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Dr. Lampotang earns high distinction in medical and biological engineering

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 of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) for his contributions to the field…

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

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

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 to the most recent study, there are about 62,000 ventilators in hospitals nationwide. Although this…

Drs. Lampotang & Tighe Receive Endowed Professorships

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, 2019, Professor of Anesthesiology Samsun Lampotang, PhD, and Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Patrick Tighe, MD, MS, received wooden chairs with gold…

CSSALT Mentees Take 1st Place in Design Competition

Congratulations to the Biomedical Engineering (BME) team who took first place at the Biomedical Engineering Society’s 2019 Annual Design Contest! The 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…

Zhou Zhang Completes Simulation Fellowship

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 CSSALT to conceive a methodical, pitch-neutral approach to side fire transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided PBx during his CSSALT fellowship. This…

CSSALT Mentees Selected as Finalists in Design Competition

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 design project. The project modified one of CSSALT’s mixed reality simulators for transrectal ultrasound prostate biopsy. In June 2019, the…

CSSALT Engineer Travels to Ecuador on Mission Trip

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 for patients in underserved communities throughout the world. The team of 67 volunteers from around the world screened 193 patients…

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

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 white, sterile rooms of the Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning Technologies (CSSALT). Silently, patiently,…