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Dr. Heniford participating in a 2010 Operation Hernia medical mission trip in Mongolia. The surgeons used the recycled surgical supplies donated by the CMC OR.

Strategies for sustainability: Going green in the OR(Comments Off)

May 1, 2015

Effective green OR strategies reduce operating cost, eliminate waste, and improve environmental sustainability. This article highlights practical solutions for promoting the kind of culture change necessary to achieve long-lasting green OR initiatives.

The authors, from left: Ms. Lazow, Ms. Venn, and Dr. Dakin.

PreOp program: Can we achieve a “trickle-up” effect?

This article describes the PreOp program—a preclinical surgical exposure initiative—and how it successfully offers increased surgical exposure to first-year medical students by providing preliminary data from an ongoing longitudinal study of this program.

Dr. Waller (top left) looks on as Dr. Jain (a local eye surgeon, at microscope) and a local nurse assistant (left) transplant a cornea. Drs. Jindal and Patel observe

Surgeons develop visionary plan to bring corneal transplants to developing countries

Key features of a successful corneal transplant system in underserved countries are highlighted in this article, including the private-public partnership model that can be useful in offsetting costs, building surgical capacity, and establishing the infrastructure to support an eye bank.

ACS Annual Report

American College of Surgeons Foundation: An Enduring Legacy, Annual Report 2014

The ACS Foundation’s Annual Report 2014 outlines notable Foundation activities for the past year, including the support of scholarship funds, fellowships, and other philanthropic initiatives.

Big Data

Big promise and big challenges for big health care data

This article explores the growing demand for health care data and introduces readers to the concept of “big data” and its implications for surgical practice.

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