Wayne State University

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Wayne State University Student Center  - 5221 Gullen Mall 

Ballroom, 2nd Floor, WSU Student Center  

8:00 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast  

9:00 a.m. Welcome 
Laurie M. Lauzon Clabo, Ph.D., RN, Dean and Professor 

9:05 a.m. Introduction of Opening Speaker 
April Hazard Vallerand, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Associate Dean for Research, Director of the Ph.D. Program, College of Nursing Alumni Endowed Professor, WSU College of Nursing 

9:15 a.m. Opening Keynote Speaker 
Sandra Millon Underwood, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Renowned expert on cancer and health disparities and urban communities presents: Promoting Health and Disease Prevention and Affecting Positive Change with Urban Communities: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Nurse Educators, Clinicians, Scientists and Advocates.

10:30 a.m. Break  

11:00 a.m. Panel Discussion: Developing Research Partnerships to Link Communities to Care. This panel discussion will address learning from and partnering with community leaders in urban health. Successful community partnerships are formed through careful listening, asking a community about its needs, and development of a community advisory board.  

  • Kate Kohn-Parrot, M.B.A., President and CEO, Greater Detroit Area Health Council  

  • Phyllis Meadows, Ph.D., RN, Senior Fellow, Kresge Foundation  

  • Ramona Benkert, Ph.D., ANP-BC, FAANP, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs, Wayne State University College of Nursing and Co-Director Michigan Area Health Education Center (AHEC)   

Ballroom and Auditorium, 2nd Floor, WSU Student Center  

12:00 p.m. Lunch (ballroom) and Research Posters (auditorium)

Rooms Hillberry Rooms A, B, and C, 2nd Floor, WSU Student Center  

1:45 p.m. Faculty research breakout sessions: Local perspectives on urban health and community.  

  • Hillberry Room A: Environmental Determinants and Respiratory Health in Vulnerable Urban Populations, Helene Krouse, Ph.D., ANP-BC, CORLN, FAAN, Professor, WSU College of Nursing 

  • Hillberry Room B: Developing Interventions to Improve Function in African Americans with Pain, April Vallerand, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Associate Dean for Research, Director of the Ph.D. Program, College of Nursing Alumni Endowed Professor, WSU College of Nursing 

  • Hillberry Room C: Growing the Science of Palliative Care Research for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer through Ph.D. and D.N.P. Collaboration, Cynthia Bell, Ph.D., RN, Assistant Professor, & Jessica Diver, D.N.P., CPNP-AC, Instructor (Clinical), WSU College of Nursing

2:45 p.m. Break  

Ballroom, 2nd Floor, WSU Student Center  

3:15 p.m. WSU College of Nursing Alumna of the Year Award 
Cynthia Taueg, D.H.A., M.P.H., B.S.N. '71, Vice President, Community Based Health Services and President, St. John Community Health Investment Corporation 

3:30 p.m. Sigma Theta Tau International—Lambda research grant awards 

3:45 p.m. Closing Keynote Speaker 
Phyllis Sharps, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Associate Dean, Community Programs and Initiatives, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. A nationally recognized innovator and nurse scientist on understanding domestic violence differences in rural versus urban communities presents, Lessons Learned From the RCT Domestic Violence Enhanced Home Visitation (DOVE) Intervention Trial: Urban and Rural Perspectives.  

4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks 
April Hazard Vallerand, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Associate Dean for Research, Director of the Ph.D. Program, College of Nursing Alumni Endowed Professor, WSU College of Nursing