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UH, Methodist Team Up to Prepare Surgeons for the Operating Room

March 6, 2012

Ioannis Pavlidis and Barbara Bass To prepare surgeons for the operating room, University of Houston computer scientists are working with doctors at the Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation and Education to improve training processes. At the core of their effort is understanding the role of stress on a surgeon's path to competency. Full Story

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