On-Site Capabilities

AREF encompasses nearly 16,000 square feet of dedicated research laboratories and education and conference facilities. AREF houses three distinct research laboratory facilities instrumented with state-of-the-art research instrumentation.

For more information about research capabilities or to host an event in our Surgical Skills Laboratory, contact:
Andrews Research & Education Foundation / 1020 Gulf Breeze Parkway / Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561 / 850.916.8575

Surgical Skills Laboratory Features

The Andrews Research & Education Foundation’s (AREF) sophisticated Surgical Skills Laboratory provides doctors, residents and fellows hands-on training in the latest surgical techniques. Advanced technology and full connectivity throughout AREF impact how doctors learn about and successfully treat injuries and disorders. Participants can learn both by watching and following live procedures as they are broadcast into our conference rooms and laboratory.

  • 2,000 square feet of lab space with staging area
  • Complete set-up for cadaver and sawbones
  • Baptist Health Care affiliate, non-profit (501c3) facility
  • Labs can run 7 days a week; morning, afternoon, evening
  • Built-in digital Audio-Visual equipment, with remote capabilities
  • Up to six dissection stations
  • 6 arthroscopy stations
  • Open to all surgical specialties
  • Integrated audio visual system with cameras
  • General instrumentation
  • Full and partial cadaver specimens available
  • Surgical techs available to assist if needed
  • DVD recording capabilities
  • C-arm rental available

Human Performance Biomechanics Laboratory

  • 10 camera optical Vicon Nexus motion analysis system
  • 2 camera high speed video system
  • 4 Bertec force plates,
  • “Zerowire” wireless EMG system
  • The complete biomechanics system is integrated to provide a global assessment of various populations

Body Composition and Human Physiology Laboratory

  • Metabolic research and assessment instrumentation
  • Biodex system 3 for strength assessment,
  • Body composition DEXA instrumentation.

Conference Room Features

  • Multiple rooms available with or without use of lab
  • 3 Conference rooms with seating up to 100
  • Built-in Audio Visual equipment with connectivity to lab
  • Podium and wireless lapel microphones
  • Free WiFi available throughout the facility


  • Catering setup services
  • Discounted hotel accommodations at nearby Pensacola Beach
  • Transportation arrangements
  • 12.5 miles from Pensacola Regional Airport