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April 11, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Category: Conference
Location: Student Center Ballroom | Map
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

A day of insight and interconnection

With topics ranging from recruiting diverse research participants to harnessing data science, Contemporary Issues in Urban Health: Nursing Science Shaping the Future will engage participants through thought-provoking presentations regarding the state of nursing science in urban environments.

Join us on Wednesday, April 11, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the WSU Student Center Building located at 5221 Gullen Mall in Detroit, when the College of Nursing  invites researchers and practitioners from all disciplines to explore how today's nursing science influences tomorrow's urban communities, including topics such as:

  • Data science
  • Urban research
  • Genomics
  • Management of common urban health challenges, including chronic wounds, asthma and hypertension strengthens tomorrow's urban communities

The full conference schedule and registration are available at

Keynote speakers

Nursing Science: Harnessing Data Science for Precision Health in Urban Research

Photo of Dr. Ann CashionAnn Cashion, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Scientific Director
Division of Intramural Research
National Institute of Nursing Research


Hypertension Genomics in Black Families: A Tale of 3 Studies, and counting…

Photo of Dr. Jacquelyn TaylorJacquelyn Taylor, Ph.D. '04, PNP-BC, RN, FAHA, FAAN
Vernice D. Ferguson Endowed Professor in Health Equity
Rory Meyers College of Nursing
New York University


Who should attend?

Healthcare practitioners and researchers from all disciplines are encouraged to attend the Contemporary Issues in Urban Health: Nursing Science Shaping the Future conference. Nurses, pharmacists, physicians, social workers, therapists, faculty and students will gain valuable insights that can be applied to everyday patient care, education and research.


This activity is being submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association for approval to award 5 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).

For more information about this event, please contact Nursing's Office of Health Research at 313-577-4135 or