UI to unveil SIM-IA mobile unit at Iowa State Capitol

Simulation in Motion-Iowa
A University of Iowa Simulation in Motion-Iowa mobile simulation unit. CREDIT SIM-IA

The University of Iowa Simulation in Motion-Iowa (SIM-IA) program is unveiling its first of three mobile simulation units June 21 at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.

SIM-IA is a unique program that delivers simulated clinical learning opportunities to local communities across Iowa. With three mobile simulation trucks, state-of-the-art equipment, and highly trained staff, SIM-IA provides much-needed continuing education to EMS and other emergency providers throughout the state.

The program is funded by an $8 million grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

The public is invited to join University of Iowa College of Nursing Dean Julie Zerwic, UI Executive Vice President and Provost Kevin Kregel, a representative from the governor’s office, Helmsley Charitable Trust Trustee Walter Panzirer, and the SIM-IA team for a celebration and ribbon-cutting at the Capitol building in Des Moines. 

The first mobile simulation unit will be on hand with tours available from noon-2 p.m. The ribbon cutting begins at 2 p.m.