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Daisy Foundation LogoDaisy Foundation Grants are now available!

Letters of Intent Deadline: September 12, 2014

The guidelines and applications for the Fall, 2014 J. Patrick Barnes Grants for nurses doing research and evidence-based practice projects are on-line. The deadlines for letters of intent is September 12th. The foundation's goal is to support both experienced researchers and nurses who Complete information about the grant program is on their website at They look forward to hearing from our nurses who are interested applying. They have an esteemed panel of nurse researchers who guide this program and are eager to receive applications.

Leaping ForwardCall for Abstracts: Due September 30, 2014

4th Annual Conference
Leaping Forward in Critical Care: Stitching Evidence into Practice

Call for Abstracts:

The fourth annual Conference: Leaping Forward in Critical Care: Stitching Evidence into Practice Presented by the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and Sigma Theta Tau at the University of Michigan

Conference Date: February 17, 2015
Deadline: September 30, 2014
Abstract submission link:

An opportunity to share research, clinical innovation and evidence-based practice at our fourth annual critical care symposium.

Eligible Topics for Presentation:

  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Clinical Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Process Improvement
  • Clinical issues and scenarios

*Please note that previously presented research should be submitted for poster presentation only*

Questions? Email Sharon Dickinson ( or Connie Rickelmann (

Daisy PhotoThe DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing...
Congratulations to Tracy Jennings, RN and Erika Koerner, RN (CVICU) who recently received the award!

The DAISY Award is given through a nationally known program currently in place in over 450 hospitals. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System and this award was established by a family whose son succumbed to a disease of the immune system. During his prolonged hospital stay, he and his family greatly benefited from care provided by superb RNs. This award was established to honor nurses who exemplify that compassionate, thorough care. Within the University of Michigan Health System, candidates for the Daisy Award are nominated by patients and/or their families.

Invite A Nurse to Become Part of THE MICHIGAN DIFFERENCEWhat's New in Nurse Recruitment and Retention...

NEW Employee Referral Program -
Earn a Cash Bonus of up to $3000



NEW Nurse Recruitment & Retention Employee Referral Program

The new Nurse Recruitment & Retention Employee Referral Program (ERP) was launched in August. The ERP is designed to encourage UMHS employees to introduce exemplarily, external nurses to opportunities to grow a nursing career at UMHS. The program rewards any eligible UMHS employee for recommending stellar candidates for an award-eligible position should that candidate accept the position and remain in it for a prescribed time.

ERP bonuses will vary with each award eligible position and can be as much as $3,000!

We are currently recruiting for selected Nurse Manager positions with a $3000 referral bonus, visit to see all available ERP referral opportunities.

Earn a Cash Bonus of up to $3,000!

  • Refer a talented non-UMHS employee to a Nursing position listed on the ERP website
  • If your referral leads to hire - you earn the bonus!
  • Rules & Guidelines apply.

Go to for full program details.

John Whelan published: book review, Gastroenterology

GastroenterologyJohn Whelan, Nurse Manager in the Medical Procedure Unit, recently published a book review in the journal Gastroenterology, Volume 147, August, 2014. The book he reviewed was Johns Hopkins Manual for GI Endoscopic Nurses. Third Edition. Mouen Khashab, Toshunia Robinson, and Anthony Kalloo, editors.







Rhonda Schoville, Leah Shever, Marge Calarco and Dana Tschannen published: Nursing Economics

Nursing Economics LogoRhonda Schoville, MS, RN Leah Shever, PhD, RN, Margaret Calarco, PhD, RN and Dana Tschannen, PhD, RN were published in Nursing Economics, (September/October, 2014). A Cost Benefit Analysis: Electronic Clinical Procedural Resource Supporting Evidence Based Practice (EBP).

Juanita Parry, Marge Calarco and Barbara Hensinger published: Nursing Management

Nursing Management LogoJuanita Parry, MS, RN, Margaret Calarco, PhD, RN & Barbara Hensinger BSN, RN recently published an article entitled "Unit-based interventions: distressing the distressed" in Nursing Management, August 2014.

Debra Kovacevich published: Nutrition in Clinical Practice

Debra Kovacevich, RN, MPH, Director of Home Care Nursing, has co-authored an update of the Standards for Nutritional Support: Home Care and Alternate Site Care, published online June 25, 2014 in Nutr Clin Prac. The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) is a professional society of physicians, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, other allied health professionals, and researchers. These combined standards are an update of the 2005 and 2006 standards.

Dr. Stephen Strobbe published: Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice

Dr. Stephen Strobbe, Clinical Associate Professor, recently published an invited article in a special journal issue on prevention and screening in primary care. Strobbe, S. (2014). [Special issue: Screening and prevention in primary care]. Prevention and screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for substance use in primary care. Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice, 41(2), 185-213.

2014 Schwartz Rounds Conferences
Mark your calendars for our remaining 2014 schedule.
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  • Sep 8: MCHC
  • Oct 6: Ford Auditorium
  • Nov 17: Ford Auditorium (UMHS Grief week)
  • Dec 8: MCHC

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Target Audience: All | Contact: Kathy Dunnuck, BFA, BSN, RN | Date of last review: 9/3/14