American Association of Anatomists

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The American Association of Anatomists (AAA), based in Bethesda, MD, was founded in Washington, D.C. in 1888 for the "advancement of anatomical science." AAA is the professional home for an international community of biomedical researchers and educators focusing on anatomical form and function.

In addition to being the primary educators of medical students in their first year of medical school, AAA members work in imaging, cell biology, genetics, molecular development, endocrinology, histology, neuroscience, forensics, microscopy, physical anthropology, and numerous other developing areas.

AAA holds an annual meeting (part of Experimental Biology); offers a wide range or awards, grants, scholarships, and fellowships; provides a variety of professional development programs and resources; and publishes three peer-reviewed journals: Anatomical Sciences Education, Developmental Dynamics and The Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology.

The rank of Fellow of the American Association of Anatomists (FAAA) is designed to honor distinguished members who have demonstrated excellence in science and in their overall contributions to the anatomical sciences.

President Emeritus[edit]

  • Jeffrey Laitman 2013–2015)


  • Lynne Opperman(2013–2015)


  • Kimberly Topp (2013-2015)

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