Projects & Works

Collaborative Work

  • Gateway to Health Careers Project. (2014-current). The purpose of the project is to expand workforce availability for rural community healthcare employers of the Panhandle by increasing the number of area high school campuses offering health science programs..
    • Collaborators: Coalition of Health Services, Incorporated of Amarillo; SimCentral an alliance between Amarillo College, Texas Tech University Health Sciences – Amarillo and West Texas A&M University; Northwest Texas Healthcare System; Harrington Regional Medical Center Incorporated; Amarillo Independent School District
    • Abstract

Abstracts Presented Regionally, Locally and Internationally

  • Nguyen, T., Tan, M., Bharadwaj, R., Mishra, A., Covington, L., Cassida, D., Smoot, J., Gilbert, G., Aydin, N., Jordan, R.; Misra, S. (2016). Development of a Simulated Interprofessional Geriatric Surgery Curriculum: Challenges and Opportunities. Presented at the Society for Surgical Oncology (SSO) Annual Cancer Symposium. Abstract
  • Bell, T., Smalligan, R., Jordan, R. and Smoot, J. (October, 2014). The use of fluorescents as markers of contamination for Ebola Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) training. Presented to Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research conference, Vienna, Austria.
  • Meller, J. (2014) Pediatric Internship through Virtual Reality. Presented at the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics. Ottawa, Canada.
  • Tullar, P. & Petterson, N. (October, 2013). Inter-Professional projects at TTUHSC Amarillo Campus. Presented at the Texas Tech University Health Science Center Quality Enhancement Plan workshop . Lubbock, Texas.
  • Smalligan, R., Khandheria, B., & Walker, W. (May, 2013). Turn Key Simulation Internship: One Way to Better Prepare Your Incoming Residents for Day one on the Wards. Presented at the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine: Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine conference. Orlando, Florida.
  • Dove, D., Young, K., Robinson, L. (January, 2012). Use of "Simulated Pages" to provide opportunity for Inter Professional Education for Medical and Nursing Students. Presented at the Society for Simulation in Healthcare International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare. San Diego, Ca.
  • Smalligan, R., Khandheria, B., Jordan, R., & Weis, B. (May, 2011). Preparing for a Shock: A Pilot Simulation Internship for Incoming Residents. Presented to the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine: Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine conference, Washington DC.


  • Jordan, R. (2014). The Value of Simulation Training to Teach Ethics and Professionalism Panhandle Health.
  • Jordan, R., Smoot, J., Schneider, B., & Gilbert, G. (2014). Simulation and Surgery: Present Capability and the Future Potential. Panhandle Health.


  • Gilbert, G., Meller, J., Bell, T. & Jordan, R. (2014). Infant Invasive Procedure Trainer.
    • An infant procedure trainer was created for training on the following procedures:
      • Thoracotomy, plural decompressions (tap), paracentesis, suprapubic bladder tap and venous and arterial umbilical catheterization.
  • Gilbert, G., Meller, J., Jenkins, M., Tollack, L. & Jordan, R. (2013-Current). First Person Virtual Reality Medical Simulation.
  • Gilbert, G., Patterson, J., Jenkins, M., Mohgal, Z. & Jordan, R. (2016-Current). 360 degree video with computer mediated reality in a Medical Simulation.
    • Utilizing a virtual platform, emersive enviornments are created for students to interface and collaborate within. The use of head mounted displays, gaming headsets and haptic devices allow participants to work, interface and conduct themselves within the virtual world in order to accomplish or experience specific educational activities.
  • Smoot, J., Gilbert, G., & Jordan, R. (2013-Current). Mobile Simulation Lab: MobileSim.
    • A 40 foot trailer and dually pick-up truck were transformed into a mobile simulation lab and clinic bay. This has enabled the opportunity for on-site training across 27 counties in the Texas Panhandle, as well as remote healthcare clinics to be taken to under-served areas in the Texas panhandle.