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Published in Media Alerts on April 22, 2014 (PDF)

Anatomical Donors Ceremony of Thanksgiving

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

WHAT: Ceremony of Thanksgiving for Anatomical Donors

WHEN: Noon, Wednesday, April 23

WHERE: UMMC Cemetery, reception to follow at the Norman C. Nelson Student Union

WHY: The annual ceremony recognizes the people 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.

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