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Dave Lizdas and Sem Lampotang work on the ventilator

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

Published: 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

Published: 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 […]

OS Ventilator Protote

UF researchers lead the way in rapidly designing, building low-cost, open-source ventilator

Published: Mar 27th, 2020

As a University of Florida mechanical engineering student decades ago, Samsun Lampotang, Ph.D., helped respiratory therapist colleagues build a minimal-transport ventilator that became a commercial success. So, when the coronavirus pandemic hit and he heard the desperate international plea for thousands more ventilators, the longtime UF professor of anesthesiology set out to build a prototype using plentiful, cheap components that could be copied from an online diagram and a software repository.


CSSALT Works on Open Source Ventilator Design

Published: Mar 17th, 2020

The Center for Safety, Simulation, and Advanced Learning Technologies (CSSALT) has started an Open Source Ventilator Project to address the predicted worldwide ventilator shortage due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According […]

Drs. Lampotang & Tighe receiving professorship chairs

Drs. Lampotang & Tighe Receive Endowed Professorships

Published: Oct 30th, 2019

By endowing faculty positions, donors create streams of funding to enable faculty to discover and invent what we can only now imagine. At the Celebration of Distinction ceremony in October, […]

BME students won 1st place in design competition

CSSALT Mentees Take 1st Place in Design Competition

Published: Oct 29th, 2019

Congratulations to the Biomedical Engineering (BME) team who took first place at the Biomedical Engineering Society‚Äôs 2019 Annual Design Contest! The group of students from the University of Florida Biomedical […]

Drs. Zhang and Lampotang

Zhou Zhang Completes Simulation Fellowship

Published: Sep 20th, 2019

In August, Dr. Zhou Zhang completed his year-long simulation fellowship with us at CSSALT. While he was with us, Dr. Zhang used a prostate biopsy (PBx) simulator newly developed by […]

BME students with CSSALT sim design

CSSALT Mentees Selected as Finalists in Design Competition

Published: Aug 27th, 2019

A group of students from the University of Florida Biomedical Engineering (BME) department worked with the Center for Safety, Simulation and Advanced Learning Technologies (CSSALT) team on a 2-semester long […]

Tony DeStephens in Ecuador

CSSALT Engineer Travels to Ecuador on Mission Trip

Published: Aug 21st, 2019

Two members of the Department of Anesthesiology traveled to Guayaquil, Ecuador, in July on a mission trip with the Global Smile Foundation, which provides comprehensive cleft lip and palate care […]

Resident training on the CVA sim

CSSALT Team Builds CVA Simulator for Use in Resource-limited Environments

Published: Feb 13th, 2019

Sprawling across tables and counters, mannequins stare at the ceiling, eyes wide and mouths agape. They make their homes among the countless wires and screens and tools scattered throughout the […]