University of Nevada medical students hold memorial service for anatomical donors

Friends and family invited to attend April 25 service

RENO, Nev. — First year students from the University of Nevada School of Medicine will honor individuals who participated in the anatomical donation program with a memorial service on Saturday, April 25. Family and friends of those who donated their bodies to medical research and education are invited to attend the service which will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Walton's Funeral Home Chapel in Reno.

The memorial service follows the medical students' completion of the year-long anatomy program and provides them the opportunity to show their appreciation and thanks for individuals who donated their bodies to anatomical research. Family and friends of donors may attend the service to learn more about the anatomical donation program and to gain a sense of closure for the loss of their loved one.

The memorial service will be held at Walton's Funeral Home Chapel located at 875 West Second Street in Reno. For further information, please contact Joyce King, anatomical donation program administrator, at (775) 784-4569.

The anatomical donation program accepts donations from individuals for anatomical research conducted at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. The program has been in operation since 1987 and offers medical students and faculty the opportunity to further research of the human body. To learn more about the program, please visit Anatomical Donation Program.

Media Contacts

Julie Ardito, APR
Senior Director, Advancement and Engagement
Office: (775) 784-6006

Tessa Bowen, MPA
Communications Manager, Advancement and Engagement
Office: (775) 682-9254

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Nevada's first public medical school, is a community-based, research-intensive medical school with a statewide vision for a healthy Nevada. Established in 1969, UNR Med is improving the health and well-being of all Nevadans and their communities through excellence in student education, postgraduate training and clinical care, research with local, national and global impact and a culture of diversity and inclusion.