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Medical simulation fellows have the opportunity to grow by leading and authoring research projects in addition to assisting and mentoring colleagues in the completion of their research. Over the course of the program, fellows become proficient in simulation research statistical analysis. Subsequently, fellows may apply for a seed grant to fund the acquisition of simulation-based equipment or conduct a novel study. Fellows also prepare and facilitate a simulation center journal club.

Former Indiana University Simulation Fellows Scholarly Publications
 2022-2023 Nic Ellis, MD
Development of Cost Effective Thoracostomy Task Trainer
Development of Mastery Learning Blunt Dissection Thoracostomy Checklist

Matthew Oliverio, DO
Effectivity of Fiberoptic Nasal Intubation Skill Development in Distance Learning

 Alex Croft, MD
Pediatric Respiratory Distress Educational Curriculum (PReDEC)
Manuscript pending acceptance

Mariju Baluyot, MD
Pediatric ECMO Skill Acquisition Utilizing Virtual Reality
Manuscript pending
Foronda CL, Gonzalez L, Meese M, Slamon N, Baluyot M, Lee J, Aebersold M. Comparison of virtual reality to high-fidelity simulation in health professions education: A systematic review. Simulation in Healthcare. (Accepted and in press April 2023) 

Nicole Novotny, MD
Recognizing and Addressing Microaggressions in Healthcare (Three-Year Residency Curriculum)
Manuscript pending


Devin Doos, MD
Effectivity of Reused Personal Protective Equipment
D. Doos, P. Barach, N.J. Alves, L. Falvo, A. Bona, M. Moore, D.D. Cooper, R. Lefort, R. Ahmed. The dangers of reused personal protective equipment: healthcare workers and workstation contamination. Journal of Hospital Infection. Volume 127, 2022, Pages 59-68, ISSN 0195-6701.

2019-2020 Anna Bona, MD
Women in GME Research
Bona A, Ahmed R, Falvo L, Welch J, Heniff M, Cooper D, Sarmiento E, Hobgood C. Closing the gender gap in medicine: the impact of a simulation-based confidence and negotiation course for women in graduate medical education. BMC Med Educ. 2023 Apr 14;23(1):243. doi: 10.1186/s12909-023-04170-y. PMID: 37060057; PMCID: PMC10103407.

Mary Hughes, DO
Developing Breaking Bad News through Tele-Simulation
Hughes M, Gerstner B, Bona A, Falvo L, Schroedle K, Cooper D, Sarmiento E, Hobgood C, Ahmed R. Adaptive change in simulation education: Comparison of effectiveness of a communication skill curriculum on death notification using in person methods versus a digital communication platform. AEM Educ Train. 2021 Jul 1;5(3):e10610. doi: 10.1002/aet2.10610. PMID: 34268463; PMCID: PMC8253723.

Lauren Falvo, MD
Patient and Peer Medical Error Disclosure Curriculum
Manuscript pending acceptance

Publications & Presentations

  1. Ahmed RA, Cooper D, Mays CL, Weidman CM, Poore JA, Bona AM, Falvo LE, Moore MJ, Mitchell SA, Boyer TJ, Atkinson SS, Cartwright JF. Development of a simulation technical competence curriculum for medical simulation fellows. Adv Simul (Lond). 2022 Aug 9;7(1):24. doi: 10.1186/s41077-022-00221-4. PMID: 35945638; PMCID: PMC9361680.
  2. Turner JS, Falvo LE, Ahmed RA, Ellender TJ, Corson-Knowles D, Bona AM, Sarmiento EJ, Cooper DD. Effect of an Aerosol Box on Intubation in Simulated Emergency Department Airways: A Randomized Crossover Study. West J Emerg Med. 2020 Sep 24;21(6):78-82. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2020.8.48901. PMID: 33052809; PMCID: PMC7673888.

  3. Hughes PG, Hughes KE, Hughes MJ, Weaver L, Falvo LE, Bona AM, Cooper D, Hobgood C, Ahmed RA. Setup and Execution of the Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice Death Notification Curriculum. J Vis Exp. 2020 Aug 5;(162). doi: 10.3791/61646. PMID: 32831312.

  4. Ahmed R, Weaver L, Falvo L, Bona A, Poore J, Schroedle K, Cooper D, Sarmiento E, Hughes M, Hobgood C. Rapid-cycle deliberate practice: death notification. The Clinical Teacher. 2020;(17)1–6.