Bruce Kaplan, DO, FACOIExecutive Director of IRCS; V.P. of Clinical Strategy
Bruce Kaplan, D.O. is currently V.P. of Clinical Strategy and Dean of Graduate Medical Education for Adtalem Global Education and had previously served in the capacity of Chief Academic Officer of American University of the Caribbean (AUC). Dr. Kaplan obtained his B.S.E.E. degree from Tufts University and D.O. degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa. He is a board certified rheumatologist and completed his training at the Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Kaplan has served as President of the medical staff at Rehabilitation Hospital / Detroit Medical Center – Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSUSOM) and Providence Hospital and Medical Center(PH) in Southfield, MI. From 1982 – 2011, he has served on numerous Boards, including the Detroit Medical Center, Rocky Vista University, and the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Kaplan has also served as a DME and DIO at PH, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, WSUSOM.
David Pederson, MEd, PhDcAssociate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education; Director, Center for Excellence in Simulation Education
David Pederson's career in medical and healthcare education includes 24 years of teaching in higher education. David is a recognized international clinical simulationist and educator with invited presentations, peer reviewed research and course directorships at many U.S. conferences and European medical education congresses. He has also completed a Medical Educator Fellowship. David has designed and overseen the construction of 9 simulation centers in 4 states and 5 countries, the largest of which can accommodate up to 400 learners per day.
David’s interests include innovation in medial education by leading projects in mobile apps and micro-simulation based teaching and tools, electronic health records and 3D printing of organ systems. David has successfully designed and led the integration of a simulation-based curriculum into the pre-clinical years of undergraduate medical education.
Association for Medical Education in Europe International Association of Medical Science Educators International Pediatric Simulation Society Society for Simulation in Healthcare
Eric B. Bauman, PhDAssistant Dean, Institute for Research and Clinical Strategy; Chair, Department of Educational Technology and Game-Based Learning; Associate Director, Center for Excellence in Simulation Education
Dr. Eric B. Bauman is an award winning educational designer. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2007. He was one of the early Games+Learning+Society (GLS) scholars and was advised by Professors Betty Hayes Gee and Kurt Squire, both renowned scholars in the game-based learning movement. Dr. Bauman’s scholarship focuses simulation and game-based teaching and learning. His work has been presented at the, White House, National Academies – Institute of Medicine and many
other regional, national and international venues.
Dr. Bauman is also a registered nurse, firefighter and paramedic with more than 25 years of clinical, research, teaching, and command experience.
Awards and Recognition:
Best-in- Show: 7th Annual Serious Games & Virtual Environments Arcade at the 2017 IMSH, January 2017 (Advisor - Student Category)
Named Inaugural Fellow Society for Simulation in Healthcare, November, 2016
Best-in- Show Award: 6 th Annual Serious Games & Virtual Environments Arcade at the 2016, IMSH, January 2016 (Large Company)
Society for Simulation in Healthcare Award for Dedication and Service, January 2013
Society for Simulation in Healthcare Presidential Citation for dedication, January 2011
Award of Recognition, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, June 2010
Kim Leighton, PhD, RN, ANEFAsst Dean of Research & Simulation Faculty Development
Dr. Kim Leighton began working with high-fidelity patient simulation in 2003 where she integrated simulation-based learning into a diploma and baccalaureate nursing curriculum and also introduced simulation to continuing education programs for clinical practitioners. She briefly left academia to work at Medical Education Technologies, Inc. (now CAE), where she served as the project manager for the Program for Nursing Curriculum Integration (PNCI), a library of broad and expansive evidence-based simulated clinical experiences developed and written by over 125 masters and PhD faculty.
Dr. Leighton completed her PhD in Educational Leadership in Higher Education at the University of Nebraska and returned to academia when she joined the administration of BryanLGH College of Health Sciences in Lincoln, NE as Dean of Educational Technology.
Dr. Leighton joined the Center for Excellence in Simulation Education as an Associate Director, where her main responsibilities focus on faculty development in simulation facilitation at the Chamberlain College of Nursing campuses across the country. She is an accomplished educator and researcher and has authored several book chapters related to nursing and simulation, as well as numerous published articles regarding a variety of topics in simulation.
Awards and Recognition:
2014 Inducted as a Fellow in the National League of Nursing 2011 Service to the Organization Award for the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning 2010 Society for Simulation in Healthcare Presidential Citation for promoting collaborative relationships among various simulation organizations
Reid Adams,B.A., CHSOSDirector of Simulation Operations/Research Assistant
Reid Adams is Director of Simulation Operations at the Adtalem, IRCS Center for Excellence in Simulation Education at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland – Clinical Simulation Education Research Center. He has worked extensively in simulation with multiple healthcare disciplines at various levels of training, ranging from undergraduate to practicing clinician. Reid’s previous work at the Ross University School of Medicine and played an instrumental role in developing the simulation center and curriculum. Reid’s current work focuses on research and development creating custom educational software (mobile, web-based, and audiovisual) to enhance simulation-based learning experiences, as well as the fidelity and authenticity of simulation-based learning environments. His most recent work focuses on using virtual and augmented reality to train and assess novice and expert healthcare providers.
Gregory E. Gilbert, EdD, MSPH, PStat®Biostatistical Research Associate
Dr. Gilbert received a BA in Psychology from Baylor University in 1983, MSPH in Biostatistics and Epidemiology from the University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC) in 1991, and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Argosy University (Sarasota, FL) in 2011. Dr. Gilbert has spent over 20 years as a biostatistician working in a number of different areas including: cardiovascular research, research investigating the health of Southeastern estuarine environments, transplant medicine, and disparities and implementation research at the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC. At the VA. Dr. Gilbert gained extensive experience in longitudinal data analysis including the use of mixed models. Dr. Gilbert also has substantial experience in medical education, experience. As Director of Research at HealthCare Simulation South Carolina Dr. Gilbert gained valuable experience in high-fidelity simulation and in Cooperative Learning Simulation Skills Training (CLSST™).His areas of interest lie in longitudinal data analysis and psychometrics. Dr. Gilbert is a reviewer for a number of journals and is Statistical Editor for the Journal of the National Medical Association. Dr. Gilbert has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and has made numerous poster presentations in a variety of fields of study.
Lisa Buckley, PA-CSimulation Program Manager
Lisa Buckley is the Simulation Program Manager for DeVry Medical International’s Center for Excellence in Simulation. She has earned a B.S. in Health Education and a M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies. Lisa has been working in healthcare simulation education since 2011. In her previous work at Ross University School of Medicine, she played an instrumental role in the initial accreditation of their Simulation Institute by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. She is an active member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and has presented workshops and research at their International Meetings. Lisa has a passion for developing clinical faculty into simulation educators. Her research interests include using simulation to improve learning outcomes when compared to a traditional curriculum.
Michael Nemirovsky MDPatient Safety Fellow
Dr. Michael Nemirovsky is a Patient Safety Fellow for The Institute for Research and Clinical Strategy at Adtalem Global Education. He earned his B.A. in Biochemistry from CUNY Hunter College and received his Medical Doctorate from Ross University School of Medicine in June of 2015. He has been working in the healthcare field since college, initially as an EMT and later conducted research on The Effects of Calcitonin and Parathyroid hormone on the Growth of Otoliths. He completed all of his clinical rotations in NYC area hospitals, which is where he became interested in teaching students how to succeed in their clinical clerkships. Dr. Nemirovsky plans to continue working with students during his year as a Fellow and provide interactive and informative simulations in order for them to gain insight and achieve success on their board examinations.