The Research within CELS if focused on using simulation to optimize the delivery of healthcare. Our work involves collaboration with healthcare educators, systems and industrial engineers, organizations psychologists, communication scientists, patient safety experts, and frontline clinicians. We welcome collaboration with junior and senior faculty interested in using simulation to extend their work and build important areas of research and scholarship.


CELS research has been funded by grants from the Department of Defense, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the University of Florida Clinical Translational Science Institute.

Research Faculty and Staff

Rosemarie Fernandez

Rosemarie Fernandez M.D.

Professor; Vice Chair, Faculty Development
Phone: (352) 294-8170
Antionette McFarlane

Antionette McFarlane

Clinical Research Coordinator, III
Phone: (352) 265-5911
Mary D Patterson

Mary D Patterson M.D., M.Ed.

Interim Chair, Associate Dean And Professor
Phone: (352) 294-8191
Thomas E Lemaster

Thomas E Lemaster MSN, MEd, RN

DIR, Educ/Training Prgms
Phone: (352) 294-5592

There are additional requirements for simulation training that includes research.  Please complete the research form and schedule a time to discuss with our research director, Rose Fernandez.  Given the additional requirements for research, simulation projects that include research need to be submitted as early as possible and at a minimum 2 months prior to the anticipated start of the project. (Two months may not be sufficient lead time depending on the project, IRB status and resources required. Investigators are urged to submit the required form and meet with Dr. Fernandez as early as possible.)



Example Simulation Publications


Category: CELS

Anaclerio Learning & Assessment Center



Category: CELS

Center for Safety, Simulation, & Advanced Learning Technologies

STAN the SimMan in the Experiential Theatre

CELS – Who are we?

Category: CELS

Center for Experiential Learning


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