Welcome to the SSH Fund

Welcome to the home of the SSH Fund. We are delighted you're here to learn more and contribute to your annual donation, supporting the field of healthcare simulation. The Fund was established to facilitate transformative advances in the field - a goal we can only achieve together.

For over 20 years, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) has served as my professional community, providing opportunities for my personal growth as a researcher and educator. Contributions to the SSH Fund will help ensure that the next generation of healthcare simulation leaders have access to the same valuable opportunities that I have been fortunate enough to experience.

I invite you to join with me in elevating the field of healthcare simulation.

Barry Issenberg, MD 
2024 SSH President

Welcome to the SSH Fund

Mahalo (Thank-you!) in advance for your consideration in contributing to making a difference in healthcare simulation though our SSH Fund. Your contribution will assist in the establishment and future advancement of opportunities in this important and evolutionary healthcare field.

Towards invaluable access in research, education and a results-oriented focus in the improvement of health and safety for patient care in our society, join us in making this happen!

A’o…’Together We Evolve’ in Healthcare Simulation,

Jayne Smitten
2024 Immediate Past-President, Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Welcome to the SSH Fund

Welcome to the home of the SSH Fund. We are glad you are here to learn more and make your annual donation to help support the field of healthcare simulation.

The Fund was established to help make transformative advances in the field that we can only do together. I have been part of this field for 15-years and have seen tremendous advances in technology, wider acceptance of the value of simulation, and improvements in the efficacy. I hope this Fund will help make the next 15-years advance faster and go even farther.

Please join me in taking healthcare simulation to the next level.

Jennifer Calzada, MA, MPH, CHSE   
SSH Fund Chair


Research Awards

Society Research Awards fund both Early Career researchers and now, Experienced or Multi-Institutional researchers. Supporting simulation research through your gift enables researchers to answer important research questions, contribute to knowledge advancement, improve education and training, enhance patient safety, drive evidence-based practices, foster collaboration, address societal challenges, and leave a lasting positive impact on the field of simulation.

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Simventors Awards

The annual SimVentors Showcase at IMSH highlights the innovative technology development that takes place in member healthcare simulation programs and among emerging companies. New product ideas, improvements on old ideas, new virtual environment offerings, serious game technology, and DIY task trainers and models. Through the SSH Fund, cash prizes will be awarded to the winners at IMSH 2025 in Orlando.

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Beverlee W. Anderson Scholarships

Established in memory of the first Executive Director of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, the Beverlee W. Anderson Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to healthcare simulationists who would otherwise be unable to attend the annual International Meeting onSimulation in Healthcare (IMSH). By supporting the SSH Fund, you help enable a greater diversity of individuals to participate in this transformative event.

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Chad Epps Keynote Lecture Endowment

When Chad passed unexpectedly in 2020, the healthcare simulation community was stunned and saddened. Chad’s lovely wife, Deborah reached out to several members of the Society with a suggestion that funds be raised to benefit an organization that had meant so much to Chad. A task force was formed, and the Chad Epps Endowment was started.

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