2018-2019 Clinical Simulation Center Research Grant recipients selected

August 23, 2018  //  FOUND IN: News

Three research projects that apply best practices in simulation-based medical education (for UME, GME and other health care professionals) were recently chosen to receive this year’s Clinical Simulation Center (CSC) Research Grants.

Projects were selected from a pool of 13 strong applications from the Colleges of Engineering and Pharmacy and the Schools of Medicine and Nursing.

Executive director of the Clinical Simulation Center, James M. Cooke, M.D., praised this simulation research opportunity and extended his congratulations to the recipients, all those who submitted, as well as the review committee.

“The number of quality proposals sets the bar quite high and represents the growing interest and adoption of educational innovations across the institution,” said Cooke.

The three awards, of up to $15,000 per project from the Department of Learning Health Sciences, span a variety of specialties and feature multi-disciplinary teams from across Michigan Medicine:

  • Dee Fenner M.D., Payton Schmidt M.D., Pam Fairchild, M.D., Deborah Rooney, Ph.D.: Project titled, “The Fundamentals of Vaginal Surgery: Developing a Simulation-Based Vaginal Surgical Skills Training Program”
  • Brendan W. Munzer, M.D., Michael Cover, M.D., Deborah Rooney, Ph.D.: Project titled, “Novel Central Venous Access Simulator using a Low-Cost, Sustainable Model”
  • Elizabeth Putnam MBBS, Laura Lehrian, D.O.; Lauryn Rochlen, M.D.; Kelcey J. Stratton, Ph.D., Lara Zisblatt, Ed.D.: Project titled “A Simulation Intervention to Prepare Residents for the Emotional Impact of Practice”

The U-M Clinical Simulation Center has two locations, Towsley Center and Medical Science Building II. Both feature an iSim space for 24/7 independent simulation practice or assessment, as well as group training rooms and replica hospital spaces.

These state-of-the-art simulation facilities serve Michigan Medicine faculty, staff and students by providing a wide array of simulation training and innovation opportunities.