Dean Stephen J. Cavanagh introduced the appointment of Deb Bakerjian as interim affiliate dean of observe on the Betty Irene Moore College of Nursing at UC Davis.

On this position, Bakerjian offers oversight of medical school observe growth and implementation and UC Davis Well being and group strategic partnerships and advocacy. She’ll additionally help with interprofessional observe and medical partnerships and methods for the varsity’s contribution to the Wholesome Getting older Clinic.

“Dr. Bakerjian brings practically three a long time of expertise as a sophisticated observe supplier, interprofessional staff builder and educator and a coverage advocate for the nursing career,” Cavanagh stated. “On this new position, she advances the varsity’s medical mission and serves as a catalyst for the event and refinement of recent fashions of care supply and for the event of future medical nurse practitioners and leaders hoping to innovate the career.”

Bakerjian can also be charged with main the College Apply Planning Activity Pressure to develop and implement a school observe plan, in addition to mentoring and creating the clinician school.

“I’m each thrilled and humbled to be appointed to this new position for the varsity,” Bakerjian stated. “That is an extremely thrilling time within the college’s growth, as we place extra emphasis on medical observe and pursue a school observe technique that’s according to the brand new strategic aim. 

Bakerjian stated throughout her first 12 months she’ll give attention to listening and interesting with medical school. She’ll additionally collaborate with the varsity’s clinician educators to standardize and enhance processes and workflows inside the Wholesome Getting older Clinic to make sure the success of college and college students in addition to high-quality affected person outcomes.

Bakerjian is the principal investigator and director for 3 grant tasks centered on interprofessional, team-based major care schooling for household nurse practitioner, doctor assistant and medical college students in addition to nurse practitioner and medical residents. She is the co-chair of the Medical Supply Committee for the UC Davis Well being Wholesome Getting older Initiative. 

Her analysis goals to enhance the standard of take care of ageing populations. Her analysis focuses on affected person security and high quality enchancment practices in long-term care, notably nursing properties, in addition to interprofessional schooling and collaborative observe in major care. She is particularly within the roles of nurse practitioners and doctor assistants as members of the interprofessional staff.

Bakerjian is lively in each state and nationwide organizations related to the care of older adults. She is chair of the board of administrators for HealthImpact, the California Nursing Workforce Heart. She serves on the Nationwide High quality Discussion board’s Expert Nursing Facility Technical Skilled Panel for Severe Reportable Occasions and Widespread Codecs. She is on the Governance and Transitions of Care committees for AMDA—The Society for Submit-Acute and Lengthy-Time period Care and is the vice-chair elect of the Well being Sciences part of the Gerontological Society of America.

She is a fellow within the American Academy of Nursing, the American Affiliation of Nurse Practitioners, the Western Academy of Nursing, and the Gerontological Society of America.


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