Grant provides funding to renovate anatomy lab for School of Podiatric Medicine
Nov 06, 2009
Miami Shores, Fla. - Bradley Bakotic, D.P.M., D.O., 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 at Barry University.
The new facility will be known as the Bako Pathology Services Anatomy Lab. Dr. Bakotic, ’92, credited his clients with this statement: “Made possible through the support of all our valued physician-clients,” a sentiment inscribed on the plaque bearing the lab's name. The first phase of renovations in the lab is completed; new flooring, first aid and eye wash stations and upgraded temperature systems, among other amenities. When the project is complete in May 2010, the lab will be outfitted with new surgical lighting, video cameras with monitors at each dissecting station and a fluoroscope.
“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 clinical and interim dean for the School of Podiatric Medicine.
Dr. Bakotic graduated as valedictorian of the school in 1992 and went on to complete his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at the New England University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has served Barry’s School of Podiatric Medicine as adjunct professor, sponsor of alumni receptions and graduation awards and presenter for Continuing Medical Education lectures as well as in other capacities.