Cancelled: Research, Scholarship, and Creative Achievement Conference

Unfortunately, the conference has been cancelled.

  • Refunds will be issued to registrants.
  • Those who submitted abstracts will also receive a followup letter.


The University of Detroit Mercy College of Health Professions, in partnership with the Henry Ford Health System, is pleased to announce our inaugural Research, Scholarship, and Creative Achievement Conference.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
University of Detroit Mercy
College of Health Professions Building
4001 West McNichols Road
Detroit Michigan 48221

This conference will center on highlighting the scholarly application, collaboration and innovation in health care involving students, faculty, and community partners. Participants will learn about recent developments throughout the health care system, as well as current and future innovations, via posters, exhibits and oral presentations.

This program is designed for all students, faculty, staff and community members who are interested in application, collaboration and innovation in health care.

At the end of this conference participants will be able to:

  • Discover new approaches in health care utilizing scholarship, research and technology.
  • Identify academic excellence with an emphasis in technology and collaboration with community partners.

Criteria for CEUs

Henry Ford Health System is the approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91). University Detroit Mercy is a joint provider of this educational activity.

To receive 3.75 CEs, the participant must attend the program and complete the program evaluation.

Featured Speaker

Jerome's headshotJerome Hamilton, CEO of Open Therapeutics, leads the company's scale and global expansion, as well as manages business development, sales, marketing, and investor relations. He joined Open TherapeuticsTM after serving as Stratasys’ Senior Vice President of Global Operations, before which he was Vice President of LEAN Six Sigma Operations, Corporate Quality and Acquisition Integration for 3M. There, he played a major role in devising strategy and operational plans for the company’s largest business group, Industrial Business Group. He also led the company’s Masking and Surface Protection Business with full P&L responsibility. Hamilton received his Bachelor of General Science from Morehouse College, his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech, Master of Science in Engineering Management from University of Detroit, Mercy; and Master of Science for International Logistics from Georgia Tech; he is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School. Hamilton is Chairman of the Board of Goodwill Easter Seals Minnesota, Real Life 101, and V2SOFT. He was listed in the 2014 Savoy Magazine list of Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America and was recognized as one of the Top 50 diversity professionals in industry– Global Diversity List, supported by The Economist.

Agenda (subject to change):

7:00 - 7:30 a.m. — Registration
7:30 - 7:45 a.m. — Continental Breakfast Buffet/Exhibits, Posters, Vendors/Networking
7:45 - 8:00 a.m. — Welcome/Opening Remarks with Reflection and Centering

  • Nutrena H. Tate, Associate Dean CHP/MSON and
  • Gwen Gnam, Chief Nursing Officer and VP of Patient Care Services, Henry Ford Hospital

8:00 - 8:45 a.m. — Keynote Speaker: Mr. Jerome Hamilton, CHP 124
8:45 - 9:00 a.m. — Q & A with keynote speaker
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.  — Panel Discussion, CHP 124
Moderator: Marty Carmody, FACHE, Microsoft Health Life Sciences

  • Brian Madison FACHE, FHFMA, President/Founder of The HCS Group
  • Ewa Matuszewski, CEO and co-founder of MedNetOne Health Solutions
  • Therese B. Mianecki, PhD, RN, Nurse Scholar, Center for Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice, Henry Ford Hospital
  • Pamela R. Edmond, DNPc, RN, FNP-BC, M-HSM Associate Chief Nurse for Professional Practice, Nursing Services, Education and Research for the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Meredith R. (Phillips) Harper, CHC, CHPC, HCISPP, ITIL, CISM, Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer at Eli Lilly and Company

10:45 - 11:45 a.m. — Breakout Sessions

  • CHP124
  • CHP207
  • CHP158.8 (Maureen Faye Conference Room)
  • CHP21

12:00 - 12:30 p.m. — Closing remarks and Door Prizes

  • Nutrena H. Tate, Associate Dean CHP/MSON and
  • Mary White, Professor, Scholarly Initiative Director, University of Detroit Mercy

Registration:  Inaugural Scholarly Conference, The Future of Healthcare: Application, Collaboration and Innovation

Registration Fee

  • All participants $25.00
  • Students $5.00
  • Student Financial scholarship, please email: Yvonne King, Assistant Dean Diversity, Inclusion & Community Innovation at


  • Enter McNichols Gate, park across from the College of Health Professions in Student and Visitor Lot F
  • Parking is free.
  • Campus Map

Special Accomodations

Sign language (ASL) interpreters will be on site. We will make arrangements to provide aids/services as needed. To request assistance, contact Yvonne King at


Important dates:

  • Abstracts must be received by midnight, March 16, 2020.  Submit abstracts electronically to Renee Sumpter at
  • Submitters will be notified by March 14, 2020 and must register to attend the conference by April 1, 2020 to be included in the conference program

Please direct any questions regarding abstract submissions to:


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We would like to thank The Emerging Leaders Program who is promoting the conference and the students from the program who are volunteering at the conference.


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