathleen Potempa organized an initiative in 2009 to bring together the U-M nursing community for a day dedicated to nursing research. Dean Potempa's goal was not only to provide an additional forum for faculty; she 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, Dean's Research Day remains a way for faculty, students, and university health care professionals to share the impact of their research, hearing new perspectives and forging collaborative partnerships.
What: Dean's Research Day
Included: Brouse Lecture and Feetham Professorship Inauguration Ceremony
When: Friday, April 5, 2013, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: U-M North Campus Research Complex (NCRC)
2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI
Who: Hosted by the University of Michigan School of Nursing
The 2013 Dean's Lecture and Research Day focused on Improving Family Health Through Practice-Changing Research.
In addition to presentations from faculty, students, and nurse clinicians about the results of ongoing and completed research, the School of Nursing was delighted to have Janet A. Deatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor of Nursing and Co-Director of the Center for Health Equity Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing present the 2013 Suzanne H. Brouse Lecture entitled Families and Chronic Illness: The Ties that Bind.
Suzanne Bellinger Feetham Professorship Inauguration
Following the Brouse Lecture, Dean's Research Day continued with the inauguration of the newly endowed Suzanne Bellinger Feetham Professorship established by distinguished alumna Suzanne Feetham, PhD, RN, FAAN (BSN 1962) and her husband, Terry (BSE 1961, MBA 1962). The Feetham Professorship provides the School of Nursing with a vital resource for attracting top faculty; in particular, it supports a promising scientist and scholar to teach and mentor students while simultaneously developing a program of research. Dr. MinKyoung Song, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, was honored as the first Feetham Professor of Nursing.
Images from the 2013 Dean's Research Day