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SOCIETY FOR SIMULATION IN HEALTHCARE NAMES BOARD MEMBERS WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 22, 2016 – The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) announced today its 2017 board of directors.
•Board President: Christine Park, MD, Director, Simulation Technology and ImmersiveLearning
•President-Elect: Joe Lopreiato, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Simulation EducationUniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Val G. Hemming SimulationCenter - Forest Glen Annex
•Immediate Past-President: Chad Epps, MD, Executive Director of Simulation,University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)
•Treasurer: Don Combs, PhD, Vice President and Dean, Eastern Virginia Medical School
•Secretary: Juli Maxworthy, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, CNL, CPHQ, CPPS, CHSE,Assistant Professor, Director of Traditional DNP Program, Chair Simulation Committee,University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions
•At-Large members:
oBob Armstrong, MS, Director, SCSIL, Eastern Virginia Medical School SentaraCenter for Simulation and Immersive Learning
oAdam Levine, MD, Program Director, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai,Department of Anesthesiology
oBill Lewandowski, BA, MS, Vice President, Surgical Products BusinessDevelopment, 3D Systems
oRalph MacKinnon, Bsc (hons), MB, ChB, FRCA, Paediatric Anaesthetist &Paediatric Intensive Care Retrieval Physician, Royal Manchester Children'sHospital and North Wales & North West Paediatric Transport Service. VisitingProfessor Manchester Metropolitan University
oEdwin Ozawa, MD, PhD, Anesthesiologist, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
oIlya Shekhter, MS, MBA, CHSE, University of Miami - Jackson MemorialHospital Center for Patient Safety
oJayne Smitten, PhD MEd RN CHSE CHSE-A, Chair/Professor, Hawai’i PacificUniversity, Interim Director of Experiential Clinical Simulation Center
oJennie Struijk, MEd, CHSE, Standardized Patient Program Director, University ofWashington
oDemian Szyld, MD, EdM, Senior Director of the Institute for Medical Simulation
oKatie Walker, MBA, RN, Vice President & Director of The Simulation Center
The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) seeks to improve performance and reduce errors in patient care through the use of simulation. Established in 2004 by professionals using simulation for education, testing, and research in health care, SSH membership includes nearly 3,400 physicians, nurses, allied health and paramedical personnel, researchers, educators and developers from around the globe. SSH fosters the improvement and application of simulation–based modalities such as human patient simulators, virtual reality, standardized patients and task trainers.
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