Project Timeline

  • SIM-IA statewide needs assessment begins

    March 2019

    Supported by a grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust, a Simulation in Motion - Iowa needs assessment for Iowa emergency medical responders, rural hospitals, and critical access hospitals begins.

  • Statewide needs assessment final report submitted to Helmsley Charitable Trust

    March, 2020
  • $8 million grant proposal submitted to Helmsley

    October 2020
  • Drawing of what the SIM-IA trucks will look like

    Three custom mobile simulation trucks are ordered

    February, 2021
  • boxes of simulators and parts are unpacked in the college of nursing building

    First shipment of human simulators arrives

    December, 2021
  • Two people smile for the camera in an office selfie.

    Iowa City office established

    April, 2022
  • First SIM-IA custom truck will arrive in Iowa

    June, 2022
  • Ribbon cutting ceremony

    June 21, 2022

    State lawmakers, University of Iowa administration representatives, Helmsley representatives, the SIM-IA team, and supporters are expected to gather at the capitol in Des Moines for a ribbon cutting and celebration.