January 05, 2021 | Glendale, AZ
Heather F. Smith, Ph.D., Director of Anatomical Laboratories and Professor of Anatomy at Midwestern University's Glendale Campus, has been named the first female Editor-in-Chief of the Anatomical Record, one of the world's top anatomy journals which is published by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA).
Dr. Smith is the first woman in the journal's 114-year history to ever hold the position of Editor-in-Chief. Her five-year term in the role began on January 1st.
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.