36th Annual Ruth K. Palmer Research Symposium – Partnering with Communities: Advancing Research to Improve Health

This symposium will address the benefits and challenges of building and negotiating research-based community partnerships to address the health needs of the community. Community-based research helps communities recognize and address the community’s own health needs and health disparity issues. It is imperative that researchers actively engage community members in asking questions that are meaningful to the community and collaborate with the community to develop interventions that benefit the health of the community. We are honored to have speakers present their research from multiple fields of inquiry including nursing, psychology, and public health. We hope that you find the day thought-provoking and enjoyable!

Each year, health care professionals gather to share the latest information in research at the Ruth K. Palmer Symposium. For decades, this event has addressed matters seminal to nursing research, education, administration, policy, and clinical practice. While this occasion draws a respected panel of speakers and presenters, few are aware that the symposium began with just two sisters: one, a pioneer in nursing education, the other, a philanthropic force among Chicago’s elite. The symposium started as a small gathering, but the legacy of these sisters has endured and woven itself into the fabric of Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON). Since its inception, countless numbers of nursing professionals and students have benefited from the symposium endowment, which was established by the late MNSON dean Gladys Kiniery in memory of her beloved sister Ruth K. Palmer, heir to the Potter Palmer family fortune.

2023 Ruth K. Palmer Research Symposium Planning Committee
Karen L. Saban, PhD, RN, APRN, CNRN, FAHA, FAAN
Audrey Klopp, PhD, RN, NHA
Kimberly Oosterhouse, PhD, RN
Ginger Schroers, PhD, RNC, CNE
Laura Gonzalez, PhD, MSN, RNC-MNN, C-EFM
Amanda Peacock, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-C
Shalini Shrikanth, PhD, RN, AE-C, CNE, CNEcl
Matt Gallagher, MA
Amy Pasmann, MS, RN

2023 Ruth K. Palmer Research Symposium Sponsors
Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Loyola University Medical Center