Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing


25th Annual Ruth K. Palmer Symposium Will Feature Latest Information in Nursing Research

The 25th Annual Ruth K. Palmer Research Symposium will bring the latest information in nursing research to area health care professionals. This event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 13, at the Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Campus in the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON) Building 125, Auditorium Room 0505. This facility is located at 2160 S. First Ave., in Maywood.

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

“Successful partnerships are productive in improving the quality of health care for individuals, families and communities,” said Vicki Keough, PhD, APRN-BC, ACNP, FAAN, dean, MNSON. “This symposium will address various aspects of partnerships to help others create research collaborations in an array of health care settings.”

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; and stimulate the development of partnerships to generate innovative, inter-professional research teams.

Nurses, nurse practitioners, educators, administrators, health-care professionals and students are attending the symposium presentations. Poster sessions also will be available throughout the day.

The event is sponsored by the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, the Alpha Beta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International and nursing services at Loyola University Health System (LUHS). LUHS (OH-346) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurse’s Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity will offer a total of 2.75 contact hours for nursing. The symposium was established from the Ruth K. Palmer Memorial Endowment: a gift of dean emeritus Gladys Kiniery in memory of her beloved sister. 

Registration for this year’s event is closed. For information about future Palmer symposia, email Palmer_Symposium@LUC.edu.