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

UK Body Donor Documentary Features AAA Member Claire Smith

A pioneering documentary featuring AAA member Professor Claire Smith, head of Anatomy at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, is scheduled to air on Britain’s Channel 4 in early December. “My Dead Body,” follows Smith and her team as they dissect cancer patient and body donor Toni Crews, and charts the course of the disease from the initial diagnosis to her death four years later. Crews, … Continue reading UK Body Donor Documentary Features AAA Member Claire Smith

Expanding Embryology: AAA Member Seeks to Destigmatize Sexual Health

There is a lot of mystery around pelvic anatomy and development, specifically how these topics are talked about and taught in classes, according to Kansas City University Associate Professor of Anatomy Jennifer Dennis.  As an embryologist, Dennis specializes in organism development, specifically human development. But her interest in increasing discussions and content around being more representative in how anatomy is taught is a personal one, … Continue reading Expanding Embryology: AAA Member Seeks to Destigmatize Sexual Health

Histology Coloring Book Update

By Drs. Karen Pinder and Tamara Franz-Odendaal | September 2022 The first ever Histology Coloring book funded by a 2021 grant from the AAA Innovations Program to Drs. Karen Pinder (University of British Columbia) and Tamara Franz-Odendaal (Mount Saint Vincent University) is well underway. We are pleased to provide a brief update on what we have been doing and how the project has unfolded. The … Continue reading Histology Coloring Book Update

Developing a Growth Mindset: AAA Member Lisa Lee Takes an Interactive Approach to Teaching

By Sheryll Poe | May 11, 2022 While AAA member Lisa Lee attended this year’s Experimental Biology conference as a presenter for the American Physiological Society, she admits she kept seeking out her AAA friends, colleagues and collaborators throughout the conference. “Anatomists are just the most encouraging, accepting, empathetic and compassionate people,” said Lee, an associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine … Continue reading Developing a Growth Mindset: AAA Member Lisa Lee Takes an Interactive Approach to Teaching

Focused on the Future: ASP’s Jailenne Quiñones-Rodriguez Shares Her Passion for Advocacy, Teaching, Looks Ahead

Throughout her 12-year career, Jailenne Quiñones-Rodriguez said she has always wondered, “How could I contribute to my community? How can I use the acquired cumulative scientific knowledge to reciprocate a country that has given me so much?”  For Quiñones-Rodriguez, giving back has meant creating opportunities for other young scientists and leading by her own excellent example. “During my undergraduate and graduate experiences, I have participated … Continue reading Focused on the Future: ASP’s Jailenne Quiñones-Rodriguez Shares Her Passion for Advocacy, Teaching, Looks Ahead