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Ongoing Academic Research

The interdisciplinary team at UMass Medical School iCELS partakes in collaborative works that improve simulation methods and learning experiences. Welcome to browse the awards, research grants, publications and presentations in this listing of our activities over the years. 

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Educator Award, 2014 presented to Wendy Gammon, MA, MEd, Director Standardized Patient: Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) International Conference

  • Best in Show: Serious Games and Virtual Environment, International Meeting Society for Simulation in Healthcare:On Call Emergency Triage Communication Game – Massachusetts Digital Games Institute and UMass Medical School. January 2013

  • Category Winner: Mass DiGi Digital Games Institute Game Challenge 2013: Serious Games. Pediatric Research in Disaster. 2013
Research Grants

Research Grants

  • 6/30/2014 – 7/1/2015 Inter-Professional Education (IPEG) Grants sponsored by UMass Medical School. PI: Nancy Morris, PhD, ANP; Co-PI: Erika Oleson, DO, MS. Interprofessional Synergy Dementia Learning Module.

  • 6/30/2014 – 7/1/2015 Inter-Professional Education (IPEG) Grants sponsored by UMass Medical School. PI: Jennifer Reidy, MD, MS FAAHPM; Co-PI: Jean Boucher, PhD RN, Majid Yazdani, MD. Teaching effective goals-of-care conversations using simulation and an advance care planning tool.

  • 10/04/13-10/01/14 UMass Memorial Health Care Risk Management Grant Program. A Comprehensive Simulation-based Disclosure and Apology Training Program:Improving quality of care and loss prevention through disclosure and apology skills practice and the training of "disclosure coaches".

  • 05/06/13-03/31/14 UMASS Clinical and Translational Science Award (UMASS CTSA) Pilot Award Program. A Community-engaged and Simulation-based Intervention for Culturally Appropriate Informed Consent.

  • 08/01/10-08/01/13 UMass Medical School, Brown Medical School, Yale Medical School. Emergency Medical Services for Children H34MC19349. Pediatric Research in Disaster Education. Comparing triage strategies and developing curriculum for prehospital professionals.

  • 08/01/12-08/01/13 UMass Memorial Health Care Risk Management Grant Program. A Comprehensive Simulation-based CVC Training Program to improve patient safety through technical skills practice, interprofessional team training and enhanced patient communication.

  • 05/01/11-05/01/12 Ethicon Endosurgical/Johnson & Johnson. A Comprehensive Simulation Based Course to Improve Quality and Safety inProcedural Sedation.

  • 01/01/07-01/01/08 University of Massachusetts Information Technology Council. Academic Technology. A Multidisciplinary Simulator Based Approach for Teaching and Learning Central Venous Catheter Insertion.

  • 06/01/03-01/31/06 UMass Medical School. Edward J. Stemmler, Medical Education Research Fund of the National Board of Medical Examiners. Using Standardized Patients to Assess Professionalism: A Comparative Analysis of Two Approaches
Publications & Presentations Up to 2010

Publications & Presentations Up to 2010

  1. Zanetti, M.L., Keller, L., Mazor, K., Carlin, M., Alper, E., Hatem, D., Gammon, W., & Pugnaire, M.P. (2010). Using Standardized Patients to Assess Professionalism:  A Generalizability Study. Teaching & Learning in Medical Education, 22(4):274-9, Oct 2010.

  2. DuBeau, C, McGee, S, Keough, M, Twomey, J, Pugnaire, M, Gurwitz, J, Hawthorne, M, Gammon, W. Formative Geriatric OSCE for Third Year Medicine Clerkship. Division of Geriatric Medicine, Division of Research and Evaluation, Department of Medicine, Office of Educational Affairs University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 2010

  3. McGee. S., Gammon, W., Keough, M.E., DuBeau, C., Pugnaire, M., & Gurwitz, J. (2010). Challenges and strategies when working with "geriatric" standardized patients (SPs). Presentation at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting 2010.

  4. Aghababian RV, Ducanto J, Yarzebski JD. Special Interactive Exhibit, Demonstrating the preparation and management during transport of a critically ill patient who is being sent to a tertiary care facility – Integration of Medical Education and Technology. Recent Innovations. American Society of Internal Artificial Organs, Baltimore MD, May 2010.

  5. McGee, S., Gammon, W., Keough, M.E., DuBeau, C., Gurwitz, J., Pugnaire, M. Challenges and Strategies When Working with Geriatric Standardized Patients (SPs). American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, May 2010.

  6. Taylor M., Sweeney WB. Development of a Model for Pre-Sacral Hemorrhage. Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, sponsored by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FL, January 2010.

  7. Zanetti, ML, Sefton, LA, McGee, SM, Sweeney, WB, Taylor, M, Pasquale, S, Pugnaire, MP. An Institutionally-Supported Simulation Center: Keys to Success. Poster 120th AAMC Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 9, 2009.

