Population Science & Policy Part 2: Social Determinants of Health

Population Science & Policy Part 2: Social Determinants of Health

Sound & Query is back! Join our new co-host, Adam Roloff, as he chats with TJ Albers and Christofer Rodriguez in the Department of Population Science and Policy. Topics for discussion include social determinants of health and projects the department is currently working on.

In Part 2, TJ and Christofer define the term “social determinants of health” and describe how these might impact an individual or community.

Department of Population Science and Policy website: https://www.siumed.edu/popscipolicy

Population Science & Policy Part 1: Introduction

Population Science & Policy Part 1: Introduction

Sound & Query is back! Join our new co-host, Adam Roloff, as he chats with TJ Albers and Christofer Rodriguez in the Department of Population Science and Policy. Topics for discussion include social determinants of health and projects the department is currently working on.

In Episode One we meet TJ and Christofer and learn about the department.

Department of Population Science and Policy website: https://www.siumed.edu/popscipolicy

Operation Smile- Part 2

Operation Smile- Part 2

Photo of Maria Ansley, Dr. Kevin Calder, and Lydia Howes while recording the podcast.

Duration: 16:29

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.

Mentioned links:
Video of recent trip to Nicaragua: https://youtu.be/mvF0tRFt0zU

Operation Smile – Part 1

Operation Smile – Part 1

Photo of Maria Ansley, Dr. Kevin Calder, and Lydia Howes while recording the podcast.

Duration: 15:43

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.

SIU School of Medicine Surgical Skills Center

SIU School of Medicine Surgical Skills Center

Photo of Dr. Sapan Desai.

Duration: 17:23

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

Medical humanities, empathy and cultural competence: featuring Christine Todd, MD, FACP, FHM

Medical humanities, empathy and cultural competence: featuring Christine Todd, MD, FACP, FHM

Photo of Dr. Christine Todd

Duration: 19:08

Dr. Todd discusses the importance of medical humanities and how the Doctoring curriculum at SIU School of Medicine helps our students develop empathy and cultural competence.