Ian Julie, M.D., MAS. (c) UC Davis Regents. All rights reserved.Medical Director Receives COVID-19 Research Grant

UC Davis Center for Simulation and Education Enhancement Medical Director Ian Julie, M.D., MAS, received a SEED research grant from CITRIS and the Banatao Institute in June 2020. The research project is focused on augmented reality video-assisted clinical care for remote management of COVID-19. Working with a colleague at UC Santa Cruz, Julie aims to extract clinically useful information from a live video stream, augmented with patient information such as blood oxygen saturation level, respiratory rate and heart rate in real-time. The goal is a tool to enable clinicians to rapidly evaluate COVID-19 patients, including remotely. 

Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Dr. Michael Schick, Dr. Colleen Sweeney and Dr. Ian Julie.

Medical Director Receives Deans’ Team Award

UC Davis Center for Simulation and Education Enhancement Medical Director Ian Julie, M.D., MAS, received the Deans' Team Award for Excellence in Pre-Clinical Medical Education in April 2018 for his efforts to link pre-clinical biochemistry studies with the delivery of patient care. Julie and his colleagues used a hybrid approach incorporating simulation to help students understand how basic science concepts provide an essential foundation for clinical practice. Students used their knowledge of biochemistry to evaluate sick patients and assess lab work – making their pre-clinical studies more meaningful and engaging. This innovative approach and enhancement to the curriculum earned the team a monetary award that will be used to further enrich the team’s work.

Pictured from left to right:
UC Davis Health faculty Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Dr. Michael Schick, Dr. Colleen Sweeney and Dr. Ian Julie.

The Pulmonary Embolism Response Team consortium.
Medical Director Honored for Pulmonary Embolism Initiative
Simulation Center Medical Director Ian Julie, M.D., MAS, and the Pulmonary Embolism Response Team Consortium have been honored for launching a national effort to guide standards for pulmonary embolism care and research.
At UC Davis, the initiative links experts from interventional radiology, cardiac surgery, pulmonary and critical care medicine, and emergency medicine who determine the best course of action for patients with pulmonary embolism — a condition that is estimated to affect 900,000 people each year. Learn more about the initiative.

Pictured from left to right:
UC Davis Health faculty Dr. Jennifer Kristjansson, Dr. Christian Sebat, Dr. Catherine Vu and Dr. Ian Julie.

Recognition Highlights

  • Re-accredited as a Level I Comprehensive Education Institute through the American College of Surgeons through 2023 (2018).
  • Surgical Simulation Fellowship program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons (2017).
  • Certified test center for the SAGES Fundamentals of Endoscopy (FES) program (2017).
  • Certified test center for the SAGES Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) program.
  • Took a lead role in initiating the UC Simulation Consortium (2012-2013).
  • Accredited as a Level I Comprehensive Education Institute through the American College of Surgeons.

Comprehensive Education Institute