Research & Development

Peer Review Articles

  1. Hamilton AJ, Prescher H, Biffar D, Poston RS. Simulation trainer for practicing emergent open thoracotomy procedures. J Surg Res 2015;197(1):78-84
  2. Prescher H, Grover E, Mosier J, Stolz U, Biffar D, Hamilton AJ, Sakles J. Telepresent intubation supervision is as effective as in-person supervision of procedurally naïve operators. Telemed J E Health 2015;21(3).
  3. Napalkova L, Rozenblit JW, Hwang G, Hamilton AJ, Suantak L. An optimal motion planning method for computer-assisted surgical training. Applied Soft Engineering 2014; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Prescher H, Biffar DE, Galvani CA, Rozenblit JW, Hamilton AJ. Evaluation of a Navigation Grid to Increase the Efficacy of Instrument Movement During Laparoscopic Surgery. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2014;24(9):656-9
  5. Rozenblit JW, Feng C, Riojas M, Napalkova L, Hamilton AJ, Hong M, Berthet-Rayne P, Czapiewski P, Hwang G, Nikodem J, Shankaran A, Rao A. The computer assisted surgical trainer: design, models and implementation. Ann Proceed of the Int Soc for Modeling & Simulation 2014
  6. Prescher H, Biffar D, Meinke L, Jarred J, Grisham, L., Brooks A, Hamilton A. Video-guided Versus Direct Laryngoscopy: Considerations for using Simulation to Teach Inexperienced Medical Students. Ann Proceed of the Int Soc for Modeling & Simulation 2014
  7. Prescher H, Biffar D, Galvani C, Rozenblit J, Hamilton A. Surgical Navigation Pointer facilitates Identification of Targets in a Simulated Environment. Ann. Proceed. of the Int. Soc. for Modeling & Simulation 2014.
  8. Prescher H, Biffar D, Hamilton AJThe Comparison of High-Definition versus Stereoscopic Display on Standardized Laparoscopic Skills Procedures. Ann. Proceed. of the Int. Soc. for Modeling & Simulation, 2014 
  9. Valenzuela ML, Rozenblit JW, Hamilton AJ. A Predictive Analytics Toolbox for Medical Applications. Ann Proceed of the Int Soc for Modeling & Simulation 2014
  10. Thompson JL, Grisham LM, Scott J, Mogan C, Prescher H, Biffar D, Jarred J, Meyer R, Hamilton AJ. Construction of a Reusable High-Fidelity Model to Enhance Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Training through Simulation. Adv Neonatal Care 2014;14(2):103-9
  11. Zimmerman H, Latifi R, Dehdashti B, Ong E, Jie T, Galvani C, Waer A, Wynne J, Biffar D, Gruessner R. Intensive laparoscopic course for surgical residents: program description, initial results, and requirements. Surg Endosc 2011;25(11):3636-41
  12. Riojas M, Feng C, Hamilton AJ, Rozenblit JW. Knowledge elicitation for performance assessment in a computerized surgical training system. Applied Soft Computing 2011;11(4):3697-3708
  13. Feng C, Rozenblit JW, Hamilton AJ. A computerized assessment to compare the impact of standard, steroscopic, and high-definition laparoscopic monitor displays on surgical technique. Surg Endosc 2010;24(11):2743-8 
  14. Feng C, Rozenblit JW, Hamilton AJ. Defining spatial regions in computer-assisted laparoscopic surgical training. Proceedings of the 16th Annual IEEE International Conference and Workshop on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems, 2009 (ECBS '09):176-183
  15. Feng C, Rozenblit JW, Hamilton AJ. Fuzzy Logic-Based Performance Assessment in the Virtual, Assistive Surgical Trainer (VAST). Proceedings of the 15th Annual IEEE International Conference and Workshop on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems, 2008 (ECBS '08):203-209
  16. Feng C, Rozenblit JW, Hamilton AJ. A Hybrid View in a Laparoscopic Surgery Training System. Proceedings of the 14th Annual IEEE International Conference and Workshops on the Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, 2007 (ECBS '07):339-348  
  17. Haniffa H, Rozenblit JW, Peng J, Hamilton AJ, Salkini M. Motion Planning for Minimally Invasive Surgery. Proceedings of the 14th Annual IEEE International Conference and Workshops on the Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, 2007 (ECBS '07):609-10 
  18. Feng C, Haniffa H, Rozenblit JW, Peng J, Hamilton AJ, Salkini M. Surgical Training and Performance Assessment Using a Motion Tracking System. Proc Int Med Modeling Multiconference, 2006:247-652

