Fresh Tissue Laboratory
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FRESH TISSUE DISSECTION FACILITY
Highlighted features of the facility:
LEARNING & RE-LEARNING ANATOMY
The vast majority of work performed in the fresh tissue facility is done by surgeons in training for the purpose of re-learning the anatomy of a particular area and/or for training of specific surgical procedures. Studies are typically done by individuals or by small groups of two or three individuals. In addition, some residency programs run frequent scheduled dissection seminars for groups of 5-10 post-graduates. Larger training courses, such as laparoscopic pelvic surgery and upper fixation workshops, have also been held in the facility.
The fresh tissue facility has also hosted programs for training medics from Ft. Knox and for practicing dentists via the Academy of General Dentistry. Beginning in the fall of 2013, the facility will also be hosting the first year students from the Physician Assistant program at Sullivan University.
RESEARCHThe facility provides the setting for research studies in surgical anatomy and for the development of new techniques and/or devices. This has led to important collaborations between UofL surgeons and surgical equipment companies, especially in the fields of cardiovascular, spine, and hand surgery.
Peer reviewed publications arising from the fresh tissue facility have included:
To request the use of the fresh tissue facility, please contact Dr. Nicole Herring (email@example.com or 502-852-2024).