The Center is comprised of three units.
The primary unit is the gross anatomy lab which utilizes 6 cadaver tables equipped with surgical lighting and support equipment. The lab provides a full range of hemostats, forceps, scalpels, probes, rib cutters, and bone saws. Recent facility upgradescontinue to keep the lab in compliance with OSHA standards for safe formaldehyde levels and personal safety equipment.
An associated physiology lab has a calibrated and linked treadmill, electrocardiography, and metabolic cart for collecting physiological data for use with research or teaching goals. The lab also utilizes several Biopac systems for both educational and research activities.
Outside the formal research and teaching labs, faculty and students engage elementary school students by bringing anatomical models and skeletons into the classroom for demonstrations. The show and tell sessions are always a big hit during Halloween. CAMS faculty and teaching assistants also work with national programs like First Lego League and the Sally Ride Fesitvals to promote engineering and science to boys and girls early in their education pathway.
A third lab is dedicated to faculty research that is examining the effects of a micro thermal environment on clinical measures for muscle fatigue, muscle spasticity, and motor coordination.