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F. Marie Hall gift establishes new clinical simulation center

Marie Hall recently gave a major gift, which is allocated to create a new clinical simulation center on the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock campus.

The F. Marie Hall SimLife Center will be an educational clinical laboratory that will promote safe, quality patient care through innovative simulation technologies.

Ms. Hall is an avid and longtime supporter of collaborative instruction and innovative application of the healing arts. She is the daughter of Granville T. Hall, M.D., a general practitioner and surgeon who practiced in Big Spring, Texas, and Florence Thelma Hall, a civic leader and homemaker.

Her gift will be used to assist with the renovation of 26,000 square feet on the west side first floor of the TTUHSC.

All five schools will have access to the new simulation center, promoting interdisciplinary collaboration, communication and teamwork.

Simulation instruction areas will include simulated primary and acute care, standardized patient program, human-patient simulation, and virtual reality and 3D visualization.

The SimLife center is expected to be completed in May 2010.

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(From left) Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance; Sharon Decker, Ph.D., R.N., TTUHSC professor and director of Clinical Simulations; Marie Hall; and TTUHSC Student Government President Rick Bliss.