Department of Cellular and Structural Biology

Body Donation Program News

May, 2015

The Human Anatomy Program commemoration of the contributions of body donors to the educational mission of our University was held April 28th, 2015. Thanks to everyone for making the ceremony a success.


June, 2012

Congratulations to Dr. Rahimi on the HSC News Article Students grateful for having learned from human bodies Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Volume: XLV Issue: 12!


Omid Rahimi, Ph.D., Distinguished Teaching Professor and director of the Human Anatomy Program, said the annual interment service "is surely dedicated to those who, in death, have offered their bodies to serve the living."



September, 2011

Congratulations to Dr. Rahimi on his Kens 5, Body Donation Program News Story!
"Funeral or donate body: UTHSC seeing more cadavers" by Karen Grace / KENS 5






May, 2011

WOAI Radio ran a story on the Body Donation Program's Burial of Ashes. Congratulations to Omid Rahimi, Ph.D., who was interviewed for this story! "Medical Students Honor Those Who Donate Their Body to Science" Donors are buried near the medical school in a special cemetery Wednesday, May 4, 2011 by Berit Mason.



The Metro section of the Express News ran an article on the Body Donation Program's Burial of Ashes ceremony: "Med students say goodbye to body donors" UTHSC honors body donors as ashes are interred. By Richard A. Marini,, Tuesday, May 3, 2011




December, 2010

"Omid Rahimi, Ph.D., new Willed Body Program director" Please click link to view the HSC News story. Congratulations to Omid Rahimi!


November, 2010

"Body-donation programs are benefit to us all" The Express-News wrote an article which describes the program - its existence, purpose and the constant need for more donors. (pdf) Congratulations to Omid Rahimi, Ph.D., Director of the Body Donation Program!


August, 2010

James Mazzucca has been awarded the 2010 Leader in Emergency Care Recognition Award from San Antonio Air Life! It is inscribed:
"Your dedication to the caring of others in their time of need is valued."