9th Grade Black Youth Invents Surgical Technique! [Throwback]
Published on September 7, 2012
A 9th grader from Darnell Cookman's School of the Medical Arts (SOMA) located in Jacksonville, Fla., presented his research alongside University of Florida physicians at their medical education week in late April 2009. Tony Hansberry developed a technique that reduces surgical time for minimally invasive hysterectomies while volunteering at UFs Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research (CSESaR). The director of CSESaR, Bruce Nappi, took Hansberry under his wing allowing him to work with the same equipment and high-fidelity mannequins that physicians and nurses use in training. In addition to getting the attention of UF physicians, Hansberrys project took second place in the regional science fair. His story also received attention from media around the world.