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Monday, March 13

Mental Health Awareness Meet-Up

11 a.m., First Floor Lobby, Student Center
Handing out brochures to promote mental health awareness and the services of the Psychology Clinic.
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Saturday, March 25

Accepted Students Day

9 a.m., McNichols Campus
Learn more about your major by spending time with deans, faculty, staff and students from your school or college.
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Saturday, April 22

College Prep 101

9 a.m., Ballroom and Fountain Lounge, Student Center, McNichols Campus
High school seniors, gain the tools you need for the college selection process!
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News Releases for the College of Health Professions

Dean appointed AACN national task force chair

October 20, 2016

Dean of the College of Health Professions and McAuley School of Nursing Christine Pacini has been appointed chairperson of an American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) national task force, Vision for Nursing Education.

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Healthcare Management program ranked

October 12, 2016

The Healthcare Management Degree Guide also named Detroit Mercy as one of the top Midwestern Universities for a graduate degree in healthcare management in a recent ranking.

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Nursing professors win 2016 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Awards

October 12, 2016

Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Nursing Rosanne Burson and Assistant Professor of Nursing Katherine Moran for winning the 37th annual Alpha Sigma Nu Book Awards for their book, The Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Project: A Framework for Success.

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University's first OBGYN/Oral Health Program to continue

June 16, 2016

Since 2015, Clinical Associate Professor of Patient Management Melanie Mayberry has led a grant-funded program provided by the DMC Foundation, which concluded on May 31. The approximately $65,300 award supported a pilot program for integrated medical and oral health collaborations with a goal to improve patient knowledge of oral health as it relates to pregnancy.

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Alumna receives inaugural APHN Legacy award

June 15, 2016

Cynthia Zolnierek ’81 received the inaugural Association of Public Health Nurses Legacy Award, honoring Maude E. Callen, at the ACHNE/APHN conference in Indianapolis.

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Alumna Elhaddi featured in Crain's

June 01, 2016

Balqis Elhaddi '13, who received her MHS in Health Services Administration, was featured in the Crain's Detroit Business article, "Project manager, Henry Ford Health system," May 22.

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Alumna appointed Walled Lake city clerk

April 23, 2016

Health Services Administration alumna Jennifer A. Stuart ’00 has been appointed Walled Lake city Clerk and was highlighted in the Oakland Press article, “Walled Lake names new clerk,” April 22.

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Alumna named director of QA at Shoreline Fruit

March 31, 2016

Alumna Natalie Rau ’99 joined Shoreline Fruit as Director of Quality Assurance and Research and Development and was highlighted in the Record Eagle article, “Business Memoranda: 3/23/2016,” March 22.

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UDM Graduate Schools Earn Top Rankings in 2017 U.S. News Survey

March 22, 2016

U.S. News & World Report released the list of “2017 Best Graduate Schools,” ranking University of Detroit Mercy’s Nurse Anesthesia program as the 10th best program in the nation, as well as the Graduate Business Management program as the #16 best.

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UDM Graduate Schools Earn Top Rankings in 2017 U.S. News Survey

March 22, 2016

U.S. News & World Report released the list of “2017 Best Graduate Schools,” ranking University of Detroit Mercy’s Nurse Anesthesia program as the 10th best program in the nation, as well as the Graduate Business Management program as the #16 best.

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Travel to Ireland: Mercy Nursing Heritage Tour

December 16, 2015

In recognition of the 75th anniversary of Mercy College of Detroit and nursing degree program in 2016, alumni and friends can participate in a Mercy Nursing Heritage Tour to Mercy sites in London and Ireland, May 23-31, 2016.

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McAuley Health Center Receives $100,000 Grant

November 26, 2015

The Blues has offered two Detroit health clinics each $100,000 in grants to help expand access to health care in the city. University of Detroit Mercy McAuley Health Center, a nurse-managed community health clinic, will use its $100,000 grant to provide dermatology, endocrinology and podiatry services during a monthly clinic.

