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Samsun Lampotang

Dr. Lampotang receives J.S. Gravenstein Award from Society for Technology in Anesthesia

Published: June 15th, 2021

We are excited to announce that Samsun (Sem) Lampotang, Ph.D., FSSH, FAIMBE, has received the prestigious 2022 J.S. Gravenstein Award from the Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA).

The award is named for Joachim S. “Nik” Gravenstein, M.D. (1925-2009), Lampotang’s mentor and a driving force in advancing anesthesia technology, patient simulation, and anesthesia patient safety for more than 30 years.

Conserving oxygen by manually pinching off the supply during exhalation

Published: May 3rd, 2021

Updated: June 7, 2021 Summary In an oxygen-pinching technique developed and refined on a model-driven, oxygen-consuming Human Patient Simulator, the patient or a caregiver manually interrupts oxygen flow from a […]

C-V-A simulator in use

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

Published: March 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 […]

Doctor Acar

Dr. Acar Joins CSSALT as Simulation Fellow

Published: October 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: September 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: August 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: April 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: March 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: March 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.

COVID 19

CSSALT Works on Open Source Ventilator Design

Published: March 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 […]