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Standing (indicated below by *) and ad hoc committees give members the opportunity to take a deeper dive into specific areas of interest. Every committee chairs reports directly to the Board of Directors, ensuring that the committee’s goals and objectives are in tune with the organization’s strategic plan. In addition to Board and committee service, there are many ways for volunteers to get involved with the Association.

Click below to find more information about each committee.


Ambassador Committee

In alignment with the Strategic Plan, develop and execute outreach initiatives that promote the Association and anatomy. This committee has primary focus on members actively serving as outreach ambassadors to help form and maintain mutually-beneficial partnerships with appropriate entities outside of the Association.
  • In line with the diversity goals, identify and suggest to the Board appropriate outside groups with whom the Association may partner with on mutually-beneficial projects.
  • Perform annual status review and make suggestions for continuing previously-established partnerships.
  • Identify, attend, and serve as ambassadors for outreach activities designed to interact with appropriate outside groups (e.g., activities to recruit members from underrepresented groups/entities).
  • Represent the Association by serving as ambassadors to guest societies and first-time attendees at all meetings (i.e., annual and regional) and at other partner organization’s events.
  • Work with the Program Committee to execute plans that expand attendance, presentations, and symposia of international associations at the Annual Meeting and Regional Meetings to help advance anatomical sciences research globally.
  • Collaborate with journal editors to showcase the Association (e.g., activities that exhibit and solicit manuscripts from other organizations’ meetings).
  • Solicit diverse volunteer participation for outreach opportunities to non-committee members via Anatomy Connected, newsletter, and social media channels.
  • Develop and implement metrics to measure impact of outreach activities.

The committee shall meet during the Annual Meeting and at such other times as the business of the Association may require. Travel (domestic and international) is expected.

The Committee Chair makes an annual report to the Board at the spring meeting, an interim report at the fall meeting, and at any other time as requested.

CHAIR
TERM ENDS
Kristjan Thompson Mercer University School of Medicine 12/31/2021
MEMBERS

Malli Barremkala (DEI) Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine 12/31/2020
Andrew Cale University of Colorado Anshutz Medical Campus 12/31/2022
Anna Edmondson Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University 12/31/2020
Michelle Lazarus Monash University 12/31/2020
Kate Lesciotto Pennsylvania State University 12/31/2022
Smart Mbagwu Nnamdi Azikiwe University/University of Fribourg 12/31/2020
Irina Nizamutdinova University of the Incarnate Word 12/31/2022
Amberly Reynolds Indiana University Bloomington 12/31/2022
Alan Sakaguchi University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 12/31/2020
Audra Schaefer University of Mississippi Medical Center 12/31/2022
Marc Spencer George Washington University 12/31/2022
Carissa Vinovskis University of Colorado – Denver 12/31/2020

 

  • 14 members including 1 chair and a liaison from the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
  • Committee members serve 3-year terms and the chair serves a 2-year term.
  • Appointment of members to fill vacancies on the committee is normally made by the Committee Chair through the call for volunteers’ application process.
  • Approval of new committee members is managed by the Nominating Committee with final approval by the Board of Directors.
  • Be an active member in good standing
  • Ability to travel on behalf of the Association (e.g., domestic and international travel)
  • Active participation is required; must attend and serve as AAA ambassador for outreach activities (meetings, annual/regional/local meetings of other organizations, etc.)
  • Familiarity with membership programs and benefits
  • Willingness to and comfort with engaging with a broad variety of people of differing backgrounds

The expected time commitment in hours per month:

Committee for Early-Career Anatomists (CECA)

The Committee for Early-Career Anatomists (CECA) serves to support AAA’s early-career anatomists by acting as the primary evaluator and award granters of undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral research, and early-career awards at the Annual Meeting; chairing and selecting participants for CECA-sponsored sessions; and fostering a network of early-career anatomists.
  • Judging (pre-judging and onsite judging) and managing the Student/Postdoc and Early-Career awards program the Annual Meeting.
  • Members are required to attend the Annual Meeting; they receive complimentary registration, reimbursement for up to $750 of travel expenses, and a complimentary ticket to the Closing Awards Ceremony.
  • The committee shall hold conference calls as needed and meets daily during the Annual Meeting.
  • The committee is responsible for reviewing and scoring 125-150 abstracts 2-3 weeks after the EB abstract deadline (end of December and beginning of January) during a 2-3 week time period.

