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American Association for Anatomy names Jason Organ Editor Of the Journal Anatomical Sciences Education

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American Association for Anatomy

WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 31, 2022 – The American Association for Anatomy has named Jason Organ, Ph.D, as Editor-in-Chief of its journal Anatomical Sciences Education (ASE), beginning January 1, 2023. Organ is Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

He has served previously as Associate Editor for The Anatomical Record and PLOS One journals, as the Editor/Blogger of the PLOS Science Communication Blog, and as the Social Media Editor of Anatomical Sciences Education.

Organ detailed his goals and vision for the journal, which provides an international forum for the exchange of ideas, opinions, innovations and research on topics related to education in the anatomical sciences:

  • Increase the visibility of ASE through social media and podcasts
  • Enable ASE to publish high quality research in the areas of science outreach, communication, and non-classroom pedagogical innovations
  • Increase the number of special issues published by ASE to two or three per year, including special issues that mark contributions to the field and provide an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of our discipline
  • Incorporate the publication of three-dimensional videos and/or models  

“The current editor in chief of ASE, Dr. Wojciech Pawlina, built a strong foundation that has positioned the journal to soar to new heights. I am excited to work toward these goals while continually aligning them with the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals set forth by the AAA Board of Directors. I am committed to DEI, and I have made it a bedrock of my service to our profession,” Organ said. “My hope is to grow the ASE editorial board toward areas and approaches that are currently underrepresented, while also maintaining continuity of the current board. To do this, the journal will draw on experts and expertise in all areas of anatomy education.”

“Dr. Organ’s expertise in anatomical sciences, proficiency with social media and podcasting, and his commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the field will significantly expand the footprint of ASE,” said Dr. Valerie B. DeLeon, AAA President. “We are grateful to Drs. Pawlina and Richard Drake, who were the founding editors of ASE, and we are excited and looking forward to the next era of ASE under Dr. Organ’s leadership.”

About the Journal

Anatomical Sciences Education is an official publication of the American Association for Anatomy. The aim of this journal is to provide an international forum for the exchange of ideas, opinions, innovations and research on topics related to education in the anatomical sciences of gross anatomy, embryology, histology, and neurosciences at all levels of anatomical sciences education including, undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, allied health, medical (both allopathic and osteopathic), and dental.

About the American Association for Anatomy

The American Association for Anatomy is an international membership organization of biomedical researchers and educators specializing in the structural foundation of health and disease. AAA connects gross anatomists, neuroscientists, developmental biologists, physical anthropologists, cell biologists, physical therapists, and others to advance the anatomical sciences through research, education, and professional development.

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