The 4th annual Pioneer in Simulation Award was presented to Dr. David Gaba at IMSH 2017. Dr. Gaba developed the technology for one of the first human patient simulators; was a critical force in bringing simulation to teamwork in healthcare; and was the founding editor-in-chief of the premier journal for scholarship in simulation, Simulation in Healthcare.
The 3rd annual Pioneer in Simulation Award was presented to Lou Oberndorf, MBA, President/CEO at Medical Education Technologies Inc. and Chairman, Oberndorf Family Foundation at IMSH 2016. Lou was recognized for industrialization of the human patient simulator and other significant contributions to the healthcare simulation industry.
SSH presented the 2nd annual Pioneer in Simulation Award to Dr. Michael Gordon at IMSH 2015. Dr. Gordon is the inventor of the lifesaving Harvey™ cardiovascular patient simulator. An affecting inspirational video highlighting his lifelong contributions to advancing healthcare education brought the audience to its feet in ovation. Dr. Gordon accepted his award with a heartfelt speech of encouragement and appreciation that left many in the audience equally emotional with gratitude for his enduring legacy, friendship, and ongoing support.
The 1st annual Pioneer in Simulation Award was presented to Dr. Stephen Abramson at IMSH 2014. Dr. Stephen Abrahamson developed the first computer-controlled manikin simulator, SimOne.