Dear GNSH Membership:
The following candidates have submitted their applications for joining the GNSH Board of Directors (There are nine seats made up of industry/association, and moving forward, every year 3 members will rotate off and 3 new members are added. This year Michael Seropian, Carol Durham, and Ralf Krage will be rotating off the GNSH BOD and we are seeking to fill them with 3 new leaders who are willing to think outside the box and help guide industry into shaping simulation to impact and improve healthcare globally.
Our focus is impacting healthcare with a teaching methodology that we know engages learns … but weaving it into the culture of healthcare systems is the challenge.
For 2019, we have 5 candidates for 3 GNSH BOD positions. Please review their CV/Bio’s and their motivation for joining the GNSH board, and choose 3.
Please note: The order that the candidates are presented are based on the date the applications were received. (If you are receiving this ballot, your organization is elegible the vote. Each organization is only allowed a single vote)
Please submit all votes by April 30, 2019.
MBBS (Madras), 1990
FFARCS (Ireland), 1995
MBA (Leicester), 2006
Masters in Medical Education (Leeds) 2013
Fellow of Higher Education Academy
Fellow of Academy of Medical Educators
HEALTH EDUCATION ENGLAND
National Chair, Faculty development for simulation based education, Technology enhanced learning committee and Working group Lead National Simulation Strategy,
SIMULATION COMMITTEE, JRCPTB, ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS
Founder member to oversee the strategy for delivery of simulation based courses for Core Medical training in England. Lead author of policy document for CMT training..
ASSOCIATION OF SIMULATED PRACTICE IN HEALTHCARE, UK
Chair, National Standards committee, creating the national standards and accreditation pathways for simulation based education for the UK.
OBSTETRIC ANAESTHETISTS ASSOCIATION
CHAIR, Information for Mothers subcommittee 2010-2015 facilitating the creation of new information leaflets and over 160 foreign language translations of leaflets
CHAIR and member, National Obstetric Anaesthesia Database 2011-17-largest database in the world overseeing annual data collection and analysis from 200 obstetric units.
EXTERNAL PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENTS
Peer Reviewer, Scientific Content-International meeting on Simulation in Health Care, 2012, 2014, 2015,2016,2017,2018
Professor rounds-International meeting on Simulation in Health Care, 2015,2017.
Invited Faculty, Indian OAA Annual Meeting, 2009, 2011, 2013,2015,2016,2018
Lead faculty, National conference for Anaesthetic trainees, India 2016,2017.
Invited faculty, Obstetric Anaesthetic Conference, Brazil, March 2016.
Manuscript Reviewer, Clinical Teacher journal and BMJ STEL.
Poster committee reviewer, Association of Simulated Practice, 2012 to present.
NCEPOD advisor (past) by appointment for the ongoing National Perioperative audit
Speaker, 7th, 8th, & 9th Annual Clinical Audit and Improvement Conference, 2007-09
Mary Anne Rizzolo
My passion has always been focused on exploring new technologies, determining how they can serve to educate and inform healthcare practitioners, then operationalizing the delivery of those products in a cost-effective manner. I have broad employment experience in academic settings, for profit companies, and professional organizations. I have been selected to serve on many boards, committees, think tanks and expert panels for a variety of companies, academic institutions, and organizations, and have published and presented widely.
I began my career as a nursing faculty member, then became director of Learning Resource Centers in associate, baccalaureate and master’s degree nursing programs. My interest in educational technology developed in the early 1980’s when personal computers first became available. Because of my pioneering efforts in designing and developing interactive videotape programs with an Apple II and a Sony Betamax, I was recruited by the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Company to manage their federal grant from the Division of Nursing, and developed three patient simulation interactive videodisc programs that won national and international awards and were showcased at the National Library of Medicine Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications and the National Demonstration Laboratory for Interactive Technologies (Smithsonian and Library of Congress) in Washington, DC.
While at AJN Co., I also authored and was Principal Investigator of another federal grant that developed the award-winning AJN Online, one of the first nursing websites in the world that offered continuing education, access to journal articles, forum discussions on clinical topics, and a variety of other educational and networking opportunities. When AJN Company was sold to Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Publishers, I became Executive Director of NursingCenter.com, a redesigned and expanded version of AJN Online. Since the World Wide Web was “new” at the time, commercial development tools were not yet available. Building NursingCenter.com required managing technology staff and providing the direction and leadership for them to build backend content management systems, a web course template, a web game, and functionality to deliver journal course packs, and manage group accounts. It also required managing marketing staff and determining how to make the website a commercial success through banner ads, sponsorships, digital coupons, partnerships and other advertising, in addition to conceptualizing and managing the development of innovative content delivery modes such as webquests, webcasts, a web CE game, and “nursing rounds.”
