CSSALT Fellowships

The Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning Technologies (CSSALT) hosts fellowships for investigators conducting research in:

  • Patient Safety
  • Simulation in Healthcare
    • Translational Simulation in Healthcare
      • Learning Outcomes
      • Behavior Outcomes
      • Patient Outcomes
      • Return on Investment (RoI) Outcomes
    • Simulation-based self-study
    • Simulation-based self-debriefing
    • Integrated tutors (aka as “intelligent” tutors)
    • Precision Modeling & Simulation
    • Virtual Humans
    • Team Training
    • Screen-Based Simulation
    • Web-Enabled Simulation
    • Mixed Reality Simulators
    • Procedural Simulators
    • Simulator-Based Usability Studies
    • Pragmatic Clinical Trials
  • Education
    • Cross-Sectional Literacy

No stipend is provided by CSSALT; all applicants should be self-funded or funded by their institutions or government.

The duration of the fellowship can range from three months to two years.

If you are interested in a fellowship at CSSALT, please send your CV and cover letter to Faith Hawks. Researchers who are qualified and interested in working full time at CSSALT are encouraged to apply, including international visitors.

Accepted fellows can work on their own projects and/or projects ongoing at CSSALT.

Past Fellows


Dr. Sangchun Choi

Sangchun Choi, MD, MS
Emergency Physician
Ajou University, South Korea

Projects

  • Co-authored manuscripts:
    • Song JW, Kim HH, Park EJ, Ahn JH, Yoon EH, Lampotang S, Gravenstein N, Choi SC: Preemptive ice cube cryotherapy for reducing pain from local anesthetic injections for simple lacerations – A randomized controlled trial.  Submitted to BMJ Emergency Medicine Journal
    • Choi SC, Park EJ, Oh S, Lampotang S, Cho JP: Rapid cooling induction in target temperature management by administering calcium channel blocker.  Submitted to Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
  •  Lampotang S, Choi SC, Lizdas DE, Oh S, Gravenstein N: Development of a Central-Venous-Access Augmented Reality Simulator Prototype for Korean Military Needs. 3-yr, $204,545 Pre-proposal submitted to South Korean Defense Agency of Technology and Quality (DTaQ)
  • Co-authored a needs assessment document for a chest tube insertion simulator
  • Designing and validating an organophosphate poisoning scenario

Baris Sezer

Baris Sezer, PhD
Research Assistant-Educator
(Medical Education & Informatics)
Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

Projects

  • Designed an ‘Electronic Performance Support System for Medical Students’ for Basic Life Support
  • Visited the UF Virtual Experiences Research Group (VERG) on multiple occasions to learn about Virtual Humans and Virtual People Factory (VPF)
  • Visited the Anaclerio Learning Assessment Center on multiple occasions and met with its director, Dr. Maria Velazquez, to understand how standardized patients are used at the University of Florida
  • Performed an extensive literature search and literature review of standardized patients and virtual humans
  • Worked on ‘Virtual Humans’ and co-authored a draft of a literature review ‘Embedded Simulated Persons and Virtual Humans in Healthcare Education and Training’
  • Created a ‘Web-Based 3D Virtual Patient Scenario for Communication Skills Practice’ using Virtual People Factory where the natural language interaction is in Turkish
  • Actively contributed, collected data and performed comparative and descriptive statistics using SPSS for the study ‘Visual-Spatial and Psychomotor Skills for Ultrasonography: Evaluation of a Simulator’
  • Co-wrote first draft of an IRB application for a skin preparation study to compare circles vs back and forth
  • Performed power analysis (SPSS) on preliminary data for a clinical study “Evaluation of a new use of an FDA-approved, non-invasive medical device to detect deliberate artifact and provide patient-in-the-loop monitoring

Tufan Asli Sezer, MsN, PhD Student
Tufan Asli Sezer, MsN, PhD Student
Research Assistant
(Pediatric Nursing)
Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey

Projects

  • Visited the Anaclerio Learning Assessment Center on multiple occasions and met with its director, Dr. Maria Velazquez, to learn and understand how standardized patients are used at the University of Florida
  • Visited the UF Virtual Experiences Research Group (VERG) on multiple occasions to learn about Virtual Humans and Virtual People Factory (VPF)
  • Performed an extensive literature search and literature review of standardized patients and virtual humans
  • Worked on ‘Virtual Human and Standardized Patient’ and co-authored a draft of a literature review ‘Embedded Simulated Persons and Virtual Humans in Healthcare Education and Training’.
  • Actively contributed, collected data, did data entry (medical students, dental students, nursing students) and performed comparative and descriptive statistics using SPSS for the study ‘Visual-Spatial and Psychomotor Skills for Ultrasonography: Evaluation of a Simulator’
  • Co-wrote first draft of an IRB application for a skin preparation study to compare circles vs back and forth scrubbing pattern and conducted an extensive literature search and review on the topic
  • Performed power analysis on preliminary data for a clinical study “Evaluation of a new use of an FDA-approved, non-invasive medical device to detect deliberate artifact and provide patient-in-the-loop monitoring