This month, the School of Nursing’s Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship hosted the 6th Annual Carol A. Huebner Leadership for Clinical Excellence Lecture, the first held in-person since the pandemic.
Featured presenter, Christopher R. Friese, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN, professor of nursing and associate director for cancer control and population sciences at The University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center, spoke to an audience of faculty, staff and students about the specific challenges and opportunities of nursing science.
“Where we need to be on the front for nursing science is that we are identifying the hazards that nurses face and we are communicating effectively and consistently to them, so they understand their risks and we make the right thing, i.e., protection, the easy thing,” Friese said.
Retired U.S. Army Colonel Carol A. Huebner, PhD, RN, FAAN, who established the lecture series in 2015 to provide research and leadership resources, lauded Friese’s presentation.
“Dr. Friese is a nationally recognized scholar and scientist who brought real-world insights into the trials, tribulations and victories in his astounding research program trajectory,” she said. “He also humbly offered his expertise as an advanced practice nurse in the oncology nursing specialty and his wisdom navigating resources for grant funding.”
Watch Friese’s entire 2023 Huebner Lecture.
Huebner joined the School of Nursing faculty in 2001 and served as chair of the Department of Health Restoration and Care Systems Management from 2007–2013. She now holds the title of professor emerita, maintaining her commitment to the development of nursing professionals.
“We’re so honored that she was part of the School of Nursing,” said Dean Sonya R. Hardin, PhD, MBA/MHA, CCRN, NP-C, of Huebner. “She is someone who has a tremendous sense of wanting to give back to the school and to the profession. I can’t tell you how meaningful that is,” she added.
For more information on the Carol A. Huebner Leadership for Clinical Excellence Lecture Series, visit the website.