CHAIR
TERM ENDS
Victoria Roach Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine 4/30/2022
MEMBERS

Annita Achilleos Baylor College of Medicine 4/30/2021
Danielle Brewer-Deluce McMaster University 4/30/2023
Melissa Carroll DeSales University 4/30/2021
Keely Cassidy University of Nebraska 4/30/2022
Laura Dyer University of Portland 4/30/2023
Ellen Fricano Western University of Health Sciences 4/30/2023
Derek Harmon University of California, San Francisco 12/31/2020
Rachel Menegaz University of North Texas 4/30/2021
Edgar Meyer University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 4/30/2023
Sumitra MIriyala Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport 4/30/2022
Amy Mork Morehouse School of Medicine 4/30/2021
Aaron Murray University of Birmingham 4/30/2023
Stephen Renaud Western University 4/30/2022
Micah Schott Mayo Clinic 4/30/2021
Victor Taylor Wake Forest School of Medicine 4/30/2021

 

  • The committee shall consist of 14-16 postdoctoral fellows or junior faculty.
  • The chair serves on the Program Committee.
  • A representative serves on the Educational Affairs Committee.
  • In recruiting and appointing members, consideration will be given to diversity in scientific and educational research areas and geographic location.
  • Committee members are not eligible to compete in or receive a Student/Postdoc or Early-Career Travel Award.
  • Following review of volunteer applicants from the membership, the chair will make recommendations to leadership for filling vacancies on the committee; the Board of Directors approves the appointments.
  • Members serve for 3 years; the chair serves for 2 years in this capacity. The term begins after the annual business meeting and continues through the meeting in the year of expiration.
  • Be a member in good standing
  • Provide a CV and brief synopsis of why you are interested in serving and how you might contribute to addressing committee responsibilities
  • Additional information, such as a letter of reference, may be requested

The expected time commitment in hours per month:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee develops and executes initiatives that promote and achieve outcomes for individuals from diverse and underrepresented groups within the membership.
  • Create strategies to increase representation and engagement of individuals from diverse and underrepresented groups within the membership.
  • Collaborate with committee chairs to facilitate diversity in committee membership and achievement of DEI goals through committee activities.
  • Collaborate with the Board to ensure that all leaders are aware of DEI goals and actions.
  • Collaborate with the Nominating Committee to ensure that nominations for awards and elections represent the breadth and diversity of membership.
  • Identify and propose means by which the Association can foster outreach and member recruitment, leveraging the inclusive and equitable environment of the Association.
  • Measure the impact of DEI activities and inform membership of progress.

The committee shall meet via phone or video conference once a month; in addition, there will be an annual face-to-face meeting during the Annual Meeting.

The Committee Chair makes a report to the Board at the spring and fall meetings.

CHAIR
TERM ENDS
Loydie Jerome-Majewska McGill University 12/31/2021
MEMBERS

Malli Barremkala Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine 12/31/2020
Angelique Dueñas Hull York Medical School 12/31/2022
Martine Dunnwald University of Iowa 12/31/2021
Rebecca Fisher University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix 12/31/2021
Shaun Logan Texas A&M University College of Dentistry 12/31/2020
Anna Lysakowski University of Illinois at Chicago 12/31/2020
Kathleen Muldoon Midwestern University 12/31/2022
Allison Nesbitt University of Missouri – Columbia 12/31/2022
Jason Organ Indiana University School of Medicine 12/31/2021
Kimberly Topp University of California, San Francisco 12/31/2020
Abhishek Yadav Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine 12/31/2022

 

  • 12 members including 1 chair.
  • Members serve staggered 3-year terms.
  • The chair serves a 1-year term with 1 year as member and 1 year to train as vice chair.
  • Appointment of members to fill vacancies on the committee is normally made by the committee chair through the call for volunteers’ application process.
  • Approval of new committee members is managed by the Nominating Committee with final approval made by the Board of Directors.
  • Be an active member in good standing  
  • Demonstrated commitment to DEI
  • Be willing to participate actively in DEI activities

