Wayne State University

Contemporary Issues in Urban Health: Contributions from Nursing Science

April 12, 2017, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Presented by
The College of Nursing, Wayne State University

This one-day conference will examine how social and environmental factors interact to affect health outcomes in vulnerable, underserved populations from a nursing perspective.


Two keynote speakers, both nurse scientists, will present their findings. The first is a renowned expert on cancer and health disparities and urban communities and the second is a nationally recognized innovator on understanding domestic violence differences in rural versus urban communities:

  • Opening Keynote: Sandra Millon-Underwood, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Closing Keynote: Phyllis Sharps, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Associate Dean, Community Programs and Initiatives from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

In addition, a panel comprised of local community leaders members and nursing faculty will discuss learning from and partnering with communities in urban health. Choose a break-out session for additional learning and engagement opportunities where WSU Nursing faculty will share findings from their own programs of research and give a local perspective on urban health and community.

The College of Nursing will also celebrate its 2017 Alumna of the Year Award recipient, Dr. Cynthia Taueg (B.S.N. '71), Vice President, Community Based Health Services and President, St. John Community Health Investment Corporation.

Who should attend?

Healthcare practitioners and researchers from all disciplines are encouraged to attend. Nurses, pharmacists, physicians, social workers, therapists, faculty and students will gain valuable insights that can be applied to everyday patient care, education and research. A continental breakfast, lunch and the opportunity to network with other professionals, students, and faculty will be provided at no cost.


This activity is being submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) 

Location and parking 

The conference will be held at Wayne State's student center (maps.wayne.edu/view/#student-center) located at 5221 Gullen Mall. Campus parking is available in structures Structures 1 and 2 (maps.wayne.edu/#guest-parking). The guest parking rate is $7.50 (credit card required to enter; same card to exit). 

Contact us

For more information, contact the WSU College of Nursing Office of Health Research at (313) 577-4135 or email ohr@wayne.edu.

Gold level sponsors

Health Providers Choice 


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