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Friday, September 23, 2016
2016 Memorial Service Program 2016 Memorial Service Transcript The
University of Iowa, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Deeded Body
Program, held its annual memorial service for those individuals whose
bodies we utilized for educational and research purposes at the UI
during the past year, at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2016 at
Parkview Church, Iowa City, Iowa.
John Engelhardt, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomy and
Cell Biology at the UI, gave the welcoming and closing remarks Noell K.
Andrews, MDiv, BCC Associate Director of Spiritual Services, University
of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics delivered the eulogy. Five students who
benefited from the donated bodies also participated in the service.
In addition, music was provided by
medical students. The service was concluded with the playing of Taps.
The UI Deeded Body Program
helps to advance medical education and medical science. More than 800 UI
students and physicians in many disciplines, including medicine,
dentistry, physical therapy, nursing and athletic training benefit
greatly from these donations.
UI established its tradition of an annual service to commemorate the
deeded body donors in 1968. This 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, 39 donors were interred at the UI's
memorial site at Oakland Cemetery. Other donors' remains were returned
to their families at their request.
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