At the June meeting of the EVMS Foundation Board of Trustees, members of the Sertoma Club of Norfolk presented a check to EVMS for $150,000 to establish the Sertoma Club of Norfolk Temporal Bone Laboratory. It was the largest gift the Norfolk club has ever made to a nonprofit organization.
The new temporal bone lab will enable EVMS Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery to enhance its instruction in the discipline of ear surgery by providing simulated instruction in dissecting the ear and its surrounding structures. The Sertoma Club gift will fund the lab’s eight training stations that comprise video monitors, microscopes, temporal bone holders, and water and suction equipment to allow concentrated instruction and education in temporal bone anatomy and surgical technique. The lab is expected to open in September.
Sertoma is an international community-service organization whose members support the cause of helping speech- and hearing-impaired children. The Sertoma Club of Norfolk has provided over 50 years of service to the Hampton Roads community, with its primary-service project to assist people with speech, hearing and language disorders.