Dean's Research Day

2015 Dean’s Research Day: "From Molecules to Community: The Science of Pain"

Date: Monday, March 30, 2015, from 12:00 pm – 4:40 pm. Reception to follow.
Location: U-M North Campus Research Complex (NCRC), Building 18 Dining Hall, 2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Registration: The event is free, but registration is required.
Nursing Continuing Education: Credits provided. See below.
Questions: Please email 
Getting There: There will be a parking attendant from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the structure directly across from Building 18 for those who choose to drive & do not have U-M parking permits (you will pay the attendant $10 for a daily permit).


Photo booth

Students, the DIY photo booth in the OSAMS lobby is now open. Create your own Pain Assessment Scale with the props we provide. Then, email your photo to and win a prize!

Keynote Address: The Fifth Annual Brouse Lecture

The Fifth Annual Brouse lecture and keynote address will be presented by Susan G. Dorsey, PhD, RN, FAAN. She is Associate Dean for Research at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Dr. Dorsey’s basic and translational program of research in the molecular, cellular and genetic mechanisms underlying the development and persistence of chronic pain has been continuously funded by the NIH and the American Pain Society. She is the principal investigator of the NINR P30-funded University of Maryland Center for Pain Studies. Her currently funded R01 supports pre-clinical mechanistic and interventional studies designed to identify new therapeutic targets that can be used to improve or ameliorate antiretroviral-associated neuropathic pain.
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.

Panel Presentation and Discussion

A panel of three experts will present their research and participate in discussion and Q&A session. Panelists are:

Poster Session

A poster session will showcase ongoing and recently completed studies on a variety of health science topics. Researchers will be available to discuss their studies. (For those who submitted abstracts: Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be on February 23, 2015, and final posters will be due on March 15, 2015.) 

Schedule of Events

12:00 - 12:30 Registration
12:30 - 1:00 Poster Viewing (30 min)
1:00 - 1:10 Welcome
1:10 - 2:10 Brouse Lecture (60 min)
2:10 - 2:25 Announcement of Winning Posters
2:25 - 2:30 Refreshment Break
2:30 - 3:00 Poster Viewing (30 min)
3:00 - 4:30 Research Presentations and Panel Discussion (90 min)
4:30 - 4:40 Closing
4:40 - 5:30 Reception

Continuing Education

University of Michigan Health System Professional Development & Education (OH-043, 03/01/16) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s commission on Accreditation.
3.5 nursing contact hours will be provided.


About the Event

Nursing research is at the core of advancing health care. As a champion of nursing research that has impact, Dean Student poster presentationsKathleen 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.