Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing


Annual Ruth K. Palmer Symposium to Feature Nursing Research Partnerships

2013 Palmer Symposium

The 2013 Annual Ruth K. Palmer Research Symposium, dedicated to health care for everyone, will focus on research by multidisciplinary leaders including researchers, clinicians, caregivers and educators. This event will take place from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, at Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Campus, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood, Ill.

Keynote speaker Nola J. Pender, PhD, RN, FAAN, will present “Research Partnerships: The Payoff.” Dr. Pender is a distinguished professor at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, and professor emerita at University of Michigan School of Nursing.

“Research plays such an important role in improving the quality of health care for individuals, families, and communities,” said Vicki A. Keough, PhD, APRN-BC, ACNP, FAAN, dean, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. “This symposium provides a forum to discuss the value of collaborative partnerships in research, share best practices in our fields, and hopefully create new inter-professional research teams."

Dr. Pender will join a respected panel of speakers. The goal of their presentations will be to: identify the significance of collaborative partnerships between academia and practice to lead change and advance health; describe successful research partnerships to improve the quality of health care for individuals, families, and communities; and stimulate the development of partnerships to generate innovative, inter-professional research teams.

Nurses, nurse practitioners, educators, administrators, health care professionals, alumni, and students are invited to attend the symposium presentations. Poster sessions also will be available throughout the morning. This event will be sponsored by the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, the Alpha Beta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, and Nursing Services–Loyola University Health System (LUHS). Visit www.luc.edu/palmer for more information and to register.

The symposium was established from the Ruth K. Palmer Memorial Endowment: a gift of dean emeritus Gladys Kiniery in memory of her sister. This year’s symposium is one of several events to which Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing alumni are invited as part of 2013 Niehoff Alumni Weekend. The annual Alumni Mass and Awards Brunch will take place on Sunday, April 14 on the Lake Shore Campus.