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Published in Media Alerts on April 22, 2013 (PDF)

Ceremony of Thanksgiving for Anatomical Donors

Media Contact: Jack Mazurak at 601-984-1970.

WHAT: Ceremony of Thanksgiving for Anatomical Donors

WHEN: Noon, Wednesday, April 24

WHERE: UMMC Cemetery

WHY: The annual ceremony recognizes the individuals who gave their bodies to the Medical Center for health-professional education and research. Families of the donors attend the ceremony and student representing each of the schools that use the donated bodies in anatomy classes give remarks about how important the experience is to their education. The UMMC Choir and local soprano Anna Dennery McDonald are scheduled to contribute to the ceremony.

MEDIA PARKING: Members of the media may park in the lot directly in front of the Verner Holmes Learning Resource Center (Enter UMMC at Lakeland Drive, continue to the three-way stop. Verner Holmes will be directly in front of you. Turn left then immediately right into the lot.) and ride the shuttle from the School of Dentistry next door, or follow it to the UMMC Cemetery.