Lynne Shelton, a student in the UAB School of Health Professions’ M.S. in Healthcare Simulation program, has been named Teacher Educator of the Year in the Health Science Division by the Alabama Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).

“I know this is in no small way related to the impact of sharing simulation ideas with the health science teachers of Alabama that I have learned in the UAB SIM program,” said Shelton, an instructor with the Hartselle High School Medical Academy. “This would not have been possible without the influence and guidance of the program’s faculty – I am grateful, on multiple levels, to be a part of this program.”

Shelton’s award is in part based on the work she is doing as part of her Capstone project, which is integrating evidence-based healthcare simulation in her high school’s curriculum. She is working closely on this project with her mentor, Dawn Taylor Peterson, Ph.D., associate professor in the Schools of Medicine and Health Professions.

“We are proud to have exemplary students like Lynne in our program – students who are breaking new ground and directly impacting their community of practice,” said Michelle Brown, Ph.D., program director, M.S. in. Healthcare Simulation program.

The UAB SIM program, with both full-time (15 months) and part-time (24 months) options, is designed to prepare students with leadership and quality improvement skills in healthcare simulation in order to improve patient safety, increase communication effectiveness, refine teamwork, and enhance care delivery. It is completed online with only one, three-and-a-half day on-campus visit.

Learn more at UAB.EDU/SIM.