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Medical and Healthcare Simulation (MSMS) Faculty Highlights

Suzan Kardong-Edgren Presents at International Meeting

Suzan Kardong-Edgren Presents at International Meeting

January 2015

Suzan Kardong-Edgren presented "Celebrating the Present: Never a Better Time for Simulation" as a plenary speaker at the 15th annual International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare held in New Orleans, La., from January 10 – 14. Dr. Kardong-Edgren echoed the strength and innovation of the new Drexel Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation program before a crowd of thousands.


Sharon Griswold-Theodorson, MD, Leads Simulation Division to Victory

Sharon Griswold-Theodorson, MD, Leads Simulation Division to Victory

January 2015

The Emergency Medicine Simulation Team took first place in the annual SimWars competition at the 2015 International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in New Orleans, La. SimWars is an annual event at the five-day conference where various simulation centers from around the world form teams to compete in the challenge. Drexel's team consisted of six team members and was led by Sharon Griswold, MD, the director of Drexel's Master of Science in Medical & Healthcare Simulation (MSMS) program.

The teams were tasked with creating a medical simulation case that met specific learning objectives designed around the disclosure of a medical error. For entertainment value, they were also asked to include some New Orleans charm in the cases by including items such as a bottle of Death Sauce hot sauce, a Mardi Gras mask, a rubber gator, a toy musical instrument, and the word celebration. They were asked to complete this task in just two and a half hours and then present it on stage to a large audience who voted to determine the winner. Teams were judged on meeting the learning objectives, entertainment, quality of the healthcare debriefing and overall performance.

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2014 International Meeting on Simulation

Several of the Medical and Healthcare Simulation program faculty were presenters at the 2014 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMHS). View a list of their presentations [PDF].


MSMS Faculty Hales Part of International Pediatric Simulation Society 2014 Conference Planning Committee

MSMS Faculty Hales Part of International Pediatric Simulation Society 2014 Conference Planning Committee

March 2014

Roberta Hales is a mastered prepared critical care registered respiratory therapist, neonatal-pediatric specialist and registered nurse who serves as the lead simulation educator of the Center for Simulation, Advanced Education and Innovation, where the focus revolves around patient quality and safety through the implementation of innovative, high quality professional education and research. She has been instrumental in orchestrating the coordination, development and execution of the in-situ simulation education courses, along with coordination and implementation of numerous external programs.

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Suzie Kardong-Edgren Speaks at the First UAE Clinical Simulation Conference

Suzie Kardong-Edgren Speaks at the First UAE Clinical Simulation Conference

March 2014

It is always exciting to be invited to speak in another country. However, going to the Middle East for a novice Westerner seemed fraught with opportunities to commit major cultural faux pas and to cause an international incident. My fears were unfounded; Dubai is a truly international city with over 247 cultures living side by side, all speaking English. The local Emirates people make up only 10% of the country's population. There were 57 different cultures attending the conference.

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MSMS Faculty Member John Vozenilek, MD

MSMS Faculty Member John Vozenilek, MD, Awarded $50 Million Dollar Grant to Enhance Medical Simulation Collaboration Between Clinicians and Engineers

February 2014

A new partnership between doctors and engineers will revolutionize clinical simulation, education, and health care.

The $50-million-plus Jump Applied Research for Community Health Through Engineering and Simulation (Jump ARCHES) will create joint research projects between the Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center (Jump) at OSF HealthCare in Peoria and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's College of Engineering.

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