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Donamarie Wilfong

Allegheny Health Network Pennsylvania

Donamarie Wilfong is the Director of the Simulation, Teaching and Academic Research (STAR) Center and Vice President of Interprofessional Education. STAR is the education center for the Allegheny Health Network (AHN), which includes seven hospitals that employ more than 17,000 workers. In their partnership with Community College of Allegheny County, STAR at AHN has collaborated on several grants to provide education for nontraditional students seeking employment in the health field or opportunities for career advancement. Donamarie has participated in grant writing efforts, curriculum development, incorporation of simulation as a teaching and learning tool and assisted with internships for students within AHN. The STAR Center, a virtual inpatient and outpatient facility, provides the unique opportunity for students to practice and perfect their clinical skills in a risk- free learning environment, thus increasing knowledge, skills and confidence prior to actual work experience.