David Harrison

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Joe Lopreiato, MD, MPH, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences,

Washington, DC, Named President

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 18, 2018 – The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) announced today its 2018 board of directors.

  • Board President: Joe Lopreiato, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Simulation Education Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Val G. Hemming Simulation Center - Forest Glen Annex
  • President-Elect: KT Waxman, DNP, MBA, RN, CNL, CHSE, CENP, FSSH, FAAN, Associate Professor, University of San Francisco and Director, California Simulation Alliance
  • Immediate Past-President: Christine Park, MD, Director, Simulation Technology and Immersive Learning
  • 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
  • Executive Committee At Large Member: Ralph McKinnon, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist & Paediatric Intensive Care Retrieval Physician, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and North Wales & North West Paediatric Transport Service. Visiting Professor Manchester Metropolitan University
  • At-Large members:
    • Bob Armstrong, MS, Director, SCSIL, Eastern Virginia Medical School Sentara Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning
    • Adam Levine, MD, Program Director, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Department of Anesthesiology
    • Nina Multak, PhD, PA-C, Associate Professor, Drexel University
    • Yasuharu, “Haru” Okuda, Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
    • Edwin Ozawa, MD, PhD, Anesthesiologist, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
    • Jamie Stiner CHSOS,Simulation Operation Specialist at UT Southwestern Medical Center
    • Jennie Struijk, MEd, CHSE, Standardized Patient Program Director, University of Washington
    • Demian Szyld, MD, EdM, Senior Director of the Institute for Medical Simulation
    • Robin Wootten, Chief Learning Officer at Limbs & Things, University of Missouri-Columbia

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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