New Anatomy Labs Bring Advanced Experience for Students

by Kathryn Sill, Public Relations Writer

Three new state-of-the-art anatomy laboratories are open to Cedarville University students for the fall semester.  

A gross anatomy lab, human structure and function lab and human anatomy and physiology lab were designed by Cedarville professors and modeled after some of the top medical schools in the country. 

Renovations for this $800,000 project began in April 2014 and were completed by August 2014.

Cynthia Wingert, assistant professor of biology, said, “These are unparalleled facilities; the advancement and technology of the labs will carry our students well into their future.”

New aspects of the labs include six flat- screen monitors that allow students to see minute details from the microscope in the human structure and function lab. The gross anatomy lab is equipped with an advanced ventilation system that will help keep the preservatives of the cadavers from getting too strong.   

“The gross anatomy lab is one of a few that exists in the CCCU [Council for Christian Colleges & Universities] schools as well as in general,”  Dennis Flentge, Ph.D., department chair and senior  professor of chemistry said. “Most institutions our size don’t have a dedicated space for what we’re doing in the gross anatomy lab.”

An average of 300 allied health, nursing, pre-pharmacy and pre-med majors will use these labs each week. “What these students will experience in these labs is comparable to medical schools,” said Flentge.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.