Margaret Calarco, PhD, RN

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  • 1998 Alumni
    Margaret Calarco

Senior Associate Director and Chief of Nursing Services

The University of Michigan Health System

Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Calarco has over 25 years of progressively responsible experience in psychiatric and administrative nursing roles at the University of Michigan Health System, the Cleveland VA Medical Center, and University Hospitals of Cleveland. She has been associated with the U-M Health System since 1986 in a variety of leadership roles. Prior to becoming the Chief of Nursing Services in April 2002, she was the Corporate Director for Quality Improvement for three years. In recognition of her contribution to nursing, she was awarded a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellowship in 1998 and was selected as a Johnson & Johnson, Wharton Nurse Executive Fellow in 2000. She has received research funding in the field of depression from the National Institute of Health's Center for Nursing Research, the University of Michigan, Clinical Research Center, and the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School. Dr. Calarco recently received funding for her work on retention and professional development through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and is currently the principal investigator of two multi-year grants totaling $1.5 million.

Some of Dr. Calarco's various honors include: the Nurse Leader Award from the Washtenaw-Livingston-Monroe District Nurses Association; Who's Who in American Nursing, Who's Who of American Women, Dean's Fellowship, U-M School of Nursing and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing. Dr. Calarco's leadership was recently profiled in Sigma Theta Tau's Reflections on Nursing Leadership in the Fall of 2004.