Coastline College receives a charitable grant from John Stauffer to develop a human cadaver laboratory on the Newport Beach campus
Posted: October 21, 2021 at 7:30 a.m. CDT|Update: 1 hour ago
ORANGE COUNTY, California, October 21, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Coastline College Received Grant In Total Amount $ 366,265 from the John Stauffer Charitable Trust which will enable the College to develop a human cadaver laboratory program. The lab will provide experiential learning opportunities and have a tremendously positive impact on the educational experiences of the College’s biological and paramedical science students.
The John Stauffer Charitable Trust is a private foundation based in Pasadena and established in 1974 under the will of John stauffer. Mr. Stauffer was the principal officer and shareholder of the former Stauffer Chemical Co., founded in San Francisco in the 1880s. In his will, Mr. Stauffer expressed his wish that the Trust primarily support California’s not-for-profit hospitals, colleges, and universities. In recent years, administrators have emphasized grants to fund undergraduate research, but administrators recognize the importance of this lab in the training of future healthcare professionals.
Coastline College is deeply committed to academic excellence and student achievement and is part of the Coast Community College District (CCCD) in Orange County. The College serves a diverse student population with on-site courses at three campuses located within Wooded garden, Westminster, and newport beach. The College’s Department of Biological and Paramedical Sciences is located on each of these campuses. Three of the six science laboratories are located at newport beach Campus. Coastline College offers a variety of courses leading to certificates and diplomas in the fields of life sciences, health and medicine.
Most biological and allied health students come to Coastline to complete their prerequisites for healthcare careers in nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy, physician assistant programs, and schools of medicine and dentistry. As a condition of completion, students need courses in human anatomy and physiology. Human corpses in the lab create an active learning environment that allows students to have hands-on experience that will provide enhanced teaching in human anatomy for health science students. Some students, as part of their application process for transfer to degree programs, require access to a human cadaver.
The grant proposal was developed and submitted by Deborah C. Henry, MD, professor, anatomy and physiology, biological and paramedical sciences, Aeron Zentner, DBA, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Darian aistrich, specialist in grant development and supported by Tom neal, Ph.D., Dean of Newport Beach Campus, Vincent rodriguez, Ed.D., current President of Coastline and Loretta Adrien, Ph.D., retired President of Coastline. The College has also committed its local funding in Measure M bonds to provide additional financial support to ensure the success and sustainability of this project.
“Coastline’s Department of Biological Sciences and Allied Health is very grateful for the John Stauffer Charitable Trust grant to fund the construction of a laboratory in his honor. For students to have access to a human cadaver laboratory while they pursue transfers to professional training in medicine, nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy and dentistry (among others) is an experience they will never forget. I certainly remember the gift of learning the anatomy on a cadaver in medical school. ”
Deborah C. Henry, MD, professor, anatomy and physiology, biological and paramedical sciences
About Coastline College:
Coastline College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. For eight consecutive years, Coastline College has been selected as one of the Top 150 Colleges by the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence, which is considered the nation’s signature recognition for US community colleges. Coastline College guides diverse student populations towards earning associate degrees and certificates leading to career advancement, personal empowerment, and transfer. By meeting students where they are, Coastline provides innovative education and services designed to achieve equitable outcomes.
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