Diana Anthony of Stanford’s Neurosurgical Simulation and V.R. Center Joins TeachAids
We are proud to announce that Diana Anthony, Program Manager of the Neurosurgical Simulation and Virtual Reality Center at the Stanford University School of Medicine Neurosurgery Department, will continue to offer her medical expertise on our CrashCourse and CoviDB project initiatives.
In middle school, Anthony joined her school’s United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) club, where she learned the importance of providing humanitarian and developmental aid for others. With a newfound awareness of her place in the world, and a burning passion for math, logic, numbers, and the hard sciences, Anthony decided to pursue a career in biomedical engineering.
After Anthony received her B.S.E. (Bachelor of Science, Engineering) in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University in 2015, she joined The Range of Motion Project–an Ecuadorian non-profit healthcare organization that provides ongoing prosthetic and orthotic care to underserved communities–to further her previous United Nations Children’s Fund endeavors. On a team of only five members, she worked as an Operations Manager, personally bringing the project forward into the front lines of innovation and prosthetic care.
In 2018, after Anthony received her M.S. in Medical Engineering at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, she decided to move back to the United States to serve as a public middle-school educator of science for her San Francisco community. In 2019, she assumed her current position at the Stanford University School of Medicine Neurosurgery Department to work as the Program Manager of the Neurosurgical Simulation and Virtual Reality Center.
In early 2019, Anthony joined TeachAids, to work on the Brain Fly-Through Project. She began using state-of-the-art imaging technologies to scan human brains, compiling pieces of tissue from different people, and honing through layers of the brain to find the perfect anatomical model. This presented her with many challenges, as finding the correct brain scan to fit into a universal model would need to be accurate to the centimeter. However, with Anthony’s determination and hard work, she prevailed to be instrumental in completing this coveted product.
Anthony is also heavily involved in our CovidB for Kids education project, in hopes of helping students to discern false information. Today, Anthony is very excited about the future expansion of the project that will help TeachAids to become a reliable source for digital information.
We are grateful to have Diana Anthony’s assistance in both our CrashCourse and CoviDB initiatives that will contribute to the health education of generations to come.