Connect with us

National News

Yale Students, UConn Professor Reportedly Took a Selfie With Severed Heads

The heads were supposed to be used for medical research and training.

Published

on

Flavio A. Uribe in a photo from the University of Connecticut’s faculty directory. (Image: University of Connecticut)

In this-was-never-going-to-turn-out-well news, Yale Dental School graduate students and a University of Connecticut professor took a selfie with severed heads designated used for medical research according to multiple reports.

The Associated Press first reported the story yesterday, detailing activities that took place during a workshop in 2017 at Yale which was centered on dental-related facial deformities.

The Guardian reported that Dr. Flavio Uribe, an assistant professor and orthodontics program director at the University of Connecticut, was in the photo.

The AP confirmed it had obtained a copy of the photo from a person who received it through a private group chat. It was submitted anonymously over fear that exposure could lead to the person being expelled.

Yale officials are obviously not too happy about the report, calling the action “disturbing” and “inexcusable.”

From the AP’s report:

In the photo, Uribe and several graduate students are looking at the camera, while others continue to work. All are wearing surgical masks. The two severed heads are on tables, face up.

Uribe told the AP that he was teaching students how to place screws in the cadaver heads. At one point, he said, someone took a photo.

“Somebody unfortunately took a photo,” Uribe said. “It was so quick. I wasn’t sure of the surroundings or scenery at that point.”

Uribe told the AP he has never been disciplined by UConn for any reason.

Officials at both schools have said steps have been taken to ensure nothing of this nature will occur again. Gizmodo reports that “synthetic cadavers like the $95,000 SynDaver Patient, which can be remote controlled to rehearse crisis scenarios like heart attacks and boasts fake organs, muscle tissue, and blood” are slowly being adopted as research alternatives to human cadavers.

Are you looking for digital journalism training and experience? Are you a journalism major who wants to take your career to the next level? CMN’s Digital Journalism course gives you real-time experience, intense feedback on your writing, exposure to journalism influencers and mentors, and a great place to display your work. You can get academic credit too. Check out the Digital Journalism Course here.

We dropped two mixtapes in six months. And we take the news very seriously.

Sign up for the Morning Scoop

and wake up with us each day.

CMN Reports

Academics6 days ago

Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill Faces More Trouble Over U.N. Speech

The Temple University professor is under fire from Temple for a U.N. speech critical of Israel.

by , The Catholic American University
National News3 weeks ago

Michigan State University Ex-President Charged in Larry Nassar Case

The investigation continues.

by , U. Alabama Birmingham
Food3 weeks ago

CDC Warns Not to Eat Romaine Lettuce Amid Another E. coli Outbreak

If you were planning on having a side salad this Thanksgiving, think again.

by , U. Alabama Birmingham
Academics3 weeks ago

Michael Bloomberg Donates $1.8 Billion to Johns Hopkins University

Bloomberg's gift is one of the largest ever donations to higher education, but it hasn't garnered the praise that the...

by , University of Pittsburgh
Education3 weeks ago

Betsy DeVos Reinterprets Title IX: Victims Must Bear the Burden of Proof

Opponents of the policy say that it would favor the accused over the accuser.

by , University of Pittsburgh
In the Hot Seat3 weeks ago

This Heartwarming Story Turned out to be too Good to be True

Couple who decided they wanted to do the right thing by raising money for a homeless man turned out to...

by , Mercy College
National News3 weeks ago

Trump Administration to Restore Acosta’s Press Pass

CNN file a lawsuit against President Trump

by , Mercy College
History4 weeks ago

Judge Rules CNN’s Jim Acosta Must be Granted Previous Press Credentials

A win for journalistic freedom...as the saga continues.

by , CMN Senior Correspondent

Top Reads