Bradley Bakotic, DPM, DO, and Bako Pathology Services in Alpharetta, Georgia, awarded $100,000 to the School of Podiatric Medicine for the renovation and technological upgrade of the Gross Anatomy Lab in Wiegand Hall.
The new facility will be known as the Bako Pathology Services Anatomy Lab. The first phase of renovations in the lab is complete: new flooring, first aid and eye wash stations, and upgraded temperature systems, among other amenities. When the project is finished in May 2010, the lab will be outfitted with new surgical lighting, a fluoroscope and video cameras with monitors at each dissecting station.
“This grant from Dr. Bakotic and Bako Pathology Services is a tremendous act of generosity, enabling the Barry School of Podiatric Medicine to advance its basic science facilities for current students and for the next generation of podiatric medical students,” said Dr. John Nelson, associate dean of clinics and interim dean of the School of Podiatric Medicine.
Bakotic graduated as valedictorian from the School of Podiatric Medicine in 1992 and went on to complete his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of New England in 1995. He has served the School of Podiatric Medicine as adjunct professor, sponsor of alumni receptions and graduation awards, presenter for Continuing Medical Education lectures, and in other capacities.