CONTACT: JENNIFER CRONIN
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-9917; fax (319) 335-8034
Release: Aug. 25, 1999
MEDIA ADVISORY: UI to hold annual deeded body memorial
Iowa City, Iowa -- The University of Iowa will hold
its annual memorial service for those individuals who donated their bodies
to science at the UI during the past year at 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 27 at Oakland
Cemetery, 1000 Brown St., Iowa City (in the event of inclement weather, the
service will begin at 1:30 p.m. and take place in Clapp Hall on the UI Campus.)
Mary J.C. Hendrix, Ph.D., UI professor and head of
anatomy and cell biology; F. Larry Shostrom, Ph.D., director of pastoral services
at the UI Hospitals and Clinics; and designated students who have benefited
from the donated bodies will be in attendance
The UI Deeded Body Program helps to advance the understanding
of medicine and the study of the human body. More than 500 UI students in
many disciplines, including medicine, dentistry, nursing and athletic training,
as well as international physicians, benefit greatly from these donations.
The UI has been holding its annual memorial service
since 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, 65 donors will be interred at the UIs
memorial site at Oakland Cemetery. Many other donors remains were returned
to their families at their request.
For more information about the UI Deeded Body Program,
call (319) 335-7762.