Melissa Carroll October 18, 2022 33:58

Where Are The Anatomists Who Look Like Me?

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It’s Black in Anatomy’s 2nd anniversary this week! To celebrate this amazing organization and movement that amplifies Black contributions to the anatomical sciences, we are honoured to have Dr. Melissa Carroll, Founder of Black in Anatomy, join us on Body Banter. Melissa, Claudia, and Segun chat about what it means to be an “expert” in a field that we still don’t know everything about, how a tolerance for ambiguity is key as an educator, and why it’s important to have diverse representation and BIPOC mentors in anatomy.
Melissa Carroll

Melissa A. Carroll, PhD, MS is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Melissa teaches anatomy and neuroanatomy to medical, graduate, and undergraduate students. She has published and presented on pelvic anatomy, anatomy in physical therapy education, and anatomical variations. Working with a dedicated team of collaborators, Melissa is focused on inclusion and equity through several initiatives. One such project includes increasing representation in anatomical images through the Portfolios of People: Advancing Anatomical Representation Together (POP-AART) project. Melissa is also the Founder of Black in Anatomy, a grassroots non-profit organization whose goal is to promote and celebrate Black contributions to anatomical sciences.



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