The expected time commitment in hours per month:

Educational Affairs Committee

The Educational Affairs Committee (EAC) is responsible for planning the education/teaching content of the Annual Meeting, providing content for education/teaching tools on the website, reviewing applications for Education Research Scholarships, and carrying out other education-related projects.
  • Contribute to agenda item discussions during conference calls (about 4 per year).
  • Identify symposia topics of interest for possible presentation at the Annual Meeting.
  • Attend EAC meeting held during the Annual Meeting.
  • Review symposia proposals and make selections based on diverse membership interests.
  • Develop website content, workshops, webinars, etc., to increase the quantity and quality of educational resources available.
  • Review and score applications and select recipients for the following award program:
  • Education Research Scholarships
    • Application Deadline: October 15
    • Committee Report Deadline: November 30

The committee shall hold about 4 conference calls per year and meet during the Annual Meeting and at other such times as the business of the Association may require.

CHAIR
TERM ENDS
Andrew Notebaert University of Mississippi Medical Center 12/31/2020
MEMBERS

Danielle Bentley University of Toronto 12/31/2020
Kirsten Brown George Washington University School of Medicine 12/31/2020
Jennifer Dennis Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences 12/31/2022
Gary Farkas University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine 12/31/2021
Haviva Goldman Drexel University 12/31/2021
Maryvi Gonzalez West Coast University 12/31/2020
Kelly Harrel East Carolina University 12/31/2022
Marc Pizzmenti University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine 12/31/2021
Christopher Ramnanan University of Ottawa 12/31/2020
Joan Richtsmeier (Program) Pennsylvania State University 4/30/2024
Theodore Smith (Student) Indiana University School of Medicine 12/31/2021

 

The committee shall consist of at least 10 members, along with the Program Co-chair and a Committee for Early Career Anatomists (CECA) member serving ex-officio. One position is reserved for a student member.

  • Recommendation for appointment of members to fill vacancies on the committee is made by the committee following review of interested applicants.
  • Approval of the recommended committee members is confirmed by the Executive Committee and the membership at the Annual Meeting.
  • Members serve for 3 years; the chair serves for 2 years in this capacity. The term follows the calendar year, beginning January 1 and continuing through December 31 in the year of expiration.
  • Be a member in good standing
  • Provide a CV and brief synopsis of why you are interested in serving on this committee and how you might contribute to addressing its responsibilities
  • Additional information, such as a letter of reference, may be requested

The expected time commitment in hours per month:

Finance Committee*

The Finance Committee shall be responsible for oversight of the financial management of the Association. The committee’s activities shall include recommendations to the Board of Directors on financial management policies, budget, audit, and development and investment policy, as well as oversight of the Journal Trust Fund and Investment Committee.

The committee shall meet at the fall Board meeting and at such other times as the business of the Association may require, generally via conference call.

  • The committee makes an annual report to the Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting and on any other occasion it deems desirable.
  • The committee reports its recommendations for investment of Association assets to the Board of Directors as appropriate.

CHAIR  
Bryon Grove, Secretary/Treasurer University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Science
MEMBERS  
Shawn Boynes, Executive Director American Association for Anatomy
Philip Brauer, Past President Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience
Valerie DeLeon, President-Elect University of Florida
Raj Ettarh, JTFI Chair California University of Science and Medicine
Ralph Marcucio, Program Co-Chair University of California, San Francisco
Rick Sumner, President Rush University Medical Center

 

This committee shall consist of the President, Past President, President-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer, Journal Trust Fund and Investment Committee Chair, one Program Co-Chair, and the Executive Director

  • Appointment to the committee is made at the Annual Meeting by the current or incoming President with the approval of the Board of Directors.
  • The term of office of this committee shall begin immediately following the Annual Meeting.
  • The Secretary/Treasurer serves as the chair.

