Upstate News

April 8, 2002
Kathleen Paice 315 464-4839

SUNY Upstate to hold cadaver memorial service April 11

SUNY Upstate Medical University will hold a special memorial service April 11 for those who have donated their bodies to help in the education of medical and physical therapy students.

The service is planned and conducted by SUNY Upstate students to express their appreciation for the opportunity to learn about the human body. It will be held at 7 p.m. in the Ninth Floor Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Avenue.

“The memorial service is fitting way to pay tribute to our donors who in death have left a legacy of helping educate the future’s medical professionals,” says N. Barry Berg, Ph.D., director of SUNY Upstate’s Anatomical Gift Program. “The service is also a way to thank and honor the donor’s families. Without their participation, the body donation of their loved one would not be possible.”

Donations to SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Anatomical Gift Program have increased steadily over the last several years from 162 in 1996 to 189 in 2001.

Editor’s note: Media are welcome to attend the service. Coverage however should be restricted to the first ten minutes of the service. Interviews with the participants, students and faculty may take place prior to the service. To make arrangements, contact Kathleen Paice at 315-464-4839.

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