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    November 22, 2017
    Faculty with Jump Simulation, a part of OSF Innovation, as well as doctors from OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, will present their work at the Annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2017 meeting, the world’s premier radiology forum. The event draws about 55,000 attendees annually to McCormick Place in Chicago.  

    Matthew Bramlet, MD, director of the Jump Advanced Imaging and Modeling (AIM) Program, was invited to speak and showcase how OSF HealthCare utilizes virtual reality in medical education.

    Dr. Bramlet (Pediatric Cardiologist), Kevin Urbain (Bioengineer, AIM), Dr. David Dragoo (Diagnostic Radiology Resident, UICOMP), Dr. Mary Beth Ross (Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist, OSF HealthCare), Dr. Eric Bugaieski (Pediatric Radiologist, Central Illinois Radiological Associates), and partners from other hospitals will also discuss the utility and value of 3-D modeling in medical decision making and what’s been discovered as a result.

    “To add sustainability into our 3-D modeling program, we invented a novel virtual reality method for capturing and communicating an expert’s understanding of 3-D pathology; in doing so, we actually created an entirely new method for asynchronous learning,” said Bramlet. “We believe this tool will revolutionize education and are currently deploying this tool within UICOMP’s anatomy curriculum and the internal technical training departments at OSF,” said Dr. Bramlet.   
    Media are invited to see Dr. Bramlet’s virtual reality work in the Lakeside Learning Center of McCormick Place in Chicago on Saturday, November 25, 3 - 5 p.m.; Sunday – Wednesday, Nov. 26 – November 29, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Thursday, November 30, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. However, news reporters are required to register with the RSNA for coverage. 

    Anyone interested in interviewing Dr. Bramlet or seeing his virtual reality showcase should contact Denise Molina-Weiger ahead of the RSNA event.

    OSF HealthCare, headquartered in Peoria, is owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, and consists of nearly 19,000 Mission Partners (employees) in 115 locations, including 11 hospitals throughout Illinois and Michigan. OSF Innovation, ranked among the top 10 innovation centers in the country, is located in Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center. Launched in 2016, OSF Innovation is a multidisciplinary innovation center focused on internal and external innovation of the largest health care challenges. More at www.osfinnovation.org and www.osfhealthcare.org
    Jump Simulation, a part of OSF Innovation, is a collaboration between University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and OSF HealthCare. The center replicates a variety of patient care settings to ensure novice and seasoned clinicians can practice handling medical situations in a life-like environment. Boasting six floors and 168,000 square feet, the center is one of the largest of its kind and provides space for conferences, anatomic training, virtual reality and innovation. For more information, visit www.jumpsimulation.org.

    University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) is one of four campuses that make up one of the largest public medical schools in the country. UICOMP enhances the central Illinois region by educating about 240 medical students and nearly 300 residents and fellows annually, performing the latest in research, attracting new physicians, and treating thousands of patients each year. Visit us online at http://peoria.medicine.uic.edu.