Using a Simulation Enhanced Interprofessional Educational Activity to Reduce Cognitive Bias - Speaker Bios


Julie Hollenbeck, M.Ed., R.T.(T)

Julie Hollenbeck is the Program Director for the Radiation Therapy Program as well as a lecturer. She earned a B.S. in Secondary Education at Western Michigan University, a B.S. in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences at Grand Valley State University and an M.Ed in Adult and Higher Education from Grand Valley State University. She is also a registered radiation therapist through the American Registry of Radiological Technologists.


Carman Turkelson

Dr. Carman Turkelson DNP, RN, CCRN-K, CHSE-A is an Associate Professor of Nursing and the Director of the Nursing Simulation Center in the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan-Flint. She joined the faculty in the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan-Flint in the fall of 2014 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2019. Dr. Turkelson earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with a focus on interprofessional education using simulation from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor in 2013. She received her Master of Science in Nursing Education (MSN-Ed) from Michigan State University (MSU) in 2008 and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing also from MSU in 1993.

Dr. Turkelson has been a nurse for over 25 years and has extensive experience in critical care, management, education, and simulation-based learning experiences. Her interest in the use of simulation as a teaching learning strategy began in 2008 and since that time, she has continued to cultivate her knowledge, skills, and expertise in this teaching/learning pedagogy. Dr. Turkelson was one of the first Certified Healthcare Simulation Educators (CHSE) from the Society of Simulation in Healthcare and recently achieved the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educators-Advanced (CHSE-A) certification further demonstrating her commitment to high quality simulation-based learning experiences.  Dr. Turkelson’s research explores the use of simulation, aspects of learning, interprofessional teamwork and communication, and patient safety om both the acute care and academic settings. In addition, Dr. Turkelson and colleagues have been awarded multiple Interprofessional Research Project Grants resulting in the creation of IPE simulation-based learning experiences for over 2000 nursing and physical therapy students at U of M Flint since January 2016. Dr. Turkelson and her colleagues have several peer-reviewed publications focusing on IPE and simulation and have presented at local, national and international conferences.

Dr. Turkelson has participated in a number of simulation fellowships including the 2011 National League for Nursing (NLN) Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators, the first cohort of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) and CAE Healthcare Simulation Fellowship (2015-2016) and was selected as one of 6 inaugural research fellows for the INACSL Research Fellowship (2016-2017). Most recently, she participated in the second cohort of University of Michigan Interprofessional Leadership Fellows (2017-2018)