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Please welcome our new Senior Administrative Assistant, Peggy Atkinson!

WISER is pleased to welcome our new Senior Administrative Assistant, Peggy Atkinson!  


John M. O'Donnell will be a feature speaker at the 2017 PNEG Conference in Pittsburgh.

John 'Donnell will be the featured speaker at the Professional Nurse Educators Group (PNEG) 44th Annual National Conference in November.  


Congratulations to Dr. Neal Benedict and team on their recent 2017 Award for Excellence in Assessment by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy!

Congratulations to Dr. Neal Benedict et al. 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!

The Pre-Medical Organization of Minority Students: Physiology (POMS PHYS) course was held on April 29th.


WISER is pleased to participate in the 15th Annual Safar Symposium on May 23rd, 2017.

The Safar Symposium is a two day multi department research conference held on May 22nd and 23rd, 2017.


WISER Fellow Dr. Lendis Wu Earns Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) Certification!

WISER Fellow Dr. Lendis Wu earned his Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) certification. 


Dr. Phrampus was recently inducted as an inaugural Fellow into the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) Academy.

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare Board of Directors announced the first group of Fellows.


Jon Mazur has successfully completed the Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) certification.

Senior Simulation Specialist 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 is excited to work with the Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetist (PANA) to provide workshops at their annual conferences.  


WISER plays critical role in UPMC Ebola Treatment Facility Designation

WISER played a critical role in the UPMC Ebola Treatment Facility Designation this past fall.


Max Leake, Web Developer/Multimedia Application Developer is our WISER staff spotlight for March.

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.

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.

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.  


WISER hosted their first blood drive on Friday, January 20th.

With the help of the Central Blood Bank, WISER hosted their first blood drive on Friday, January 20th.  


Readiness Assessment Program Receives Acknowledgment from ACIE!

Readiness Assessment Program receives acknowledgement from the University’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence (ACIE)!


Our WISER staff spotlight this month is John Lutz, Director of Information Technology and Co-Director of Research.

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 welcomes new Fellows: Dr. Yanling Zhang and Dr. Dr. Jen-Chieh (Lendis) Wu.  


WISER staff will be in attendance of the the 2017 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH).

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. 


WISER Instructor Dr. Rick Henker and former Fellow Dr. Hiroko Iwashita Henker provided training in Cambodia.

A class on Crisis Team Management was provided to the staff at Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) in Siem Reap.


WISER's Watson satellite center becomes an official FLS Testing Center.

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons has awarded the Charles G. Watson Surgical Education Center an official FLS testing center. 


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