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CHSD faculty fellow leads effort to modernize Nigerian health care

Effort eyes upgrade for Nigerian state's health care service

posted February 12, 2013
A world-class system aimed at modernizing the delivery of health care in the Nigerian state of Akwa Ibon was developed with leadership from the Ustawi Research Institute, headed by Macharia Waruingi, a faculty fellow at the Center for Health Systems & Design.
CHSD faculty fellow promotes family vegetable gardening

Texas Grow! Eat! Go! initiative promotes vegetable gardening

posted February 5, 2013
The “Texas Grow! Eat! Go!” family gardening initiative is part of an obesity study headed by Judy Warren, a faculty fellow at the College of Architecture's Center for Health Systems & Design.
Ph.D. student tells design blogger about nature’s healing powers

Ph.D. student touts nature's healing power in interview

posted January 24, 2013
There’s an unmistakable link between nature and wellness for people everywhere, whether they’re at work, at home, or in a healthcare facility, said Naomi Sachs, a Ph.D. architecture student at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture, in an architecture blog.
CHSD 'boot camp' schools pros on evidence-based design principles

CHSD hosts ‘boot camp’ for architects

posted April 18, 2012
Professional architects learned how to incorporate evidence-based design into healthcare projects at an April 12-14 “boot camp” sponsored by Texas A&M’s Center for Health Systems and Design.
Doctoral student eying daylight’s effects on healthcare providers

Study eying how daylight impacts healthcare workers

posted April 6, 2012
The effects of daylight on healthcare workers and the care they provide, and how that impacts operating costs at health facilities, are the focus of an award-winning investigation by Rana Zadeh, a Ph.D. architecture student at Texas A&M.
Students design healing center concept in marathon charrette

Grad architecture students’ design wows conference

posted April 3, 2012
Texas A&M graduate architecture students impressed a design jury at a 2011 Nashville healthcare design conference with their concept to convert an antiquated public health facility to a holistic healing center for “everyday athletes.”
Lectures eye health care design solutions for under, uninsured

Lecture series eyes design solutions for under & uninsured

posted January 12, 2012
Relationships between architectural design and health care for the under and uninsured are the focus of the Center for Health Systems & Design’s Spring 2012 Architecture-for-Health Lecture Series.
Research shows tactile feedback benefits anesthesiologist

Tactile feedback aids anesthesiologists

posted October 17, 2011
Anesthesiologists were shown to have greater awareness of a patient’s condition using tactile feedback systems developed by Texas A&M Center for Health Systems & Design faculty fellow Thomas Ferris, an assistant professor of industrial systems and engineering.
Shepley named American College of Healthcare Architects fellow

Shepley named ACHA fellow

posted October 17, 2011
Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, professor of architecture at Texas A&M and director of the Center for Health Systems and Design, has been elevated to membership in the American College of Healthcare Architects’ Council of Fellows for advancing the standards of architectural education, training and practice.