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Conserving oxygen by manually pinching off the supply during exhalation

Published: May 3rd, 2021

We simulated a hypothetical acute oxygen shortage in a low resource environment encountering disruption in international air transportation where it would help if a finite source of oxygen such as […]

C-V-A simulator in use

Central venous access simulator designed by CSSALT to deploy for first time through U.S. Navy

Published: Mar 26th, 2021

A simulator built by engineers with the Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning Technologies (CSSALT) to teach clinicians how to safely perform central venous access (CVA) has traveled to […]

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Dr. Acar Joins CSSALT as Simulation Fellow

Published: Oct 20th, 2020

Yahya Ayhan Acar, MD, has joined us for a yearlong Simulation Fellowship. Dr. Acar is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at University of Health […]

Dr. Lampotang and team receive a UF innovation award for PanVentTM

Published: Sep 25th, 2020

Congratulations to Sem Lampotang, PhD, FSSH, FAIMBE, Gordon L. Gibby, MD, MSEE, David Lizdas, BSME, and their team, who have been honored with a UF Innovations of the Year award […]

Doctor Smith and CSSALT engineers with simulator

New simulator aims to educate clinicians on pterygopalatine fossa block

Published: 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

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 […]

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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.

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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, […]