Immaculata University has secured a grant from the Henry A. Quinn Charitable Foundation for $100,000. This generous grant enables the university to purchase an Anatomage Table that will greatly enhance the new Anatomy and Physiology Lab. This lab will be a central component of the new Parsons Science Pavilion that will include modern laboratory spaces for chemistry and biology, complete with cutting-edge scientific and simulation equipment.
The Anatomage Table is the world’s first, and only, virtual dissection table featuring the most advanced 3D anatomy visualization system. According to anatomage.com, users can visualize anatomy exactly as they would on a fresh cadaver. Individual structures are reconstructed in accurate 3D, resulting in an unprecedented level of real accurate anatomy, dissectible in 3D. According to Kelly Orlando, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, the table also contains MRI and CT scans, as well as clinical cases to expose students to anatomical variations and diseased states. The digital library also contains a number of animal scans, which will be of use for pre-veterinary students. The Anatomage Table will be integrated into Immaculata’s nursing, nutrition, biology, exercise science, allied health and music therapy curriculum.
“We are very grateful to the Quinn Foundation for providing this grant for the Anatomage table. Due to their generous donation, Immaculata students will now be able to virtually dissect a human cadaver in lab, which will provide a much more meaningful and relevant experience to students when studying Human Anatomy & Physiology,” states Kelly Orlando, Ph.D., associate professor of biology.
The job prospects for several science-related careers are expected to increase by 9% by 2024. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that this rate exceeds the 7% growth rate for all occupations. With Immaculata’s strong enrollment in the health sciences disciplines, capital investments in science equipment to support these majors is a top priority.