The American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers, Inc. (AAHID) and Steelcase Health Unveil This Year’s Graduate Research Fellowship.

Are you interested in rethinking the design of healthcare environments

Grand Rapids, MI – (Nov,1 2013) – The American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers and Steelcase Health, a healthcare solutions company, have joined forces to offer a research grant to an ambitious student keen to study the design of health care environments, in search of new findings for improvements within these spaces.

The fellowship is open to all graduate-level students who are interested in research on healthcare interior environments. The individual selected will be honored at The Healthcare Design Conference (HCD) 2014 and provided a mentor from AAHID. The fellowship was established to invite fresh and alternative thinking from those studying interior design in healthcare settings, with the ultimate goal of providing improved patient outcomes through design.

Last year’s winner, Amy Griffin, who graduated from Florida State University with an MFA in Interior Design will present at this year’s HCD in Orlando in November. Amy commented on the fellowship saying, “Growing up I spent a lot of time in a veteran hospital with my grandpa. Even at that young age, I thought why does it have to be this way; why are environments built for healing not conducive to healing? When I was working on my thesis, which focuses on healthcare environments, I saw the opportunity to apply for this fellowship. I jumped at the chance to gain deeper insights into these complex spaces, paying particular attention to the professional caregiver. Because of that focus, my findings represent a new perspective for the optimal healing environment model.”

For further information on how to apply for the fellowship please visit AAHID or Steelcase Health. Amy Griffin’s findings will be presented on Monday November 18 @ 3.05pm at Healthcare Design Conference 2013. Steelcase Health will also be exhibiting at HCD at booth no. 1201.

About Steelcase Health

Steelcase Health is a company dedicated to providing user-centered solutions in healthcare. Steelcase Health views the healthcare environment as an integral part of the healing process and provides holistic solutions that focus not only on product, but space as a whole, delivering research-driven, evidence-based solutions to complex problems in healthcare environments. For more information on Steelcase Health please visit here.

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