Apply Now for Summer Opportunities in Anatomy Research

Now in its fifth year, the SOAR (Summer Opportunities in Anatomy Research) program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center provides undergraduate students the opportunity to gain research, education, and outreach experience in the anatomical sciences. Funded by the AAA’s Innovations Program and a NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates award, the 10-week internship program specifically targets undergraduate populations that do not share a campus with a graduate anatomy program or … Continue reading Apply Now for Summer Opportunities in Anatomy Research

Revisiting the Anatomical Record Special Issue on History, Ethics

Last year, AAA took the unprecedented step of publishing a special issue of The Anatomical Record that examines “the soul of our discipline” and AAA, co-editors Jeffrey T. Laitman and Heather F. Smith wrote in their issue editorial. Guest Edited by Jason Organ and Amber Comer, both of Indiana University in Indianapolis, the collection of papers in this special issue “looks at our past through a powerful, … Continue reading Revisiting the Anatomical Record Special Issue on History, Ethics

AAA Resources: An Update on the Virtual Dissection Database

In just two years, the Virtual Dissection Database (VDD) has proven to be an invaluable resource for anatomists around the world. However, even the VDD founders could not have imagined the impact the database would have on teaching in one particular country. “The majority of users are from U.S. which makes sense,” said VDD co-principal Matthew Vilburn of the University of Nebraska Medical Center. “But … Continue reading AAA Resources: An Update on the Virtual Dissection Database

An Update on the POP AART Program

What started as a Twitter exchange about the lack of inclusive anatomical imagery has become a passion project for a group of AAA members. Melissa A. Carroll, Jerry Guillot, Kelly M. Harrell and Theodore C. Smith are the team behind Portfolios of People: Advancing Anatomical Representation Together (POP AART), a program aimed at addressing a lack of anatomy teaching visual supplements that are representative of … Continue reading An Update on the POP AART Program

AAA Members: Apply Now for the DELTA Program

As mid-career women in academia, Rebecca Lufler, Associate Professor of Medical Education at Tufts University School of Medicine and Eustathia Lela Giannaris, Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology at UMass Chan Medical School say they have both benefited from participation in leadership development programs.   That’s why Lufler and Giannaris created the Developing and Elevating Leaders with Tools for Advancement (DELTA), one of the … Continue reading AAA Members: Apply Now for the DELTA Program

Make a Difference. Be a Mentor.

January is Mentoring Month and AAA is proud to support mentors and mentees through programs like: The Anatomy Scholars Program — The Anatomy Scholars Program (ASP) aims to build a robust and supportive peer-to-peer community to increase the retention of Underrepresented Minorities (URM) in STEM in academia who reside in the US and Canada. The DELTA Program — Developing and Elevating Leaders with Tools for … Continue reading Make a Difference. Be a Mentor.