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Gift Body Interfaith Memorial Service

Friday, 03 November, 2017

Medical students at Saint Louis University will honor those who donated their bodies for medical education with an interfaith memorial service Friday. The service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at St. Francis Xavier College Church.

The service is put together by first-year medical students, led by John Martin, Ph.D., director of the Center for Anatomical Science and Education (CASE), and MariaTeresa Tersigni-Tarrant, Ph.D., D-ABFA, associate professor in anatomy.

Each year, people donate their bodies to SLU School of Medicine's Gift Body Program through the Center for Anatomical Science and Education to educate medical students, allied health students, residents, and educators.

In addition to reading prayers, the students also perform the music, create the artwork and give personal reflections.