Faculty Research

instructional imageUMCSC has played a pivotal role in simulating the “human-fidelity” in a “virtual-disaster” environment. In a grant funded by the CDC (Center for Disease Control), pre-programmed mannequins have been used to simulate humans in shock from the aftermath of a disaster.

Faculty members in the University of Michigan Medical School and the University of Michigan Health System conduct research in the use of simulation for medical education and clinical training. These faculty researchers represent multiple departments and specialty practices, which provides the clinical simulation center with breadth and depth in its assessment of simulation technologies for diverse and variable medical applications.

In keeping up with the highest standards of quality that has always been a hallmark at The University of Michigan, UMCSC has been intimately involved with the following projects since its inception in January 2004. If you are interested in initiating a research project, please click here.

Publications

  1. Andreatta PB, Perosky J, Johnson TRB: Two-Provider technique for bimanual uterine compression to control postpartum hemorrhage. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health; 57(4) :371-375, 2012.
  2. Andreatta PB, Gans-Larty F, Debpuur D, Ofosu A, Perosky, J: Evaluation of simulation-based training on the ability of birth attendants to correctly perform bimanual compression as obstetric first aid. International Journal of Nursing Studies 48: 1275–1280, 2011.
  3. Griffin GR, Hoesli R, Thorne, MC: Validity and Efficacy of a pediatric airway foreign body training course in resident education. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology, Oct; 120(10): 635-40, 2011.
  4. Hauge LS, Arble EP, Brunsvold ME, Cimmino VM, Gauger PG: Educational outcomes of a surgery Bootcamp elective. Preparing for surgical internship. Journal of the American College of Surgeons (in revision), 2010.
  5. Andreatta P, Chen Y, Marsh M, Cho K: Simulation-based training improves applied clinical placement of ultrasound-guided PICCs. Supportive Care in Cancer: 19: 539-543, 2011.
  6. Andreatta PB, Saxton E, Thompson M, and Annich G: Simulation-based mock codes improve pediatric patient survival rates. Pediatric Critical Care Med: 12(1): 33-38, 2011.
  7. Andreatta PB, Maslowki E, Petty S, Shim W, Marsh M, Hall T, Stern S, and Frankel JM: Virtual-reality START triage training for residents provides a viable solution for disaster preparedness. Academic Emergency Medicine 17:870–876, 2010.
  8. Andreatta PB, Hillard M, Krain LP: The impact of stress factors in simulation-based laparoscopic training. Surgery 147:631-639, 2010.
  9. Gauger PG, Hauge LS, Andreatta PB, Hamstra SJ, Hillard ML, Arble EP, Kasten SJ, Mullan PB, Cederna PS, Minter RM: Simulation training of laparoscopic skills with proficiency targets improves practice and performance of novice surgeons. American Journal of Surgery 199:72-80, 2010.
  10. Andreatta PB, Gruppen LD: Conceptualising and classifying validity evidence for simulation. Medical Education 43:1028-1035, 2009.
  11. Andreatta PB, Hillard ML, Murphy MA, Gruppen LD, Mullan PB: Short-term outcomes and long-term impact of a programme in medical education for medical students. Medical Education 43:260-267, 2009.
  12. Scott DJ, Cendan JC, Pugh CM, Minter RM, Dunnington GL, and Kozar RA. The changing face of surgical education: simulation as the new paradigm. Journal of Surgical Research 147:189-193, 2008.
  13. Lypson ML, Gosbee JW, Andreatta PB: Assessing the patient safety knowledge and experience of trainees. Medical Education 42:1133-1134, 2008.
  14. Andreatta PB, Woodrum DT, Gauger PG, Minter RM: LapMentor metrics possess limited construct validity. Simulation in Healthcare 3:16-25, 2008.
  15. Brunsvold ME, Jackson J, Arble E, Andreatta P, Gauger P, Hauge L: Simulation curriculum improves surgical interns’ performance of emergency procedures. Critical Care Medicine 36:A70 284, 2008.
  16. Cooke JM, Larsen J, Hamstra SJ, Andreatta PB: Simulation enhances resident confidence in critical care and procedural skills. Family Medicine 40:165-167, 2008.
  17. Andreatta PB, Woodrum DT, Birkmeyer JD, Yellamanchilli RK, Doherty GM, Gauger PG, Minter RM: Laparoscopic skills are improved with LapMentor training: Results of a randomized, double-blinded study. Annals of Surgery 243:854-860, 2006.
  18. Woodrum DT, Andreatta PB, Yellamanchilli RK, Feryus L, Gauger PG, Minter RM: Construct validity of the LapSim laparoscopic surgical simulator. American Journal of Surgery 191:28-32, 2006.

