NEWS RELEASE: Pace University College of Health Professions to Unveil New Clinical Education Labs

NEWS RELEASE: Pace University College of Health Professions to Unveil New Clinical Education Labs

Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting at 163 William Street Set for Tuesday, June 19, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

NEW YORK, NY, May 9, 2012 – Seven of the 10 fastest-growing jobs in the United States are in health care, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Pace University’s College of Health Professions has made a significant investment in preparing the next generation of health care professionals with the construction of its new Clinical Education Labs. The facilities will be unveiled on Tuesday, June 19 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm on the 5th floor of 163 William Street in New York City.

This state-of-the-art complex occupies 17,000 square feet with simulation centers, laboratories and classrooms containing advanced equipment that simulates real patients in a hospital room or other health care setting.  The renovations cost $2.2
million. A bequest of $225,000 from alumna Maymarie Conte, ’78, will support the purchase of high tech video capture and playback systems used in the simulation rooms.

The labs have “METIman” and “SimBaby,” the latest generation of human patient simulators (HPS), along with a video capture and playback system that includes camera feeds from 11 simulation rooms.  Videos are stored and viewed on computers, allowing faculty members to evaluate and debrief students on performance.  For clinical practice and testing, faculty and staff help students hone their skills by matching them with standardized patients played by actors. Several of Pace’s clinical partners throughout the
region will also use the space to train health care workers.

Speakers at the unveiling ceremony will include Pace President Stephen J. Friedman, College of Health Professions and school of nursing dean Harriet R. Feldman, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, and Provost Uday Sukhatme, Sc.D.  In addition, interim dean of the College of Health Professions, Geraldine C. Colombraro, Ph.D., RN, will be on hand with faculty members, students and staff.

For more information about the event, contact Paul Dana at (212) 618-6041 or pdana@pace.edu. For more information about the College of Health Professions, visit www.pace.edu/chp.

About the College of Health Professions: Pace’s College of Health Professions is made up of the Lienhard School of
Nursing and the Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Studies program. Students at the College learn evidence-based care, cultural competence and primary health care in an interprofessional setting in programs preparing them to be family nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, registered nurses and clinical leaders.

About Pace University:
For 105 years, Pace University has educated thinking professionals by providing high-quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral
programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

Contact: Cara Cea, ccea@pace.edu, 914-906-9680

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