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Anatomy in Clay® Learning System Podcast

The Anatomy in Clay® Learning System podcast includes interviews with anatomy students and anatomy teachers who are part of the Anatomy in Clay family far and wide. For more information visit


Oct 5, 2023

Dr. Melissa Carroll is an associate professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. Dr. Carroll’s research interests include anatomical education with an emphasis on health professions education, anatomical variation, and structural diversity, and the history of anatomical sciences with an emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion. She currently serves on the board of the American Association for Anatomy and has been an AAA member for 14 years. She has served as a member of that organization's Committee for Early-Career Anatomists and the Structural Racism Task Force. In addition, Dr. Carroll is also the founder and current president of Black in Anatomy, whose stated mission is to create a safe space to network, uplift, support, and amplify Black contributions to anatomical science. The organization's third "Black in Anatomy Week" begins on Oct. 16.


To register for Black in Anatomy Week events:

Wednesday, October 18, 2023, “The Black Body: A Focus on Leadership and Self-Care” 

By Shawn Boynes, FASAE, CAE from 4 -5 pm EDT #BlackinAnatLeads

Thursday, October 19, 2023, Black in Anatomy Community Social from 6:30 pm - 7:30 p.m. ET #BlackinAnatSocial

Friday, October 20, 2023 “The Role of Racism in Weight Bias and Weight Stigma” by Madelyn Crowell, PhD from 12 -1 pm ET #ReclaimingTheBody

Saturday, October 21, 2023 “Paint & Celebrate” with Ni-ka Ford, MS, CMI from 12- 2 pm EDT. #PaintCelebrate

Intro and Outro music "Vicious Pen" courtesy of Moby Gratis