Medical Research – UCLA Donated Body Program

Donated human remains are integral to a wide range of educational, research and clinical pursuits, including anatomy instruction and neurological, anatomical and physiological research, and pathological examination, to name a few.

These anatomical remains provide invaluable human materials for use in study, training and research and are also used for surgical procedural training, allied health education, forensic research and training, mortuary science education and the development and testing of new medical devices.

UCLA is one of the foremost medical research institutions in the world, carrying on studies in numerous fields in order to discover new methods of fighting disease, alleviating suffering and assisting in recovery from injury.