Published Abstracts

  1. Prescher H, Grisham L, Biffar D, Tomasa L, Theodorou A, Berg M, Hamilton AJ. Breaking Barriers in Medical Education: The Impact of Interprofessional Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training Poster Presented at the Annual AAMC Research in Medical Education (RIME) Conference in Philadelphia, Nov 4, 2013; International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) 2014, San Francisco, Jan 25-29, 2014 
  2. Dreifuss B, Prescher H, Biffar D, Hamilton ADeveloping a Novel Drain Loop Skin Abscess Model for Training Intern ED Residents Presented at the 14th Annual International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in San Francisco, CA, January 25-29, 2014
  3. Grover E, Mosier J, Sakles J, Prescher H, Stolz U, Biffar D, Hamilton A. Telepresent intubation instruction as a method of teaching naive intubators in a simulated setted. Presented at the 14th Annual International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in San Francisco, CA, Jan. 25-29, 2014
  4. Frazier A, Biffar D, Prescher H, Hamilton A. Using Rotational Casting Techniques to create Hollow Viscous Organs. Presented at the 14th International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare in San Francisco, Jan 26-29, 2014
  5. Prescher H, Livingston J, Grisham L. The impact of a self-assessment instrument and individual video review on learner participation in simulation debriefing: A pilot study. Poster presented at the AAMC Western Group on Education Affairs (WGEA) Conference in Irvine, May 4-7, 2013.
  6. Prescher H, Biffar D, Poston R, Muzzy A, Hamilton A. Novel Cardiothoracic Surgery Trainer to improve Thoracotomy Conversions during Robotic Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (r-CABG) Surgery. Presented at the 13th International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare in Orlando, Jan. 26 - 30, 2013
  7. Livingston J, Prescher H, Grisham L. Using Tablet Computers to facilitate Learner-directed Group Debriefings in Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Simulations. Poster presented at the 13th International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare in Orlando, Jan. 26 - 30, 2013
  8. Prescher H, Biffar D, Culliney S, Hamilton AJ. Improving Quality of Care by Training First Responders with High-Fidelity Medical Simulations: A Collaboration between Arizona Simulation Technology & Education Center (ASTEC) and Northwest Fire District (NWFD) Presented at 39th Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference, Tucson, Arizona, Sept. 13, 2012 
  9. Biffar D, Hamilton AJ, Grisham L, Prescher H, Jarred J, Brooks A, Meinke L. For the Inexperienced, Video Laryngoscopy is Superior to Direct Laryngoscopy for Airway Management Training  Poster presented at the 12th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in San Diego, Jan. 27 – Feb. 1, 2012
  10. Grover E, Medelson J, Valdez S, Biffar D, Hamilton A, Grisham L, Jarred J, Prescher H, Theodorou A. Interprofessional Education (IPE) in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Simulation: Interprofessional Training Program Poster and Video presented at the 12th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in San Diego, Jan. 27 – Feb. 1, 2012
  11. Savich R, Livingston J, Jarred J. Getting Beyond NRP:  Using High Fidelity Simulation for Advanced Neonatal Training Presentation of the Hydrops Fetalis Case at the Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research, Denver, CO, Apriol 30 - May 3, 2011 Poster presented at the 12th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in San Diego, Jan. 27 – Feb. 1, 2012
  12. Grisham L, Thompson JL. Construction of a High-Fidelity, Reusable Model for Neonatal ECMO. Video presented at the 12th International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare in San Diego, Jan 27 - Feb 1, 2012
  13. Huang Z, Feng C, Rozenblit JW, Hamilton AJ. Is the dominant hand always better in minimally invasive surgery? A computerized hand-eye coordination training experiment. Poster presented at the 2010 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), Jan. 2010
  14. Feng C, Huang Z, Riojas M, Rozenblit JW, Hamilton AJ. Usability study of computerized surgery training and assessment system. Poster presented at the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR) Conference, Long Beach, CA, Jan. 19-22, 2009
  15. Allan Hamilton MD, Mohamad Salkini MD, Alyson Knapp BS. Will Low-Cost, Disposable, Simulated Tissues Replace High-Cost Virtual Reality Surgical Trainers? Poster presented at the 7th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Lake Buena Vista, FL, Jan 14-17, 2007.
  16. Berger PB, Krupinski E, Knapp A, Hamilton AJ. Can a Hybrid Simulator Mitigate the Unevenness of Diagnostic Radiology Training Experience in the Management of Iddinated Radiologic Contrast Media Reaction? Poster presented at the 7th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in Orlando, Jan. 2007.
  17. Knapp A, Loeb R, Tischler M, DeLuca D, Salkini M, Hamilton AJ. Expanding Simulation Into the Basic Science Medical School Curriculum Poster presented at the 7th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Jan. 2007.
  18. Salkini MW, Johnson S, Knapp A, Hamilton A. Remote vs. proximal training of basic laproscopic training. Poster presented at Arizona Health Sciences Center Frontiers in Biomedical Research Poster Forum, Dec. 2006.
  19. Salkini MW, Knapp A, Hamilton AJ. Laparoscopic Skills: Who can be training? Poster presented at American Urological Association Annual Meeting 2006 and at the 6th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Jan. 2006.
  20. Knapp A, Salkini M, Gellerman JM, Hamilton AJ. Virtual reality check - New Medical Simulation Lab changes the way doctors are trained and patients are treated. Poster presented at Arizona Health Sciences Center Frontiers in Biomedical Research Poster Forum, Dec. 2005.