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Dr. Roy Glover

Dr. Roy Glover is Associate Professor Emeritus of Anatomy and Cell Biology. He taught Anatomy for more than 30 years at the University of Michigan Medical School where he also developed and ran the university's Polymer Preservation Laboratory until he retired in 2004. He serves as Chief Medical Director and Spokesperson for BODIES…The Exhibition.

Dr. Glover earned his Master of Science and Doctorate in Anatomy from The Ohio State University in 1965 and 1968, respectively. He joined the Anatomy faculty of the University of Michigan Medical School in 1968 and was promoted through the professional ranks until he retired in 2004. In 1989 he developed the University of Michigan’s Polymer Preservation Laboratory, one of the largest laboratories of its kind in North America, and one of the only labs in the world capable of providing whole dissected polymer preserved bodies for medical study and research. The University of Michigan’s Polymer Preservation Laboratory has been vital in providing human anatomical specimens to support the educational efforts of medical schools, dental schools, health education agencies, biotechnology companies, museums, colleges, high schools and secondary schools. The availability of these specimens allows doctors, patients and students around the world to study and understand the human body.

Dr. Glover is the recipient of numerous research and teaching awards, including:

  • 1991, The O'Conner Research Award, The Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • 1990, National Neuroscience Excellence in Teaching Award, The New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry
  • 1985, The AMOCO Foundation Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Instruction, The University of Michigan
  • 1983, The Kaiser Permanente Teaching Award for Excellence in Basic Science Instruction, The University of Michigan Medical School

Dr. Glover was also awarded a U.S. Patent for the design and development of a Multiple Substructure Anatomical Brain model, a model that is being used in more than 100 medical schools in the United States and overseas. He retired from the University of Michigan on June 30, 2004, to join Premier Exhibitions where he presently serves as Chief Medical Director and Spokesperson for BODIES…The Exhibition.

 


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