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Published: Monday, 4/21/2014

UT to dedicate health-care training center

BLADE STAFF

The University of Toledo on Tuesday will dedicate its three-story, 65,000-square-foot Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center on its Health Science Campus.

The center is designed to teach health-care professionals to care for patients by practicing skills and procedures using simulation, as well as learn to work as teams in a virtual hospital equipped with human patient simulators.

“These resources will be available to all colleges on the UT campus, offering transformative opportunities for students in other disciplines — spanning the arts, humanities, natural sciences and engineering,” said Dr. Pamela Boyers, the new center’s executive director. “All of this amazing technology is not limited to studying medicine; modeling and simulation are used extensively in other industries such as oil and gas, manufacturing and aviation.”

A ceremonial ribbon-cutting on the former Medical College of Ohio campus is scheduled for 11 a.m.

“Academic medical centers are expected to be on the leading edge when it comes to integrating technology into curriculum,” UT President Dr. Lloyd Jacobs said. “Graduates in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, therapy and the other health professions will be far ahead of their peers as they start to treat patients. The result will be fewer medical errors and better patient outcomes.”



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