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My Portfolio > Article Archive > WISER Staff Spotlight: Jay Dunham

Our WISER staff spotlight this month is Jay Dunham, Simulation Operations Specialist at WISER.

Our WISER staff spotlight this month is Jay Dunham, Simulation Operations Specialist at WISER.  Jay has been with WISER for two years.  Prior to coming to WISER, Jay was a BMET/Clinical Engineer at UPMC Passavant.

What have you gained by working at WISER?  
I've gained a new perspective on medical professions. Before WISER I only saw how nurses and doctors broke machines, so it's a nice change up to see how they learn to treat patients and deal with situations.

What is the most rewarding project you have worked on at WISER?  Why? 
I really enjoy working with preceptors and visiting simulation specialists. It's very interesting to meet people from around the world and hear about their experiences and ideas for simulation.  I also feel that they take a lot back with them, and hopefully it helps foreign countries have better education.

Where do you see WISER in 10 years? 
I think WISER is going to expand and move into some new types of simulation like virtual reality and immersive games. I would also really like to see WISER step into custom simulators/task trainers.

Tell us something about yourself that nobody would know walking through the doors of WISER and meeting you? 
I have been in the Army National Guard for 11 years and have spent 5 of those years on active duty. I am a Human Resources Specialist and a Biomedical Equipment Sergeant. I've been deployed to Iraq and will soon be deployed again to Bosnia for a NATO mission. I also really enjoy art and am working on a comic book. I have also sculpted, painted, and tattooed.