Journal Trust Fund & Investment Committee*

The Journal Trust Fund and Investment (JTFI) Committee oversees investment and Journal Trust funds — including, but not limited to, the 2nd Century Fund, the Bensley Trust Fund, and the Basmajian/Williams & Wilkins Award and Langman Award accounts — to ensure that these funds are invested according to policy and are used as required for the purposes for which they were established.
  • The committee typically conducts its business via phone and written communication.
  • The committee meets with the investment advisor via quarterly conference calls, at minimum, to:
    • Review past, present, and prospective economic climate in relation to the investment strategy of each investment manager.
    • Review the investment strategies being used to fulfill the stated objectives.
    • Evaluate the risk levels of the securities represented in the portfolios.
    • Review trends in performance levels in relation to stated objectives.
    • Review quarterly written reports prepared by the investment advisor.
  • Additional contact will take place on an as-needed basis, either by phone or written communication.

The committee shall hold quarterly conference calls and at such other times as the business of the Association may require.

The chair will report to the Board at its spring and fall meetings.

CHAIR
TERM ENDS
Raj Ettarh California University of Science and Medicine 12/31/2021
MEMBERS

Bryon Grove University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Science 4/30/2023
Anna Lysakowski University of Illinois at Chicago 12/31/2021
Margaret McNulty Indiana University School of Medicine 12/31/2022

 

This committee shall consist of 4 members, plus the Secretary/Treasurer.

  • Following review of volunteer applicants from the membership, the chair will make recommendations to the leadership for filling vacancies on the committee and the Board of Directors approves the appointments.
  • Members serve for 3 years; the chair serves for 2 years and sits on the Finance Committee.
  • Be a member in good standing
  • Provide a CV and brief synopsis of why you are interested in serving on this committee and how you might contribute to addressing its responsibilities
  • Additional information, such as a letter of reference, may be requested

The expected time commitment in hours per month:

Nominating Committee*

The Nominating Committee serves to prepare a slate of nominees for the elective offices of the Association, as well as to review committee appointments to make recommendations for the Board’s approval.
  • The chair of the Nominating Committee should solicit the names of potential candidates for office through a letter and/or email to the membership.
    • Once a final list of candidates slated for election is determined, it should be reviewed by the Executive Committee and Executive Director prior to contacting the nominees. (The list will also be sent to the full Board for their information.)
  • The committee reviews potential committee appointments and makes recommendations for the Board’s approval.
  • The committee is responsible for soliciting nominations for and selecting recipients for the following awards:
    • Henry Gray Scientific Achievement Award
      • Nomination Deadline: August 15
      • Additional Materials Deadline: September 15
      • Committee Report Deadline: October 15
    • Henry Gray Educator Award Nomination Deadline
      • Nomination Deadline: August 15
      • Additional Materials Deadline: September 15
      • Committee Report Deadline: October 15
    • A.J. Ladman Award Nomination Deadline
      • Nomination Deadline: August 15
      • Additional Materials Deadline: September 15
      • Committee Report Deadline: October 15
    • Fellows
      • Nomination Deadline: December 1
      • Committee Report Deadline: January 15

The committee shall hold quarterly conference calls and at such other times as the business of the Association may require.

The chair will report to the Board at its spring and fall meetings.

CHAIR
Philip Brauer Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience
MEMBERS
Annita Achilleos Baylor College of Medicine
Kirsten Brown George Washington University School of Medicine
Wayne Vogl University of British Columbia
Carol Ward University of Missouri School of Medicine

 

  • This committee shall consist of 5 voting members.
  • The immediate Past President serves as chair for a two-year term.
  • The other 4 members will serve a one-year term that can be renewed for a second year.
    • Of these, 2 should primarily represent the scientific interests and 2 should represent the educational interests of the Association.
    • At least 1 of these shall be a former member of the Board of Directors.
  • Diversity of geography, gender, etc., should be taken into consideration.
  • The chair will make recommendations to the leadership for filling vacancies on the committee.
  • The membership approves the appointments at the in-person Annual Members Meeting.
  • Be a member in good standing
  • Provide a CV and brief synopsis of why you are interested in serving on this committee and how you might contribute to addressing its responsibilities
  • Additional information, such as a letter of reference, may be requested

