Ross University School of Medicine Hosts Atlantis Mobile Laboratory


August 20, 2009 (North Brunswick, NJ)—Dominica is currently benefitting from a project spearheaded by the Caribbean Eco Health Programme (CEHP) and Atlantis University of Laval known as the Atlantis Mobile Laboratory, which is currently being housed at Ross University School of Medicine.

The Atlantis Mobile Lab is in Dominica as part of the CEHP, a multi-year, multi-country program dedicated to studying aspects of environmental health in the Caribbean. The CEHP was funded through a grant from the Global Health Research Initiative of the International Development Research Center in Canada, and has many organizations as partners, according to Dr. Jolyne Drummelsmith, assistant professor, Department of Microbiology.

“We are fortunate to have had the support of Ross University to host the laboratory and plan to provide several research opportunities to students,” said Dr. Drummelsmith, who played an instrumental part in bringing the Atlantis Mobile Laboratory to Ross University.

Offering state-of-the art methodologies directed toward environmental chemical contaminants as well as identification of infectious diseases, the Atlantis Mobile Laboratory brings with it a slew of healthcare benefits for Dominicans and Ross students.

Physicians and healthcare workers in Dominica have been encouraged to visit the laboratory to view some of the current approaches that address the challenges facing public health officials in developing countries. In addition, the Caribbean EcoHealth Programme has offered Ross students field courses related to the theme of “oceans and human health.”

The multi-million dollar mobile laboratory will be at Ross University School of Medicine until October.

About Ross University School of Medicine
Ross University was founded in 1978 and is a provider of medical and veterinary education offering doctor of medicine and doctor of veterinary medicine degree programs. Located in Dominica, West Indies, the School of Medicine places more graduates into U.S. residencies than any other medical school in the world and has clinical education centers in Miami, FL, Saginaw, MI, and Freeport, Grand Bahama. The School of Veterinary Medicine is located in St. Kitts.

Ross University’s administrative offices are located in North Brunswick, NJ. For more information about Ross University, visit or call 732.509.4600/877.ROSS.EDU.