Categories
Research

Students Test Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation Developed at SMU

Khasvi S. using the virtual reality surgical simulation to practice the steps of a hysterectomy surgery.
Khasvi S. using the virtual reality surgical simulation to practice the steps of a hysterectomy surgery.

Over the summer of 2021, three SMU undergraduate students and one high school student tested components of a research study training surgeons in Zambia to treat postpartum hemorrhage.  Three of the students tested a virtual reality surgical simulation developed for the study. 

Categories
Undergraduate Education

SMU Students Debate Public Health Measures And Civil Liberties

Debate teams, judges
Two teams answer questions posed by the judges after their proposals on public health measures and limits on civil liberties.

Undergraduate students in a public health course at SMU propose diverse approaches and perspectives while discussing public health measures taken during the COVID-19 pandemic and its relation to limiting civil liberties.

Categories
Undergraduate Education

Spring 2022 Course Trains SMU Students in Public Health Impact

Dr. Eric G. Bing’s innovative Creating Impact in Global and Public Health course prepares students to analyze and develop solutions for complex public health challenges.

GPH Class Image for blog

Categories
Undergraduate Education

SMU Students Debate Policy Solutions to Firearm Suicide

Undergraduate students in a new public health course at SMU are honing their persuasive speaking abilities in a series of formal debates about ongoing public health issues. 

Judges and two teams from the first debate in the Pandemics class
Judges and two of the teams participating in a debate on policies to reduce firearm suicide.
Categories
Undergraduate Education

Applications for Pandemics Course at SMU Now Open

In light of the era-defining COVID-19 pandemic, SMU epidemiologist Dr. Eric G. Bing has created a new undergraduate course focused solely on international diseases and how we can combat them. Pandemics! The Science of Disease Spread, Prevention, and Control (APSM/ANTH/MNO 4344), which kicks off in Spring 2021, will give SMU students the basic tools they need to understand the many factors that drive disease spread and how local and global communities can combat it.  

Categories
Center for Global Health Impact

The Center’s 2019-2020 Media Highlights

During the 2019-2020 academic year and the following summer, SMU Center for Global Health Impact projects, researchers, and students were featured many times in local and national media reporting.

Categories
Center for Global Health Impact

Center for Global Health Impact and Institute for Leadership Impact Release Joint 2019-2020 Report

 

The Center for Global Health Impact and the Institute for Leadership Impact, both headquartered at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, have released a joint impact report for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Categories
Research

SMU Researchers Create Low-cost Virtual Reality Training to Improve Care during Labor and Delivery

SMU researchers receive funding from Wellcome Trust to develop low cost virtual reality training to help improve skills to surgically manage postpartum hemorrhage.  Such training may not only reduce time and cost to train providers but reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission by reducing face-to-face interactions during surgical training.

Categories
Uncategorized Undergraduate Education

SMU Students Virtually Present Pandemic Solutions before University Officials, Audience of Hundreds

At the largest Battle to Save Lives in the event’s six-year history, student proposals drew positive reviews from key SMU officials.

GPH Case Competition

Categories
Undergraduate Education

SMU Global & Public Health Class Hosts Virtual Lectures on Pandemic by Health Experts

SMU’s Global Public Health course shows how the online class meeting format can be leveraged to radically expand the borders of the classroom.