Program Media

May 2019

April 2019

2019 Interment Ceremony 

Veteran giving American flag to family

April 2018

2018 Interment Ceremony

Speaker at ceremony

May 2017

The Human Anatomy Program sponsored another poignant Burial of Ashes Ceremony on May 3, 2017.

Pictures of family at burial ceremony

January 2017

The Department of CSA – Body Donation Program published an article in the Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Mission magazine highlighting a remarkable journey of a courageous donor, Suzanne Felts.

  • The dead teach the living, January 1, 2017, by Joe Feist. Features – Suzanne Felts, Omid Rahimi, Ph.D., Body Donation Program Director, Linda Baker-Webber, Body Donation Program Coordinator.

April 2016

2016 Interment Ceremony

Annual Internment Ceremony

Read the UT Health Newsroom article on the 2016 Burial Ceremony:

Read the article published on the MySA – San Antonio News website:

February 2016

Check out KSAT12 news story and video on new anatomy labs with Annette Occhialini and Omid Rahimi:

Omid Rahimi is shown demonstrating new technology at the opening of the ALTC
Dr. Explaining how 3D system works
Omid Rahimi director of the human anatomy program: “We can virtually rotate the body,”

May 2015

2015 Interment Ceremony

2015 Burial Ceremony

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.

View stories about the Burial of Ashes ceremony at:

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.

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. is the new Willed Body Program director.

November 2010

The Express-News wrote an article which describes the program – its existence, purpose and the constant need for more donors.