BSc Biological Science
I am a graduate student in Master of Health Science Informatics at Ontario Tech University. I have completed an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at OTU. Currently working on medical training simulations at Lakeridge Hospital under the supervision of Dr. Adam Dubrowski and in collaboration with education and health care experts. I incorporate my interest in 3D printing and knowledge in human anatomy to create the maxSIMbox - a portable simulations kit for training nursing, surgical, and emergency care students remotely with the assistance of Gamified Education Network(GEN) developed by maxSIMhealth lab.
August 2017 - April 2021
BSC ONTARIO TECH UNIVERSITY
The Life Sciences program is a bachelors degree dedicated to acquiring and implementing knowledge in biology, human anatomy, chemistry, physics, and statistical analysis in various laboratory settings
Sept 2021 - April 2023
MHSC ONTARIO TECH UNIVERSITY
In collaboration with top Canada's researchers in medical sciences, this research-based graduate degree is the key to developing and implementing the newest technologies in simulations.
Development of rapidly manufacturable and portable medical simulators with an interdisciplinary team of medical experts and under the supervision of Adam Dubrowski.
3D design, 3D printing, and validation of portable innovative simulators for nurses, paramedics, and emergency services in Canada and worldwide.
MY GRANTS AND CONFERENCES
MITACS Accelerate - $75,000
A 2-year project in collaboration with paramedics at Lakeridge Health Hospital and Ontario Tech University. The goal of the project is to create an effective teaching tool for the training of chest decompression procedures. The project includes development, manufacturing, and methodic evaluation of the model.
MITACS Research Award - 6,000$
Innovative research in medical simulation on the development of portable, customizable simulators for clinical procedures in nursing, surgical, and emergency care applications.
Cureus Journal of Medicine - Technical Report
Micallef J, Arutiunian A, Dubrowski A (December 29, 2020) The Development of an Intramuscular Injection Simulation for Nursing Students. Cureus 12(12): e12366. doi:10.7759/cureus.12366
maxSIMbox: The development and additive manufacturing of
portable and inexpensive simulators to support virtual, experiential learning platforms.
Arutiunian A, Artur Arutiunian, Jennifer Hiley, Geoff Hughes, Adam Dubrowski.
Canadian conference for the advancements of surgical education. October 29-30, 2020
The Learner 2021
Virtual Health Experiential Learning Platform (HELP) - Utilizing Gamified Educational Networking and Three-Dimensional Printing for Distance Training.
Dubrowski A, Kapralos B, Patocskai E, *Torres A, *Arutiunian A, *Wahab S, *Weber T, *Mnaymneh M. (Submitted). The Learner: Twenty-eighth International Conference on Learning, July 9-11, Krakow, Poland.
* Indicates student
maxSIMBOX: Enabling self-directed practice of technical clinical skills.
Arutiunian A, Dubrowski A. The Learner: Twenty-eighth International Conference on Learning, July 9-11, Krakow, Poland.
Cureus Journal of Medicine: diSIMinate2Build
SIM BOX: Supporting the acquisition of psychomotor clinical skills from a distance
Arutiunian A, Dubrowski A. Cureus Journal of Medicine: This work was submitted as a part of DiSIMinate 2 Build.
A. Arutiunian, and maxSIMhealth Group. An interconnected collective of manufacturing, design, and simulation labs to advance medical simulation training.
In A. L. Brooks, S. Branham, B. Kapralos, A. Nakajima, J. Tyerman, and L. Jain (Eds.). Recent Advances in Technologies for Inclusive Well-Being: Virtual Patients, Gamification and Simulation. Springer-Verlag, Intelligent Systems Reference Library, Germany (to appear 2020)
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