Clinics, Labs & Facilities

Gross Anatomy Lab

The Gross Anatomy Lab is a major academic resource used by students in many programs, including Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant and Biology programs. Students using the lab benefit from hands-on experience in cadaver dissection to illustrate human anatomy.

The recently updated lab includes:

  • Stations for cadaver dissection
  • High-definition televisions (2) and ceiling-mounted high-resolution cameras which record and project dissections
  • Computers for students to access the internet, online journal databases, recorded demonstrations, and anatomical software
  • Lounge with lockers for student breaks and study groups
  • Private showers (3)

D'Youville's Gross Anatomy Lab is also used for the undergraduate course, Art of Anatomy (BIO123 / FA123), where students use artistic techniques to draw or sculpt human anatomy and form.

Lab Location: Lower Level, ALT (Dr Pauline M. Alt Building)

Cellular and Molecular Biology Research Laboratory

This lab is used for research and teaching purposes for students taking classes in the Math and Natural Sciences department. The lab offers students the opportunity to conduct supervised laboratory investigations on the organization, compartmentalization, and biochemistry of eukaryotic cells and the pathology associated with human disease. The laboratory uses modern cell biology, molecular genetics and biochemical approaches to understand the mechanisms of cell division, intracellular trafficking, gene expression, and signal transduction.

The laboratory also explores the fundamental processes involved in cell cycle control, genome structure, as well as intracellular protein localization. Another area of emphasis is bioinformatics, including DNA, RNA and protein sequence analysis. Under the supervision of Dr. Silviu L Faitar, students participate in research projects, designing and performing experiments, analyzing data, and presenting the outcomes at significant national and international scientific conferences. The laboratory also maintains close collaborations with other laboratories within the college, and also belonging to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and to the University at Buffalo's Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences. Several former members of the lab are now graduate and medical students at prestigious research institutions, including University at Buffalo, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and SUNY Upstate Medical University at Syracuse and continue to collaborate with the present members of the laboratory.

Lab Location: 4th floor, ALT 441 (Dr. Pauline M. Alt Building)

Cell and Tissue Culture Laboratory

The Cell and Tissue Culture Laboratory is used in research projects and for laboratory demonstrations associated with courses in Genetics, Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology. Taking advantage of the modern equipment and antiseptic conditions, Math and Natural Sciences Department students are trained in using sterile techniques for growing mammalian cell lines. Several immortalized cell lines are currently used in cell cycle, differentiation, and epigenetics research projects. Properly equipped with deep freezing and liquid nitrogen storage capabilities, CO2 incubators and biosafety aseptic cabinet, the laboratory is also associated with a state of the art microscopy facility that includes phase contrast, inverted, and fluorescence microscopes.

Lab Location: 4th floor, ALT 439 (Dr Pauline M. Alt Building)

Chiropractic

Chiropractic Clinic

D'Youville's Chiropractic Clinic offers on-campus clinical internships for graduate Chiropractic students. The certification clinic practicum focuses on holistic principles guided by Chiropractic practitioners and faculty. Chiropractic students work with patients one-on-one in the clinic, which contains a large variety of chiropractic equipment including state of the art modalities like US, EMS, Cold Laser, and phototherapy. The clinic design allows the student to efficiently treat a large variety of conditions. The clinic also contains diagnostic imaging equipment such as x-rays to diagnose and create care plans for patients. All D'Youville students, faculty, and staff are eligible to receive free chiropractic care at D'Youville's Chiropractic Clinic.

Chiropractic Adjusting Lab

D'Youville Chiropractic students are trained in our state-of-the-art labs located in two facilities, equipped with multi-functional adjusting tables and interactive audio/visual equipment. Each student is issued a dynadjust instrument for optimal development of psychomotor skills, which are assessed with force plate measurements, providing instantaneous feedback on student performance.

Clinic Locations: 4th floor, BFAC (Bauer Family Academic Center); 2900 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14214

Dietetics

Dietetics Lab

The dietetics lab is a fully-functional institutional kitchen. In addition, a full complement of home-use equipment is found in the lab, including an induction range. All food-related courses incorporate activities and instruction in the lab to enhance the learning experience. In the Food Science course, food experiments are conducted. In the Food and Culture course, food items from cultural groups around the world are prepared and sampled. In the Quantity Foods course, large quantities of food items are prepared. This course culminates in the preparation of meals for low income community groups.

The dietetics lab is also available for use by the Student Dietetics Association, other dietetic student groups, and campus offices for food-related events, fund-raisers, and more.

Institutional equipment in the dietetics lab includes:

  • 8-burner range
  • conventional and convection oven
  • stilting braising skillet
  • steamer
  • steam-jacketed kettle
  • dish machine
  • steam table
  • mixer
  • walk-in cooler and freezer

Home-use equipment includes:

  • gas ranges
  • electric induction range
  • conventional and convection ovens

The laboratory is inspected by the Erie County Health Department for compliance with New York State Sanitation Code and has been granted a permit to serve food to the public.

