Center for Advancing Clinical Excellence

Welcome to ACE

 

Dr. Patel Darpa
Darpan Patel, PhD
Interim Director

Welcome to the Center for Advancing Clinical Excellence (ACE)! Housed within the Department of Health Restoration and Care Systems Management in the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, ACE prides itself in conducting research that has direct impact to advance clinical excellence and improve patient outcomes. ACE was originally dedicated as a Center of Excellence in January 2000 under former director Kathleen R. Stevens, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN. Originally named the Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice, ACE has broadened its breadth and scope as a research center within the School of Nursing to provide the resources and infrastructure to advance clinical excellence.

 

The Center for Advancing Clinical Excellence is focused on conducting research on every facet of the translational science model. Projects within the Center are led by reputable investigators leading projects ranging from basic scientific discoveries to projects impacting the health of populations through improved care delivery. Center investigators are also dedicated to engaging students in their research, providing an exceptional opportunity for undergraduate and graduate nursing students to engage in groundbreaking research.

 

A cornerstone to the Center for Advancing Clinical Excellence is the annual Summer Institute. This international conference will be held August 5-7, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio. In its 14th year, the Summer Institute provides an exceptional venue for the dissemination of the valuable research, education, and clinical projects that are being done across hospitals, clinics and universities across the globe. The theme for this year's Institute is "Engaging Patients and Professionals to Advance Clinical Excellence". For more information about the Summer Institute and to access the abstract submission guidelines, visit the Summer Institute website .

 

The Center for Advancing Clinical Excellence serves as a unifying structure within the School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio bringing faculty and students together to develop
cutting-edge strategies for wellness and healthcare improvement in South Texas and beyond.