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HRSA Summit: Innovations in Rural Health Care, Resilience, and Substance Use Disorder

April 10 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Nursing students in a simulation lab

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School will recognize the extraordinary Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) funded projects taking place at UMaine. At this event, attendees will have an opportunity to learn about programs that aim to diversify and reduce burnout in the nursing workforce, develop culturally competent care for people with opioid use disorder, prepare mental health professionals for careers in rural integrated behavioral health, and improve access to primary care. They will also hear from faculty and students about the keys to a successful project.

Faculty speakers include:
  • Sandy Butler, Director and MSW Program Coordinator in the School of Social Work (RIBHPC)
  • Jeffrey Hecker, Professor and Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology (RIBHPC)
  • Kelley Strout, Director and Associate Professor in the School of Nursing (WellNurse; Promoting Diversity in Nursing Education)
  • Elizabeth Armstrong, Associate Professor of Social Work (Professional Opioid Workforce Response)
  • Sean Sibley, Clinical Assistant Faculty & FNP Program Coordinator in the University of Maine School of Nursing (Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW))
  • Jennifer Crittenden, Assistant Professor of Social Work and Associate Director for Research at UMaine’s Center on Aging (AgingME, the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program)
Student speakers include:
  • Maile Sapp, Clinical Psychology (WellNurse)
  • Lindsey Lagerstrom, Clinical Psychology (RIBHPC)
  • Rebekah Horowitz, School of Social Work, (RIBHPC)
  • Elizabeth Premer, School of Nursing (ANEW)
  • Peter Nyame, School of Nursing (ANEW)
  • Kayla Parsons, School of Nursing (WellNurse)
  • Kris Allen, School of Social Work (AgingME)
  • Chelsea Chapman, School of Social Work (AgingME)

RSVP Required. Please contact Jen Bonnet at

Maine Impact Week celebrates UMaine’s community and contributions to the social and economic advancement of the state and beyond. Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President of Research and the Dean of the Graduate School.


April 10
8:00 am - 1:00 pm


Jen Bonnet
(207) 581.4304