Chris graduated in 2015 from New Jersey City University with an accelerated B.S. in Nursing. His first B.S. was in Engineering Physics with a minor in Philosophy from Fordham University. Chris originally joined the NYSIM team as a full time Simulation Facilitator in June 2012 and continued with us per session during his nursing program. He is excited about starting his career as a Registered Nurse, particularly in the fields of Palliative Care and Psychiatric Nursing.
When asked “Why did you want to become a simulation facilitator” he answered "My first career was in the nonprofit sector, specifically in the field of Immigrants’ Rights. I was preparing to transition to a new career in the Health Sciences when I heard about this opportunity to work with NYSIM as a Simulation Facilitator. NYSIM continues to be an amazing resource for my personal and professional development!"
One fun fact about Chris: When Chris is not at NYSIM, he is teaching poongmul-nori (Korean percussion) to LGBTQ Asian Pacific Islanders and their allies. These drummers can be found marching/performing at various events throughout the city, including the annual NYC Pride Parade.
Silvania Klug Pimentel from Curitiba Brazil spent 6 months at NYSIM as a Visiting Fellow. During her time at NYSIM she worked with Demian Szyld and Aku Ude-Welcome (Director, Surgical Skills Lab) on various projects. Along with Mary Ellen Sheldon, she is a co-chair of the April 11th 2nd Annual Symposium for Fellows in Healthcare Simulation. She created and piloted several informed con-sent simulation sessions for the department of surgery at NYU. Additionally she played an important role in data collection and research with Adina Kalet, (Assistant Director for Research) and is a co-author on a recently accepted manuscript on the culture of safety, an effort that Grace Ng led this fall. Congratulations Silvania!
Silvania sent us the following communication this month: “Dear NYSIM friends, I’m back home in a much warmer weather. Its good being back but I’m missing you all already. You made my time at the NYSIM wonderful as I learned so much and had a great time doing so. Upon my return I will start work at a sim center in Brazil. My hope is that I can count on you all for your expertise, advice and maybe to coordinate a visit to my center.“
The gallery show “Bedside Manner” by photographer Corinne Botz, illuminates simulation from both the SP and learner perspec-tives, ran from January 1 through February 6 at Benrubi Gallery. The show includes photos of Standardized Patients, as well as a short film that gives a glimpse into both real and simulated worlds and has artistic and educational impact. It also includes a photo of Ginny Drda, Program Coordinator at NYSIM, who is honored to be included in the exhibit.
Grace Ng, MS, CNM, RN, & Halley Ruppel, MS, RN, CCRN "Nursing Simulation Fellowships: An Innovative Approach for Developing Simulation Leaders", Published in Clinical Simulation in Nursing, February 2016, 12(2), p. 62-28.
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