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- About Us
Jon Allen, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of the Simulation Center, SIM-ND, & Y2 Clinical Skills
Dr. Allen is a graduate of the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the Marshfield, Wis., Internal Medicine Residency. He has practiced in North Dakota since 1987 in the areas of Internal Medicine, Critical Care, and Air Medical Transport. He has been involved in medical education since 1987 and is currently the director of clinical skills education for second year medical students and the medical director of the Simulation Center.
jon.allen@med.UND.edu | 701.777.4712
Andrew Lundstrom, NREMT-P
Simulation Education Specialist
Andrew has over 10 years of experience in EMS – first as a medic in the MN Army National Guard and currently as a Paramedic in Grand Forks. At the Simulation Center, Andrew develops health care simulation scenarios, teaches/instructs simulation education courses and coordinates the Sim Squad - a group of UND students who volunteer at the Simulation Center. Additionally, he is the Mobile Simulation Specialist for SIM-ND, a program that provides free continuing education to hospitals and EMS agencies throughout North Dakota.
andrew.lundstrom@med.UND.edu | 701.777.6826
Tim Shea, B.S., NRP, CC
Tim has over 30 years' experience as a Nationally Registered Paramedic (NRP) in a hospital based Advanced Life Support ambulance service and is Critical Care certified. He is certified instructor by the American Heart Association to teach ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), & BLS (Basic Life Support). He is also a specialized instructor for ICS (Incident Command Systems), WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction), and a certified ND EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Instructor. He is in charge of creating medical reality in our simulations through moulage. Additionally, he is the Medical Operations Director for the SIM-ND program.timothy.shea@med.UND.edu | 701.777.6957
Dawn Drake, M.A.
Standardized Patient Program Coordinator
Dawn received her B.A. and M.A. in Theatre from the University of North Dakota. She has been working at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences for almost 20 years and serves as the Simulation Center’s standardized patient (SP) program coordinator. She uses her background in theatre to help train SP’s to provide the voice for the simulators, as well as act as patients in an in-person clinical exam. Dawn also uses her administrative skills and university experience to coordinate the day to day operations of the Simulation Center.
dawn.drake@med.UND.edu | 701.777.4028
Jamie Hamilton, B.S.
Jamie graduated from the Department of Technology at UND in May 2012. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology degree and a minor in Russian. He is pursuing a Master's in Industrial Technology and teaches Electromechanical Fundamentals in the Department of Technology. At the Simulation Center, his responsibilities are to program the simulators, ensure they are working properly during scenarios, and maintain and troubleshoot the simulators and audio/video debriefing system.
james.hamilton@med.UND.edu | 701.777.6935
Amy Malheim, M.S.
Program Director SIM-ND
Amy received her B.S. in Psychology from NDSU and her M.S. in Accounting from Ball State University. She is the program director for SIM-ND and the simulation outreach program manager for the Simulation Center. As program director for SIM-ND, a statewide mobile simulation program designed to bring simulation education to all ND EMS units and Critical Access Hospitals, Amy coordinates with various local, regional, and state entities to ensure all areas of North Dakota are reached. Within the Simulation Center, she manages the outreach program, which focuses on integrating simulation education into the university curriculum.amy.malheim@med.UND.edu | 701.777.5619
Lindsay Sannes, B.S.
Standardized Patient Trainer
Lindsay is a graduate of the Department of Sport Management at Mayville State University in May 2010. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management, and minor in Fitness and Wellness. At the Simulation Center her responsibilities include, but are not limited to, staffing each simulation with facilitators, simulation support specialists, and standardized patients, time management of the simulation events, and other administrative and simulation support duties.
lindsay.sannes@med.UND.edu | 701.777.5369
Stephanie Flyger, B.A.
Project Coordinator - SHaPE Program
Stephanie is a 2008 graduate of the University of North Dakota and has over 10 years' experience with photography, video, writing, event planning, storytelling, and marketing. At the Simulation Center she is designing the SHaPE program (Supplemental History and Physical Enhancement) for the 3rd-year medical students. The program will incorporate simulation and history & physicals into their clerkships. Also, she provides marketing and communication skills for the department.
stephanie.flyger@med.UND.edu | 701.777.6758