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Four UC San Diego surgeons are among the clinician-engineer teams selected to receive the 2018 Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine (GEM) awards. GEM brings together engineers and clinicians to develop innovative technologies that can be applied to solving challenging problems in medical care. This year's projects address challenges in telerobotic surgery, pancreatic cancer, and spinal cord injuries, and include Department of Surgery faculty
Joseph Ciacci, and
Ryan Orosco, as well as neurosurgery resident
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Center for the Future of Surgery, situated in the Medical Education and Telemedicine Building in La Jolla, offers medical simulation training. It is dedicated to educating surgeons and testing new operating room equipment, procedures and techniques. Under the leadership of Santiago Horgan, MD, Division Chief for Minimally Invasive Surgery, the Center strives to continually improve and expand surgery options using emerging technology so that patients experience less pain and achieve better outcomes.
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