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NYSIM Annual Report 2020-2021

NYSIM is pleased to announce the release of our inaugural Annual Report! This special edition celebrates NYSIM’s 10 year history and current accomplishments through simulation education, innovation and resilience.

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Joanne Agnant, MD


Deepak Pradhan, MD

It is with great pleasure to announce that Dr. Joanne Agnant and Dr. Deepak Pradhan will join The New York Simulation Center for the Health Sciences (NYSIM) as Associate Medical Directors on July 1, 2022.

Drs. Agnant and Pradhan will lead simulation education and research to improve health outcomes, equity, and safety for all patients. In collaboration with faculty across NYU Grossman School of Medicine and The City University of New York, they will ensure high-quality education and assessments while fostering an environment of continuous improvement, teamwork, communication, respect, diversity, and excellence.

Joanne Agnant, MD, MSc, the Associate Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Fellowship Program at NYU Langone Health/Bellevue Hospital Center, joined the NYU/Bellevue family as a PEM Fellow in 2010. After completing her fellowship, she joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor, obtaining a Masters in Clinical Investigation at NYU Langone Health’s Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI). Her professional interests include medical education for fellows, residents, medical students, and nurses, with a focus on simulation-based medical education and process improvement. Dr. Agnant is also interested in wellness, mentorship, promoting diversity & inclusion, and providing compassionate and equitable care to our diverse patient population. As Associate Medical Director of NYSIM, Joanne will support simulation-based medical education across NYU Grossman School of Medicine and CUNY, collaborating with our educational leaders to design, implement, and evaluate our programs with the overarching goals of improving health outcomes, equity, and safety for all of our patients.

Deepak Pradhan, MD, FCCP, MHPE candidate, is the Associate Program Director the NYUGSOM Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) Fellowship, Co-Director of the Bellevue Veno-Venous ECMO Program, Faculty in the Bellevue Special Pathogens Program and the National Emerging Pathogens Training and Education Center, and former Associate Section Chief of Pulmonary/Critical Care at NYULH Tisch Hospital. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Brown University, and was a PCCM fellow and Chief fellow at NYU. He is currently completing a Masters in Health Professions Education at NYU/Maastricht University. He attends in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at NYULH Tisch Hospital and Bellevue Hospital. His interests in include point-of-care ultrasound, simulation, procedural competency, faculty development, and medical education. Deepak looks forward to collaborating with NYU and CUNY educators engaged in simulation-based education, helping to improve the rigor of their simulation activities, provide guidance on turning their efforts into educational scholarship, and overall raising the visibility of NYSIM as one of the preeminent simulation centers in the nation.

Dr. Agnant and Dr. Pradhan’s leadership and expertise will enhance the quality of our simulation activities and continue to carve a path of innovation and distinction in the realm of simulation education. Please join us in welcoming them to the NYSIM team.

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NYSIM employs 136 per-diem Standardized Participants (SPs). Our SPs portray a wide variety of cases and roles, such as patients, family members, learners, and health professionals. They are trained to provide written and verbal feedback to learners at all levels. Our OSCE case library has approximately 350 SP cases, serving as a central resource to the education community.

For SP contact information, submit a referral request here: https://nysimcenter.org/standardized-participant-referral-request
Learn more about the SP program here: https://nysimcenter.org/services/spprogram

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At the end of December we said farewell to and celebrated the work of one of our esteemed directors, Dr. Grace Ng, PhD. Grace left NYSIM to pursue a new professional opportunity, but will always be a part of the NYSIM family. She was instrumental in the development and expansion of NYSIM as the inaugural Health Professions Director beginning in 2011 and contributed to the advancement of NYSIM’s strategic vision over the last ten years. Dr. Ng successfully increased the visibility and national reputation of NYSIM, and formed numerous strategic partnerships across CUNY and NYULH. She successfully oversaw the growth of key initiatives, including development and implementation of interprofessional education, simulation advisory councils, and scholarly projects. Dr. Ng was an expert in simulation education, and provided professional development in her NYSIM Instructor Course to over 600 learners. Her innovative efforts contributed greatly to the growth and integration of simulation at NYSIM, CUNY, and NYULH. Thank you, Grace, for your service, teamwork, and leadership. We will miss you!

As Grace embarks on the next phase of her career, NYSIM is recruiting for the Health Professions Director position at NYSIM. Anyone interested in the position should reach out to Katie Tame, Administrative Director, on our contact form.

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NYSIM Highlights: New Educational Equipment

New Equipment 20222NYSIM is excited to highlight several new additions to our inventory of task trainers and simulation education equipment: Tracheostomy Care Manikin, Pressure Injury Care Model, Wound Care & Bandaging Model, Quad Canes, Foley Catheterization Trainers, Musculoskeletal (MSK) Knee Ultrasound Training Model, SimMom’s Automatic Delivery Module, Wheelchairs, and an Ultrasound Guided Pericardiocentesis Trainer.

At NYSIM, we strive to meet all of our community’s learning needs, and periodically acquire new tools to make that happen. Check them out! Please do not hesitate to contact us if your program would like to take advantage of these resources. View NYSIM equipment section.

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Videos of NYSIM's 7th Annual Hot Topics in Simulation Education Symposium plenary speakers have been posted. Click here to view their informative presentations.

2021 Plenary Speakers:
Adam Cheng, MD
Kate J. Morse, PhD, MSN, RN, ACNP-Ret
Victoria Brazil, MBBS, FACEM, MBA

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NYSIM Welcomes New Operations Manager!

This month NYSIM is thrilled to welcome Katie Allen to our team as Operations Manager. Katie has over ten years of experience in various academic health care settings, most recently as the Project and Operations Manager for the Nursing Department at NYU’s Tisch/Kimmel Hospital. Katie has been with NYU since 2015, working for Patient Experience and Graduate Medical Education prior to Nursing. Before NYU, Katie worked as the Senior Trauma Data Coordinator at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. She obtained her Master of Public Administra-tion in Health Financial Management from NYU, and her BS in Health Policy and Management from Providence College. Please join the entire team in welcoming Katie in this role; we couldn’t be more excited to see how she grows and inspires here at NYSIM.

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