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On the third floor of the UW Hospital, Carla Pugh, MD, PhD, and the staff of her Simulation Engineering for Surgical Education (SEnSE) Lab use high-tech sensors and motion-tracking systems along with everyday items such as cotton balls and lentils to create anatomical manikins for hands-on medical simulation exercises. Their creations mimic the feel of real human tissue and offer simulated training opportunities for doctors and other medical professionals on a number of procedures, including breast exams, placing a central line, repairing a hernia, and inserting a breathing tube.

Read more about Dr. Pugh and her work in “UW surgeon champions hands-on tests for doctors”, which ran in the Wisconsin State Journal on Sunday, November 16, 2014. Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System