AAA Resources: An Update on the Virtual Microscopy Database

It’s been five years since Haviva M. Goldman, Michael Hortsch and Lisa M.J. Lee won the first ever AAA Innovation Grant and developed the Virtual Microscopy Database (VMD). The need for the VMD came about gradually, as visual technology got better and better and more colleges and universities moved away from buying expensive microscopes and storing boxes of tissue slides, Hortsch explained. “It required a lot … Continue reading AAA Resources: An Update on the Virtual Microscopy Database

AR Research on Sauropods Featured in Nature

New research published in The Anatomical Record on how sauropods evolved long necks was highlighted Nature magazine’s “Research Highlights.” In the paper, a team Brazilian researchers studied a new specimen excavated near Agudo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and concluded that “the elongation of the neck of sauropodomorphs is an example of gradual evolutionary process,” rather than abruptly. The findings will appear in the upcoming … Continue reading AR Research on Sauropods Featured in Nature

AAA Program Update: Preparing New Leaders Through DELTA

Developing and Elevating Leaders with Tools for Advancement (DELTA) is one of the newest professional development opportunities for AAA members. Funded by a 2021 AAA Innovations Program Award, the DELTA program is focused on helping individuals gain leadership skills and knowledge to better prepare them for new leadership roles and career advancement.  As mid-career women in academia, Rebecca Lufler, Associate Professor of Medical Education at Tufts … Continue reading AAA Program Update: Preparing New Leaders Through DELTA

Paleoartist Hank Sharpe Combines Art and Science to Create AR Special Issue Cover

By Sheryll Poe The cover artwork of the special issue of The Anatomical Record on crocodiles is arresting and bold, utilizing all the skill and mastery of up-and-coming paleoartist, Hank Sharpe. The 21-year-old artist is in his last year as an undergraduate studying dinosaur anatomy at the University of Alberta, where he also works on anatomical studies for his degree. “There are lot of medical … Continue reading Paleoartist Hank Sharpe Combines Art and Science to Create AR Special Issue Cover

‘We Are Planned’: An Update on Anatomy Connected 2023 from the Program Committee Chairs

By Sheryll Poe Planning for Anatomy Connected 2023–AAA’s most important event of the year–is well underway, with the deadline for abstracts fast approaching (December 14, 2022 for those keeping track). AAA’s Program Committee is responsible for the overall Annual Meeting program with duties that include planning scientific sessions, soliciting symposia proposals, inviting keynote and plenary speakers, programming abstracts, and approving the schedule/format. Program Committee Co-Chairs … Continue reading ‘We Are Planned’: An Update on Anatomy Connected 2023 from the Program Committee Chairs

Writing the Best Abstract

By Rachel Menegaz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of North Texas Health Science Center The deadline for abstract submission for Anatomy Connected 2023 is rapidly approaching (December 14, 2022). The Committee for Early Career Anatomists (CECA), which reviews the abstracts submitted by trainees for the Student/Postdoctoral Awards, has developed the following guidelines based on our collective experience with what makes a clear and compelling abstract. While … Continue reading Writing the Best Abstract