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The Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences

The Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences is a 140,000-square-foot building with classroom, lecture, lab, and office space on four floors. Designed by Indianapolis architectural firms Schmidt Associates and BSA LifeStructures, the building was built to LEED Gold standards (LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council).

Key Features Include:

  • a white roof
  • rain gardens to manage stormwater
  • bike racks to support alternative transportation
  • building materials selected to emphasize recycled sources

In addition, the demolition of existing buildings on the site emphasized reclaiming as much of those materials as possible for recycling.

Browning Anatomy Lab

The Browning Anatomy Lab features 36 cadaveric dissection stations with computer terminals, a mobile teaching station and podium, wall-mounted computer monitors, a mortuary station, and a large storage facility, giving students an opportunity to access virtual dissection materials, streaming demonstrations, anatomic models, atlases, photographs, and other tools to aid in their dissections.

While working with donor tissues, medical students learn more than just the names, locations, functions, and clinical applications of the body structures. They learn the texture, flexibility, and weight of the different tissues and how every individual is unique by witnessing the variable pathology and wide-ranging anatomic variation present in the lab.

Hill-Rom Simulation Center

Home to ten exam rooms, four sim labs with debriefing rooms, and two control rooms. The Hill-Rom Simulation Center provides students with opportunities for realistic hands-on training in a risk-free environment. Early clinical educational experiences during the first and second years allow medical students to develop their patient and clinical skills in realistic conditions. Students and faculty utilize standardized patients, human patient simulation, and computerized simulations using adult and child mannequins to hone their skills.

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Research Labs

Research experience is emphasized as an integral part of the innovative curriculum at MU-COM. We recognize the need to give medical students opportunities to continue their learning experience outside the walls of the classrooms.

Our laboratory facilities provide opportunities for state-of-the-art research techniques in cell and molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, and physiology. In addition to the technology located in the research laboratory, other powerful research equipment is available in the College of Arts and Sciences, where high-performance liquid chromatography, mass spectroscopy, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy facilities are located.

Among the key equipment in the research facilities are:

  • a four-color flow cytometer;
  • fluorescence microscope;
  • electroporation;
  • gel imager;
  • microplate reader;
  • UV spectrophotometer;
  • multi-channel NanoDrop device gradient;
  • quantitative thermocyclers; and
  • a full array of other basic bio-laboratory equipment.

Equipment for applied physiology research and OMM research is located in the Evans Center.

Library Resources

MU-COM uses an online medical library, providing access to over 1,000 biomedical journals, hundreds of e-books, and many specialty databases. There is also a medical librarian to provide guidance to our students, faculty, and staff.

Although there is no physical medical library located on campus, the university is home to the Mother Theresa Hackelmeier Memorial Library, offering a number of hard copy journals and biomedical publications.

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