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IU Northwest alumni chapters encourage ‘Lifelong Learning’ during seminar Feb. 23

International Human Cadaver Prosection Program is topic of educational presentation


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Erika Rose
Office of Marketing and Communications

The Indiana University Northwest Alumni Association and the Indiana University Alumni Association - Lakeshore Region Chapter are here to help you achieve your learning objectives and goals through a series of free “Lifelong Learning” seminars open to the general community, as well as to IU Northwest students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Thursday, Feb. 23: “The Gift of Life and Knowledge Through Body Donation.”

5:30 p.m. Reception

6 p.m. Presentation

John W. Anderson Library Conference Center, Room 105ABC

Ernest Talarico, Jr., Ph.D. is the Associate Director of Medical Education and Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the IU School of Medicine – Northwest. Talarico is the course director for Human Gross Anatomy and Embryology and an associate faculty member in the Radiologic Sciences program at IU Northwest.

Talarico will educate participants about the International Human Cadaver Prosection Program (IHCPP) and discuss how this annual global community event benefits Northwest Indiana through the training of healthcare professionals.

The International Human Cadaver Prosection Program (IHCPP) takes place each summer on the campus of IU Northwest.  Approximately 60 individuals (students, professionals and nonprofessionals) receive extensive training in human anatomy and radiology, and prepare human donors for use by incoming medical students using radiography and dissection.  IHCPP activities include hands-on dissection and radiography, and prosthetics, suturing and knee arthoplasty workshops.  The IHCPP is world-renowned, and serves as a launching platform for basic science and clinical research of human diseases and conditions found in patients in Indiana and the world. 

For more information, or to reserve your seat, contact the IU Northwest Office of Alumni Relations at (219) 980-6769 or