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Doctor Smith and CSSALT engineers with simulator

New simulator aims to educate clinicians on pterygopalatine fossa block

Aug 24th, 2020

After a year of intricate development involving a partnership between Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology Cameron R. Smith, MD, PhD, and the Center for Safety, Simulation and Advanced Learning Technologies (CSSALT) engineers, a simulator […]

Dave Lizdas and Sem Lampotang work on the ventilator

UF-led pandemic ventilator moves forward in meeting milestones toward approval for COVID-19

Apr 16th, 2020

University of Florida-led international project to rapidly design and build a low-cost, DIY ventilator using hardware store parts is meeting preliminary milestones toward being approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Emergency Use Authorization in case it is needed in the battle against COVID-19.

Dr. Lampotang earns high distinction in medical and biological engineering

Mar 31st, 2020

Samsun Lampotang, PhD, FSSH, the Joachim S. Gravenstein Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of the Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning Technologies, has been inducted into the 2020 College […]

Our Mission

Advancing patient safety by training clinicians to use existing devices, procedures, and drugs better via simulation and re-designing devices, procedures, and drug delivery.

We endeavor to foster communication and collaboration among the diverse UF Academic Health Center simulation entities and maximize effective use of all simulation resources.

We strive to provide a framework and template for other colleges and institutions to identify, discover, and list their simulation activities and to function as a virtual simulation center.

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Doctor working on the Pterygopalatine Ganglion simulator

UF Department of Anesthesiology receives new Mixed Simulator of Pterygopalatine Fossa regional blocks.

Learn more about this simulator