David E. Biffar, MS, CHSOS-A

Director, Healthcare Simulation Operations

David E. Biffar, MS, CHSOS-A

Degrees: 
MS (Mental Health Counseling): Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2009
BS (HR Management): Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1999
Honors and Awards: 
Editor-in-Chief, Simulation Technology Operations Resource Magazine (STORM), 2021-present
Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist – Advanced, Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 2021
Best in Show Award for Augmented Reality-Guided Wound Closure Application, Serious Games & Virtual Environments Showcase, International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), 2019
Vernon & Virginia Furrow Award for Academy of Medical Education Scholars, Medical Education Research Grant, 2019, 2017, 2014, 2012
Member, Arizona Health Sciences Education Building Design Committee, Simulation/Clinical Skills User Group, 2015-present
Member, Healthcare Systems Modeling and Simulation Affinity Group, Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 2014-present
Member, Special Interest Group for Directors of Sim Centers, Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 2013-present
Member, Simulation Operations and Technology Section (SOTS), Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 2011-present
National Award for Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS – Career Category, presented by Medic-Alert Foundation and Congressional Fire Services Institute, 2011
Co-Chair, Simulation Committee, University of Arizona Health Sciences, 2008-present
Internship: 
Clinical Practicum, Providence Services Corp., Tucson, Arizona, 2008
Human Resources Assistant, King’s College Hospital, London, England, 1999
Welfare Rapid Attachment Assistant, Catholic Social Services, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1998