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Dr. Laura Calamos is a distinguished lecturer and researcher recognized internationally for teaching advanced assessment, clinical reasoning, research and leadership. She has been on faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 2003, where she has had extensive experience working with clinicians and leaders across the globe. She has been an advanced practice registered nurse in both the UK and US with more than 20 years of direct patient care experience in primary care and public health, providing care in a variety of hospital and community settings including PBMT/oncology, sexual health, immunization, and family practice. Her background in client-centered service, quality improvement and management is also utilized in her role as Chief Administrative Officer of Calamos Family Partners, where she provides leadership for the firm’s cross-functional collaboration and strategic initiatives across multiple organizational entities. Additionally, Dr. Calamos continues to see patients in primary care as a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

Dr. Calamos is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and has served as Chair and Member of many academic, corporate and national policy advisory boards in the US and the UK. She is the author of numerous publications and has lectured widely in the US and Europe. She has served on faculty at universities in the UK and Switzerland and been an invited speaker at many international medical, quality improvement and research conferences including: ICN, ISQUA, NAPCRAG, NIHR, QIRN, and RCGP.

Dr. Calamos earned her Ph.D. from King’s College London in the UK, completing nationally funded research in the social sciences by examining the integration of services across the health care system. She completed her clinical Bachelor of Science of Nursing and Master of Science of Nursing degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned highest honors with distinction. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Hampshire College and completed post-baccalaureate science training at the University of Pennsylvania. She was awarded an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.