Dr. Lampotang Receives J.S. Gravenstein Award From Society for Technology in Anesthesia (UF Department of Anesthesiology)

Dr. Lampotang Receives J.S. Gravenstein Award From Society for Technology in Anesthesia

Samsun (Sem) Lampotang, Ph.D., FSSH, FAIMBE, has received the prestigious 2022 J.S. Gravenstein Award from the Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA).

The award is named for Joachim S. “Nik” Gravenstein, M.D. (1925-2009), Lampotang’s mentor and a driving force in advancing anesthesia technology, patient simulation, and anesthesia patient safety for more than 30 years.

Gravenstein founded UF’s Department of Anesthesiology in 1959. His extensive list of accomplishments includes leading a team of scientists and engineers in the creation of “Stan” the Human Patient Simulator and the Virtual Anesthesia Machine (VAM). Lampotang, the director of UF’s Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning Technologies (CSSALT), was part of the team that conceived the patented UF technology behind the Human Patient Simulator.

Lampotang will receive the award during the STA’s annual business meeting in January 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he will deliver a 45-minute presentation about his contributions to the field.

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