Each semester, a local orthopedic surgeon comes to Roanoke and performs a joint dissection with the students. The surgeon and students together, conduct a dissection on a cadaver done in our own Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab. During the dissection process, questions and discussion on the movements and responsibility of the areas they are analyzing and its material are highly encouraged. This valuable resource enables students to relate class material to a more hands-on, practical setting.
Dr. Elizabeth Holbrook and two of her students set out this fall to find ways to improve healthy habits for residents in Roanoke's West End community. Their suggestions could be incorporated into a city revitalization plan for the area.