Outreach coordinator Kristy Lessen talks about the Side By Side Wellness Program at the Simmons Cancer Institute and the Denim and Diamonds fundraiser, which benefits the wellness program as well as cancer research.
In part 2 of our podcast on Operation Smile, listen to Dr. Kevin Calder and medical photographer Maria Ansley describe their Operation Smile missions in more detail and learn how others can get involved.
Video of recent trip to Nicaragua: https://youtu.be/mvF0tRFt0zU
Operation Smile provides free surgeries to correct cleft lips and palates and other facial deformities.
Kevin Calder MD, a pediatric plastic surgeon, and Maria Ansley, a medical photographer, discuss Operation Smile and how they became involved with the organization.
How do doctors in training learn certain skills before performing surgery on real patients? Dr. Sapan Desai discusses the new facilities for the Surgical Skills Center and the training provided to medical students and residents.
See pictures of training simulations at http://siumed.zenfolio.com/p192742899
We learn about about Get Smart About Anitibiotics Week and the problem of antibiotic resistance from Wayne Mathews, a faculty member at SIU School of Medicine’s Decatur Family Medicine program.