Emily Boltey and Asa Smith, University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) Hillman Scholars, were part of a group that met with U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome M. Adams on March 22, 2018 to discuss pressing health research issues, most notably America’s opioid crisis. As Dr. Adams said via Twitter, “[I] had the opportunity to sit down and chat with these brilliant young adults from @UMich today. They are our future lawyers, nurses, pharmacists, doctors, business CEOs, and inventors. There are no limits to what these bright young minds can do.”
Boltey also joined UMSN Hillman Scholars Kristen Choi, Bradley Liestenfeltz and Laura Sinko in receiving Hillman Advancing Early Research Opportunity Fellowships. Their research projects focus on interprofessional collaboration in the care of critically ill adults, the impact of mass shootings on nurses and healthcare, diabetes prevention, and healing from unwanted sexual experiences.