Carla Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS, Division of General Surgery, was among nine presenters, including Nobel and National Medal of Science laureates, invited to discuss research at the nexus of science, engineering and health care at a national symposium.
The June 22 event celebrated the 10th anniversary of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and was held at the main National Institutes of Health campus.
Dr. Pugh, Vice-Chair for Education and Patient Safety in the Department of Surgery, talked about her research, which began during her doctoral studies at Stanford University. It involves using sensors to teach and evaluate hands-on skills in medical students and other health professionals. She holds several patents for technology that can be used to train people to do clinical procedures, such as tracheal intubation and physical examinations including rectal, pelvic and breast exams.
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