  8. Cantrell, M., Gammon, W. Gephardt, G. Postgraduate Course (Pre Conference Course) Standardized Patients & Multi-Modality Simulation. 9th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare. Jan 11–14, 2009. Lake Buena Vista, Florida

  9. Pasquale, S., Pugnaire, M.; Nahmias, J.; Taylor, M.; McGee, S.; Maykel, J., Sweeney, W.B. Students as Educators: A medical school enrichment elective combining educational principles with teaching opportunities using simulation. 9th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Lake Buena Vista, FL., January 2009.

  10. Sweeney, W, Pasquale, S, Nahmias, J, Taylor, M, McGee, S, Pugnaire, M. Students as Educators: A Medical School Enrichment Elective Combining Educational Principles with Teaching Opportunities Using Simulation. 9th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Lake Buena Vista, FL January 10-14, 2009.

  11. McGee, S., Pasquale, S., Cahan, M., Larkin, A., Taylor, M., Terrien, J., Zanetti, M., Riza, L. A Multidisciplinary Simulator Approach for Teaching and Learning Central Venous Catheter (CVC) Insertion. Poster Session Ninth Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare,  Lake Buena Vista, Florida, January 2009.

  12. Sweeney, B, Pasquale, S, Nahmias, J, Taylor, M, Cahan, M, McGee, S, Pugnaire, M. Surgical Simulation Scenarios: Integrating Technical Skill Simulation into a Busy Surgical Clerkship. 9th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Lake Buena Vista, FL January 10-14, 2009.

  13. Sweeney, B, Taylor, M, McGee, S, Pugnaire, M. Defining and Categorizing Technical Skills Required for Medical Student Graduation Based on Simulation. 9th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Lake Buena Vista, FL January 10-14, 2009.

  14. King, A., Gammon, W., Loprieato, J., Pohl, H. Developing Case Material for Performance Based Assessments: Standardized Patients and Simulators. Annual meeting of the Association of Standardized Patient Educators. 29 June – 2 July, 2008. San Antonio, Texas

  15. McGee, S., Pasquale, S., Riza, L. A Multidisciplinary Simulator-Based Approach for Teaching and Learning Central Venous Catheter Insertion. University of Massachusetts Technology Conference, April 2008

  16. Mazor KM, Zanetti ML, Alper EJ, Hatem D, Barrett SV, Meterko V, Gammon W, Pugnaire MP. Assessing Professionalism in the Context of an OSCE: An In-Depth Study of the Rating Process. Medical Education. 41:331-340; 2007

  17. Pugnaire M. More than Just Manikins: An Overview of Medical Simulation. Worcester Medicine Science Corner. 70 (5), September/October 2006.

Publications & Presentations: Recent Works

  1. Melissa Fischer, Nasim Gorji, Patricia Seymour, Trenton Taros, Anne Weaver, Jorge Yarzebski Jr. Simulation in Medical Education. Curriculum ReVolution by Office of Undergraduate Medical Education at UMass Medical School. Podcast on April 9th, 2021. Accessible online at https://soundcloud.com/patricia-seymour-140768045/simulation-in-meded

  2. Sylvia Stanhope, BS and Annie Delaney Magee, BS, SPHR/SHRM-SCP (Representing the University of Massachusetts Medical School iCELS). Formalizing Individualized Feedback to Your SPs: Managing Performance Appraisals for Each SP in a Large SP Program. Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) Annual Conference. Orlando, FLJune 8-11, 2019. Presentation. 

  3. Sylvia Stanhope, BS and Annie Delaney Magee, BS, SPHR/SHRM-SCP (Representing the University of Massachusetts Medical School iCELS). Training Progression: Moving SPs from New Hires to Skillful SPs to Instructors/Facilitators. Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) Annual Conference. Orlando, FLJune 8-11, 2019. Presentation. 
     
  4. Jenny Ling Hui Loh, Sylvia Stanhope, Annie Delaney Magee, Sarah Rothery, Laurance LaBrecque, Melissa Puliafico, Melissa Fischer, Scott Wellman (Representing the University of Massachusetts Medical School iCELS). Memory Tools that Standardized Patients Use to Improve Scoring Accuracy at Clinical Simulations. Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) Annual Conference. Orlando, FLJune 8-11, 2019. Workshop Presentation. 

  5. Terrien J, Fraser Hale J, Cahan M, Quirk M, Sullivan K, Lewis J. The impact of deliberate reflection with WISE-MDTM modules on critical thinking of nurse practitioner students: A prospective, randomized controlled pilot study. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice (Online) 18, Oct 2015

  6. Hawthorne M, Chretien K, Torre D, & Chheda, S. Re-demonstration without remediation - a missed opportunity? A national survey of internal medicine clerkship directors. Medical Education Online [Online], 19 (2014): n. pag. Web. 3 Feb. 2015 from http://med-ed-online.net/index.php/meo/article/view/25991

  7. Ndiwane, A. Koul, O., & Theroux, R. (2014). Implementing Standardized Patients to Teach Cultural Competency to Graduate Nursing Student. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 10(2), e87-e94.

  8. Cicero, M, Brown, L, Overly, F, Yarzebski, J, Garrett, A, et al. Creation and Delphi-Method Refinement of Pediatric Disaster Triage Simulations. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2014 Jan 8.

