The Center for Critical Care and Trauma Education continually expands our work and achievements. 

We are proud to present the following news, articles, research and awards that our colleagues have produced and participated in.


Dr. Scalea celebrates 25 years as the leader of UMMC Shock Trauma

On January 4, 2022, Dr. Thomas Scalea celebrated 25 years leading University of Maryland Medical Center's Shock Trauma Center. UMMC and the greater Baltimore community recognized Dr. Scalea's accomplishments.

Simulation Center Studies



Gold Medal from the International Serious Play Awards

In September 2023, our colleagues from the first cohort of the Innovation Challenge were awarded a gold medal from the International Serious Play Awards for their impressive app, “Distress!”

International Serious Play Awards recognize and honor outstanding learning products which incorporate game elements and were created for use in education or training. This team’s novel method of bridging the gap between didactic and in-situ simulation learning earned them this award. With over 192 participants to date, this gamified simulation has sharpened the communication and deterioration identification skills of many clinicians while increasing their comfortability with calling for help and escalating early. Congratulations on this achievement and many thanks for promoting patient safety and improved health outcomes through this innovation. 

Young Investigator Award from the Resuscitation Science – American Heart Association CPR

Afrah Ali, MBBS, Assistant Professor/EM Physician, is a recipient of the prestigious Young Investigator Award from the American Heart Association Resuscitation Science. Her abstract, titled "Simulation based assessment of trainee's performance in post-cardiac arrest resuscitation," won for CCCTE's sim-based work in post-cardiac arrest care