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Convocation honors people who bequeathed their bodies

by UofL Today last modified Apr 27, 2011 04:05 PM

The University of Louisville Department of Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology honored the lives of people who bequeathed their bodies to further research and science at “A Convocation of Thanks” on April 26.

Convocation honors people who bequeathed their bodies

First year medical students Matt Bewley and Jenny Feng performed "Vocalise, Op. 34, No.14" by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

In 2010, nearly 170 people willed their bodies to UofL to help train students and to further scientific knowledge.

“Donating to the bequeathal program reflects an extraordinary commitment to life and the well being of others,” said Fred Roisen, PhD, professor and anatomical sciences and neurobiology chair. “It’s the most generous contribution a human can make.”

The program included student musical performances, personal reflections and a candle-lighting ceremony.

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