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Rita Dadiz

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 651
Rochester NY 14642
 Awards And Honors
2014     Third place for research abstract submission, Society for Simulation in Healthcare
2010     Nomination for 2010 Impact Article of the Year, Journal for Healthcare Quality
2014     Strong Star, University of Rochester Medical Center
2014     First place for 2014 National Nurses Week Best Practice Showcase, American Nurses Association
2011 - 2012Patient- and Family-Centered Care Award, URMC
2009     Ruth A. Lawrence Academic Faculty Service Award in Training, Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center
1991     Doctors of Tomorrow Scholarship  | Suffolk Academy of Medicine
2008 - 2010George W. Merck Dean's Teaching Fellow, University of Rochester
2010     Best Doctors in America  | America's Best Doctors
2008     Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
2000 - 2001Teaching Assistant, Osteopathic Medicine  | NY College of Osteopathic Medicine
2005     Fellow of the Year  | Department of Pediatrics, Jackson Memorial Hospital
Dr. Dadiz incorporates simulation-based learning and debriefing methodologies into postgraduate medical and nursing education with the goal of improving interprofessional communication and teamwork during patient care. With validated evaluation tools, she is investigating the impact of simulation-based team training for obstetric and neonatal providers on communication and patient outcomes during high-risk deliveries. Dr. Dadiz is the recipient of an award from the Health Resources and Services Administration to train healthcare providers throughout the Finger Lakes Region of New York State on the use of simulation-based learning and debriefing in quality improvement initiatives. Dr. Dadiz is also the site director for the International Network for Simulation-Based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education (INSPIRE). Dr. Dadiz also studies the use of inhaled nitric oxide in newborns with persistent pulmonary hypertension. She is the site investigator for a collaborative research project with the University at Buffalo - Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo investigating the relationship between methemoglobin and response to inhaled nitric oxide in infants with pulmonary hypertension.

 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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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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