Professor Aideen Sullivan, Head of Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience and Professor of Anatomy John F. Cryan
Thank you from the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience University College Cork
Thank you for your interest in donating your body to University College Cork. The generous act of body donation is vital to the study of human anatomy. In doing so, donors make a unique contribution to training the next generation of health professionals and scientists.
The Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience provides anatomy education to over 600 students setting out on their career paths every year. These are mainly medical and dental students, but we also teach neuroscience, nursing and allied healthcare students, and provide on-going training to healthcare professionals such as medics and surgeons.
The dignity of our donors is our highest priority throughout the body donation process. Enquiries and donations are dealt with in a sensitive, discreet and professional manner. All information is held in the strictest confidence.
In an effort to recognise the generosity and to acknowledge recent donors, the Department holds a biannual Thanksgiving Service in the Honan Chapel, UCC. A specially commissioned commemorative sculpture by the artist Alexandra Wejchert (1921-1995) also stands at the entrance to the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience. The sculpture, titled ‘Flame’, represents the flame of knowledge leading to the light of understanding.
As Head of Department and as Professor of Anatomy and on behalf of all our colleagues and the University community, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of our donors and their families.
Aideen Sullivan & John F. Cryan
Professor Aideen Sullivan, Head of Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, University College Cork
Professor John F. Cryan, Professor of Anatomy, University College Cork