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Please welcome our new Senior Administrative Assistant, Peggy Atkinson!
John M. O'Donnell will be a feature speaker at the 2017 PNEG Conference in Pittsburgh.
Congratulations to Dr. Neal Benedict and team on their recent 2017 Award for Excellence in Assessment by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy!
WISER was pleased to support the first ever Pre-Medical Organization of Minority Students: Physiology (POMS PHYS) course!
WISER is pleased to participate in the 15th Annual Safar Symposium on May 23rd, 2017.
WISER Fellow Dr. Lendis Wu Earns Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) Certification!
Dr. Phrampus was recently inducted as an inaugural Fellow into the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) Academy.
Jon Mazur has successfully completed the Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) certification.
WISER is excited to work with the Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetist (PANA)!
WISER plays critical role in UPMC Ebola Treatment Facility Designation
Max Leake, Web Developer/Multimedia Application Developer is our WISER staff spotlight for March.
Michael Rodgers, BS, EMT-P joined the WISER team as a Simulation Specialist in January, 2017.
WISER welcomes back Simulation Specialist Joseph "Jay" Dunham, a member of the U. S. Army Reserves.
WISER hosted their first blood drive on Friday, January 20th.
Readiness Assessment Program Receives Acknowledgment from ACIE!
Our WISER staff spotlight this month is John Lutz, Director of Information Technology and Co-Director of Research.
Dr. Yanling Zhang and Dr. Jen-Chieh (Lendis) Wu begin their Fellowship at WISER.
WISER staff will be in attendance of the the 2017 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH).
WISER Instructor Dr. Rick Henker and former Fellow Dr. Hiroko Iwashita Henker provided training in Cambodia.
WISER's Watson satellite center becomes an official FLS Testing Center.
WISER participates in the First Annual Med Ed Day.
WISER Participates in Wireless Simulator Demonstration
The Journal of the American Medical Association publishes an article written by Dr. Phrampus and colleagues.
UPMC Joins Patient Safety Movement, Commits to Eliminating Patient Harm
WISER Welcomes Usapan "Becky" Surabenjawong!
Assessment, Debriefing, Comprehensive, and Development are just a few words that describe WISER's Improving Simulation Instructional Methods (iSIM) course.
Our WISER staff spotlight this month is Jon Mazur, Simulation Specialist.
Our WISER Staff Spotlight is Debby Farkas, Director of Educational Development
Dr. FangFang Li and Dr. Xiaoyun Guo join WISER Fellowship Program.
In collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Biological Sciences Outreach program, WISER was pleased to host students from School 2 Career.
Dr. Peter M. Winter passed away on May 14th, 2016 in Issaquah, Washington.
Save the Date: WISER hosting day one of the 14th Annual Safar Symposium on May 16
SimOps Journal Club is Now SimOps Educational Series
WISER and the Charles Gray Watson Surgical Education Center Collaborate to Bring Excellence in Education and Training to UPMC.
Joseph "Jay" Dunham, Simulation Specialist with WISER was ordered to report for active duty with the United States Army Reserve.
Gaumard Scientific recently demonstrated all of its product line to WISER staff, instructors and directors.
Congratulations Kevin Miracle, Manager of Simulation Services, on his successful completion of the post masters certificate program!
Tom Dongilli, Director of Operations at WISER is our WISER Staff spotlight for this month.
Dr. Paul Phrampus Speaks at the 6th Annual UPMC Shadyside Communication Conference
WISER is pleased to introduce you to our two newest Simulation Specialists who joined our team on January 4, 2016.
WISER staff members attended the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in San Diego in January.
February 5, 2016 is National Wear Red Day to help raise awareness of heart disease.
Our WISER staff spotlight this month is Kim Mitchell, Application Coordinator/QA Lead
Dr. Xudong Chen joined WISER in November 2015 from Mental Health Institute, The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University in Hunan, China.
WISER staff will be in attendance at the 2016 IMSH conference in San Diego, California!
WISER Welcomes Kervens Brun as the New Director of Administration
WISER's Tom Dongilli Authors Book Chapter Dedicated to Training of Simulation Specialists
Our WISER staff spotlight this month is Jay Dunham, Simulation Operations Specialist at WISER.
WISER is pleased to welcome our newest staff member, Janelle McCarl, as our front desk Administrative Assistant.
Two new visiting fellows from China join WISER for their Fellowship.
WISER is pleased to announce their newest satellite center at Magee Women's Hospital!
