Member Spotlight

2018 Blue Box Award Recipient : Hyung-Jin Lee

This year’s winner of the Blue Box Award is Hyung-Jin Lee. Hyung-Jin is lead author on the publication “The Facial Artery: A Comprehensive Anatomical Review.”  Hyung-Jin Lee is a graduate student at Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Hyung-Jin will receive his PhD in Anatomy next month, specializing in the human anatomy. His particular fields of interests are Aesthetic Anatomy and Sports Anatomy where his research is recently underway. Based on this experience, he hopes to pursue continued high quality research in Aesthetic Anatomy and Sports Anatomy.

Ralph Ger Associate Member Platform Presentation Award

2018 AACA Ralph Ger Associate Member Platform Presentation Award Winner

A Cadaveric Study of the Nerve Supply of the Posterior Knee Joint Capsule
John Tran (University of Toronto)
 
 
Poster or Platform Winner:
Platform

Title of winning presentation:
A Cadaveric Study of the Nerve Supply of the Posterior Knee Joint Capsule

Current position:
2nd year Ph.D. Student, Division of Anatomy, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

Advisor:
Anne Agur, Ph.D.

Undergraduate/Graduate degree (previous)
H.B.Sc., Human Biology: Health and Disease Specialist, University of Toronto

Hometown:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Hobbies and Special Interests:
Weight training and playing the online multiplayer computer game: League of Legends with friends.


What would you like to see yourself doing 10 years from now?:
I envision myself in 2028 teaching gross anatomy at a university while conducting clinical research relating to anatomy to advance modern medicine.

 

Sandy C. Marks, Jr. Associate Member Poster Presentation Awards

2018 AACA Sandy C. Marks Jr. Poster Presentation Award Winners

Basic Education

Parsing Out the Relationship Between Contractile and Connective Elements in the Human Trapezius
Mikaela Stiver (University of Toronto)

Poster or Platform Winner:
Poster

Title of winning presentation:
“Parsing Out the Relationship Between Contractile and Connective Elements in the Human Trapezius”

Current position:
2nd year Ph.D. candidate, Division of Anatomy, Department of Surgery (Graduate Department: Rehabilitation Sciences Institute), Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Advisor:
Anne Agur, Ph.D.

Undergraduate/Graduate degree (previous)
B.Sc.(Honours) Human Kinetics (minor in Neuroscience), University of Guelph;

M.Sc. Psychology (Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science), University of Guelph

Hometown:
Ottawa, ON, Canada

Hobbies and Special Interests:
Running, rock climbing, soccer, photography, volunteering, science outreach, crosswords, & embroidery

What would you like to see yourself doing 10 years from now?:
Ten years from now, I hope to be a clinical anatomist and to have established myself in an academic position at a postsecondary institution. I would like to develop a research program, combining clinical anatomy and pedagogical practices, through which I can advise and mentor a new generation of clinicians and anatomists. I also hope that this position will also afford me the opportunity to teach anatomy to multidisciplinary post-secondary and/or post-graduate students.

Clinical Science 

Biomechanics Behind the Age-related Changes in the Anatomy of the Achilles Tendon Insertion
Przemysław Pękala (Jagiellonian University Medical College)

 

Poster or Platform Winner:
Poster 

Title of winning presentation:
“Biomechanics Behind the Age-related Changes in the Anatomy of the Achilles Tendon Insertion”

Current position:
1st  year Ph.D. student, Department of Anatomy, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków, Poland
1st  year Dietetics student, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków, Poland

Advisor:
Prof. Krzysztof A. Tomaszewski MSPC, MBA, MSc (Edin), MD, PhD, Prof. Jerzy A. Walocha MD, PhD

Undergraduate/Graduate degree (previous)
MD, Jagiellonian University Medical College

Hometown:
Kraków, Poland

Hobbies and Special Interests:
Skiing, basketball, travelling

What would you like to see yourself doing 10 years from now?
Practicing medicine as an orthopaedic surgeon, teaching anatomy, and performing research in the field of human anatomy.

 

Education/History

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Thiel-Embalmed Cadavers for Identifying a Positive Lachman Test
James Ross Bailey (Eastern Tennessee State University - Quillen College of Medicine)

 

Poster or Platform Winner:
Poster 

Title of winning presentation:
“Evaluating the Effectiveness of Thiel-Embalmed Cadavers for Identifying a Positive Lachman Test.”

Current position:
4th year medical student, ETSU Quillen College of Medicine

Advisor:
Paul Gorman, MD (orthopaedic surgeon)

Undergraduate/Graduate degree (previous)
B.S. Health and Human Sciences, University of Memphis

Hometown:
Memphis, TN

Hobbies and Special Interests:
Hobbies: intramural sports, fly-fishing, wood working, landscaping

Interests include spending time with my wife, 4 month old son, and two dogs (Drake and Josh)

What would you like to see yourself doing 10 years from now?
In 10 years I hope to be an Orthopedic Surgeon serving the needs of patients both at home and abroad via international missions. I also have a passion for teaching and have been fortunate to have very influential mentors throughout my medical school career. That said, I hope to also be serving as a mentor for medical students interested in the field of Orthopedics.

 

2018 Anatomical Services Award Recipient: Noel Boaz

 

Did you win a Poster or Platform presentation?
Platform

Title of winning presentation:
“Tissue Solidification in Heart, Lung, and Brain in Soft-Embalmed Cadavers.”

Your current position:
Professor of Anatomy and Anatomy Laboratory Director, Emory & Henry College School of Health Sciences, Marion, VA

Your Undergraduate and previous graduate training (if any):
B.A. University Major in Physical Anthropology, University of Virginia
M.A., Ph.D. in Anthropology (Biological), University of California, Berkeley
M.D., Saba University School of Medicine, Netherlands Antilles

Your home state:
Marion, Virginia

Hobbies and or Special Interests:
Evolutionary and Developmental Anatomy
Paleoanthropology
Evolutionary Medicine
Health Sciences Education, especially Anatomy
Natural History and Museums
Running
Early Music
Ethnic Cuisines
International Human Rights

What would you like to see yourself doing 10 years from now?
Devote more time to research and writing.

2018 Best Paper Award Winner: Brandon Michael Henry

"Consensus guidelines for the uniform reporting of study ethics in anatomical research within the framework of the anatomical quality assurance (AQUA) checklist."

Brandon is a postdoctoral fellow in the cardiac intensive care unit at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where he performs clinical and translational research focused on improving patient outcomes and studying the immune response in critically ill children with complex congenital heart diseases. Brandon carried out his MD and PhD studies at the Jagiellonian University Medical College in Krakow. During this time, he co-founded the International Evidence-Based Anatomy Working Group and published over 50 manuscripts in this field. He also led the development of the Anatomical QUality Assurance (AQUA) Guidelines, which was formally endorsed by the Federative International Committee for Scientific Publications (FICSP) of the IFAA. As a physician-scientist, Brandon plans to continue his anatomical research in the fields of pediatric anatomy, dysmorphology, and congenital malformations, while pursuing a clinical career in pediatrics/genetics & genomics, with a focus on critically ill children. Brandon was born in Niagara Falls, New York, USA and enjoys adventure traveling and water sports in his free time.