Rockville Native Selected for Hillman Scholars Program
The University of Michigan School of Nursing announced recently that Rockville native Allison Grekin has been selected as one of six students participating in the inaugural Hillman Scholars Program.
The Program creates doctoral nurse leaders who are prepared to apply science that will be at the forefront of health care. The students are expected to strive for research that can affect important changes in policy and improve public health. UMSN is one of only three schools nationally to offer this program.
Throughout her five years in the Program, Allison will be studying pregnancy in the homeless population of Detroit, MI with her faculty mentor Dr. Barbara Brush. She is a graduate of Wooton High School.
When asked why she pursued the Hillman Scholars Program, Allison highlighted her experience as a doula and her observations that the current healthcare system doesn’t always serve all populations effectively. She added that the Hillman Scholars Program is the ideal setting to bring her past experience together with future research and apply these experiences to patient health in the real world.
More information about Allison’s journey and the Hillman Scholars Program can be found here: http://nursing.umich.edu/about-our-school/news-portal/201209/2549