The Center for Medical Simulation is pleased to announce that Grace Ng, PhD, CNM, RN, will be joining us as Senior Director of the Institute for Medical Simulation (IMS), our simulation faculty development program. Grace will be the 4th director of the IMS, succeeding her colleagues Jenny Rudolph, Robert Simon, and Demian Szyld. Grace will continue CMS’ innovations in faculty development with a focus on positioning simulation leaders to solve key problems for their health systems and health professions schools. She will oversee a suite of learning experiences, including our Healthcare Simulation Essentials: Design and Debriefing, Advanced Instructor Course, and Gateway to Debriefing with Good Judgment, all of which are now available online as well as in-person. Grace will also work closely with CMS colleagues and our affiliates in Spain, Brazil, Australia, US, and Germany to advance teaming excellence and culture change at point of care.
Grace will serve on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, Department of Anesthesia, and will hold a non-clinical appointment with the Department of Anesthesia, Massachusetts General Hospital. She will work CMS and MGH colleagues to advance our research program in the areas of debriefing and culture change.
Grace joins the Center for Medical Simulation from her post as the Nursing and Health Professions Director at the New York Simulation Center for the Health Sciences (NYSIM), a large simulation center affiliated with both NYU Langone Health and The City University of New York.
Grace developed a passion for simulation since 2008, when she started using simulation for obstetrics interprofessional team training. Since then, she has expanded her work to using simulation to transform culture, including diversity and inclusion, in healthcare through experiential learning, debriefing, and reflective practice. Her current teaching focus is faculty development for simulation educators. She has taught extensively in simulation instructor courses in the US and overseas, and previously served as adjunct faculty at CMS since 2011.
Grace developed one of the first longitudinal nursing simulation fellowships in 2014. And has authored multiple articles on teamwork and simulation. Her recent research interests focus on the role psychological safety in nursing clinical practice, as well as debriefing approaches of novice debriefers. She is an Associate Editor at the International Journal of Healthcare Simulation, and Simulation & Gaming: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theory, Practice and Research.
Grace Ng started her nursing career in 1998, and served as a professional development nurse educator at NYU Langone Health. She obtained her Nursing and Nurse-Midwifery degrees from Columbia University, her Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education from Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing at The City University of New York. In 2019, she completed her PhD in Nursing from the Graduate Center at The City University of New York.
The entire CMS team is delighted to have Grace joining us and look forward to her colleagueship and guidance in the work we do.