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Rob Aitchison, MS, PA‑C
After obtaining a BA in classics and philosophy from the University of Illinois, Robert Aitchison worked as a technician in high fidelity mannequin simulation, with standardized patients, and both animal and human cadaveric specimens at both Rosalind Franklin University and Evanston Hospital. He obtained his masters of science in physician assistant practice from Rosalind Franklin University in 2015. He then completed the Jane R. Perlman fellowship in emergency medicine. He worked in NorthShore University HealthSystem’s emergency departments and earned a certificate of added qualification in emergency medicine from the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants.
Barbara L. Eulenberg, BAJS
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Jewish Studies and Education from Spertus College of Judaica, and working in the field of Jewish education for twelve years, Barbara discovered the world of standardized patient education. She was the Associate Director of the SP Program at University of Illinois College of Medicine for eight years. In 2003, she joined the staff at RFUMS as the Director of Standardized Patient Education and was an integral part of the development of their SP program. Barbara is currently an active member of the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE).
Steven received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Performing Arts from Northeastern Illinois University. He has been active in Chicago theatre for over thirty years, receiving the Joseph Jefferson citation for acting and directing with Eclipse Theatre. Steven has been working in the field of Healthcare Simulation since 1997 starting out as a Standardized Patient Coordinator. In 2004, Steven became part of the Department of Healthcare Simulation team here at Rosalind Franklin University. Currently he is the Director of Operations. In 2006, Steven received the Exceptional Team Award with his fellow colleagues. Steven also had the honor to participate in the Leadership Series through the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
Mary Launder, MFA
Mary earned her Bachelor of Music and Master of Fine Arts degrees from Florida State University. It was this background, and a high esteem for the medical profession that led Mary into the Standardized Patient world. Mary brings over 25 years of experience as an actress, vocalist, dancer, performing arts instructor, director/coordinator of theatrical productions, home health caregiver and standardized patient to the Education and Evaluation Center. Her SP credits include work at UIC, John Hopkins Hospital and most recently, here at RFUMS.
Lauryn studied theatre and speech communications throughout her education, which led to her winning five national titles in College Forensics. Consequently, she spent eight years as a coach for the McHenry County College Speech Team. Over the past three years, Lauryn has written and produced short films and a web series that are featured on Amazon Prime and OpenTelevision. Five years ago, she stumbled into the world of Simulation Healthcare and was immediately fascinated. She is excited and passionate about encouraging its growth and success here at RFU.
Kevin Kingston, MFA
Kevin Kingston earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Southern Methodist University and his Master of Fine Arts degree with a focus on directing from The Theatre School at DePaul University. His acting and directing work has been seen on various Chicago and national stages. Before becoming an SP Educator, he served for over a decade as a standardized patient and medical skills instructor at both Rosalind Franklin University and UIC.
Cory Krebsbach, BFA
Cory received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1995. Cory has worked as a standardized patient and practical instructor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University, Loyola University, University of Chicago, Midwestern University, Rush University and RFUMS. In addition to expertise in Standardized Patient work, he also brings experience and knowledge to Clinical Simulation as both a Simulation Technician and a Learner Ally.
Thad Anzur, MHPE
Thad received a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University's School of Speech in 1993. In 1997, he began work in medical education as a standardized patient for the University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University, Loyola University, the University of Chicago and the Chicago Medical School. Thad served as a Standardized Patient Trainer at UIC and Basic Sciences curriculum coordinator at Northwestern before coming to RFUMS in 2007 to the Department of Healthcare Simulation. Thad has earned a Master's of Science in Health Professions Education and a certificate in Online Instruction from RFUMS and a Certificate in Illustration from the Art Institute of Chicago. He is currently working on specializations in Interaction Design and Game Design and Development.
Erin M. Brown, ba
Erin graduated Suma Cum Laude from Southern New Hampshire University, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in applied psychology in April 2018. After a 19-year career in the healthcare field as an ophthalmic technician, Erin decided to foster her love of learning and healthcare, by joining Rosalind Franklin’s simulation center as an independent contractor. Recognizing the profound educational benefits of the Simulation and Standardized Patient programs at Rosalind Franklin, she was thrilled to join the team in December of 2018 as a full time Simulation Operations Specialist. Erin plans to continue her educational journey by pursuing her Masters’ Degree and hopes to use her education and years of patient care experience to be an active contributor to the success of RFUMS students as well as advancing the goals of the Simulation Center and Standardized Patient Program.
Lawrence Wood, MSEd
Lawrence earned his Bachelor of Science in 2006 and Master of Science in Education in 2009 from Northern Illinois University Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education. During his graduate education, he was a teaching assistant in both the Human Performance Lab as well as the Neuromuscular Lab which enhanced an already budding interest in working in education. Post-graduation, his professional work in the clinical setting in patient care and medical testing enhanced his ability to bring another layer of knowledge and skills to Department of Healthcare Simulation, which he joined in 2014.
Glenn studied Architecture for two years and worked as a draftsman, but did not envision Architecture as his calling and lifetime career. He worked for a short period as a designer of architectural stainless steel and glass-etched products, until he got enticed into the fantasy world of animation. He worked with many of the cartoon shows for Hanna-Barbera (Flintstones), Warner Brothers (Looney Tunes), and later for Disney (Goof Troops). Later in his life his interest switched to electronics and computers. He worked at CDW for three and a half years before accepting a position with the Department of Healthcare Simulation as AV / IT Coordinator.
Norm graduated from the Fire Academy in 2007, after which he worked as a Fire Fighter for the Winthrop Harbor Fire Department for ten years. During his time at the WHFD, he earned his EMT-B and moved on to earn his Paramedics license in 2008. Norm worked as a medical proctor throughout his time at WHFD and earned multiple awards and certifications including a Leadership award in 2010 and Water Rescue Certification in 2011. Norm also worked for AT&T from 2008-2018 as a Premise Technician, gaining experience in installation of high-speed internet and satellite equipment. Norm’s years of first responder experience and technology training brought him to RFUMS where he uses his skills as a Simulation Operator understanding the medicine and mechanics of Simulation Technology.