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3 universities collaborate on  Chinese eye hospital project

Chinese eye hospital designs showcased

posted November 28, 2011
Designs for an eye hospital in Puyang, China, created by students in a Texas A&M health facility design studio in collaboration with students at Southeast University in Nanjing, China and the University of Oklahoma, were unveiled in a public presentation Dec. 5 in the Wright Gallery.
Mann, OU colleagues lecture in China about healthcare design

Mann, OU colleagues lecture in China

posted October 28, 2011
The collaboration between design programs at Texas A&M University, top schools in China and at the University of Oklahoma continued during the week of Oct. 10, 2011 during a trip to China by George J. Mann, Texas A&M professor of architecture, and colleagues from OU.
Research IDs factors affecting hospital staff communication

Research targets hospital staff communication

posted October 17, 2011
Recent Master of Architecture grad Erin Peavey will discuss how nursing units can be designed to aid staff communication, a vital component of effective hospital care, at a healthcare design conference in Nashville.
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.
Grad students collaborating to improve incubator design

Students refining incubator design

posted September 29, 2011
Master of Architecture students at Texas A&M are teaming with graduate students in industrial engineering to improve the psychosocial and engineering aspects of the incubator, the central piece of equipment used in neonatal intensive care units.
Arch for Health studio, lectures to focus on China's healthcare needs

Arch-for-health focuses on China

posted August 29, 2011
Chinese and U.S. healthcare design experts will deliver a series of lectures during the semester, most beginning at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Wright Gallery in building A of the Langford Architecture Center.
Master of Architecture graduate wins HKS Healthcare Fellowship

Ellis named HKS healthcare fellow

posted July 25, 2011
Southern Ellis, who holds two design degrees from Texas A&M, will be at HKS Inc.’s Dallas office working on healthcare projects and performing research as its 2011-12 healthcare fellow. “I have found an amazing opportunity to directly affect the lives of people through the creation of healing environments,” said Ellis.
AIA Fellow to design prototype outpatient healthcare facility

AIA fellowship funds hospital design effort

posted June 29, 2011
With a 2011 fellowship from the American Institute of Architects, Amy Kircher, an M.Arch student at Texas A&M, will design a prototype outpatient healthcare facility based on her research that suggests a new direction for preventative care building design and a new way of thinking about healthcare architecture.
Lee study shows effects of built environment on physical activity

Lee study reveals barriers to people's physical activity

posted June 24, 2011
Chanam Lee, professor of urban planning at Texas A&M, will tell the American Public Health Association how the built environment can impede the physical activity of children and overweight adults at the group’s annual meeting this fall in Washington, D.C.
Students design multipurpose health facility for South Sudan

Students design Sudan health facility

posted April 26, 2011
Students in a Texas A&M architecture-for-health design studio collaborated with the university's Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture to develop design concepts for Rehab Nova, a new multipurpose health training and agriculture facility to be located in Africa's newest country, South Sudan.
Ph.D. student discusses housing's effects on health care at seminar

Ph.D. student lectures at health care seminar

posted April 5, 2011
Ed Tarlton, an urban and regional science Ph.D student at Texas A&M, discussed the connections between housing and health at the Spring 2011 Visionary Scholar Seminar Series sponsored by the university’s Center for the Study of Health Disparities.
Association of Former Students recognizes Varni's research

Alumni group lauds professor's research

posted April 4, 2011
For research that has helped improve the lives of children with chronic diseases throughout the world, James Varni, a professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M, has earned The Association of Former Students’ 2011 Distinguished Achievement Award for Research.