2016 SimOps Educational Series
This quarterly webinar will be dedicated to advancing the education and industry of Simulation Operations and Administrative personnel.
Next one will be held October 27, 2016 at 2:00pm EST.
Complete your MOCA requirements at WISER.
Classes are filling up!
Take your simulation training to the next level with the iSIM (Improving Simulation Instructional Methods) course.
Take a class in Pittsburgh, Miami or Honolulu, or we can bring iSIM to your center.
BLS and ACLS
Get your required BLS or ACLS certification at WISER.
These two part self-paced courses consist of a web-based didactic portion and a practical skills test with a computer assisted manikin.
This program can be customized to your specific needs.
Meet with WISER staff members and subject matter experts. Observe classes and participate in hands-on activities.
The Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education, and Research (WISER) is a world class multidisciplinary training and research facility. WISER is an institute of the University of Pittsburgh with a mission to conduct research and training programs utilizing simulation based education to provide a safer environment for patients of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and its affiliates.
Take your simulation training to the next level!
New Simulation Specialist Joins WISER
Michael Rodgers, BS, EMT-P joined the WISER team as a Simulation Specialist in January, 2017. ... more
Thank you for your SERVICE!
Simulation Specialist Joseph “Jay” Dunham, a member of the U. S. Army Reserves, was deployed for active duty. Jay returned to WISER in the middle of December 2016. ... more
WISER Hosts Blood Drive
With the help of the Central Blood Bank, WISER hosted their first blood drive on Friday, January 20th. ... more
Readiness Assessment Program Receives Acknowledgment from ACIE!
Readiness Assessment Program receives acknowledgement from the University’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence (ACIE)! ... more
WISER Staff Spotlight: John Lutz, Director of Information Technology
Our WISER staff spotlight this month is John Lutz, Director of Information Technology and Co-Director of Research. ... more
WISER Welcomes Dr. Yanling Zhang and Dr. Jen-Chieh (Lendis) Wu!
WISER welcomes new Fellows: Dr. Yanling Zhang and Dr. Dr. Jen-Chieh (Lendis) Wu. ... more
Visit WISER at IMSH 2017
WISER staff will be in attendance of the 2017 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), which will be held January 28-February 1 in Orlando, FL. ... more
WISER Instructor and Former Fellow Provide Training in Cambodia
A class on Crisis Team Management was provided to the staff at Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) in Siem Reap. ... more
UPMC Watson Center Receives FLS Test Center Approval
The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons has awarded the Charles G. Watson Surgical Education Center an official FLS testing center. ... more
WISER participates in the First Annual Med Ed Day
On Friday September 30th 2016, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Academy of Master Educators sponsored the First Annual Med Ed Day. ... more
WISER Participates in Wireless Simulator Demonstration
WISER recently had a demonstration of the Simulaids SMART STATMAN simulator. ... more
JAMA publishes article written by Dr. Phrampus.
The Journal of the American Medical Association recently published an article written by WISER Director, Dr. Paul Phrampus. ... more
Dr. Paul Phrampus mentioned in UPMC Extra for the Patient Safety Movement.
UPMC Joins Patient Safety Movement, Commits to Eliminating Patient Harm. ... more
WISER Welcomes Usapan "Becky" Surabenjawong!
WISER welcomes new fellow Usapan “Becky” Surabenjawong, an MD from Thailand. Usapan will be with WISER for one year. ... more
iSIM Improving Simulation Instructional Methods
iSIM is a three (3)-day immersive program designed to delivery of high quality simulation-based healthcare education through a variety of techniques and technologies. ... more
August WISER Staff Spotlight is Jon Mazur
Our August WISER staff spotlight is Simulation Specialist Jon Mazur. Jon has been with WISER for fourteen years. ... more
Our WISER Staff Spotlight is Debby Farkas.
Our July WISER Staff Spotlight is Debby Farkas, Director of Educational Development.
WISER Welcomes Two New Fellows
WISER is pleased to welcome two new fellows to the WISER family: Dr. Fang Fang Li and Dr. Xiaoyun Guo for a one year fellowship. ... more
Community Outreach Program at WISER
In collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Biological Sciences Outreach program, WISER was pleased to host students from School 2 Career for our Introduction to STEM Careers course. ... more
Dr. Peter M. Winter Passes Away at 81
WISER staff shares the news that our namesake, Dr. Peter M. Winter has passed away. ... more