MEDIA ADVISORY: UNH Celebrates Opening of New Health Sciences Simulation Center Nov. 8, 2021

Thursday, November 4, 2021

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WHAT: The University of New Hampshire will host an opening celebration for the new Health Sciences Simulation Center funded by the State of New Hampshire to help address the health care workforce shortages in the Granite State. Its learning classrooms and fully equipped simulation labs that mimic hospital, clinic, primary care and other health care settings give students the experience of practicing in a setting with real equipment and technology. The center is part of the university’s commitment to double the number of graduates in its high-demand clinical health programs, like nursing.

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Event begins at 4 p.m., speaking program at 4:15 p.m. Building tours will follow; masks are required indoors

WHERE: Health Sciences Simulation Center, 25 Colovos Road, Durham

MEDIA RSVP: Erika Mantz,


  • Jim Dean, president, UNH
  • Chris Sununu, governor, State of New Hampshire
  • Lou D’Allesandro ‘61, senator, New Hampshire State Senate
  • Lori Shibinette ‘05, commissioner, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Mike Ferrara, dean, College of Health and Human Services
  • Gene Harkless, associate professor and nursing department chair
  • Alex Carbone, UNH nursing student