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SMU Faculty Present “Spirit Seminars” at National Health Disparities Conference

Hammer and EisenhardtSamuel Merritt University (SMU) School of Nursing faculty members Marjorie Hammer, MS, FNP, and Miriam Eisenhardt, MPH, RN, presented their learning program called “The Spirit Seminars: Nursing Student Development in Cross-Cultural Care and Addressing Health Disparities” during the Fifth Annual Health Disparities Conference at Columbia University’s Teachers College. 

The interactive session provided insights into how educators can encourage students to become change agents and culturally responsive care providers, while addressing the role of evaluation, research, and collaboration in building institutional support and program sustainability.
 
“The Spirit Seminars,” put into practice in 2009, has reached more than 300 SMU students and is designed to give them the tools to provide culturally appropriate care and reduce health disparities.

Read more in the May eNews.

pictured: Marjorie Hammer, MS, FNP, and Miriam Eisenhardt, MPH, RN