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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. 


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. 


WISER Participates in Wireless Simulator Demonstration

WISER recently had a demonstration of the Simulaids SMART STATMAN simulator. 


The Journal of the American Medical Association publishes an article written by Dr. Phrampus and colleagues.

The Journal of the American Medical Association recently published an article written by WISER Director, Dr. Paul Phrampus.


UPMC Joins Patient Safety Movement, Commits to Eliminating Patient Harm

UPMC Joins Patient Safety Movement, Commits to Eliminating Patient Harm.


WISER Welcomes Usapan "Becky" Surabenjawong!

WISER welcomes new fellow Usapan “Becky” Surabenjawong, an MD from Thailand. Usapan will be with WISER for one year.


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