The Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center is a joint project of the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, and the Department of Anesthesiology at Duke University. The Center is directed by Jeffrey Taekman, MD, who is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and the Assistant Dean for Educational Technology within the School of Medicine. The lab is committed to advancing the state-of-the-art in medical education and educational technologies.

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Duke Simulation Center Welcomes New Residents

Duke Anesthesiology welcomed its newest residents with an immersive, educational experience at the Duke Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center....

The VA Division Says Farewell to Dr. Ryan Fink

The VA Division said farewell to Dr. Ryan Fink on Wednesday July 17, 2014 with a summer ice cream cone...

Andrea Fiumefreddo Appointed as the New Director of Operations for our Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center

We would like to welcome Andrea Fiumefreddo, M.S., who has been appointed as the new Director of Operations for our...

Duke Anesthesiology Launches New SimCenter Website

The Duke, Department of Anesthesiology is pleased to announce the launch of the all new Duke Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center website.

Appointment of New President of Private Diagnostic Clinic

Newman Named President of Duke Faculty Practice Duke Medicine News & Communications | (919) 684-4148 | http://dukemednews.org Contact: Sarah Avery...

Department of Anesthesiology Leadership Change

February 12, 2014 | Dean Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD I am writing to inform you of an important leadership...

Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Clinical Simulation

The Durham VA Medical Center’s Simulation Center is proud to announce that it has received approval for an Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship...

Announcing MOCA® Simulation Course at Duke

The Duke University Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center is now offering one day simulation training courses in anesthesia crisis...

Computer Simulations Allow Doctors to Learn Skills with Less Risk

WRAL News – March 29, 2013 Medical students at Duke University are using a new virtual game-based tool to learn...

Noa Segall, PhD Awarded Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Grant

Noa Segall, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Human Factors Engineer in the Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center, received...

Noa Segall, PhD Awarded AHRQ Grant

Noa Segall, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and human factors engineer in the Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center, received...

Melanie C. Wright, PhD Awarded Developmental Research Grant

Melanie C. Wright, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Human Factors Specialist in the Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center,...

Clinical Trials Can Be Improved by Managing the Learning Curve

By Duke Medicine News and Communications Practitioners of clinical medicine are familiar with learning curves, and strategies like simulation are...

Learning in a Virtual World

Duke Inside – April 9, 2010 First person video games have been all the rage for years, with better and...

3DiTeams featured on WTVD News 11

March 4, 2008 WTVD featured a story on 3DiTeams (our virtual environment for team training built in collaboration with Durham-based...

SimSingularity Launched

January 31, 2008 Jeff Taekman, MD launches SimSingularity; A blog focusing technology, simulation, gaming, robotics and immersive learning in healthcare....

HSPSC wins Stemmler Grant

Our proposal, Standardized Teamwork Skills Assessment: Feasibility, Reliability, and Validity was one of three funded by the Edward J. Stemmler...

HSPSC GSK Patient Safety Day Success

March 6, 2007 was designated as GSK Patient Safety Day. On this day over 500 students from the Duke and...

Simulation Center wins APSF Research Grant and Ellison C. Pierce, Jr. Education Award

The Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center and the Department of Anesthesiology received a grant from the Anesthesia Patient Safety...

NINDS/ORI Grant to Study Errors in Clinical Research

Jeffrey Taekman, MD, along with co-investigators, Melanie Wright, PhD, and Mark Stafford-Smith, MD, received a two-year, $267,415 grant from the...

Clinical Trial Coordinators Benefit from Simulation Training

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University Medical Center researchers have gathered evidence that training clinical trial coordinators on computer-controlled simulated patients...

Using High Fidelity Patient Simulation to Evaluate Clinical Research Trial Design

The Simulation Center, in collaboration with the Department of Anesthesiology, the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), and the Global Perioperative...