  9. Yarzebski, J, Gammon, W. Flying High: Integrating hybrid simulation modalities in training programs for flight medics and other critical care transport specialists. 12th Annual Conference of the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE). June 23 – 26, 2013. Atlanta, Georgia. Poster Presentation 

  10. Yarzebski, J, Gammon, W. Improving pediatric disaster triage education in the pre-hospital setting using standardized patients. 12th Annual Conference of the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE). June 23 – 26, 2013. Atlanta, Georgia. Poster Presentation

  11. McGee, S., Reidy, J., Yazdani, M., Gallagher, J., Hunter, L. Difficult Conversations: A Pilot Geriatric Medicine/Palliative Care Formative Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting, Grapevine, TX, May 2013

  12. Taylor M, Sharma M, Walsh B, Loew T, Pugnaire M, Cotnoir P. A Serious Game for Learning Team Communication Skills. Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FL, January 26-30, 2013

  13. Howard, E, McGee, S, Jonassen, J, Oleson, E, Burnham, C and Pugnaire, M. (2012). Integration of Elder Abuse and Neglect into a Domestic Violence Curriculum. POGOe - Portal of Geriatric Online Education. Retrieved August 27, 2012 from http://www.pogoe.org/productid/21016
  14. McGee, S., Gammon, W., Keough, M., Burnham, C., Chimienti, S., Yazdani, M., Gallagher, J., Reidy, J., Zanetti, M., Gurwitz, J., Pugnaire, M. Pilot Formative Hybrid Simulation for Sub Interns. American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, May 2012

  15. Reidy, J., McGee, S., Yazdani, M., Chojar, N., Donahue, C., Gallagher, J., Gammon, W., Howard, E., Zanetti, M. Using simulation to teach goals-of-care discussion with seriously ill patients. Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in the Health Professions, Cambridge, MA, May 2012

  16. Cicero M, Brown L, Overly F, Yarzebski JD. Creation and Delphi Method Refinement of Prehospital Pediatric Disaster Triage Simulations. PAS, April 2012

  17. Gammon, W., Lopez, C., Spain, A. IMSH Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator-Advanced Application and Portfolio Development Workshop. 12th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) January 28 to February 1, 2012. San Diego, California.

  18. Aponte A, Yarzebski JD. Percutaneous Suprapubic Cystostomy. In Irwin R, Lilly C, Rippe JM, editors. 6th Edition of the Manual of Intensive Care Medicine, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

  19. Seymour-Route, P; Hale, JF; Pugnaire, M; and Kneeland, M. (2012). Chapter 12. Interprofessional education: The role of accelerated nursing programs in preparing the nurse of the future. In Zhan, L and Finch, L. Accelerated Education in Nursing: Challenges, Strategies, and Future Directions. New York: Springer Publishing Company

  20. Gammon, W., McGee, S., Pugnaire, M. Geriatric SPs Working Successfully with Your Senior Boomers. 10th Anniversary ASPE Conference, Nashville, TN, Jun 5-8, 2011.

  21. McGee, S., Twomey, J., Hawthorne, M., Gammon, W., Keough, M.E.; DuBeau, C., Gurwitz, J., Pugnaire M. Formative Geriatric OSCE for Third Year Medicine Clerkship. Presidential Poster Session, American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD, May 2011

  22. SM McGee, W Gammon. Mixing It Up: Using Hybrid Simulations in Undergraduate Education. Landon Center on Aging Educational Retreat – Kansas University Medical Center Interprofessional Health Science Education. June 10 – 12, 2011, Excelsior Springs, Missouri

  23. Gammon, W, McGee S, Chimienti, S, Taylor, M, Fabiny, A, Gordon, J, Pugnaire MP, supported by DW Reynolds Foundation. Simulation in Geriatric Education: A Hybrid OSCE Blending Standardized Patients and Mannequin Technology. 11th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) New Orleans, LA, January 23-25 2011.

  24. Shah, A; Taylor, M; Callaghan, K; Young, S. Development of a Pelvic Model for Simulation Based Education. Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, sponsored by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, New Orleans, LA, January 2011.

  25. Walsh, B; Taylor, M. In-Situ Simulation: A Novel Approach to Mobile Simulation for Pediatrics. Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, sponsored by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, New Orleans, LA, January 2011.

  26. Gammon, W., McGee S., Chimienti, S., Taylor, M., Fabiny, A., Gordon, J., Pugnaire M., supported by DW Reynolds Foundation. Simulation in Geriatric Education: A Hybrid OSCE Blending Standardized Patients and Mannequin Technology. 11th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) New Orleans, LA, January 23-25 2011.

  27. W Gammon, S McGee, M Taylor, S Chimienti, A Fabiny, J Gordon. Teaching Geriatric Education With a Hybrid OSCE Blending Standardized Patients and Mannequin Technology. 11th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH. Jan 21-26, 2011. New Orleans, Louisiana.

  28. Goedecke E, Courtney J, Aghababian RV, Hildebrand J, Yarzebski JD, Yarzebski JL. Improving Pediatric Mass Casualty Training in Guatemala: A Pilot Study. NAEMSP, Annual Meeting, January 2011

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Last Updated Apr 9, 2021

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