Research Day 2023

McNamara Alumni Center

Addressing Health Disparities and Promoting Social Justice through Nursing Research

Friday, April 14, 2023
8:30 am to 3:30 pm 

Join us for Nursing Research Day 2023

McNamara Alumni Center
200 SE Oak St
Minneapolis, MN

The University of Minnesota’s School of Nursing will be hosting the 2023 Nursing Research Day conference on Friday, April 14.  This year's theme is Addressing Health Disparities and Promoting Social Justice through Nursing Research.  The event is free; ANCC credit will be offered. Throughout the day, faculty, community partners and students will lead concurrent podium and poster presentation sessions that showcase findings from innovative research and evidence-based projects that improve health and quality care.  

Bridgette M. (Brawner) Rice

Our keynote speaker is Bridgette M. (Brawner) Rice, PhD, MDiv, APRN, FAAN.  Dr. Rice is the Richard and Marianne Kreider Endowed Professor in Nursing for Vulnerable Populations in the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University. She holds degrees from Villanova University (BSN ‘03), the University of Pennsylvania (MSN ‘05, PhD ‘09) and Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University (MDiv 17). Dr. Rice began her nursing career in neonatal intensive care at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She has since expanded her work to community-based practice. Her methodological advances have been applied to address multiple health inequities (e.g., youth mental health service utilization, cardiovascular disease risk among young Black men, gun violence) where she uses novel approaches including mixed methods research and GIS mapping. Cognizant of the role of geography in health, her spatially-based research explicates and intervenes in factors such as neighborhood disadvantage to prevent disease and promote health equity. Dr. Rice is a staunch justice advocate who believes that research can be leveraged as an advocacy tool to ensure all individuals have an opportunity to achieve their full health potential. Her work has been featured through multiple media outlets, and she has received numerous honors and awards, including the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research Protégée Award in 2015 and the International Society of Psychiatric Nurses Diversity and Equity Award in 2020.
Research Day will be an in-person event with selected online attendance options.  Online registration for Nursing Research Day will open in the spring of 2023.