The expected time commitment in hours per month:

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee (PDC) is responsible for planning the professional development component of the Annual Meeting and webinars, reviewing applications for Short-Term Visiting Scholarships, and providing oversight of related projects.
  • Develop and implement professional development sessions at the Annual Meeting including recruiting participants, speakers, and workshop organizers.
  • Develop and implement professional development webinars.
  • Advance career networking and mentoring opportunities for members at Annual and Regional Meetings.
  • Generate enduring professional development materials and resources for distribution at meetings, workshops, and online.
  • Contribute to agenda item discussions during conference calls and at the Annual Meeting.
  • Volunteer for subcommittees of the PDC.
  • Review and score applications and select recipients for Short-Term Visiting Scholarships:
    • Application Deadlines: February 1, June 1, October 1
    • Committee Report Deadlines: March 15, July 15, November 15

The committee shall hold about 4 conference calls per year as well as meet during the Annual Meeting and at other such times as the business of the Association may require.

The committee submits a report to the Board at its spring and fall meetings.

CHAIR
TERM ENDS
Polly Husmann Indiana University School of Medicine 12/31/2020
MEMBERS

J. Bradly Barger University of Alabama at Birmingham 12/31/2021
Carrie Elzie Eastern Virginia Medical School 12/31/2020
Lela Giannaris University of Massachusetts Medical School 12/31/2021
Darren Hoffman University of Iowa 12/31/2022
Jennifer Hotzman William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine 12/31/2020
Laura Johnson University of Missouri 12/31/2020
H. Wayne Lambert West Virginia University School of Medicine 12/31/2020
Ralph Marcucio (Program) University of California, San Francisco 4/30/2022
Andrew Notebaert (EAC) University of Mississippi Medical Center 12/31/2020
Mikaela Stiver University of Toronto 12/31/2022
Qian Wang Texas A&M University College of Dentistry 12/31/2021
Alexandra Wink Boston University School of Medicine 12/31/2020

 

  • This committee shall consist of at least 10 members, plus representatives from the Educational Affairs Committee and the Program Committee.
  • One position is reserved for a student member.
  • The committee chair or representative will serve on the Program Committee as a liaison.
  • Following review of volunteer applicants from the membership, the PDC will make recommendations to the leadership for filling vacancies on the committee and the Board of Directors approves the appointments.
  • Members serve for 3 years; the chair serves for 2 years in this capacity.
  • The term follows the calendar year, beginning January 1 and continuing through December 31 in the year of expiration.
  • Be a member in good standing
  • Have a vested interest in professional development and mentoring of members
  • Participation is required

The expected time commitment in hours per month:

Program Committee*

The 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. The committee also provides input on the content and format of other scientific programs, as required.
  • Annual Meeting duties:
    • Planning scientific sessions
    • Soliciting symposia proposals
    • Inviting keynote and plenary speakers
    • Programming abstracts
    • Approving the schedule/format
  • Provides input on the content and format of other scientific programs, as required
  • The committee will meet 2-3 times per year.
  • It is required that all members of the committee attend the Annual Meeting.
  • The committee will hold two 1-day planning meetings plus up to 4 conference calls.

The Program Co-Chairs report to the Board at its spring and fall meetings.

CO-CHAIRS
TERM ENDS
Ralph Marcucio University of California, San Francisco 4/30/2022
Joan Richtsmeier Pennsylvania State University 4/30/2024
MEMBERS

Margaret Hall Midwestern University 4/30/2023
Polly Husmann (PDC) Indiana University School of Medicine 12/31/2020
Paul Kulesa Stowers Institute for Medical Research 4/30/2023
Andrew Notebaert (EAC) University of Mississippi Medical Center 12/31/2020
Victoria Roach (CECA) Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine 4/30/2022
Brenda Rongish University of Kansas Medical Center 4/30/2022
Lisa Taneyhill University of Maryland 4/30/2021
Matthew Vickaryous University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College 4/30/2023
Xiangmin Xu University of California, Irvine 4/30/2023
Katherine Yutzey (SAC) Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 12/31/2020

 

The committee generally consists of 10-14 members, including 2 Program Co-Chairs and representatives to serve as liaisons from EAC, CECA, and PDC.