Current Externally-Funded Research Projects

  1. ACS/APDS METI Surgical Team-Based Training Research Grant, Evaluating Team Leadership Skills in Surgical Emergencies, Linnea S. Hauge (PI). Funded 2010-2011.

Current Internally-Funded Research Projects

  1. University of Michigan Medical School Graduate Medical Education Innovations Fund, Team Management of Obstetric Emergencies, Bullough, AS (PI). Funded 2009-2011.

Completed Funded Research Projects

  1. University of Michigan Medical School Graduate Medical Education Innovations Fund, Establishment of a Simulation-Based Suturing and Knot Tying Curriculum for Soft Tissue Repair in Orthopedic Surgery, Paul Dougherty (PI). Funded 2009-2010.
  2. University of Michigan Medical School Graduate Medical Education Innovations Fund, Development and Assessment of a Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary, Simulator-Based Training Course in Cerebral Angiography, Hoeffner EG (PI). Funded-2008-2010.
  3. University of Michigan Medical School Graduate Medical Education Innovations Fund, Systematic Development of a Comprehensive Competency-Based Curriculum and Assessment Framework for Surgical Training, Linnea Hauge (PI). Funded 2008-2009.
  4. University of Michigan Medical School Graduate Medical Education Innovations Fund, Systematic Development of a Comprehensive Competency-Based Curriculum and Assessment Framework for Surgical Training, Linnea Hauge (PI). Funded 2007-2008.
  5. University of Michigan Medical School Graduate Medical Education Innovations Fund, Validation of a Proficiency-Based Surgical Skills Metric for Assessment and Advancement of Surgical Residents, Gauger PG (PI). Funded 2006-2007.
  6. Stryker Endoscopy, Inc., Validation of Virtual Reality Simulation in Integrated Operating Room Design within a Laptop Computing Environment, Gauger PG (PI). Funded 2006-2007.
  7. Stryker Endoscopy, Inc., The Role of Virtual Reality Simulation in Integrated Operating Room Design, Gauger PG (PI). Funded 2005-2006.
  8. Center of Excellence in Surgical Education, Research, and Training (CESERT), Computer-Aided Laparoscopic Simulators for Training Surgical Residents, Minter RM (PI). Funded 2004-2005.

Presentations at Scientific Meetings:

