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Adam Dodson

Adam Dodson, NCEE, NRP, CCEMTP
Lead Simulation Specialist

Adam began working in Emergency Medical Services and the Fire Department in 1989, and quickly became a National Certified Firefighter and Paramedic.  In 1995, he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as the Non-Commissioned Officer-in-Charge (NCOIC) of their Emergency Department. He taught several Medics for the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserve before his honorable discharge.  Adam’s career with Johns Hopkins Hospital began in 1997 as a Critical Care Paramedic.  He was instrumental in the development of new employees as a field training officer. He started teaching in 2003 with the University of Maryland- Baltimore County, and is still involved with their PACE program and teaches their American Heart Association courses.  In 2009, Adam began teaching interdisciplinary hospital team members at York Hospital in Pennsylvania.  His role as Lead Instructor for the EMS Academy contributed to the creation several annual ancillary courses within the community.  In June of 2012, Adam began to devote his time to teaching and education with the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center. His background in education and EMS supports many of their mid-fidelity and high fidelity simulation training courses. He presently maintains 9 instructor credentials covering trauma, pediatrics, AHA, and burn education. Adam’s interests are congenital heart defects, medical research, and education. He also enjoys working on simulation for disaster preparedness, BLS and ACLS team training, and multisystem trauma scenarios.

Robert Blum, EMT, CNA
Simulation Technician

Robert Blum is the Simulation Technician for the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center. Robert has been involved in pre-hospital medicine since 2004 when he became an Emergency Medical Technician. As an Emergency Medical Technician Robert has been on 911, intra-facility, NICU, PICU and critical care transports. He is also an American Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor.  Robert began as the Simulation Technician at the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center in June 2011. His responsibilities include: room and manikin preparations, simulation equipment maintenance, testing and running scenarios w/ faculty instructors, assist with curriculum development, conduct simulations outside of the simulation lab, act as a confederate within scenarios, maintain proficiency in emerging simulation technology, and train faculty in operational aspects of simulation.

Neva Krauss

Neva Krauss
Standardized Patient Teaching Specialist

Neva Krauss is a highly trained Actress and Standardized Patient who is currently a Standardized Patient Training Specialist for the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center.  With over 15 years of involvement in the Standardized Patient Program at Hopkins and other medical institutions as well as over 30 years of performing on stage, screen, video and television – she has participated in effectively portraying individuals with a variety of needs including medical, psychological as well as   emotional. She also has toured the US and Canada as a performer.   Neva collaborates with faculty members and aids in the   development of projects and cases for learner education. She also   recruits, trains and manages the Standardized Patients.

Rose Zaeske, BFA
Genito-urinary & Physical Exam Teaching Specialist

Rose Zaeske is a specialist in the field of standardized patient educators, with more than 18 years experience in the use and development of standardized patient methodology, and more than 13 years experience running and maintaining a high quality Male and Female Genito-urinary Teaching Associate Program that has grown rapidly and currently meets the needs of numerous institutions in the region (medical, nursing and osteopathic schools, PA programs, and residency programs). Ms. Zaeske is also experienced in developing and maintaining a high quality Physical Exam Teaching Associate (PETA) program which has also grown since its inception in 2001. She collaborates on project and case development, and recruits and trains the genito-urinary and physical exam teaching associates.

Andy Stella

Andrew Stella, BS, M.A.
Operations Supervisor/AV & IT Specialist

Andrew Stella has nearly a decade of experience working with multimedia technology in the educational context.  Professionally, he has worked extensively within the Johns Hopkins University system, as an e-learning multimedia production specialist at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and as the Digital Audio Specialist at the Digital Media Center on the Homewood campus.  Andrew’s educational background is focused in music and media production, including a B.S. in Recording Industry from Middle Tennessee State University, and a M.A. in Recording and Acoustics from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.  Additionally, he has received a research-oriented master’s degree in Sound and Music Computing from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain.  Andrew’s research and professional interests involve exploring the intersection of technology, media, art and education.

Tracy Welsh

Tracy Welsh
Administrative Coordinator