Research Interests, Projects and Grants
Completed in June 2002, MedTeams was a multi-center military and civilian research project to study the implementation of a teamwork curriculum in the emergency center. The most important finding was that clinical errors were substantially and significantly reduced with teamwork training.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Grant
(Center for Safety in Emergency Care)
The Center for Safety in Emergency Care is a research consortium of the University of Florida, Dalhousie University, Northwestern University, and Brown University, funded by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The mission of CSEC is to be a global center for learning about improving patient safety and reducing preventable injuries in emergency care.
Reserve Component Medical Readiness Program
The limited time that National Guard and Reserve personnel have to train individually and collectively can be maximized through medical simulation and web-based training. This research will address both individual and collective training needs, employing scenarios drawn from actual cases for technical training of medical procedures and protocols. The goal is to improve the readiness of Guard and Reserve caregivers by emphasizing realistic and relevant training techniques and scenarios.