Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology Simulation (COGS)

Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology Simulation Photo

Simulation is the art of making artificial events appear real. The value of simulation is its ability to mimic rare clinical events that occur too infrequently for care teams to acquire expertise. This unique educational tool offers teams the opportunity to work closely with each other to develop clinical skills, effective communication and teamwork skill sets. These skill sets are the foundation to fostering a culture of safety in Obstetrics.

Mission

The Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology Simulation offers simulation skill building and team training programs to educate nurses and physicians in developing a culture of patient safety.

Our Staff

James R. Woods Jr., M.D.

James R. Woods Jr., M.D.

Chairman and Henry A. Thiede Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

 

 

Christine Arnold, R.N.C., B.S.N.

Christine Arnold, R.N.C., M.S.

Program Director, Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology Simulation

 

 

Rita Dadiz, D.O.

Rita Dadiz, D.O.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in Division of Neonatology

 

 

 

Erin Duecy, M.D.

Erin Duecy, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

 

 

Deborah Phillips, R.N.C., M.S.

Deborah Phillips, R.N.C., M.S.

Associate Director of Ob/Gyn Nursing

 

 

 

Keri Cockman, R.N., B.S.N.

Keri Cockman, R.N., M.S.

Nurse Manager, Labor and Delivery

 

 

 

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Kimberlee Bliek, R.N., C.N.S., M.S.

Clinical Nurse Specialist/Perinatal Safety Nurse

 

 

Contact Us

For questions, please contact:

Christine Arnold, Program Director
Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology Simulation
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Ave., Box 668
Rochester, NY 14642
Phone: (585) 276-4899
E-mail: Christine_Arnold@urmc.rochester.edu