  1. Brunsvold, ME, Minter, RM, Gauger, PG, Frischknecht, AC, Jackson, JR, Hauge, LS. Long-term retention of laparoscopic Skills: A superior training paradigm. (Poster Presentation) International Ottawa Conference, Miami, FL, May 2010.
  2. Brunsvold ME, Frischknecht AC, Miller BS, Minter RM, Gauger PG, Hamstra SJ, Hauge LS. The Development and Integration of Teamwork Training into Surgical Residents’ Trauma Rotation. (Poster Presentation) Association of Medical Colleges / Central Group on Educational Affairs, Chicago, IL, April 2010.
  3. Richter R, Reynolds K, DeMerle M and Andreatta PB. Development of a Nodal Dissection Model for Laparoscopic Radical Hysterectomy. (Poster Presentation) International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Phoenix AZ, January 2010.
  4. Andreatta PB, DeMerle M, Richter R and Reynolds K. Low-tech Camera Navigation Models for Laparoscopic Surgery. (Poster Presentation) International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Phoenix, AZ, January 2010.
  5. Dooley-Hash S, Frankel J, Losman E and Andreatta PB. Assessment of performance of procedural skills after training on two different modalities: an animal model versus a human simulator. (Poster Presentation) International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Phoenix, AZ, January 2010.
  6. Andreatta PB, Cho K, Chen Y and Marsh M. Simulation-based training improves applied clinical placement of PICC lines for junior Radiology residents. (Poster Presentation) International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Phoenix, AZ, January 2010.
  7. Andreatta PB, Marsh M and Annich G. Clinical Impact of Pediatric Mock-Codes. (Poster Presentation) International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Phoenix, AZ, January 2010.
  8. Andreatta PB, Hillard ML and Krain L. Simulated Stress Induction in Laparoscopic Surgical Training. (Poster Presentation) International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Phoenix, AZ, January 2010.
  9. Chick D, Jackson J, Andreatta PB. Comprehensive Procedure Training: A Competency-Based Curriculum Integrating Multimedia, Simulation, and Standardized Patient Learning. (Poster Presentation) Academic Internal Medicine Week, Philadelphia, PA, October 2009.
  10. Gauger PG, Frischknecht AC, Brunsvold ME, Minter RM, Hauge LS. Proficiency-Based Open Surgical Skills Curriculum Improves Novice Surgeons’ Performance. (Podium Presentation) Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society, Tampa, FL, October 2009.
  11. Brunsvold ME, Miller BS, Minter RM, Hauge LS. A comparison of simulator-based thoracostomy curricula: Does practice on cadavers make a difference? (Poster Presentation) American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress, Chicago, IL, October 2009.
  12. Frankel JM and Andreatta PB. Triage Training: Virtual Reality vs. Standardized Patients.(Poster Presentation) SimTect Healthcare, Melbourne, Australia, September 2009.
  13. Andreatta PB: A Typology for Healthcare Teams. (Poster Presentation) SimTect Healthcare. Melbourne, Australia, September 2009.
  14. McReynolds M, Armstrong A, Andreatta P. Simulation-based Instruction Increases PALS Efficacy. (Podium Presentation) 2nd International Pediatric Simulation Symposium and Workshops, Florence, Italy, April 2009.
  15. Arble EP, Gauger PG, Minter RM, Hamstra SJ, Hauge LS. Getting agreement among surgeons about error: A statistical problem. (Poster Presentation) Association of Medical Colleges / Central Group on Educational Affairs, Rochester, MN, March 2009.
  16. Brunsvold ME, Jackson J, Arble EP, Andreatta PB, Gauger PG, Hauge LS. Simulation curriculum improves surgical interns’ performance of emergency procedures. (Poster Presentation) Society for Critical Care Medicine Critical Care Congress, Nashville, TN, February 2009.
  17. Brunsvold ME, Jackson J, Arble EP, Andreatta PB, Gauger PG, Hauge LS. Learning shock management with RICU and a human patient simulation. (Poster Presentation) Society for Critical Care Medicine Critical Care Congress, Nashville, TN, February 2009.
  18. Andreatta PB. Simulation for Dummies: A Basic Guide to Designing Your Program. (Podium Presentation) Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Annual Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL, January 2009.
  19. Andreatta PB. Simulation for Obstetrics & Gynecology: What to do when you don’t work in a cockpit. (Podium Presentation) Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Annual Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL, January 2009.
  20. Shim W, Richter R and Andreatta PB. Low Fidelity Cricothyroidotomy Simulation. (Poster Presentation) International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FL, January 2009.
  21. Andreatta PB and Mullan PB. Establishing and Defining the Foundations for Optimal Assessment & Evaluation. (Podium Presentation) Association for the Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 2008.
  22. Brunsvold ME, Hauge LS, Arble EP, Andreatta PB, Hamstra SJ, Minter R, Gauger PG. Seniors skip ahead: Students outperform residents on emergency procedures. (Poster Presentation) American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 2008.
  23. Gauger PG, Cimmino VM, Brunsvold ME, Arble EP, Mulholland MW, Hauge LS. Boot Camp: Preparation of Graduating Medical Students for Surgical Internship. (Podium Presentation) Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society, Indianapolis, IN, September 2008.
  24. Andreatta PB, Murphy MA, Marsh, MM, Kronick SD. Simulation-based instruction increases performance efficacy in ACLS/PALS training. (Poster Presentation) Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine, Hatfield, United Kingdom, June 2008.
  25. Gauger PG, Andreatta PB, Hamstra SJ, Hauge LS, Mullan PB, Minter RM. Simulation training with proficiency targets improves practice and performance of novice surgeons. (Poster Presentation) Association for Surgical Education, Toronto, Canada, April 2008.
  26. Richter RS, Shim W, Marsh M, and Andreatta PB. Cost-effective chest tube insertion simulator. (Poster Presentation) International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, San Diego, CA, January 2008.
  27. Shim W, Marsh M, and Andreatta PB. Automated and centralized simulation data repository. (Poster Presentation) International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, San Diego, CA, January 2008.
  28. Andreatta PB, Mangrulkar, R, Marsh, M, Chen Y, Cho, K, and Thompson, M. Simulation-based Training in Ultrasound Assisted Central Venous Catheterization. (Podium Presentation) International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FL, January 2007.
  29. Andreatta PB, Hillard, ML, and Roberts, W. Simulation-based Urology Sub-Internship Curriculum. (Poster Presentation) International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FL, January 2007.
  30. Hillard, ML, Andreatta PB, Gauger, PG, and Minter, RM. Simulation-based Laparoscopy Curriculum for Surgical Interns. (Poster Presentation) International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FL, January 2007.
  31. Hillard, ML, and Andreatta PB. Using Simulation to Increase Trainee Confidence and Preparation for the Applied Clinical Setting. (Poster Presentation) International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FL, January 2007.
  32. Gauger PG, Cope GJ, Geiger JD. An Interactive Virtual Reality Tool for Design & Planning of the Modern Integrated Operating Room. (Poster Presentation) International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FL, January, 2007.
  33. Boomsaad Z, Andreatta PB, Gallagher AG, Langenecker S, Caveny A, Gauger PG, and Minter RM. Visual-Spatial Ability—Are Surgeons Born or Made? (Poster Presentation) Association for Surgical Education Meeting. Tucson, AZ, March 2006.
  34. Senapati S, Andreatta P, and Advincula A. Preliminary Experience with the HysteroTrainer Surgical Simulator for House Officer Education. (Poster Presentation) Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Orlando, FL, March 2006.
  35. Doherty, GM, Andreatta PB, Woodrum DT, Gauger, PG, Birkmeyer, JD, Yellamanchili, R, and Minter RM. Intra-operative Laparoscopic Skills are Improved with LapMentor™ Training Results of a Randomized, Double-Blinded Study. (Podium Presentation) Southern Surgical Association Annual Meeting, Galveston, TX, November 2005.
  36. Woodrum DT, Andreatta PB, Yellamanchili R, Feyrus LD, Gauger PG, and Minter RM. Can the LapMentor™ Surgical Simulator Discriminate Between Subjects of Varied Laparoscopic Skill? (Poster Presentation) American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, San Francisco, CA, October 2005.
  37. Woodrum DT, Andreatta PB, Yellamanchili R, Feryus LD, Gauger PG, and Minter RM. Construct validity of the LapSim™ laparoscopic surgical simulator. (Poster Presentation) Association for Surgical Education Meeting. New York City, NY, April 2005.

