Scientific Affairs Committee

Charged with assessing the research landscape covered by the discipline of anatomy to recommend priorities for future programs, products, and services including, but not limited to, development of new meetings or short courses, participation in existing meetings of other organizations, and cooperative ventures with other organizations including potential guest societies, as well as review applications for and select recipients for awards and grants.


  • Review applications and select recipients for:
    • Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
    • Early-Career Investigator Awards
    • Early-Career Anatomist Publication Awards
    • Research Outreach Grants
  • In addition, SAC may make recommendations regarding the implications of priority research areas for membership growth, Annual Meeting, journals, and play a key role in highlighting and communicating members’ research on the organization’s website.


  • Be an active member in good standing
  • Preference will be given to those actively involved in research in the designated areas



NameCompanyThru Date
Angelo IulianellaDalhousie University12/31/2022


NameCompanyThru Date
Habiba ChirchirMarshall University12/31/2023
Adam Hartstone-RoseNorth Carolina State University12/31/2023
Kellie Huxel BlivenA.T. Still University12/31/2022
Sarah KnoxUniversity of California - Los Angeles12/31/2021
Alexander MoiseNorthern Ontario School of Medicine12/31/2021
Joan RichtsmeierPennsylvania State University4/30/2024
Irfan SaadiUniversity of Kansas Medical Center12/31/2022
Timothy SmithSlippery Rock University12/31/2023
Janine ZiermannHoward University12/31/2023


The Committee shall meet during the Annual Meeting and at such other times as the business of the Association may require.


The Committee reports to the Board at its spring and fall meetings.


The committee shall consist of no more than 10 members:

  • A committee chair
  • 2 associate editor representatives, one each from the The Anatomical Record and Developmental Dynamics
  • A Program Committee designate
  • Remaining members to be chosen from the general membership through a call for committee volunteers

Appointment Process

  • Appointment of members to fill vacancies on the committee is made by the chair of the committee, or through the general call for volunteers.
  • Members serve for 3 years; the chair serves for 2 years in this capacity.
  • The term begins January 1 of each year.