Dean's Research Day


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Dean's Research Day will be held Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

Poster Session:
Dean's Research day includes a poster session on the global impact of research. All researchers are encouraged to submit a poster abstract for consideration.

The deadline for abstract submission is January 11, 2016. 


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Keynote Address: The Sixth Annual Brouse Lecture

The Sixth Annual Brouse lecture and keynote address will be presented by Tonda Hughes, PhD, RN, FAAN.  Dr. Hughes has a distinguished career focusing on women’s mental health and substance use (total funding exceeding $20 million USD). She is well known for her ground breaking work related to chemically dependent nurses. Her pioneering studies on the predictors and consequences of alcohol use among sexual minority women have received continuous funding since 1999 from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and other sources and have grown into the world’s longest running longitudinal study of alcohol use and health among sexual minority women. 

The Annual Brouse Lecture is made possible through generous donation by Suzanne H. Brouse, PhD, RN, who received her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Michigan in 1958.


Poster Session

A poster session will showcase ongoing and recently completed studies on a variety of health science topics.


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 nursing community for a day dedicated to 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, while hearing new perspectives and forging collaborative partnerships.


2015 Dean's Research Day Recap
Read more about 2015 Dean's Research Day activities and poster winners, plus photos

2014 Dean's Research Day Recap
2013 Dean's Research Day Recap