WISER Hosts Open House for UPMC and University of Pittsburgh
WISER now offers a variety of industry training programs
WISER Simulation Specialist Clinton Clegg Obtains CHSOS
American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons sponsors Plastic Surgery Boot Camp at WISER
WISER Simulation Specialist Martin Mayer Obtains CHSOS Certification
WISER Participates in CRT Refresher Training
2015 SBIRT CONFERENCE HELD IN PITTSBURGH
WISER Trains Tsinghua University (China) Visiting Scholars
WISER hosts day two of the 13th Safar Symposium
EM Residency team has strong showing at Sim Wars
Benign Esophageal Hands-On Conference
WISER Hosts Take Your Child to Work Day
WISER's SimOps Journal Club for April will be about In-situ Simulation
Training Tomorrow’s Surgeon at UPMC
University of Pittsburgh Nurse Anesthesia Program Voted #1 by US News and World Report
WISER and UPMC develop an Ebola Response Team Training course
WISER offers new TECH SIM Course
WISER Collaborates with Heritage Valley
WISER Hosts Girl Scout Troop 52235
Dr. McIvor promoted to Professor of Anesthesiology
Chancellor's Weekend Tour makes a stop at WISER
Kevin Miracle becomes CHSOS certified
WISER Fellow Dr. Musits Hosts Recurrent Journal Club
WISER has strong presence at the 2015 IMSH
WISER launches new Community Outreach Programming Course
Where to find WISER staff at the 2015 IMSH
Dr. Phrampus presents at Laerdal SUN
WISER Instructors Earn Awards
WISER at UPMC Altoona
UPMC holds Donning and Doffing courses at WISER
Dr. Phrampus to deliver keynote at ASPiH
UPMC PreHospital records PPE video at WISER
WISER Hosts Simulation Fellow Journal Club
Dr. Curtiss Porter tours WISER
Dr. Phrampus Keynote Speaker
University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and Distinguished Guests Visit WISER
WISER 20th Celebration on March 26th
WISER Welcomes Lindsey Rosaschi
WISER Utilizes New CAE VIMEDIX Ultrasound Simulator In Point of Care Ultrasound Course
WISER Welcomes Dr. Min-Hsin Huang
WISER Welcomes Dr. Andrew Musits
SSH Sim Ops Pittsburgh 2014
WISER develops mobile headwall unit
WISER Hosts Benign Esophageal Surgical Workshop
WISER Leadership Authors Book Chapter
WISER hosts Day 2 of Safar Symposium
WISER Invited to Local High School to do Simulation Demo
WISER Welcomes Medical School Alumni Reunion Tour
Two Nurses From KK Women's Hospital Visit WISER
WISER's Children's Satellite Faculty Abstract Wins Multiple Awards
WISER hosts first SimOps Journal Club
WISER introduces new Sim Specialists
WISER to host First Regional SimOPs Symposium
WISER Has Big Presence at 2014 IMSH
WISER, Summa Health Simulation Center and the Gordon Center have partnered to created SimOps Journal Club.
Newly renovated UPMC EAST WISER Center opens
WISER at Upcoming 2014 IMSH
WISER welcomes Preceptors from Tokyo Healthcare University
New Cardiothoracic Surgery Course starting this month at WISER
WISER welcomes Dr. Su-Jin Kim
Delegation from the Embassy of Libya Visits WISER
WISER Nursing Symposium featured on Healthy Simulation.com
WISER offers new Cardiothoracic Surgery Course
Local teachers visit WISER for Carnegie Science Center collaborative project
WISER Hosts 6th Nursing Simulation Symposium
WISER hosts portion of Safar Symposium
KDKA airs story on WISER
John M. O'Donnell CRNA, MSN, DrPH promoted to Professor of Nursing
WISER participates in 3rd MedTASS Conference
Pitt School of Nursing and WISER host National Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program
WISER Welcomes New International Fellow
Journey to Medicine featured on WQED
Tom Dongilli receives SSH Presidential Citation
Western PA Resuscitation Academy at WISER
WISER has large presence at 2013 IMSH
Dr. Kase has article published in INTENSIVIST
WISER staff become Basic Life Support Instructors
Workshops held to teach kids about Emergency Medicine
WISER GRANTED SSH ACCREDITATION IN ALL AREAS
WISER welcomes 3 new international fellows
WISER is happy to announce that Marisa Chippie and Janell Wannamaker have joined the team as Simulation Specialists.
