The Center for Medical Simulation Board of Trustees is pleased to announce two new appointments in the Center for Medical Simulation Leadership Team. Roxane Gardner, MD, DSc., MHPEd will assume the role of CMS‘ Interim Executive Director, beginning February 1, 2023. Dr. Gardner is succeeding Jenny W. Rudolph, PhD, who will move into a new role as CMS‘ Senior Director of Innovation.
Roxane Gardner, Interim Executive Director
Dr. Gardner is best known for her two decades of leadership and curriculum invention in Labor and Delivery teamwork and patient safety research. She is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist with a doctorate in health policy and management, and masters’ degree in health professions education. Dr. Gardner works clinically in Adolescent Gynecology at Boston Children’s Hospital, serves on the faculty of Harvard Medical School’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and on the faculty of the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.
As a member of CMS’ Leadership Team, Dr. Gardner has guided CMS’ expansion of virtual simulation and on-line learning in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in close partnership with the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. In addition, Dr. Gardner is one of the architects of CMS’ 15-year-old Simulation Fellowship and International Scholars program, a program she will continue to lead. Dr. Gardner’s research on the long-term patient safety impacts of simulation teamwork training is breaking new ground in demonstrating concrete improvements in clinical care. Her curricula in Labor and Delivery Teaming courses across the Harvard hospitals, and her service to US and international simulation, Obstetrics and Gynecology and other professional societies has transformed simulation-based training.
Roxane Gardner and her CMS colleagues will continue to expand CMS‘ 30 years of service to health systems, health professions schools, and simulation educators. CMS will continue to partner with colleagues around the world in life-long career and organizational development.
Jenny Rudolph, Senior Director of Innovation
As the new Senior Director of Innovation, Jenny Rudolph, PhD will lead CMS‘ research and development activities. Her focus will be on creating new learning models for healthcare leaders and educators in health systems and health professions schools. She will guide innovation in CMS‘ faculty development, fellowship, teaming, consulting, and leadership coaching programs. Dr. Rudolph was recently appointed as Professor of Health Professions Education at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Health Professions, a position that provides a platform for innovation in interprofessional education. She also has an appointment as a Lecturer in the Department of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
CMS’ Board of Trustees and staff see a bright future with the leadership of Roxane Gardner and her team. They will continue to carry out CMS‘ mission to advance quality, safety, and education in healthcare.
Center for Medical Simulation Board of Trustees
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