SIM-one announces 2013 Research & Innovation Grant recipients

SIM-one announces 2013 Research & Innovation Grant recipients
February 26, 2014

SIM-one is pleased to announce and congratulate the recipients for the Research, and Development & Implementation streams of its 2013 Simulation Research & Innovation Grants Program.

The six recipients are:

  • Lorna Bain, Southlake Regional Healthcare Centre
    “Evaluation of the use of simulation to support an interprofessional ‘just speak up’ culture”
  • Jean-Pierre Bissonnette, University Health Network / University of Toronto
    “High fidelity simulation-based training in radiation therapy: Attitudes and behaviours towards safety in radiation therapy”
  • Sylvain Boet, The Ottawa Hospital / University of Ottawa
    “Impact of unexpected death in simulation: Skill retention, stress and emotions. A randomized controlled trial”
  • Lawrence Grierson, McMaster University “Observational Practice and Educational Networking: Extending the simulation-based education beyond the simulation laboratory”
  • Bill Kapralos, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
    “A serious game for medical‐based cultural competence education and training”
  • Marian Luctkar-Flude, Queen’s University
    “Assessment of patients receiving complex pain management interventions: An educational module of neuraxial analgesia using standardized patients for learners in the health professions”

Read the complete report for the project summaries and peer review process.

“On behalf of SIM-one, I would like to thank all grant applicants,” said Dr. Tim Willett, SIM-one’s Director of Research & Development. “We were truly impressed by the quality of the application submissions and would have been pleased to offer more awards if we had the capability to do so.”

In keeping with SIM-one’s mission, the goals of the Grants Program are to advance the knowledge of education and learning related to simulation, and to advance interprofessionalism, patient safety and quality of care via simulation.

SIM-one received 36 applications representing the broad scope of healthcare simulation in Ontario, in the university, college and hospital sectors. All submissions were peer-reviewed by three independent assessors. Scores were based on methodology, clarity, originality, potential impact, potential for collaboration with other sites/professions, and the potential to expand capacity for further simulation research and innovation.

SIM-one would like to thank all applicants. We would also like to thank this year’s peer reviewers for their assistance and insight.

For more information on SIM-one’s research and development services, please contact [email protected].

About SIM-one

SIM-one—Ontario Simulation Network—is a not-for-profit organization that connects the simulation community, facilities, resources and services across the Province of Ontario. SIM-one advocates for and advances simulated learning in health professions education for the benefit of patient care and patient safety. Fully supported by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), SIM-one’s vision is to further position Ontario as the global leader in healthcare simulation.

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