Michelle Aebersold RN, PhD, FAAN is a Clinical Associate Professor in the department of Systems, Population and Leadership and the Director of the Clinical Learning Center at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. She has just opened a new 13,000 square foot high tech simulation center in the new $50 million state-of-the-art nursing school in September, 2015. She has presented nationally and internationally in the area of simulation-based learning and the key role simulation can play in improving learner outcomes for health professionals. Her program of scholarship focuses on the science of learning applied in simulation to align clinician and student practice behaviors with research evidence to improve population health. She has worked extensively with virtual environments, learning technologies and high-fidelity simulation. She was a 2014 presenter at TEDxUofM-on the important role of simulation in nursing education.