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UDM ranks Top 10 Best Nursing Schools

October 28, 2015

University of Detroit Mercy has been recognized by Graduate Programs online rank list as having one of the top ten "Best Nursing Schools" in the U.S., Oct. 26. UDM was ranked number five overall with a student ranking of 8.81 out of 10.

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Video presentation: Catholic nuns building U.S. hospital systems

October 16, 2015

Associate Professor of Health Services & Health Services Administration Mary Kelly, RSM, and Associate Professor of Nursing Maureen Anthony present the methodology and some findings of their study of Catholic nuns who have been responsible for building an extensive hospital system throughout the United States. This presentation was made Aug. 19, 2015. Watch the video here.

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PA Program Chair receives Physician Assistant Education Association Interprofessional Leadership Grant

August 12, 2015

Assistant Professor and Chair of the Physician Assistant Program Amy Dereczyk received the 2015 Physician Assistant Education Association Interprofessional Leadership Grant.

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Health care administration alumnus hired as Grant Thornton principal

June 25, 2015

Health care administration alumnus David Rock was hired as the principal for Grant Thornton's Corporate Advisory & Restructuring Services. See media coverage for more information.

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Nursing alumna starts nonprofit organization

June 19, 2015

Nursing alumna Katie Rohrhoff (Roersma) '05 started the Riley Katheryn Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, providing financial assistance related to funeral costs to Michigan families who have experience infant loss.

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School of Nursing hosts CNL conference

June 05, 2015

The McAuley School of Nursing held a clinical nurse leader (CNL) conference on UDM’s McNichols Campus, May 28. The event’s theme was “Implementing the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Role: A conference to address the why and the how.” Speakers included nurse executives and leaders from the Veterans Health Administration Office of Nursing Services, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s and Trinity Home Health Services. Approximately 80 people attended the conference.

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Health Service Administration alumna spoke at International Nursing Research Congress

May 22, 2015

Health Service Administration alumna Caroline Peltz ‘90 spoke at Sigma Theta Tau International’s 26th International Nursing Research Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and was featured in the Press & Guide article, “Henry Ford College Nursing Instructor to speak at International Nursing Research Congress,” May 22.

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Nursing student promotes city of Detroit

May 21, 2015

Nursing student Diana Ivezaj promotes city of Detroit gems in The Detroit News article, “Renters more satisfied in many price U.S. cities,” May 21.

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Alumna named 2015 Rising Star in Salute to Nurses

May 20, 2015

UDM/Aquinas alumna Rachel Ann Edgett was named the 2015 Rising Star in the Salute to Nurses and was recognized in the Lansing State Journal article, "Edgett recognized as Rising Star in Salute to Nurses," May 8.

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Faculty win Nightingale Awards

May 08, 2015

Two faculty members from the McAuley School of Nursing were named recipients of the prestigious Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence.

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National American Arab Nurses Association Angel of Mercy Awards Banquet

May 08, 2015

The National American Arab Nurses Association (NAANA) will hold its fourth annual Angel of Mercy Awards Banquet at Byblos Banquets, on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, at 5:30 p.m.

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Nursing students host health fair

May 05, 2015

A group of seven senior nursing students placed at East English Village Preparatory Academy in Detroit held a Fitness Fair, March 31, for students who attend the school. Approximately 500 students participated in the interactive educational sessions. The fair emphasized health nutrition and fitness based on an assessment of the students’ health status in collaboration with the St. John School-based Health Clinic.

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Nurse Anesthesia program hosts Council on Accreditation

April 29, 2015

UDM’s Nurse Anesthesia program recently hosted an on-site visit by its programmatic accreditor, the Council on Accreditation (COA). A comprehensive self-study was prepared and reviewed by the on-site review team prior to the two-day visit. The program was very pleased at the preliminary report and the council's findings will be reviewed at the COA meeting in October 2015.

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Nurse Anesthesia volunteers overseas

April 29, 2015

Nurse Anesthesia students were recognized for their selfless voluntary missions overseas this winter.