In the mid 90’s I was invited to present about the potential of the World Wide Web to the International Council of Nurses Board of Directors, and to the World Health Organization Nursing and Electronic Resources Committee in Geneva. I have presented at every major nursing organization in the United States (e.g. AAC[C]N, ONS, AORN, AANA, NONPF, APHA, NSNA) and have keynoted at several conferences and conventions, including the American Nurses Association. I have also presented internationally on new and emerging technologies in Europe, Asia, and Australia.
During my tenure at the National League for Nursing, I managed all the simulation projects including the original simulation research project with Pamela Jeffries, the development of the Simulation Innovation Resource Center (SIRC) website, and the development of all the ACES unfolding cases. I served on the Wolters Kluwer Strategic Editorial Advisory Board for vSim and worked on the development of several vSim projects. I authored the proposal to Laerdal for the project that explored the use of simulation for high stakes testing and served as the PI. I founded the Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators, and co-authored and managed a contract from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration’s Division of Nursing for faculty development related to health information technologies.
I served on the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s Board of Directors, worked on the Certification Committee from its inception, and chaired the committee that developed the SSH Academy. I am currently a member of the Global Network for Simulation in Healthcare’s Toolkit Development Committee.
Ed.D. Teachers College, Columbia University, Department of Communication, Computing and Technology in Education. Focus: Instructional Design, 1988.
Ed.M. Teachers College, Columbia University, Clinical focus: Mental Health/Psychiatric
Nursing. Functional focus: Baccalaureate Education, 1969.
B.S.N. (cum laude) Seton Hall University, 1964.
Marc Lazarovici, MD
Marc Lazarovici is a medical doctor (internal medicine), human factor trainer and computer scientist. He graduated from the Munich Medical School (LMU) in 2002 and studied computer sciences (part time) at the University Hagen between 2000 and 2011. Since 2003 he is a human factor and TRM trainer in the medical field. Currently, he is leading the Human Simulation Center at the Institute for Emergency Medicine, Medical Center of the Munich Ludwig-Maximilians-University, and working as trainer in different medical simulation trainings. He is member of the SSiH, SESAM and cofounding member of the DGSiM (german simulation society). 2016 he has been elected for a two-years term into the Executive Committee of SESAM as its treasurer and 2018 he has been elected into the position of SESAM President-Elect. He is cofounding member and active auditor in the SESAM Accreditation Group.
Bryn is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH), one of the largest acute teaching hospitals in the UK. His clinical work is primarily covering emergency, major trauma and vascular surgical services. He helped design the Trent Simulation & Clinical Skills Centre at NUH and has been Director of this regional facility since it opened in 2004. In 2009 he was appointed as an Honorary Professor of Clinical Simulation at the School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, a position which has been renewed successfully by the University Senate on a 3-year cycle. He is the Clinical Lead for the MSc in Quality and Patient Safety Improvement at the University of Nottingham. He became the inaugural President of the Association of Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) from 2009-14, which is now the leading UK organisation addressing the use of simulation to enhance professional training and patient safety in healthcare. He currently co-chairs the ASPiH Special Interest Group (SIG) in Human Factors & Ergonomics and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors healthcare SIG.
He has current national roles with Health Education England (HEE) and the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) related to the strategic implementation, quality assurance and evaluation of simulation-based and immersive learning technologies within healthcare. He is interested particularly in the development of individual, team-based and organisational resilience and exploring how systems design (Human Factors) can influence staff performance and well-being. He is the lead for NUH TEAMS, an evidence-based team training programme that seeks to embed and sustain team-led improvement capabilities in clinical practice whilst simultaneously promoting staff well-being within ‘healthy teams’.
He is currently leading a national HEE funded programme on simulation faculty development (based on evaluating the implementation of the Australian NHET Sim faculty programme within the UK for 150 experienced educators and 400 new simulation educators). He is also leading the introduction and evaluation of a national team training CRM programme for multiprofessional operating theatre teams on behalf of the RCoA. He has been an invited keynote speaker at national and international conferences on simulation and immersive learning technologies, patient safety, and the integration of Human Factors into the health and social care sector.
Anurag Singh, CEO and President of Education Management Solutions, LLC, (EMS) has over three decades of engineering and medical simulation subject matter expertise. Founding EMS in 1993, the company has a 25-year history of innovation paired with a strong ability to drive and manage medical education focused immersive learning technology. Anurag continues to drive innovation, the cornerstone of his company. EMS is focused on “Better Simulations. Better Outcomes”. As a company, every product and every technology development concept must serve this core mission. As EMS continues to innovate, we will continue to advance the latest technologies – such as Artificial Intelligence – to continue to gather performance data and measure the impact of data for medical education and curriculum.