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Rita Dadiz

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentPediatrics
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 651
Rochester NY 14642
 
 Awards And Honors
1991     Doctors of Tomorrow Scholarship  | Suffolk Academy of Medicine
1994 - 1996Phi Sigma Iota  | International Foreign Language Honor Society
1994 - 1996Dean's List  | Binghamton University
2000 - 2001Teaching Assistant, Osteopathic Medicine  | NY College of Osteopathic Medicine
2005     Fellow of the Year  | Department of Pediatrics, Jackson Memorial Hospital
2008 - 2010George W. Merck Dean's Teaching Fellow, University of Rochester
2008     Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
2009     Ruth A. Lawrence Academic Faculty Service Award in Training, Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center
2010     Best Doctors in America  | America's Best Doctors
 
 Overview
Dr. Dadiz's focus is on postgraduate medical education and the evaluation of simulators as educational tools for teamwork and skills training. Through a collaborative effort between the Obstetric and Pediatric departments, multidisciplinary teams comprised of residents, fellows, nurses, nurse practitioners and physicians participate in simulated high-risk delivery scenarios using high-fidelity mannequins. Dr. Dadiz is evaluating whether teamwork amongst Obstetric and Pediatric providers and patient outcomes would be improved through simulation-based training.

1. Development of methods to improve residents' active learning in their neonatal education.

2. How residents translate their education in the NICU into their careers post-residency training.

3. Evaluation of high-fidelity simulators in the training of housestaff, nurses and respiratory therapists in delivery room resuscitations and patient codes in the NICU.

4. Long-term effects of inhaled nitric oxide for the management of pulmonary hypertension in the newborn.

 
 Selected Publications
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  1. Dadiz R, Weinschreider J, Schriefer J, Arnold C, Greves CD, Crosby EC, Wang H, Pressman EK, Guillet R. Interdisciplinary simulation-based training to improve delivery room communication. Simul Healthc. 2013 Oct; 8(5):279-91.
    View in: PubMed
  2. Young KC, Hussein SM, Dadiz R, deMello D, Devia C, Hehre D, Suguihara C. Toll-like receptor 4-deficient mice are resistant to chronic hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension. Exp Lung Res. 2010 Mar; 36(2):111-9.
    View in: PubMed
  3. Weinschreider J, Dadiz R. Back to basics: creating a simulation program for patient safety. J Healthc Qual. 2009 Sep-Oct; 31(5):29-36; quiz 37.
    View in: PubMed
  4. Thompson SM, Dadiz R, Young K, Teomete U, Toledano S, Rodriguez MM. Newborn girl with massive hepatomegaly, anemia, and thrombocytopenia. J Pediatr. 2008 Jan; 152(1):129-32.
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  5. Opsimos H, Dadiz R, Schroeder SA, Katz DS, Plummer MM, Campos MA, Krilov LR. Ten-month-old boy with persistent fever and a chest mass. J Pediatr. 2005 Feb; 146(2):267-72.
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