UT Health Science Center to honor willed body donors

WHAT:           Annual ceremony to inter cremated remains of human donors used in the education of students at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio

 WHEN:          5:30 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 27) (ends at 6:15)

 WHERE:       Memorial Park, behind the service drive of the Robert F. McDermott Clinical Science Building at the UT Health Science Center’s Greehey Academic & Research Campus, 8403 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229  

(Guests may park in Lot 23 adjacent to the McDermott Building.)

 WHO:             Students from the Health Science Center’s schools will give brief speeches about the anatomy lessons and life lessons they have learned from their first patients, the deceased human donors who altruistically gave their bodies to science.

 NOTE:           Visuals will include the playing of bagpipes and an AirLife helicopter flyover as the ceremony begins, songs by UTSA graduate vocal students, and a military honor guard presentation of the flag in memory of body donors who served in the military.

 In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Health Science Center’s Pestana Lecture Hall at 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, 78229.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, with missions of teaching, research and healing, is one of the country’s leading health sciences universities. Its schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions and graduate biomedical sciences have more than 32,200 alumni who are advancing their fields throughout the world. With six campuses in San Antonio and Laredo, the university has a FY 16 revenue operating budget of $801.8 million and is the primary driver of its community’s $30.6 billion biomedical and health care industry. For more information on the many ways “We make lives better®,” visit www.uthscsa.edu.


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