Honoring the First Patient
At the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) anatomy lab, a sign at the entrance reads as a reminder, “Mortui Vivos Docent,” or “the dead teach the living.” Students, faculty members and families honored those who have donated their bodies to the Willed Body Program with a memorial service at Resthaven Memorial Park on Memorial Day.
Willed body programs impact health care professional students in many ways.
They are called by many the first patient or first teacher. Most students agree choosing to donate your body for medical education and research is one of the most generous contributions given to TTUHSC.
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences hosted its 34th Annual Student Research Week March 8-11.
The National Cancer Institute awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant to C. Patrick Reynolds, M.D., Ph.D., director for the School of Medicine Cancer Center at TTUHSC.
The Willed Body Program has served West Texas since 1972 and is the foundation upon which the TTUHSC Institute of Anatomical Sciences is built.
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) recently hosted traditional commencement ceremonies for its 1,595-member Class of 2022.
The school, which is the sixth at the university, aims to train future health care leaders in population and public health.