Second-year student Dan Hermansen was awarded the Bob Waters Memorial Scholarship to attend the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in Orlando, FL in January, 2017. Mr. Waters was a committed champion for healthcare simulation and Dan’s thesis topic makes him the ideal recipient of this Scholarship.
Dan selected a thesis topic that will allow him to explore his interest in virtual and augmented reality and their applications for medical training. He is working with a pathology team at Johns Hopkins to develop a virtual reality interactive tool to improve instruction and performance of proper dissection technique for hospital autopsy. His thesis preceptor is Dr. Jody Hooper; his faculty advisor is David Rini.
The Waters Scholarship will support Dan’s registration and travel to attend the 2017 IMSH meeting as well as a one year membership in the Society for Stimulation in Healthcare. Congratulations, Dan!