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The Clinical Excellence Initiative:
A partnership between the University of Michigan School of Nursing and The University of Michigan Health System

Date: July 16, 2013
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 Pm (ET)

Webinar Overview

The University of Michigan School of Nursing and the Health System partnered to develop a model of integration that ‘bridges and unites’ faculty/clinical leaders/staff to advance clinical education, practice, and research/scholarship.  
Key components of this webinar will include: the integration of faculty/students/leadership/staff; team development; faculty driven clinical research/scholarship; micro system development for better care outcomes, evidence based practice and quality improvement methods and ‘how to make it happen’.

Webinar SpeakerS

Kathleen Potempa, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor, University of Michigan

Dr. Kathleen Potempa is an internationally recognized contributor to science, nursing education, and the integration of education, practice and research in health system settings.  Former positions include progressive leadership in health systems as unit manager, supervisor and Director of Nursing.  She is currently the Dean and Professor at the University of Michigan, School of Nursing and has held this position since 2006.

Her research program has focused on fatigue, exercise and cardiovascular fitness in physically impaired populations.  One of her most notable areas of work was defining the exercise capacity of post stroke hemiplegic patients and demonstrating that aerobic exercise can be sustained at a level sufficient to significantly improve fitness, blood pressure control, and other health parameters.  Recently, her work has focused on community based approaches to improving health behavior.  Dr. Potempa has served on local and national expert panels and committees on research, including NIH review panels, and recently completed service as a member of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research at the NIH, an appointment made by the US Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Potempa is a nursing leader who has served on numerous local, regional and national organizational committees, advisory councils and boards. She served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) since 2001 and in 2008 was elected as the president-elect for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and assumed the presidency in March 2010, completing her service as President in 2012.  While serving as President of AACN, Dr. Potempa was a member of the Nursing Advisory Council of the Joint Commission in 2010-2011. 


Margaret Calarco, PhD, RN
Chief of Nursing Services, University of Michigan Health System

Margaret M. Calarco, Ph.D., R.N., has more than 30 years of progressively responsible experience in psychiatric and administrative nursing roles in a variety of community and academic settings. In recognition of her contribution to nursing, she was selected as a fellow in the inaugural cohort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellowship in 1998 and selected as a Johnson & Johnson Wharton Nurse Executive Fellow in 2000. She has received research funding in clinical and administrative fields, and most recently completed two Health Resources and Services Administration grants totaling $1.5 million, in which she served as the Principal Investigator for her work on nursing environments, nurse retention and professional development. Dr. Calarco has presented across the country and internationally, and has published widely in the areas of clinical depression and in leadership and organizational change.

Webinar ReGistration

Member Recording

You must be a member of the AACN Academic Practice Partnerships Collaboration Community to view this Webinar. Please contact Anna Kathryn Pierce, Faculty Programs Coordinator, at apierce@aacn.nche.edu for access.