Dr Ying Li, MD PhD, former WISER Simulation Fellow Promoted
WISER part of workshop at ASA
WISER plays part in the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management annual meeting
WISER provides tour for President of the Republic of Tatarstan
Approach to the Pediatric Trauma Patient held at Children’s Hospital
WISER hosts AAGL Conference
WISER starts unique class with ISMETT
10th Annual SAFAR Symposium Lectures held at WISER
WISER Hosts 5th Annual Nursing Symposium
WISER introduces UPMC East to SimMan
WISER volunteers get accepted to Medical Schools
International Preceptors from Jordan come to WISER
WISER holds International Journal Club
Alice Blazeck is recipient of the Chancellor Distinguised Teaching Award
WISER unveils new YouTube Page
Hold your Breath course held at WISER
Dr. John O'Donnell named Associate Editor, Clinical Simulation in Nursing
WISER had a large presence at the 2012 International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in San Diego, California.
WISER and Gateway Medical Society featured in Tribune Review
WISER welcomes two visiting fellows from China
Dr. Paul Phrampus named President-Elect for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
WISER Associate Director William McIvor, MD is awarded the Donald S. Fraley Award
Emergency Medicine Doctors from Malaysia Complete One Month Preceptor Program
WISER Launches Web-based ACLS and BLS Programs
WISER hosts second Journey to Medicine course
WISER and the Gateway Medical Society Hold First Day of Journey To Medicine Program
WISER hosts two preceptors from Hong Kong
Dr. Hiroko Iwashita joins WISER staff as visiting fellow
WISER Hosts the Afternoon Session of the 9th Annual Safar Symposium
WISER recently hosted medical and administrative professionals from Tan Tock Seng Hospital
WISER hosts the Innovations in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Conference
WISER participates in the APPMC in Sydney, Australia
Students explore health care careers at WISER and UPMC
WISER goes international with the 2nd Mediterranean Transplantation Anesthesiology and Simulation Symposium (MedTASS)
Delegation from Xiangya School of Medicine in China tours WISER
WISER Associate Director John O'Donnell recognized by University of Pittsburgh Chancellor
Pitt Dental Magazine features DOMES course offered at WISER
Dr. Phrampus serves as planning committee co-chair for 2011 IMSH
WISER has strong presence at the 2011 International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH)
WISER's 4th Annual Symposium on Nursing Simulation a success
ARCS Foundation tours WISER
WISER hosts first MOCA course
WISER runs first Laerdal SimMan 3G introduction course
WISER tours international delegation from Oman
WISER Teaches First 5 Minutes at Rural Telehealth Conference
Dr. John O'Donnell named Pitt's 2010 Cameos of Caring nurse educator awardee
Korean Red Cross College of Nursing Opens New Spring Hospital
Dr Phrampus Receives Appreciation Award from Korean Military
Dr. Phrampus does webinar for the Journal of Emergency Medicine Services (JEMS)
WISER Obtains New Defibrillator
Dr. Young Min Kim completes fellowship at WISER
WISER Simulation Operations Team Members Become BLS Instructors
WISER expands size of facility
WISER assists with opening new sim center in Children's ED
WISER now offering MOCA ® course
WISER welcomes visiting fellow Dr. Satoshi Takeda
WISER mourns the loss of a dedicated Associate Director, Al Augustine
The WISER hosts workshops for the annual spring meeting of the Society of Education in Anesthesia
WISER acknowledges GE Healthcare's loan on an Aisys® Carestation®
WISER hosts afternoon session of the 8th Annual SAFAR Symposium
Dr. John O'Donnell Receives Dissertation of the Year Award, Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health
The Northwest Pennsylvania Practical Nursing Faculty group held their annual Faculty Development Day at WISER.
