Apr 20, 2011

Quarles and collaborators receive $332K NIH grant

The National Institutes of Health have awarded a 2-year $332,526 grant to support John Quarles (Principal Investigator) and collaborators from the University of Florida in research on A Mixed Reality Simulator for Learning to Manage Variability. Dr. Quarles is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

This research aims to develop an immersive training simulation that can effectively and efficiently educate students on how to manage patient variability during conscious sedation. If students and clinicians can more effectively manage variability, they will more effectively be able to anticipate, detect and prevent potential adverse events. Thus, the ultimate goal of this research is to provide a much needed educational tool that could potentially improve medical skills education and training, help future clinicians understand variability, reduce adverse outcomes, and ultimately improve patient safety.

Project Description can be found here.