Clinical Simulation Center awards four research grants

August 18, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees

Each year, the U-M Clinical Simulation Center awards grants to advance simulation-based research projects, which are intended to help improve patient outcomes and care at Michigan Medicine and beyond. 

Congratulations to primary investigators and project teams for the 2017-2018 grant awards:  

  • Clifford Craig, M.D., Department of Orthopaedics, Division of Pediatrics: "The Michigan Hip, a Novel Simulator Designed to Enhance the Diagnosis of Developmental Hip Dysplasia in the Infant"
  • Virginia T. Gauger M.D., Department of Anesthesiology: "Development of a Curriculum for Teaching Needle Cricothyroidotomy Skills for Pediatric Patients using a 3D Printed Tracheal Model"
  • Bethany Skinner, M.D., Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology: "Validation of a Simulation Model for Laparoscopic Colpotomy"
  • Joceline V. Vu, M.D., Department of Surgery: "Trauma Team Training: A Simulation-Based Teamwork Training Program to Improve Communication and Leadership in Trauma Resuscitation"

For more information about the Clinical Simulation Research projects and funding opportunities, please contact Deborah Rooney, Ph.D., director of education and research, Clinical Simulation Center, and assistant professor of learning health sciences, at