WISER Participates in First Meeting of the Korean Society for Simulation and Healthcare
WISER teams with SimTiki to conduct airway training at the Asia-Pacific Military Medicine Conference
WISER presents at the AAMC’s 2010 GBA/GIP/GIR Joint Annual Meeting
WISER & SimMedical at at the 6th Annual International Symposium of Rapid Response Systems and Medical Emergency Teams
3G Simulator in Unique Role
WISER to host afternoon session of the 8th Annual SAFAR Symposium
WISER at the 10th Annual IMSH Conference in Phoenix, AZ
WISER to offer Instructor Training Course at Gannon University
Congressman Tim Murphy visits WISER
WISER Hosts 3rd Annual WISER Nursing Symposium at Pittsburgh Airport Marriott
WISER holds Healthcare Simulation - Instructor Development Program for visiting delegation of nurses from South Korea
WISER and the Center for Innovation in Nursing Education join to develop international exchange
Registration for the 3rd Annual Nursing Symposium Now Open
Dr. Ake Grenvik receives lifetime achievement award
Healthcare Simulation Instructor Development Program
WISER Participates in the Center of Excellence for Remote and Medically Underserved Areas (CERMUSA) Conference
WISER Faculty Contribute to Award Winning Book on Simulation
WISER now offers BLS and ACLS
UPMC sends students to WISER for Shadow Day
Dr. Heejeong Son joins WISER's staff as visiting Fellow
Mercy School of Nursing complete First 5 Minute course
WISER participating in the Asian Conference on Emergency Medicine
WISER at National University Hospital of Singapore
WISER participates in the Society for Education in Anesthesia Annual Meeting
Children's Hospital Move Provides Pediatric Simulation with New Opportunities
Pediatric Boot Camp comes To Pittsburgh
WISER Hosts Afternoon Session of 7th Annual SAFAR Symposium
WISER Brings Pediatric Trauma Symposium to Life
WISER Implements Latest Simulator Technology
WISER participates in Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Conference
WISER goes international with the 1st Mediterranean Transplantation Anesthesiology and Simulation Symposium (MedTASS)
WISER Participates in the Asian Pacific Military Medicine Conference in Korea
Al Augustine joins WISER leadership staff as Associate Director of Respiratory Therapy Programs
WISER has presence at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare
Introducing Human Patient Simulation to Pharmacy at ASHP
WISER hosts 2nd Annual Symposium on Nursing Simulation
John O'Donnell receives Ake Grenvik Award for Academic Excellence
Amy Seybert, WISER Associate Director Pharmacy Programs,has been awarded 2008 Innovation in Education grant
WISER Shines at 2008 ASA Conference
WISER instructor, Al Augustine, presents at the Annual Fall Healthcare Conference
Dr. Paul L. Rogers honored with national recognition as a medical educator receives 2008 Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award
WISER Provides Hands-On Introduction to Simulation for Bioengineering Students
WISER to participate in the 2008 American Society of Anesthesiologist Conference in Orlando, FL
WISER participates in SimTect 2008 in Brisbane, Australia
Back Injury Prevention Program for HealthCare Professionals to be run at WISER- UPMC Passavant
WISER Receives the Endorsement of the American Society of Anesthesiologists
WISER Launches Surgical Education Through Simulation (SETS) for Nurses
WISER welcomes new staff members
WISER hosts afternoon session of the 6th Annual Safar Symposium
WISER offers Laerdal's Course 100: Simulator Assembly and Programming
WISER presents at the 4th Annual Winter Academy
Beth Kuzminsky recently joined the staff at WISER
Two new employees join the WISER staff
WISER Helping in India
Another outstanding WISER effort at the 2008 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare
WISER hosts Post Nursing Symposium Workshop on Programming Laerdal SimMan
WISER hosts 1st Annual Symposium on Nursing Simulation
John O'Donnell presents at Birmingham City University
WISER Faculty win award
John O'Donnell - Keynote speaker for New England Association of Nurse Anesthesia Educators (NEANA)
WISER upgrades SIMS software
WISER opens Satellite Facility at Children's Hospital
Dean of Prestige Xiangya Medical School Visits WISER
Dr. Paul Phrampus Presents Medical Education Grand Rounds
WISER to host 1st Annual Symposium on Nursing Simulation
West-China Hospital Group Visits WISER
WISER Utilization continues to climb
Ake Grenvik, MD, PhD retires as WISER’s Research Director
WISER offers HeartCode ACLS Anywhere
Joseph Samosky, Ph.D. joins WISER's staff as Director of Research and Development for Simulation in Healthcare
WISER and the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy present the Spring Continuing Education Seminar
WISER and UPMC Respiratory Care publish simulation article in science journal
WISER opens satellite facility at UPMC McKeesport
WISER Italy Up and Running Courses!
