HiiP Innovations in the News

The U-M School of Nursing has had several of its innovations featured in print publications and broadcast media:


Two nursing students wearing masks with baby supplies

Innovate 4 Change Awardees Fill a Critical Gap in Community Maternal Health Education

Utilizing prize winnings from the Johnson & Johnson Health Equity Award and support from the Health Care Professional Team from Pampers, Warm Up America!, U-M-Flint faculty and the U-M School of Nursing Healthcare Innovation Impact Program, U-M-Flint nursing students Jessica Carrasco and Brenna James compiled supplies for new mothers and developed a 25-page tailored educational and resource guide to send home with new parents, in addition to other resources provided by Pampers. 

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U-M Nursing student-led hackathon awards $7,250 in financial support for innovation in health care

The inaugural Innovate 4 Change hackathon, the University of Michigan’s first hackathon hosted by nursing students, concluded on October 24 with five interdisciplinary student teams being awarded a total of $7,250 in financial support to move their innovation projects forward. In total, seven teams ranging in size from two to seven participants joined in the pitch event representing nursing, engineering, public health, dentistry, information science, data science, health informatics and business.

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Michelle Munro-Kramer and Bridgette Carr at launch event

U-M nursing, law collaboration aims to dispel myths about human trafficking

Michelle Munro-Kramer, the Suzanne Bellinger Feethan Professor of Nursing at the School of Nursing, and Bridgette Carr, an associate dean and director of the Human Trafficking Clinic at the Law School, developed the the new Human Trafficking Collaborative website for those who would like to learn more about human trafficking. 

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Betty Irene Moore Fellowship Lenette Jones

Assistant Professor Lenette M. Jones joins nurse leader fellowship program at UC Davis nursing school

U-M School of Nursing Assistant Professor Lenette M. Jones, Ph.D., ACNS-BC, RN, is one of 10 nurse scientists accepted to the second cohort of the Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for Nurse Leaders and Innovators at the University of California, Davis. This fellowship program, funded by a $37.5 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, recognizes early- to mid-career nursing scholars and innovators with a high potential to accelerate leadership in nursing research, practice, education, policy and entrepreneurship.

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Becky Cherney with Innovation Award

Alumna receives American Nurses Association's 2021 Innovation Award

U-M School of Nursing alumna Becky Cherney (BSN ’12) received the American Nurses Association’s 2021 Innovation Award for her work creating TrachTrail™, the first comprehensive, standardized adult tracheostomy care education program of its kind. Cherney, a staff nurse and evidence-based practice fellow in Michigan Medicine’s 8D Intermediate Care Unit, developed TrachTrail™ as a toolkit to bridge adult tracheostomy education from hospital to home for nurses, patients and caregivers.

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Robinsone Lane

A nursing innovation to connect caregivers

Assistant Professor Sheria Robinson-Lane is a nurse, educator, gerontologist and renowned expert in her field. But she now finds herself in the world of software development,  working to create a smartphone application that can improve the lives of dementia caregivers.

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Nursing alumni build nationwide network to bring face shields to the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic

Weeks ago, as the COVID-19 pandemic began to take hold in Michigan, Becky Cherney (BSN ’12) went to the grocery store and saw customers crowding the aisles while employees worked without masks or protective gear. Weeks later, she and fellow alumnus Kevin Leeser (BSN ’13) have built a national network of volunteers that’s helped deliver more than 10,000 face shields to frontline health care workers, first responders and other essential personnel throughout Michigan and across the United States.

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ABCs of Prescription Drug Safety

Teaching the ABCs of Prescription Drug Safety

Over six million people in the United States misuse addictive medications. Carol Boyd, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, spent years trying to develop the ABCs of Prescription Drug Safety to address this public health crisis, but she struggled to get her idea off the ground. The Healthcare Innovation Impact Program helped her find a new way to get this educational intervention into the right hands.

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Curbing an epidemic: U-M nursing professor trains an army to battle opioid overdoses

Communities are learning how to stop opioid overdoses through a U-M School of Nursing training program.

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Changing the innovation conversation

A new program at the U-M School of Nursing aims to accelerate discovery and coach nurses to realize the true potential of their ideas.

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The ABCs of Prescription Drug Safety

When patients are prescribed potentially addictive medication, they often receive papers filled with complex language. The ABCs break this process down into simple steps.

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Support for survivor moms

Survivor Moms' Companion is the first evidence-based, trauma-specific intervention created for pregnant women and new moms who have histories of sexual abuse and family violence.

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