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physical location:
131 S. Robertson St., 3rd Floor
New Orleans

mailing address:
1430 Tulane Ave., #8040
New Orleans LA 70112


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Tulane Sim Center Staff

Jennifer Calzada, MA, MPH
Jennifer Calzada, MA, MPH, is a 17 year veteran of marketing and business development. After 8 years at advertising agencies, she moved on to the ad sales division of Cox Communications and eventually became a Regional Director at Cox Media, where she helped the corporate marketing team win numerous national awards. She has led the Tulane Sim Center as the Sim Center Director since it's inception in January 2009. She has helped establish the Tulane Sim Center as an efficient and effective operation for the School of Medicine and worked with the greater healthcare community to bring the benefits of high-fidelity simulation training to their systems to reduce medical error and ultimately increase patient safety.


Kevin Krane, MD
Director of Team Training
Kevin Krane, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs.  A graduate of Michigan State University with high honor and Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine and fellowship in nephrology and hypertension at Henry Ford Hospital before joining the faculty at Tulane.  He has also served as a Harvard-Macy Fellow in medical education reform.  Widely published in medical education, he has been an invited presenter at numerous educational meetings. A nationally recognized medical educator, he has served as Chair of the AAMC’s Southern Group on Educational Affairs.  He has also served as site host for the 8th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Medical Science Educators and the SGEA’s Regional Meeting in New Orleans in April 2009.  At Tulane, he has been recognized with teaching awards at every level including the Tulane University Medical Center Teaching Scholar Award and the Tulane University President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Krane is a TeamSTEPPS™ Master Trainer and is directly involved in the training of healthcare personnel and the national implementation of TeamSTEPPS™.  His academic interests are renal disease in pregnancy and enhancement of medical student education.


Meg Moore, MD
Medical Director for Trauma
Dr. Meg Moore is LSU Department of Surgery faculty and adjunct faculty within the Tulane Department of Surgery. She currently serves as the Medical Director for the Tulane Trauma education and in this capacity oversees the execution of ATLS courses and plans the annual Norman McSwain EMS Trauma Conference each Fall. 

Leah Odeneal, MA
Program Manager for Professional Training
Leah Odeneal is the Training Center Coordinator.  As TC Coordinator, she is the primary contact for the AHA and oversees the operations of the TC.  She works with instructors and training site coordinators to ensure that all courses adhere to AHA guidelines. Leah joined the Sim Center team in June 2013. 


Jared Kimball, NREMT-P
Trauma Education Coordinator
Jared Kimball is a licensed Paramedic in Louisiana and is responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of all our trauma education courses, including ATLS Provider and Refresher, TCCC, and PHTLS. Jared is also the lead for Tulane for our EMT-Basic training program and coordinates instructors to provide semester long courses with skills lab that prepare students to take the Louisiana EMT-B certification test. 

Cheri Touchard
Senior Simulation Specialist
Cheri Touchard has been in the medical research field for over 20 years.  She spent the past 7 years as a simulation specialist at the Tulane Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, and has been with the Tulane University School of Medicine for 8 1/2 years.


Erolle Garner
Simulation Technician
Erolle comes to Tulane from Academic Affairs at Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge, where she also was involved as simulation support for their simulation and standardized patient program. She graduated with a BS from the University of Kentucky. 


Sarah Russell, CHES
Program Coordinator
Sarah joined the Sim Center after working for many years in the Education Department at Northshore Hospital. She has a Bachelor's in Business Administration and a Master's in Health Studies. She is very proud of her Certified Health Educator Specialist (CHES) certification. Sarah coordinates the daily activities of our extensive American Heart Association Regional Training Center, where she is also a BLS Instructor and Training Center Faculty.


Carroll Evans, NREMT-P
Part-time Staff Trainer
Carroll Evans is a Louisiana Paramedic who works part-time with the Tulane Sim Center staff to teach the EMT-Basic course that is currently offered each Fall and Spring semester.




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