The Office of Interprofessional Simulation is a joint venture between UAB health schools and the UAB Health System. The primary role of the Office is to support and track Interprofessional and other UAB health system simulation experiences. Support services include facilitator development courses and simulation administrative, educational, and technical expertise.

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Simulation News

UAB driving simulator lab has national debut live on TODAY

NBC’s TODAY show traveled to Birmingham to hear from UAB College of Arts and Sciences distracted driving expert Despina Stavrinos, Ph.D. View the full article and video here.

UAB's Center for Interprofessional Education & Simulation joins Nexus Innovations Network

UAB's Center for Interprofessional Education & Simulation (CIPES) joins Nexus Innovations Network, a national research partnership testing new approaches to health care delivery and health professions education. Read the full news release here

Training Ground: Simulated OR Allows UAB students to take a dry run at medical sales

UAB School of Business - Medical Equipment and Supplies Distribution and UAB Office of Interprofessional Simulation featured on pages 46 & 48 in this article from Repertoire Magazine. Read the full article here.

UAB Partners with University of Minnesota NEXUS Group

Dawn Taylor Peterson, PhD

A group of interprofessional faculty from UAB are working collaboratively with the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education which is affiliated with the University of Minnesota. The National Center is focused on the triple aims of (1) improving health, (2) engaging people and communities and (3) controlling costs through NEXUS which is a database connecting health care practice and education. 

Three members from the National Center came to UAB on March 25, 2016 for a site visit to learn more about interprofessional education and practice as it currently occurs across the academic health system and the university. Visiting faculty and staff from Minnesota were Dr. Frank Cerra, Amy Jarabek, and Sarah Rohde. Read more ...

2016 AlaSim International Conference Call for Participation

See and be seen; hear and be heard; teach and learn about the latest science and technology of modeling and simulation. The 2016 AlaSim International Conference will be held May 3-6, in Huntsville, and is calling for participation of event speakers, panelists, instructors, sponsors, and exhibitors. The conference brings together the greater modeling and simulation community from Alabama, North America, and the world and is designed both to showcase the breadth and depth of simulation activity in Alabama. Read more ...

UAB Nursing Simulation and Technology Mini-Conference March 3rd

This mini-conference will provide attendees with exposure to the latest information and best practices regarding development and implementation of a program of nursing and interprofessional simulation, evaluating students using simulation, providing support for high-quality distance accessible programs, strategies and curriculum requirements for nursing informatics education across the curriculum, and an example of gaming in undergraduate and graduate education. Conference faculty are nationally and internationally known for their work in distance education, nursing and interprofessional simulation, and nursing informatics.
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Meet the Anesthesiology Simulation Program's New Associate Director

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Erin Blanchard, B.S.N., R.N., C.P.A.N., the new associate director for the Perioperative-Anesthesia Critical Events Simulation (PACES) Program and Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA). Read the full post here.