Adding yet another learning environment to its expansive campus, Northeast College of Health Sciences opened a new digital anatomy lab featuring the most technologically advanced tools for teaching human anatomy.
Guests at the Digital Anatomy Lab’s Grand Opening on Jan. 19, 2023, were able to get hands-on demonstrations of the College’s newest Anatomage virtual dissection tables, explore the lab space, and learn the space’s official name: the Computerized Anatomy Resource Lab (aka The CARL).
Attendees included faculty, staff and students, as well as special guests Dr. Michelle Reed, superintendent of Seneca Falls School District, Seneca Falls Town Manager Dr. Pete Soscia, and Anatomage representative Mark Hirsh.
Modern Approach Enhances Traditional Learning
In addition to the Anatomage Table, already in the library at the college, The CARL digital anatomy lab features four new installed Anatomage-8 tables, the most technologically advanced 3D anatomy visualization and virtual dissection tool available. In addition, the space houses an additional portable Anatomage unit known as Table Clinical.
The stationary tables highlight 3D visuals of real human cadavers, which can be mirrored on jumbo display screens on the lab wall, further enhancing the learning experience. Plus, the portable unit can be wheeled right into classrooms across campus to support lectures and coursework.
The Anatomage human anatomy system has been popular with Northeast students since the college introduced its first Anatomage Table in the summer of 2022. The tables allow students to explore anatomical structures from multiple views, as well as review and dive deeply into real-life case studies via the touchscreen technology
Northeast College President Dr. Michael Mestan said, “We are so pleased to be adding even more incredible hands-on experiences to the student toolbox. This lab will be an outstanding resource for students as they engage in the all-important anatomical studies as part of their health sciences education.”
The CARL will be available to students in addition to the college’s traditional method of learning about the body with the use of human cadavers, a cornerstone of the college’s health sciences education.
“At Northeast College, we have always embraced time-honored methods of health science instruction, like human cadaveric dissection, while welcoming new technologies that give our students the academic diversity and a competitive advantage needed to succeed in today’s health care marketplace,” said Dr. Mestan during the grand opening. “Today, we see the best traditions are merging with the latest technologies as we progress into the integrated and collaborative future of health care.”
Tribute to Anatomy Center Manager
Northeast’s tight-knit community is known for its strong bonds, forged through the college’s rigorous academic programs and a shared dedication to health care excellence.
A prime example and testament to the respect shared among the college’s students, faculty and staff, the name “The CARL” was submitted by members of the Northeast community in honor of one of its own members, longtime Anatomy Center Manager Carl Jagos.
The Carl Behind The CARL
Anatomy Center Manager Carl Jagos has been at the college since 1989 and is known as a mentor and friend to many. He has been referred to as “a very dear and valuable part of the community” by Provost Dr. Anne Killen, “our old faithful” by Dr. Ilija Arar, chair of the Principles of Healthcare Practice Department, and as one student put it, simply “the man.”
Jagos made the move to the Seneca Falls campus in 1991 when the college, known then as New York Chiropractic College, migrated from its previous location in Long Island. Jagos helped set up the Anatomy Center before students even began to attend classes at the new site. Since then, Jagos has officially interacted and impacted every chiropractic student to graduate from Northeast. The naming of the new digital anatomy lab as The CARL stands as tribute to his impact on the college and its students.