CONTACT: JENNIFER BROWN
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-9917; fax(319) 384-4638
Release: Aug. 23, 2002
UI holds annual Deeded Body memorial service Aug. 30
The annual memorial service for those individuals who donated their bodies
to science at the University of Iowa during the past year will be at 1 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 30 at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City.
Mary Hendrix, Ph.D., the Kate Daum Research Chair, and UI professor and
head of anatomy and cell biology, will give the welcoming and closing remarks
and F. Larry Shostrom, Ph.D., coordinator of pastoral services at the UI Hospitals
and Clinics will deliver the eulogy. Five students who have benefited from
the donated bodies also will participate in the service.
In the event of inclement weather, the service will begin at 1:30 p.m. in
Clapp Hall on the UI campus.
The UI established its tradition of an annual service to commemorate deeded
body donors in 1972. The event is meant to honor donors who gave themselves
to the cause of medicine, as well as help bring closure to family and friends.
This year, 57 donors will be interred at the UIs memorial site at
Oakland Cemetery. Other donors remains were returned to their families
at their request.
Anatomical gifts made through the UI Deeded Body Program help to advance
medical education and medical science. UI students in many disciplines, including
medicine, dentistry, nursing and physical therapy, benefit greatly from these
Any individual over the age of 18 may donate their body to medical education
and research at the UI although certain circumstances, such as extensive trauma
or the presence of certain infectious diseases, could preclude the use of
the gift. The UI department of anatomy and cell biology requires that a Deed
of Disposition be on file with the department prior to the donor's death.
For more information about the UI Deeded Body Program, call (319) 335-7762
or go online to www.anatomy.uiowa.edu/pages/deeded.html
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between
the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and
Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and
services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.