Registration is now open for College of Nursing’s 2024 Urban Health Research Conference

The Wayne State University College of Nursing will hold its annual Urban Health Research Conference from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, in the WSU Student Center Building. The theme of the 2024 conference is “Building Trust in Health Care Among Diverse Populations.”

Researchers, practitioners and scholars from all disciplines are invited to take part in an engaging conference focused on overcoming the effects of mistrust and discrimination to build trustworthy relationships in health care.

Through presentations, panel discussions and breakout sessions covering a wide range of topics, conference attendees will have the opportunity to explore the meaning and importance of medical mistrust in health care, discuss the impact of discrimination and mistrust on diverse vulnerable populations, examine strategies to encourage vulnerable populations to participate in health research, and explore interventions to build trust in health care.

A continental breakfast, lunch and up to 5.25 contact hours are included with registration.


Keynote speakers S. Raquel Ramos, PhD, MBA, MSN, FNP, FNYAM, FAHA, and Schenita Davis Randolph, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, highlight this year’s conference, with presentations focusing on engaging mistrustful, vulnerable populations and community stakeholders in research and developing interventions to establish trustworthiness in health care. Ramos is an associate professor at the Yale University School of Nursing, and Randolph is an associate professor at the Duke University School of Nursing.


As an NIH-funded researcher, Ramos pioneers innovation in prevention of HIV-related cardiovascular health inequities in Black and Latinx sexual minoritized men, a population that has been underserved in these areas for decades. Randolph is advancing nursing science by using community and stakeholder engagement to address the root causes of sexual health inequities for Black male adolescents and women.

Learn more about this year’s keynote speakers.

To find complete details and register, visit the conference website.

Those unaffiliated with Wayne State University can register by March 15 and save $25 with the early bird discount code: urbanhealthearly. Special discounts are also available for WSU faculty, students and staff. For more information about discount codes and registration, contact

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