A core component of the WISH mission is to advance research and innovations in the arena of healthcare simulation. This aim is carried out by WISH faculty and staff, in addition to WISH's Research and Development Committee.

The WISH R&D Committee includes over 30 members from a variety of departments and programs at the University of Washington and is chaired by Mika Sinanan, M.D., Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Surgery and President of UW Physicians.

Examples of the WISH research portfolio include simulation and curriculum validation studies; simulator and software development; training via telemedicine and virtual environments; and interpersonal communication in the healthcare setting, pertaining to conflict management, team, communication and leadership.

Funding sources currently include the Department of Defense, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ), Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), University of Washington’s Patient Safety Innovations Project (PSIP), The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Hearst Foundation, and support from other leading organizations.   

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