• Arizona Simulation Technology & Education Center

Current Research

Name of Project: Navigation grid impact on focusing instruments during FLS surgery tasks

Collaborators: Storz

Project Dates: July 2018 – June 2019

ASTEC Role: Development of simulation testing environment, consenting subjects, facilitating trials, collecting data, and assisting with manuscript


Name of Project: Development and validation of a kidney biopsy ultrasound task trainer

Collaborators: Department of Urology

Project Dates: July 2018 – December 2019

ASTEC Role: Development and testing of task trainer, facilitating validation with expert reviewers and learners


Name of Project: Development of 3D printed bleeding cricothyrotomy model

Collaborators: Department of Emergency Medicine

Project Dates: January 2018 – September 2018

ASTEC Role: CAD design, development of task trainer, facilitating validation with expert reviewers and learners


Name of Project: Pilot study for validating the advanced laparoscopic skills curriculum

Collaborators: Multi-site international validation

Project Dates: January 2017 – December 2019

ASTEC Role: Participant site, management of simulation testing environment, consenting subjects, data collection


Name of Project: Pilot study on using simulation technology for distance learning- telemedicine

Collaborators: AZ Telemedicine Program, Arizona Health Education Center

Project Dates: July 2017 – June 2019

ASTEC Role: Management of simulation testing environment, facilitator and learner orientation, data collection, manuscript development


Name of Project: Pilot study on gender discrimination in medical education

Collaborators: Department of Psychology

Project Dates: September 2018 – June 2019

ASTEC Role: All components of the study (student honors thesis)


Name of Project: Blindfolded simulated code training exercise: Evaluating communication and leadership skills with emergency medicine residents

Collaborators: Department of Emergency Medicine, National Multi-site study

Project Dates: July 2017 – December 2018

ASTEC Role: Management of simulation testing environment


Name of Project: Leadership education advanced during simulation

Collaborators: Department of Emergency Medicine, Multi-site AHRQ R21 Grant

Project Dates: January 2017 – June 2018

ASTEC Role: Management of simulation testing environment