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Cadaver shortage spurs LBCC to buy virtual version


April 17, 2019

ALLISON HURST of Sweet Home, left, points out features on Linn-Benton Community College's new Anatomage table. With her, from left, are donor Ann Brodie, fellow student Baylee Santana of Lebanon, and instructor Charlene Laroux.

When faculty members told Kristina Holton, dean of Linn-Benton Community College's Science, Engineering and Math division, they needed a $70,000 computerized table to help students learn the human body, they didn't expect to actually get one.

But Holton likes to support her teachers so they can "be awesome" for their students, she said.

So she made it happen.

Schools have found it increasingly difficult to obtain cadavers for anatomy classes, but LBCC's Albany campus procured an Anatomage Anatomy Table – or "virtual cadaver" – in December to fill that need. Donors and teachers were in...

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