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CCTST Grand Rounds on Design Thinking June 21: Slides Available

Utilizing the process of design thinking in translational research and healthcare was the topic of CCTST Grand Rounds June 21, 2013.

For the first hour, Craig Vogel, MID, professor of industrial design and associate dean of graduate and research studies in the UC College of DAAP, discussed “The Role Design Thinking Can Play in Translational Research and Patient Centered/Empathic Health Care.”  Participants  developed a functional literacy in design with an understanding of the potential role it can play in healthcare; understood how design can work with existing strategies to improve healthcare; and learned design methods to improve the way they address challenges and opportunities.

For the second hour, Lori Crosby, PsyD, associate professor, behavioral medicine and clinical psychology, Cincinnati Children’s and Linda Dunseath, executive director of the Live Well Collaborative presented “Using Design Thinking to Enhance the Transition to Adult Care in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease.”  Participants learned how the design process was used to conduct a qualitative research study with adolescents with sickle cell disease; how one patient-oriented transition tool is currently being tested and refined; and some of the benefits of using design thinking in research studies.

CCTST Grand Rounds are free of charge and open to the public.  See the event flyer for more details.