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Improving Health Resources with Design

Kidneys

Navigating treatment options and outcomes is an overwhelming prospect for patients in need of a kidney transplant. An interdisciplinary collaboration between Professor Sauman Chu (Graphic Design), Professor Marilyn Bruin (Housing Studies), and Dr. Allyson Hart (University of Minnesota Medical School) helps patients better understand their options with the launch of a new informational website.

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Stephanie Reem (B.S. Interior '97) Named Board President of AAHID

Stephanie Reem (B.S. Interior Design ’97), a 14-year veteran in the design industry, has been named the president of the board of regents for the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID). The diverse organization works to raise awareness of healthcare interior design and advocates for creating environments that promote healing and deliver the best health care. AAHID is recognized by the health care industry as the leading certification board in assessing and qualifying health care interior designers. Reem specializes in both interiors and healthcare interiors, working with the design solutions firm BWBR as a senior interior designer. She has worked on high profile projects including many hospitals and clinics in Minnesota. Reem explained, “As health care design professionals, our responsibility…

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Monday Minute, September 17, 2012: Design and Health

Colleagues,Welcome back!  It’s great to see everyone back on campus, and students in the classroom and halls.  I’m looking forward to another exciting and successful year.While I usually try to welcome everyone back on the first Monday of the semester, last week I had the opportunity to spend a couple days down in Rochester at Mayo’s Transform Symposium.  The annual conference brings together design and health professionals from across the globe, and this year I highlighted the ever-expanding health-related work many of you are addressing here at the College.You can see highlights on D@MN here, and the presentation itself was just made available at Mayo and can be viewed here.  But one of the things that struck me during my…

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