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Melissa Carroll, PhD, Elected to Board of the American Association for Anatomy

Melissa Carroll, PhD, associate professor of anatomy and cell biology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) during the association’s annual election. More than 400 members participated in the elections for the all-volunteer board.

Carroll’s research interests include anatomical education with an emphasis on physical therapy, anatomical variation and structural diversity, and the history of anatomical sciences with an emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has been an AAA member for 14 years and currently serves as a member of both the Committee for Early-Career Anatomists and the Structural Racism Task Force.

A seat on AAA’s Board of Directors is one of the most important and direct ways to serve as a steward of the association and the anatomical field. In a statement announcing her election to the board, Carroll said her vision for AAA “would be similar to my personal vision – to be of service to others and to foster connections between people that could collaborate well with each other.”

AAA was founded Sept. 17, 1888, in Washington, D.C., for the “advancement of anatomical science.” The association serves as the professional home for an international community of biomedical researchers and educators focusing on the structural foundation of health and disease.