American Association of Anatomists
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The American Association for Anatomy (AAA), based in Rockville, MD, was founded in Washington, D.C. in 1888 as the Association of American Anatomists for the "advancement of anatomical science." AAA later changed its name to the American Association of Anatomists, and became the American Association for Anatomy in 2019. AAA is an international membership organization of biomedical researchers and educators specializing in the structural foundation of health and disease.
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.
- Phil Brauer, Ph.D. (2017–2019)
- Rick Sumner, Ph.D. (2017-2019)
- Valerie DeLeon, Ph.D. (2019-2021)
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