Saint Mark’s Students in UD Health Science Course Tour STAR Campus

On September 8, 2016, students in the Introduction to Health Sciences course traveled to the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology, and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus to tour several labs in the facility. The University describes the facility as “…a hub of innovation, next-generation research, partnerships aligning UD and Delaware with companies focused on 21st Century problems, products and services, as well as real-world academic experiences.”
While at the STAR campus, students visited the:
  • Bader Lab which provides state-of-the-art movement analysis that applies biomedical research to assist people reach their highest level of function.
  • Muscle Performance and Tendon Research Lab which centers on improving treatment and outcomes for tendon injuries.
  • Vascular Physiology Lab which investigates the effects of regular exercise on vascular health.
  • Anatomy Lab which offers undergraduate and graduate students the chance to learn gross anatomy through hands-on evaluation of the human body.
  • Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab which uses computational models to develop frameworks related to muscle impairments and gait. While at this lab, Kelley Kempski, a 2015 Saint Mark’s alumna, spoke with the students about the work she does in the lab. Kelley was one of three Saint Mark’s grads that the students ran into during the tour.
The Saint Mark’s students were thrilled with the opportunities that the visit afforded them.
“I truly enjoyed seeing such a collaborative and scholastic environment where both students and patients alike benefit from the experience.” Amy Yowell
“It's amazing to see how UD has created an environment that gives students an opportunity to learn through hands-on experiences while also providing services to the community.” Nick Pautler
“It was exciting seeing the innovation in all the different labs and clinics and seeing students from UD having the opportunity to work directly with patients.” Sophia Platt
“Being allowed the opportunity to tour the STAR campus at UD was not only educational, but also enabled me to see how many different opportunities and choices there are within each medical field. I enjoyed it a lot!” Natalie Comer
“It was so exciting to go and see the advancement of both healthcare and health sciences.” Eric Coleman

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