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.

Selected Publications

2014 Peer-Reviewed Articles
Andreatta P, Marzano DA, Curran DS, Klotz JJ, Gamble CR, Reynolds RK. Low-hanging Fruit: A Clementine as a Simulation Model for Advanced Laparoscopy.Simul Healthc. 2014 Aug;9(4):234-40. doi: 10.1097/SIH.0000000000000032.
Barsness, KA, Rooney, DM; Davis, LM; Chin, AC. Validation of measures from a thoracoscopic esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula repair simulator. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 49: 29-22.
Deutsch ES, Malloy KM, Malekzadeh S.Simulation-based otorhinolaryngology emergencies boot camp: Part 3: Complex teamwork scenarios and conclusions. Laryngoscope. 2014 Jul;124(7):1570-2. doi: 10.1002/lary.24570. Epub 2014 Apr 29.
Malekzadeh S, Deutsch ES, Malloy KM. Simulation-based otorhinolaryngology emergencies boot camp: Part 2: Special skills using task trainers. Laryngoscope. 2014 Jul;124(7):1566-9. doi: 10.1002/lary.24571. Epub 2014 Apr 29.
Malloy KM, Malekzadeh S, Deutsch ES. Simulation-based otorhinolaryngology emergencies boot camp: Part 1: Curriculum design and airway skills.  Laryngoscope. 2014 Jul;124(7):1562-5. doi: 10.1002/lary.24572. Epub 2014 Apr 29.

Marzano, D, Hammoud M, Smith R, Curran D, Seagull J, Mhyre J. Implementing new clinical practice guidelines: an ideal use of simulation. Obstet Gynecol. 2014 May;123 Suppl 1:19S. doi: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000447274.20508.03.

Rooney DM, Finks J, Brissman I, Gauger P. “Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery Manual Test: Is videotaped performance assessment an option?” Journal of Surgical Education, Jan/Feb, 2015 71(1) (In press).

Seagull FJ, & Rooney DM. Filling a void: Developing a standard subjective assessment tool for surgical simulation through focused review of current practices. Surgery. 2014 Sep;156(3):718-22. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2014.04.048.
Sperl-Hillen J, O'Connor PJ, Ekstrom HL, Rush WA, Asche SE, Fernandes OD, Apana D, Amundson GH, Johnson PE, Curran DM. Educating Resident Physicians Using Virtual Case-Based Simulation Improves Diabetes Management: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Acad Med. 2014 Jul 8. [Epub ahead of print]

2013 Selected Peer-reviewed Articles

Barsness, KA, Rooney, DM, Davis, LM. Design and development of a novel thoracoscopic tracheoesophageal fistula repair simulator. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech. 2013 Jun 22 (Epub ahead of
print)

Barsness, KA, Rooney, DM; Davis, LM; Chin, AC. Validation of measures from a thoracoscopic esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula repair simulator. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 49: 29-22.

Davis LM, Barsness KA, Rooney DM. Design and development of a novel thoracoscopic tracheoesophageal fistula repair simulator. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013;184:114-6.
Deutsch ES, Orioles A, Kreicher K, Malloy KM, Rodgers DL.A qualitative analysis of faculty motivation to participate in otolaryngology simulation boot camps. Laryngoscope. 2013 Apr;123(4):890-7. doi: 10.1002/lary.23965. Epub 2013 Feb 16.
Gonzalez-Cota A, Chiravuri S, Stansfield RB, Brummett CM, Hamstra SJ. The effect of bench model fidelity on fluoroscopy-guided transforaminal epidural injection training: a randomized control study. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2013 Mar;38(2):155-60. doi:
10.1097/AAP.0b013e318283f5bc.

Heidelbaugh J, Cooke JM, Wimsatt L. Opportunities for medical student engagement with family medicine. Fam Med. 45(7):484-91, July-August 2013.

Iyer MS, Santen SA, Nypaver M, Warrier K, Bradin S, Chapman R, McAllister J, Vredeveld J, House JB.
Assessing the validity evidence of an objective structured assessment tool of technical skills for neonatal lumbar punctures. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Mar;20(3):321-4. doi: 10.1111/acem.12093.

Shafer S, Rooney D, Schumacher R, Chapman R, House J. Neonatal Lumbar Punctures: Bridging the Clinical Gap. MedEdPORTAL; 2013. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/9597.

Varban OA.; Ardestani A; Peyre S; Smink DS. Assessing the effectiveness of surgical skills laboratories: a national survey. Simul  Healthc, Jan 2013.doi: 10.1097/SIH.0b013e318276306e.

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.