Inducted October 2020
With the escalating number of avoidable deaths due to medical error, Dr. Pamela Boyers has dedicated years to transforming the education of healthcare professionals through the adoption of modeling and simulation. She has provided national and global leadership in the concept of creating interprofessional simulation centers, which includes the design, staffing and operations of these centers as well as studying the return on investment.
Boyers is currently leading efforts at The University of Nebraska Medical Center and has created the Davis Global Center in Omaha. This facility houses an interprofessional simulation center that incorporates a replicated healthcare system – from home to hospital and back – where the transfer of patients and “hand-offs” can be practiced. The Davis Global Center also houses multiple modeling and simulation modalities including XReality holographic technologies, thereby embracing modeling, simulation and visualization to stimulate new methods of teaching, learning and conducting research and development.