Programs & Events

Innovations in Health Day

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Jun. 15, 2013 | Saturday, 9:00am
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Location: Museum of Natural Sciences

The Museum is partnering with WakeMed, Rex Hospital, Duke Clinical Research Institute, UNC  and others for Innovations in Health Day!  This event will showcase the amazing innovations and advances in the fields of health and wellness.

We will have table-top exhibits, games and crafts for children, and a variety of speakers and demonstrations in the Museum’s presentation areas.  We will bring together doctors and other healthcare providers, scientists, researchers, students, universities and industry to demonstrate, using engaging, interactive and hands-on activities, the exciting and cutting-edge research and applications that are happening in North Carolina.


SECU Daily Planet

Dr. Graham E. SnyderDrowning: Noticing the Unnoticeable

Graham E. Snyder, MD FACEP, Medical Director, WakeMed Center for Innovative Learning
WakeMed Health and Hospitals
All ages
Drowning is the number one cause of traumatic death of children under the age of 5 in the United States.  The lack of understanding of the risk factors, the prevention and the rescue of drowning victims has fatal consequences.  This presentation aims to increase public understanding of drowning and help to prevent these tragedies.

UNC Fetal Surgery

William Goodnight, MD MSCR, Assistant Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Dr. OthmanCardiovascular Interventions: Getting an Inside Look at How the Heart’s Blocked Arteries Are Unclogged

Islam Othman, MD, FACC, Interventional Cardiologist, WakeMed Faculty Physician-Raleigh Cardiology
WakeMed Heart Center
All ages
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States occurring in 1 in every 4 deaths.  Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease with about 715,000 heart attacks happening each year.  Do, how do physician experts treat coronary artery disease? Via a Cardiac Catheterization procedure that uses the latest in technology and devices.  Dr. Islam Othman, from the Wake Med Heart Center, will provide an overview of how this procedure is performed.”

Ben Walker, M.D.Fit in Your Fitness

Ben Walker, MD of Rex Heart & Vascular Specialists and Peter Friesen, Head Athletic Trainer for the Carolina Hurricanes
Rex Healthcare and Carolina Hurricanes
All ages
Dr. Walker to discuss the advantages of an active lifestyle and how to use Apps to track your activity.  Peter Friesen will demonstrate exercises the whole family can enjoy and fit into a busy life.

Windows on the World

Main Building, 3rd floor

Special Meet the Animals Programs

1:30pm and 2:30pm
Animals and Health


  • Prairie Ridge Natural Play Space — NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • UNC Hospital and Rex Healthcare — UNC Hospital and Rex Healthcare
  • UNC McAllister Heart Institute — UNC McAllister Heart Institute
  • UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders — UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders
  • ASPIRE Research Program — UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Registration — NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Avoiding Caregiver Burnout: Healthy Caregiving Strategies That Work — CareConscious
  • Simulation and Gaming in Health Care — WakeMed Health & Hospitals
  • Gene Therapy/Vector Core — UNC Gene Therapy
  • Duke Clinical Research Institute — Duke Clinical Research Institute
  • Innovations in Health Day Buttons — NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Animals of Biotechnology — NC Museum of Natural Sciences