SIM-one announces recipients of 2012 Simulation Research & Innovation grant

SIM-one announces recipients of 2012 Simulation Research & Innovation grant
March 26, 2013

SIM-one—the Ontario Simulation Network—is honoured to announce the recipients of its inaugural 2012 Simulation Research and Innovation Grant.

SIM-one received 76 eligible applications—a tremendous response—with applications representing the broad scope of healthcare simulation in Ontario, including the university, college and hospital sectors.

“I found the response to this call for submissions incredible and encouraging,” said Dr. Tim Willett, SIM-one’s Director of Research & Development. “It reflects the breadth of excellent simulation research and innovation happening in Ontario, which is even broader than we had realized.”

The goal of the grant program is to promote research and innovation in healthcare simulation within Ontario. This includes advancing knowledge related to simulation-based education, skills training, interprofessional care, patient safety and/or quality of care; enhancing research and development capacity; and the development, operationalization or commercialization of novel simulation techniques and technologies.

SIM-one would like to thank all grant applicants. 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.

The recipients of SIM-one’s 2012 Simulation Research and Innovation Grant are:

  • Title: Radiation Medicine Simulation in Learning Interprofessional Collaborative Experience
    Principal Investigator (PI): Jean-Pierre Bissonnette
    Organization(s): University Health Network (UHN), Southlake Regional Hospital
    Award: $24,594
  • Title: Development of a Listening Skill Simulation Intervention for Pediatric Rehabilitation Therapists
    PI: Gillian King
    Organization(s): Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, University of Western Ontario
    Award: $24,855
  • Title: Simulation Team Training and Critical Event Checklist use for optimizing the management of critical perioperative events in an ambulatory surgical facility
    PI: Pamela Morgan
    Organization(s): Women's College Hospital, York University, The Wilson Centre, UHN, University of Toronto, SickKids
    Award: $24,940
  • Title: Realistic Simulation of Medical Ultrasound System
    PI: David Steinman
    Organization(s): University of Toronto
    Award: $25,000
  • Title: Engaging the Stage: Using Theatre to Enhance Interprofessional Competencies in Long-Term Care
    PI: Raquel Meyer
    Organization(s): Baycrest, McMaster University
    Award: $24,839
  • Title: Mastery Learning Versus Time-Based Education: Skill Acquisition and Retention of Basic Life Support in Laypeople
    PI: Sylvain Boet
    Organization(s): University of Ottawa
    Award: $24,975
  • Title: Simulation-Based Training for Enhancing Primary Care Providers' Competence in Computerized Settings
    PI: Aviv Shachak & Sharon Domb
    Organization(s): University of Toronto
    Award: $25,000
  • SIM-one/CPSI Simulation and Patient Safety Project
    Title: Sepsis Module—An Educational Tool for the Management of Sepsis
    PI: Alison Fox-Robichaud
    Organization(s): McMaster University
    Award: $20,610

To view project summaries, click here.

All submissions were peer-reviewed by three independent assessors. Scores were based on methodology, clarity, and originality, as well as for potential impact, the potential for collaboration with other sites/professions, and the potential to expand capacity for further simulation research and innovation. For further details, click here.

SIM-one will be offering the Simulation and Research Innovation Grant again in 2013. Stay tuned for a call for proposals this September.

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