WISER Hosts Medical Educators Symposium
WISER has an impressive showing of posters at 2007 IMSH
WISER and United Jewish Federation Team to Host Blue Knot Event
Paul Phrampus, MD Named Director of WISER
Dr. Michael DeVita Promoted to Professor of CCM
Beth Sanchez Honored For “40 Under 40”
WISER and University of Pittsburgh celebrate Homecoming 2006
John O’Donnell presents at 103rd Annual Summit for the PA State Nurses Association
WISER participates in UPMC's Quality Symposium
WISER and UPMC at the 3rd Annual Governer's Conference for Women
Dr. Grenvik Celebrating his 50th Anniversary of Graduating from Medical School
WISER teams with the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)
John O’Donnell Receives Top National Award
WISER Had Another Successful Year
WISER Educates Congress on Healthcare Simulation
WISER Helps Advance Simulation in 3rd Annual Advanced Initiatives in Medical Simulation
UPMC to open Advanced Medical Simulation Center in Italy
WISER and Silver Tree Media help Close 100,000 Lives Campaign
WISER Participates in Summer Surgical Seminar
WISER Helps Advance Simulation in 3rd Annual Advanced Initiatives in Medical Simulation
WISER and Silver Tree Media help Close 100,000 Lives Campaign
WISER at 2006 ATA
WISER Faculty Invited Speakers In Norway
UPMC to open Advanced Medical Simulation Center in Italy
WISER Staff Growing and Improving
Christine Barton Promoted
WISER Adds a New Developer
Simulation Specialist Preceptor Program Created at WISER
WISER Participates in the 16th Annual Asian Pacific Military Medicine Conference
New Simulation Information Management System (SIMS)
Two WISER Faculty Earn Prestegious Chancellor's Distinguised Teaching Award
Tom Dongilli Keynote Speaker in Baltimore
John O'Donnell Honored Speaker at AANA Assembly
WISER Presents Winning Abstract at 2006 International Meeting on Medical Simulation
WISER Celebrates 2 years at New Facility
New Leadership Team in Place at WISER
American Society of Anesthesiologists Simulation Saturday on March 11, 2006
The End of an Era at WISER
UPMC Department of Respiratory Care present at National Conference
WISER Featured on NBC'sToday Show
Dr. Ake Grenvik Presented Medical Grand Rounds in Morgantown
Important Visit by Dr. Aage Laerdal
Dr. Phrampus Presents at Society for Airway Management Meeting in Washington D.C.
Military Education Experts Visit WISER
ASA Meeting Host City Moved
Society for Medical Simulation to be held January 14-17, 2006
Dr. DeVita Appointed Associate Editor of New Medical Simulation Journal
WISER Faculty Conduct Workshops at 2005 Society for Airway Management Meeting
Strong PITT School of Medicine Faculty Presence on New Editorial Board
Laerdal's New SimBaby Introduced at WISER
Dr. Grenvik Retiring from the Laerdal Foundation Board
Dr. Phrampus Lectures at US Army's Annual 91W Combat Medic Educators Training Conference
ACLS Now Available at WISER
Norwegian Team Visiting from Saint Olav University Hospitals in Trondheim
The Annual Harvard Millennium Conference Dedicated to Medical Simulation in 2005
Michael DeVita Co-Director of UPMC Ethics Symposium
Chinese VIPs Visist WISER on April 21, 2005
Japan Increasingly Interested in WISER Simulation Programs
The Train the Trainers Courses at WISER Exceedingly Successful and Popular
WISER Featured in February Issue of UPMC Health Journal
Dr. Shigeki Fujitani Lecturing in Japan
WISER Presents Winning Abstract at 2005 International Meeting on Medical Simulation
Polish Foundation Visits UPMC
Extramural Teaching During the Fall of 2004
Japanese Government Delegation Visits University of Pittsburgh
WISER and SimMedical at Cerner Conference
2005 International Meeting on Medical Simulation (IMMS)
Dr. Schaefer Featured in the September 2004 Issue of Pttsburgh Magazine
Tom Dongilli Popular Teacher and Speaker
WISER Featured in Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative (PRHI) Executive Summary
WISER Faculty Publish Lead Article In Prominent Journal
Dr. John Schaefer Promoted to Associate Professor
Dr. John Schaefer Contributing Author of Simulators in Crtical Care and Beyond
WISER Partners with the Center for Emergency Medicine and Offers First Internship Course in Simulation
Simulation in the Steel City
Dr. Paul Rogers Receives Awards for Excellence in Clinical Education and for Humanism in Medicine
WISER Honored with the Sheldon Adler Award for Innovation in Education
Dr. DeVita Receives Major Grant For Research on Simulation Training
WISER Opening a New Facility
WISER Offers Two New International Classes
WISER Makes a Strong Impression at International Meeting
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