case - center for anatomical studies and education
The Center for Anatomical Studies and Education or CASE was created and approved by the MUSC Board of Trustee as of July 1st, 2009 to fill the void left when the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy was re-named the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology. The Center for Anatomical Studies and Education was created to establish an academic structure within the Department to host the activities related to teaching of anatomical sciences to the students in the College of Health Professions, the College of Dental Medicine and the College of Medicine, as well as to provide a university interface to support and promote anatomical research studies, educational projects and continuing education workshops at MUSC. The specific goals were:
- To create a legal umbrella to host the Anatomical Gift Program
- To provide a modern and state of the art dissection laboratory that is compliant with HIPAA, OSHA and IRB regulations in place at MUSC
- To provide an interface allowing anatomical research studies and educational projects and workshops to be performed legally within the context of academic and private entities at MUSC, in the State of South Carolina, as well as in the United States and internationally
- To promote the use and integration of educational technology and modern anatomical techniques (such as plastination) in the field of anatomical sciences and in collaboration with academic and private entities at MUSC, in the State of South Carolina, as well as in the United States and internationally
- To provide an academic structure for the recruitment, training and development of faculty allowing for the continuity of quality research and education in the field of anatomical sciences across colleges at the MUSC
It has now been a year since the Center for Anatomical Studies and Education or CASE was created and its level of activities has grown significantly. The CASE continues to provide cadavers on a routine basis for the training of the residents at MUSC as well as providing fresh frozen and embalmed specimens for research projects and workshops.
The plan for the CASE in the next 5 years includes continuing to provide the level of service currently in place internally for the MUSC faculty, residents and students but also to develop a bioskills laboratory that will allow the CASE to host private industry sponsored workshops and continuing education events.
- Thierry R. Bacro, Ph.D., P.T.
- Sam Dickey
Part Time Laboratory Assistant
- T. Bacro, 15 % FTE, supporting educational outreach for the virtual and real human anatomy component of the Master in Biofabrication and Tissue Engineering at the South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC, funded by the South Carolina 2009 NSF EPSCoR RII (The South Carolina Project for Organ Biofabrication), $ 20 million, 2009-2014.
- Presentations and Publications
- Jonathan Kuo, Lixia Zhang, Thierry Bacro and Hai Yao, The region-dependent biphasic viscoelastic properties of human temporomandibular joint discs under confined compression, Journal of Biomechanics, 43, pp 1216-1321, 2010.
Non-peer reviewed publications:
- Marshall Martin, Thierry Bacro, William Barfield and John Glaser, Probing pedicle screw holes with a ball-tipped wire: Is it effective, MUSC Orthopaedic Journal, vol XI, pp 47-49, June 2008.
- T. Bacro, Anatomy of Rapid Prototyping. Conference on Biofabrication: Biomedical Applications for Rapid Prototyping, March 20th, 2010, Charleston, SC.
- T. Bacro, Surgical Anatomy Relative to Sinus Augmentation, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, April 22nd – 24th 2010, New Orleans, LA.
- Marshall Martin, John. Glaser and Thierry Bacro, Sensitivity of Probing Pedicle Screw Holes, Siegling Society Research Day, MUSC Orthopaedic Surgery, April 25, 2008.
- Harvinder Bhatti, Taylor Horst, John Glaser, Thierry Bacro and William Barfield, Mechanical Testing of Thoraco-Lumbar Pedicle Screw Fixation with and without Bone Filler, Siegling Society Research Day, MUSC Orthopaedic Surgery, April 16, 2010.