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Video: Nursing students on TV

April 29, 2015

University of Detroit Mercy Nursing students Caitlyn Gauthier and Marcus Smith appeared on WJBK-TV's Fox 2 News Morning show, April 26, to discuss why Michigan's infant mortality rate is higher than the national average, with Detroit's rate more than double the national average. Watch the video online.

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UDM to host clinical nurse conference

April 10, 2015

The McAuley School of Nursing will hold a clinical nurse leader (CNL) conference from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on May 28 on the McNichols Campus.

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Alumna named Chief Nursing Officer

March 23, 2015

Alumna Renay Gagleard has been named chief nursing officer of the Detroit Medical Center’s Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital and was recognized in the DBusiness article, "DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Names Chief Nursing Officer," March 16.

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Alumnus recognized at Hospitalists of Northwest Michigan

March 23, 2015

Physicians Assistant alumnus Daniel Ladd '85 was recognized in the Today's Hospitalist article, "Success With Midlevels: How Does Your Group Stack Up? Programs Need More Than A "More-Hands-On-Deck" Approach."

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Alumna receives CNL Vanguard Award

March 02, 2015

School of Nursing alumna Lauran Hardin '10 received the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Vanguard Award from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and was highlighted in the Newswise article, "AACN awards CNL Visionary Leader And Vanguard Awards to forerunners in the national clinical nurse leader movement," March 2.

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Alumna named Henry Ford Star of Excellence

March 01, 2015

Alumna Colleen Allen ’78 was recognized as a Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital 2015 Star of Excellence. See her bio and the other recipients on the Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital web page.

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MHSA program recognized in top health administration program list

February 11, 2015

UDM College of Health Professions’ Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) program was ranked 15th in the Healthcare Management Degree Guide, “Top 20 Online Master in Health Administration and Health Care Management Degrees 2014.” Read the full ranking list for more information.

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Assistant Professor of Nursing honored

January 28, 2015

Assistant Professor of Nursing Arthur Ko will be honored for his outstanding contribution in the field of healthcare services and his adherence to the Christian values that contribute to the betterment of society. Ko will be recognized by the president of a Catholic university in the Philippines at a formal dinner. Ko will also be the keynote speaker at the regional conference of the Philippine Nurses Association of South Texas.

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Alumna honored in Crain's Detroit Business

January 21, 2015

Alumna Nancy Susick '86, president of Beaumont Hospital in Troy, has been named one of "130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know" by Becker's Hospital Review, highlighted in the Crain's Detroit Business article, "Promotions, appointments and awards in metro Detroit's medical community," Jan. 18.

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DNP student addresses community lighting issue

January 09, 2015

As part of a community assessment assignment in her “Epidemiology and Population Health” course during fall semester 2014, Doctor of Nursing Practice student Lisa Zajac attended Detroit Councilwoman Mary Sheffield’s neighborhood forum in District 5, which focused on residents’ concerns about non-working alley lights. In December, Zajac met with Sheffield to discuss her idea of an "Adopt an Alley" campaign that would allow organizations/residents/donors to 
adopt a light for $12 a month. Sheffield supported the idea and is including the alley lights campaign as part of Detroit’s lighting initiative. Zajac’s final proposal and recommendations for the campaign will be submitted to Sheffield on Jan. 9.

“It’s all really exciting,” said Zajac. “But the best part is that I am the one who wanted nothing to do with policy or anything related. Now it’s a total transformation.”

In January, Zajac is scheduled to begin her program practicum in Lansing, where she plans to work on developing a statewide initiative with organizations to assist impaired nurses as they go through 
treatment.

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Michigan Colleges Alliance recognizes UDM student

January 01, 2015

Nursing student Natalie Dumais was recognized as the Student of the Day on the MCA campaign’s website, Friday, Dec. 12.

The Michigan Colleges Alliance (MCA) launched a collective marketing campaign, “We are the Independents,” designed to increase awareness of independent higher education options in Michigan. The campaign dispels myths about private education and helps promote the 15 MCA institutions, including UDM.

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