August 08, 2017

Eastern Michigan University out in force at Motor City Medical Mission at Cobo Center August 9-11

YPSILANTI – To interested media covering the Motor City Medical Mission at Cobo Center Wednesday, Aug. 9 through Friday, August 11:

An EMU nursing student takes a patient's blood pressure Thursday at the Motor City Medical Mission.

The Eastern Michigan University School of Nursing is taking 39 volunteers to the mission and filling more than 60 volunteer spots over the 2.5 days of the Motor City Medical Mission.

EMU was the first Michigan school to reach out to the event planners and offer to work with them. Our second-year nurse practitioner students are working one on one with doctors, while our first-year NP students are presently staffing the triage area, doing vital signs and health histories. Our undergraduate students are working in the health education area.

Please feel free to interview our students at the event, or Sherry M. Bumpus, an associate professor and associate director for graduate studies in nursing at Eastern, who is overseeing this effort.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest university in Michigan. It currently serves 22,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.


Contact Geoff Larcom,, 734.487.4401

Subscribe   |    Send feedback to:   |   EMU Today Tips