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SIU Medical Library’s 3D Printing Program

The SIU Medical Library would like to purchase a 3D printer to create anatomical models for physicians and surgeons in SIU’s 9 Clinical Science Departments in Springfield, IL. The models could be used prior to a procedure to train residents working in the clinics, to educate current medical school students about basic anatomy or particular health conditions, and to educate patients about their condition or promote wellness. Print files from the National Institute of Health’s 3D Print Exchange (https://3dprint.nih.gov/) as well as those from SIU Physicians would be used. Established in 1970, the mission of SIU School of Medicine is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health care needs through education, patient care, research and service to the community. This project will support the School’s overall mission as well as the Library’s mission to provide faculty, staff, and students with the resources they need to advance medical education. Source: https://www.siumed.edu/pr/highlights/new-siu-office-plans-open-house-canton.html
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Rural
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
Educator, K-12
Health care provider
Student, college & post-grad
Project Lead:
Taran Ley
Funding Source: 
GMR
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
2018
Funding Amount: 
$17293
Funding Period:
May 1, 2018 to Apr 30, 2019
Project Status:
Completed