Recent Thanksgiving Service
A Thanksgiving Ceremony hosted by the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience in association with the School of Medicine, took place on Wednesday 12th March 2014.
Professor John F. Cryan Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience welcomed and thanked the attendees saying, "We are very grateful to those who are generous enough to donate their bodies for medical science and education. Such bequests are essential to our proper functioning within the Medical and other Health Science schools. The body donors’ selfless and public-spirited actions benefit the education of approximately 600 students each year. I am delighted to say, representatives of our students that have benefited from this generosity will take an active part in the Service and acknowledge the gift they have been given by their “first patients”".
This now biennial ceremony to remember and celebrate the generosity of Anatomical Donors and their families took place in the Honan chapel. It was a celebration of donors lives expressed through readings music and poetry, read and performed by staff and students. Fr David Barrins UCC Chaplain, and Rev Ted Ardis Dean's Vicar at St Finbarr's Cathedral also contributed to the ceremony.
Music was performed by Amy Edwards Murphy, bagpipes, 1st year Direct Entry Medicine, Gregory Campbell, viola, 1st year Graduate Entry Medicine. Stephen Galvin, vocals and guitar, 1st year Graduate Entry Medicine.
Readings and poetry were read by, Jamie Brennan, 1st year Direct Entry Medicine, Madeline Edwards, 1st year Graduate Entry Medicine, Samuel Hunter, Nikhil Jacobs and Jake Murphy, 2nd year Direct Entry Medicine, KC Kenney, Áine Peoples and Kayla Rumack, 2nd year Graduate Entry Medicine and Dr. André Toulouse, Lecturer Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience.
Memorial candles were lit by Miriam Dorgan, UCC Donor Programme, Caroline Clifford, 1st year Direct Entry Medicine and Mary Fok Seng, Donor family member.
Link to Anatomical Bequests page of Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience webpage.