Lab Location: MAD LLK (Madonna Hall, lower level)

Nursing

D'Youville Nursing students begin using Nursing Labs during their sophomore year. The Nursing labs correspond with coursework and are where students learn nursing skills and methodologies, including health assessment, IVs, injections, and medication administration.

The Labs are set up as a hospital setting and include human patient simulators.

Lab Locations: ALT 128, ALT 305, ALT 306, ALT 307, ALT 308

Physician Assistant

The AC 001 lab is a large, clinical practice lab, fully equipped with modern equipment found in primary care clinical offices. This lab is used by the PA department for instruction in Physical Diagnosis (PA 312/313).

Lab Location: BFAC 001 (Bauer Family Academic Center)

The KAB 401 lab is a small lab, set up strictly for individual clinical skills testing and for students to use as they wish for clinical practice.

Lab Location: KAB 401 (Koessler Administration Building)

Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy

D'Youville's Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy labs allow students to learn therapies and clinical skills. The labs are set up to instruct students on therapies to enable patients to become fully functioning for the activities of daily living.

Activities of Daily Living Lab

This lab serves as a mock apartment, as well as a learning space. It houses a complete kitchen and bath, as well as a bedroom area and additional modified safety tub. The lab is divided into the apartment space and a space with tables and chairs for more traditional teaching/learning. The lab serves as an area to teach students how to work with a variety of patients in a true homelike setting.

Lab Location: ALT 21 (Pauline Alt Building)

Activities Lab

This lab serves as an area where students will learn about occupations that typical children and adults take part in. The lab has 3 counter height tables and 3 regular height tables for a variety of craft/hobby/daily living activities. This room also contains a specialized kiln room for ceramics, as the OT department takes part in community outreach/service learning programs involving ceramics (ECMC Pain Clinic and West Side Community Services). Students also learn splinting and casting in this room.

Lab Location: ALT 23 (Pauline Alt Building)

Mat Labs (2)

When complete, the mat labs will serve as learning space for Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy students for various treatment applications. In this lab, students will learn and practice neurorehabilitation, child and adolescent intervention, and adult and geriatric intervention training.

Students will use the lab to learn how to effectively treat:

  • Children for conditions that limit their functionality
  • Adults with neurologic conditions, including: traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and post-stroke conditions.

Both Mat Labs include:

  • Full-size mat tables (6) that can be pulled up to the wall to increase floor space
  • Parallel bars
  • Special mounting systems for large therapy equipment (swings and bolsters)
  • Equipment for transfer training and wheelchair mobility
  • Hoyer lift (assistive device)
  • Pneu-Walker (hydraulic mobile walking unit for adults, which allows therapists to unweight them in a safe and secure environment)

Lab Locations: ALT 18 and ALT 25 (Pauline Alt Building)

School of Pharmacy

Compounding Laboratories

The D'Youville College School of Pharmacy's compounding laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for instructing students in the art of pharmacy compounding and technology. Students learn to prepare, compound and dispense a variety of dosage forms (including parenteral admixtures) safely and effectively during their laboratory courses. The compounding laboratories accommodate approximately 40 students at a time.

Lab Location: 5th floor, DAC (D'Youville Academic Center)

Practice Laboratory

D'Youville's clinical practice laboratory provides a simulated environment for students to perform basic physical examination skills, practice counseling patients and communicating with other health professionals. The laboratory mimics a collaborative practice environment where pharmacists work closely with other health professionals.

Lab Location: 4th floor, DAC (D'Youville Academic Center)

Drug Research and Development Lab

D'Youville's new Drug Discovery and Development Lab is a resource for faculty and students (pharmacy and other science majors) who are interested in drug discovery research and development. The lab contains all of the fundamental equipment and supplies needed to undertake chemical synthesis, separation and analysis, including fume hoods, reaction vessels, ovens, chromatographs, distillation apparatuses, spectrophotometers, formulation evaluation chambers and a computer assisted drug design station. It is also equipped with several safety features including wide access aisles, movable bench tops, showers and solvent and caustics storage cabinets.

Lab Location: 5th floor DAC 9 (wet lab) and 4th floor DAC (computer assisted drug design work station). (D'Youville Academic Center).

Bauer Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics Research Laboratories

The Bauer Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics Labs contain several pieces of "state of the art" equipment that allow faculty to collaborate with other departments, colleges and universities, government agencies and industry on research projects and to compete for national and state research grants. Students interested in training for a career in modern pharmacology research will have an opportunity to work in the laboratory under the supervision of faculty researchers. The laboratory is equipped with two laminar flow hoods, four controlled atmosphere incubators, two robotic based pipetting systems, three multiwell plate readers (UV/vis/fluorescence), image analysis systems, a kinetic UV/vis spectrophotometer, real time and standard PCRs, inverted and upright light microscopes, coulter counters, bacterial fermenters, refrigerators and freezers (both -20 and -80 C). The lab has similar safety features as the Drug Research and Development Lab.

Lab Location: 5th floor, DAC (D'Youville Academic Center)

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