Students, faculty to give thanks for body donors

WHAT: Burial of the Ashes Ceremony, a commemoration of the contributions of body donors to the educational mission of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28

WHERE: Memorial Park, Greehey Academic and Research Campus of the UT Health Science Center, 8403 Floyd Curl Drive in the South Texas Medical Center

WHO: Students from several Health Science Center schools will discuss how anatomical studies enhanced their education, and will thank families of the donors for their loved ones’ altruistic gifts. Faculty members also will speak, including Omid Rahimi, Ph.D., director of the Human Anatomy Program at the Health Science Center and UT Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology.

VISUALS: Bagpipers will begin the ceremony. An AirLife flyover will take place, depending on availability. Faculty and student singers from UT San Antonio will perform.


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