UND anatomist to serve on national committee to revise, upgrade anatomy lexicon

Jon Jackson, assistant professor of anatomy and cell biology, has been appointed by the Board of the American Association of Anatomists (AAA) to serve on its Anatomic Terminology Committee. The announcement was made at the recent experimental biology meeting in San Diego, where Jackson co-led a symposium on the use of medical imaging in anatomic education.

Jackson will serve a three-year term on the committee, which will review and revise all of the terminology used in the major disciplines of anatomic science and published in Terminologia Anatomica. The Terminology Committee of the AAA is represented on the Federation of International Committee on Anatomic Terminology.

Jackson was appointed to the committee because of his experience in anatomy and history of science education, as well as his work in the public understanding of science. He also serves in a leadership capacity with the other two major North American anatomic scientific organizations, the American Association of Clinical Anatomists, and the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society.

Founded in 1888 for the advancement of anatomical science, the AAA is the professional home for an international community of biomedical researchers and educators working on anatomical form and function in imaging, cell biology, genetics, molecular development, endocrinology, histology, neuroscience, forensics, microscopy, physical anthropology, and numerous other exciting and developing areas.