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Stanford Report, March 19, 2003

Community Day to showcase medical center innovation

The second annual Stanford University Community Day will feature dozens of displays from various medical center departments. The April 6 event, free and open to the public, takes place on the central campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Among the medical center exhibitors at Community Day will be a group that crafts handmade quilts such as the ones above for infants in Packard’s neonatal intensive care unit. Photo: Robert Dicks

Following is a handful of the booths and displays that will be presented by the School of Medicine, Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital — and don’t forget: games, contests, giveaways and health screenings will be available to people of all ages at no cost:

• BrainStorm (interactive multimedia computer program to teach about neuro-anatomy)

• simPYSIO from the Virtual Labs Project (interactive program to teach about physiology)

• Lane Medical Library (electronic library research resources plus brain and skull models for kids and "anatomy aprons" for kids to wear)

• Stanford Health Library (resources for consumer-health information)

• LPCH Safe Kids (bicycle helmet fittings and gunlock distribution)

• NICU Quilting Project (handmade quilts for children in intensive care)

• Teenage Health Resources Line (24/7 telephone support for teens)

• Asian Liver Center (resources to promote liver health in Aisan populations)

• SHC Trauma (safety and injury prevention plus child ID cards)

• LifeFlight (the rescue helicopter will be on the ground for a close look).