Alumni

Nurse practitioner

Advancing Care: Nurse Practitioners, At-Risk Communities, and the Ever-Expanding Education that Puts Nurses at the Heart of Serving Communities in Need

Nurses have been playing a unique and vital role in our battles against disease for centuries. Since the 1960s in the US, nurses have been at the forefront not only of health care services but also of health care administration and management. Nurses continue evolving their skills and the profession itself to meet needs beyond even their own imaginations and comfort levels. Read more

Elderly man holding a cordless telephone

Virtual Senior Center Helps Older Adults in Detroit Connect While Social Distancing

Low-income older adults and those with serious health problems are particularly vulnerable to negative health and social impacts caused by social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Researchers from the University of Michigan and partner, Methodist Children’s Home Society, are piloting a virtual senior center that offers enrichment and educational programs via phone to help combat the isolation. Read more

Boats and swimmers on Cass Lake, the largest and deepest lake in Oakland County. Cass Lake is in the northern Metro Detroit region of southeastern Michigan.

Social Distancing 2.0: A New Normal

Q&A with Abram Wagner

We’re all wondering when we can return to work, see friends and family, and get back to some sense of normal. Meanwhile, we might notice that a planned temporary hospital wasn’t built or that some data seems to show a reduction in the spread of coronavirus. What do we do with emerging shades of gray in a situation that seemed so black and white not too long ago? Read more

AMN Healthcare team members show their thanks to the incredible health care workers caring for communities in Texas and around the country.

Courage and Commitment: Staffing for Crisis Care

Q&A with Kelly Rakowski, MHSA ’93

What's it like to manage health care systems and personnel during a global pandemic? For an inside view, we connected with alum Kelly Rakowski, a national staffing solutions leader. She and her team are working across the country with organizations and with “hand raisers”—retired or out-of-work health care workers stepping forward to help fight the outbreak. Read more

Graphic of Patricia Wren

How to Think about Coronavirus Like a Public Health Expert

Patricia Wren, MPH ’92

Public health leader, UM-Dearborn professor, and Michigan Public Health alum Patricia Wren weighs in on why the current disruptions to our daily lives are necessary—and why we should probably prepare for the long haul. Read more