Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology Simulation (COGS)
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.
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.
James R. Woods Jr., M.D.
Chairman and Henry A. Thiede Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Christine Arnold, R.N.C., M.S.
Program Director, Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology Simulation
Rita Dadiz, D.O.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in Division of Neonatology
Erin Duecy, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Deborah Phillips, R.N.C., M.S.
Associate Director of Ob/Gyn Nursing
Keri Cockman, R.N., M.S.
Nurse Manager, Labor and Delivery
Kimberlee Bliek, R.N., C.N.S., M.S.
Clinical Nurse Specialist/Perinatal Safety Nurse
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