  • Members are appointed by the Program Co-Chairs to ensure there are representatives from each of the Association’s core areas.
  • The term begins after the Annual Meeting and continues through April of the Annual Meeting in the year of expiration.
  • Members serve a 4-year term.
  • Committee members are expected to attend 2 one-day, in-person programming meetings in mid-May and mid-January, as well as attend the Annual Meeting
  • To be considered for this committee appointment, applicants must be a current Regular member or in a Faculty position
  • Preference will be given to those actively involved in research in the designated areas

The expected time commitment in hours per month:

Publications Committee

The Publications Committee has primary responsibility for oversight of the organization’s three journals — Anatomical Sciences Education, Developmental Dynamics, and The Anatomical Record — as well as managing relationships with journal editors and publisher, Wiley.
  • Serve as a liaison between journal editors and the Board.
  • Oversee journal budgets and present them to the Board.
  • Act as an advocate for journals with the publisher.
  • Assist editors with issues of concern.
  • Negotiate contracts with editors and the journal publisher.
  • Chair attends annual publisher meetings.
  • One representative attends annual journal board meetings.
  • Conduct 3-year reviews of the editor-in-chief of each journal.

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

The committee chair makes an annual report to the Board at the spring meeting, an interim report at the fall meeting, and at any other times as requested.

CHAIR
TERM ENDS
Kem Rogers Western University Canada 1/31/2021
MEMBERS

Linda May East Carolina University 2022
Lawrence Rothblum Oklahoma University College of Medicine 2022
Maureen Stabio University of Colorado School of Medicine 2022

 

  • Consists of a chair and 3 members-at-large, ensuring that both educational and biological research are represented. The chair serves as a non-voting, ex-officio member of the Board of Directors.
  • Appointment of members to fill vacancies on the committee is normally made by the committee chair through the call for volunteers application process.
  • Approval of new committee members is managed by the Nominating Committee with final approval made by the Board of Directors.

The expected time commitment in hours per month:

Scientific Affairs Committee

The Scientific Affairs Committee (SAC) is 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.

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 fall and spring meetings.

CHAIR
TERM ENDS
Katherine Yutzey Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 12/31/2020
MEMBERS

Kellie Bliven A.T. Still University 12/31/2022
Angelo Iulianella Dalhousie University 12/31/2021
Sarah Knox University of California, San Francisco 12/31/2021
Alexander Moise Northern Ontario School of Medicine 12/31/2021
David Ornitz Washington University 12/31/2020
Joan Richtsmeier (Program) Pennsylvania State University 4/30/2024
Irfan Saadi University of Kansas Medical Center 12/31/2022
Andrea Taylor Touro University 12/31/2020

 

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 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.
  • To be considered for committee appointment, applicants must be a current Regular member
  • Preference will be given to those actively involved in research in the designated areas

The expected time commitment in hours per month:

CFAS

AAA is a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS), the mechanism through which the faculty of medical colleges participates in AAMC governance.

Representatives:
Joshua Little (6/30/2020)
Bertha Escobar-Poni, Loma Linda University (6/30/2021)

FASEB

As an organizational member of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), AAA is also part of a coalition of independent societies that play an active role in advocating for the interests of biomedical and life scientists to Congress and other scientific bodies. While we operate independently, being part of a larger coalition means that no organization is working in a vacuum; we’re part of a larger group and benefit through our power in numbers. Some of our advocacy efforts, for example, are shared by FASEB. Learn more about FASEB membership. At the Federation level, Association interests are represented by AAA members.

Board of Directors: Andrea Taylor, Touro University (6/30/2022)

Journal Editorial Board: Melissa Andrews, University of Southampton

IT Subcommittee: Geoffrey Guttman, University of Medicine and Health Sciences

Science Policy Committee: Joseph Yost, University of Utah (6/30/2022)

Science Policy Committee, Early Career Representative: Habiba Chirchir, Marshall University (7/1/2020-6/30/2022)

Excellence in Science Award Committee: Tina Tootle, University of Iowa (6/30/2022)