The Helen Glass Research Symposium is your chance to hear from innovative researchers from the frontlines of nursing.

The upcoming Helen Glass Research Symposium originally scheduled for March 16 – 18, 2020 has been postponed. A rescheduled date will be announced soon.

Dr. John Lowe is a Cherokee Native American tribal member. He is the founder and current executive director of the Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity (INRHE), a preeminent Florida State University professor/researcher and the Endowed McKenzie Professor for Health Disparity Research. He co-authored the first Conceptual Framework for Nursing in Native American Culture, and was the first Native American man to be inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

His research has been published in numerous refereed journals. Dr.  Lowe has represented Native American and Indigenous nurses in national and international forums, which have included the U.S. Surgeon General, former first lady, Mrs. Rosalyn Carter, and Representative Patrick Kennedy. He also is a member of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Board.

Dr. Lowe continues to advocate for the cultural competent health care of Native Americans and Indigenous people globally and has provided health-care services and research consultation to underserved and disadvantaged groups in Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Jamaica, New Zealand, Republic of Panama and Tanzania.

Watch 2019 Helen Glass Research Symposium video

This Helen Glass Research Symposium is offered FREE OF CHARGE by the University of Manitoba’s College of Nursing in honour of Dr. Helen Glass.

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