SIMU team

Petr Štourač

Director of the Centre

Petr works at the Clinic of Paediatric Anesthesiology, where he has been the head since 2015. In 2016, he received habilitation with his thesis on the topic: "The importance of new anaesthesiology procedures and anaesthetics in interdisciplinary cooperation in the delivery room" and was appointed associate professor in the field of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine and Algesiology. In 2020, he was appointed professor of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine and Algesiology. As part of his work, he also systematically focuses on the education of students, mainly by supervising doctoral theses. He is the founder of the educational and publication portal AKUTNE.CZ. Since 2018, he has held the position of Vice-Dean for development and study in clinical fields of general medicine at the FM MU. For him, SIMU means a piece of life and the fulfilment of a vision that he managed to materialize with the help of a great, multidisciplinary team.”

Martina Kosinová

Deputy Director for Education

Martina graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University in the field of General Medicine. In her clinical practice, she is currently working at the Clinic of anaesthesiology, resuscitation and intensive medicine and the Department of Pain Medicine in University Hospital Brno. Already during her studies, she became a part of an educational and publishing portal AKUTNE.CZ. She completed her doctoral studies at the FM MU in Anesthesiology, Intensive Medicine and Pain Management. She recently habilitated at the FM MU on the topic of Critical moments of anesthesia for high-risk patients in childhood and pregnancy. She completed several Czech and foreign courses related to modern teaching methods in medical disciplines, focusing mainly on simulation medicine. Participation in SIMU structures is an opportunity for her to turn her dreams from her studies into reality. In her free time, she likes hiking in the mountains.

Daniel Schwarz

Deputy Director for Research and Development

Daniel is a biomedical engineer, working as a CIO at the Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses, Ltd. – a spin-off company of Masaryk University. At the University, he teaches various courses for computational biologists and supervises doctoral students in the field of Neurosciences. His professional career is also devoted to projects focused on technology and pedagogy in doctors and health professionals training. He was at the origin of the idea of the MEFANET network of medical faculties and has been a chairman of its coordination council since 2014. Daniel is strongly attached to the idea of using virtual patients in the teaching of medical students and the lifelong education of doctors and is always very happy when his surroundings do not destroy this idea. Therefore, he also values the Simulation Centre very much. He enthusiastically devotes almost all his free time to triathlon.

Martin Komenda

Deputy Director for Research and Development

Martin is a graduate of the Faculty of Informatics of Masaryk University. He has long been dedicated to modern information technologies and their use in teaching medicine. He leads a web studio team at the Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses of the Faculty of Medicine. Within the Simulation Centre, he is responsible for the development and implementation of an integration platform SIMUportfolio together with the introduction of new methods that are applicable in students’ knowledge evaluation (OSCE: objective structured clinical examination). For him, the opportunity to stand at the birth of the Simulation Centre means a new challenge, joining a large team across specialities and the possibility of self-realization. His hobbies include sports, travel and good food.

Jitka Blažková

Deputy Director for Development, Operations and Grant Support

Jitka studied economics in the field of Public Administration. She has devoted her entire professional life to the implementation and management of projects. At the Faculty of Medicine, Jitka is the head of the Department for Development and Grant Support. She´s been standing at the Simulation Centre project since its preparatory phase. Together with Petr Štourač, they form an inseparable tandem in materializing original ideas and visions and translating them into practice. She considers the Simulation Centre a life lesson that brought her, besides new information and experiences, a lot of wonderful meetings and lifelong friendships. In her free time, she enjoys her children, sports, going to the theatre or to a concert.

Jan Dvořáček

Head of the Team of Interactive Learning Technicians

In addition to a master´s degree in Nursing in Intensive Care, Honza is also a paramedic. He decided to use his more than 10-year experience in emergency and intensive medicine in the area of simulation medicine. At SIMU he leads a team of interactive teaching technicians and is responsible for their activities, from preparing teaching aids to controlling state-of-the-art simulators. He considers the Simulation Centre to be a great opportunity not only for his personal development but above all, for improving the safety of patients. Besides SIMU, he devotes himself to his family, music and works with children during year-round club activities.

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