Barbara Boxer Visits USC in Support of Military Mental Health, Sees Virtual Patient Demo

Published: September 17, 2010
Category: News

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer visited the USC School of Social Work today to see a demonstration of the virtual patient project, a collaboration between the school’s Center on Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families and ICT.  The virtual patient is developed with ICT’s virtual human technology and designed to help teach students in the USC School of Social Work’s new military specialization program to interview patients and diagnose their conditions. A goal of the project is to create a library of virtual characters suffering from mental health issues relevant to current and former service members and their families.
Boxer also addressed a small audience of school administrators/faculty, students and community members, thanking the men and women in uniform for their service and the school for its innovative efforts to speed and improve the training of military social workers.
Watch Boxer speak after the event.
Read the Los Angeles Times story about her visit.