Research and Scholarship

GRANTS

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"
UMass Memorial Health Care Risk Management Grant Program
10/04/13-10/01/14
A Community-engaged and Simulation-based Intervention for Culturally Appropriate Informed Consent
UMASS Clinical and Translational Science Award (UMASS CTSA) Pilot Award Program
05/06/13-03/31/14
Pediatric Research in Disaster Education. Comparing triage strategies and developing curriculum for prehospital professionals.
UMass Medical School, Brown Medical School, Yale Medical School
Emergency Medical Services for Children H34MC19349
08/01/10-08/01/13
A Comprehensive Simulation-based CVC Training Program to improve patient safety through technical skills practice, interprofessional team training and enhanced patient communication
UMass Memorial Health Care Risk Management Grant Program
08/01/12-08/01/13
A Comprehensive Simulation Based Course to Improve Quality and Safety in Procedural Sedation
Ethicon Endosurgical/ Johnson & Johnson
05/01/11-05/01/12
A Multidisciplinary Simulator Based Approach for Teaching and Learning Central Venous Catheter Insertion.
University of MassachusettsInformation Technology Council
Academic Technology
01/01/07-01/01/08
Using Standardized Patients to Assess Professionalism: A Comparative Analysis of Two Approaches
UMass Medical School
Edward J. Stemmler, Medical Education Research Fund of the National Board of Medical Examiners
06/01/03-01/31/06

IPEG GRANTS

  1. Interprofessional Transitions-of-Care Curriculum for Medicine Subinterns and Nurse Practitioner Students
    1. PI: Erika Oleson, DO, MS
    2. Co-PI: Jill Terrien, PhD, APN, BC
  2. Evaluating the Implementation of an Interprofessional Team STEPPS Curriculum for Medical Students Using High Fidelity Simulation
    1. PI: Sneha Shah, MD
    2. Co-PI: Paul Zgurzinski, MD; Debra Heitmann, MD; Virginia Mangolds, MD, FNP-C, BSEd, CEN; Steven Bird, MD
  3. Interprofessional Operating Room Crisis Management with Clinical Decision Making Support
    1. PI: Spiro Spanakis, DO
    2. Co-PI: Mary Ann Camosse, RN
  4. Assessing the validity and reliability of the Situation Awareness Global Assessment Techniques (SAGAT) Instrument in interprofessional simulation scenarios
    1. PI: Maureen Wassef, PhD
    2. Co-PI: Eileen Terrill, PhD; Jorge Yarzebski

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. 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
  2. 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

ORIGINAL ARTICLES/PUBLICATIONS

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. McGee, S, Gammon, W, Fabiny, A, Gordon, J, Chimienti, S, Burnham, C and Pugnaire, M. (). Formative Geriatric Hybrid Simulation for Sub Interns. POGOe - Portal of Geriatric Online Education. Retrieved December 20, 2012 from http://www.pogoe.org/productid/21014
  4. 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.
  5. 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 ProcessMedical Education41:331-340; 2007
  6. Pugnaire M. More than Just Manikins: An Overview of Medical Simulation. Worcester Medicine Science Corner. 70 (5), September/October 2006.

HONORS and AWARDS

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

PEER-REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS AND ABSTRACTS

  1. 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 
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Cicero M, Brown L, Overly F, Yarzebski JD. Creation and Delphi Method Refinement of Prehospital Pediatric Disaster Triage Simulations. PAS, April 2012
  8. 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.
  9. Gammon, W., McGee, S., Pugnaire, M., Geriatric SPs Working Successfully with Your Senior Boomers, 10th Anniversary ASPE Conference, Nashville, TN, Jun 5-8, 2011.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. 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.
  26. 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, Work in Progress. 9th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Lake Buena Vista, FL January 10-14, 2009.
  27. 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.
  28. 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, Work in Progress. 9th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Lake Buena Vista, FL January 10-14, 2009.
  29. Sweeney, B, Taylor, M, McGee, S, Pugnaire, M.  Defining and Categorizing Technical Skills Required for Medical Student Graduation Based on Simulation, Work in Progress. 9th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Lake Buena Vista, FL January 10-14, 2009.
  30. 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
  31. 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