Invited Presentations and Workshops

  1. Gauger PG. Technique or Technology. Using Clinical Simulation for Surgical Education. St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor MI, July 2009.
  2. Andreatta PB. Simulation for Obstetrics & Gynecology: What to do when you don’t work in a cockpit. Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Manalapan, FL, January 2009.
  3. Gauger PG. Using Clinical Simulation within a Multidisciplinary Environment. William F. Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak MI, May 2007.
  4. Andreatta PB and Kasten SJ. Instructional Needs, Goals and Objectives for Simulation, International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FL, January 2007.
  5. Gauger PG. Rational Use of Simulation Technology for Surgical Skills Training. Society of Clinical Surgery, Ann Arbor, MI, November, 2006.
  6. Gauger PG. Making the Case for a Multidisciplinary Clinical Simulation Center. AAMC / Central Group on Educational Affairs, Kansas City, MO May 2006.
  7. Woolliscroft JO. Practical Application of Simulation in Medical School, American Association of Medical Colleges, Washington, DC, November 2005.
  8. Gauger PG. The Emerging Role of Simulation Technology in Surgical Education. Academy of Surgery of Detroit, Detroit, MI, January, 2005.
  9. Andreatta PB and Hamstra SJ. Curricula and Research in Clinical Simulation at the University of Michigan, Human Patient Simulation Network, Boston, MA, September 2005.
  10. Andreatta PB. Clinical Simulation at the University of Michigan, Consortium on Medical Education Technology, Washington, DC, February 2005.