Research Day

Research Day 2022: Perspectives on Health Equity

April 12-14, 2022

The intent of this theme is to bring to the table diverse voices that represent various experiences, roles and disciplines (i.e., teams) in addressing inequities that exist in health and health care. The mission of the University of Michigan School of Nursing is to advance health for all. Whether you are leading quality improvement initiatives in inpatient settings, developing new knowledge to improve health outcomes in a specific population, implementing strategies to address access barriers, or educating the next generation of nurses, you and your collaborators have a role in advancing health for all.

What's different about Research Day 2022?

This year’s event will remain 100% virtual. The event will feature live presentations from two plenary speakers and a live panel of experts as well as virtual blitz presentations.

To beat “online fatigue,” the event will occur over three days for about three hours per day.


Day one
Tuesday, April 12

Day two
Wednesday, April 13

Day three
Thursday, April 14

10:30 a.m.

Introduction to event and the three days; presentation awards

Moderators:  Drs. Barton and Veliz

10:00 a.m.

Introducing the day

Moderator:  Dr. Phil Veliz

Noon-1:10 p.m.

DEI plenary– Dr. Angela Richards-Eaglan, Associate Dean for Equity at Yale School of Nursing

Moderator:  Dr. Patricia Coleman Burns

11:00 a.m. -Noon

Suzanne H. Brouse Lecture– Dr. Larissa Larsen, Associate Professor and Chair of Urban and Regional Planning

Moderator:  Dr. Barton

10:15 a.m.-Noon

Panel Discussion– Dr. Mike O’Rourke Professor, Michigan State University, Dr. Sheria Robinson Lane, Assistant Professor UMSN, Dr. Massey Mutumba, Assistant Professor UMSN, Dr. Charles Yingling, Associate Dean for Professional Practice, Clinical Professor UMSN

1:20-2:20 p.m.

Blitz Presentation Session III.

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Blitz presentation Session I.

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Blitz presentation Session II.

2:45-4:00 p.m.

Optional session in-person:

Networking session in 426 North Ingalls

Co-hosts: Drs. Ploutz-Snyder and Veliz

About Research Day

Nursing research is at the core of advancing health care. As a champion of nursing research that has impact, the U-M School of Nursing organized an initiative in 2009 to bring together the nursing community for a day dedicated to research. The goal was not only to provide an additional forum for faculty but also 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, 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.

The event includes a poster session, panel discussion and the Suzanne H. Brouse Lecture. The Brouse Lecture is made possible through generous donation by Suzanne H. Brouse, Ph.D., RN, who received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Michigan in 1958.

2022 Research Day Committee Members

  • Debra L. Barton, Ph.D., FAAN, RN
  • Mike Brinich
  • Patricia W. Coleman-Burns, Ph.D., MA
  • Jacob Kuzma
  • Deborah Lee, Ph.D., FNP, ACNP-BC
  • Glen Marian
  • Barbara Medvec, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
  • Dorothy Nagle, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
  • Rushika Patel, Ph.D.
  • Robert J. Ploutz-Snyder, Ph.D., PStat®
  • Carri Polick, RN, Ph.D.(c)
  • Laura Prochnow, DNP, RN, CHSE
  • Denise M. Saint Arnault, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
  • Taylor Shaffer
  • Philip Veliz, Ph.D.
  • Colleen Zimmerman


2021 Research Day recap
Read more about the 2021 event, exploring ‘Avenues of Impact’ in a virtual format.

2019 Research Day recap
Read more about the 2019 event, focused on innovation at the interface of knowledge development and equitable care.

2018 Research Day recap
This event focused on the Science of Nursing Education.

2017 Research Day recap
Read more about the 2017 event, focused on the science of addiction, from risks to recovery.

2016 Research Day recap
Read more about the 2016 event, which kicked off a three-day U-M School of Nursing Symposium on Global Health: 125 Years of Research and Impact. 

2015 Research Day recap
Read more about the 2015 Dean's Research Day activities and poster winners and view photos. 

2014 Research Day recap
2014 DRD focused on "Learning on the Edge of Discovery."

2013  Research Day recap
2013 Dean's Research Day events, photos and poster winners.