The Keith and Marion Moore Blue Box Award

The award is established by Dr. Keith L. Moore, a founding member of the AACA and well-known anatomy textbook author.  The Blue Box Award is for the best student paper published in Clinical Anatomy (CA) during a given calendar year/Journal volume. The awardee must be the first author on the paper. The award consists of a certificate and a check for $500. It is open to graduate and medical students worldwide, even those who have received their PhD or MD's in the year that the paper is published. The student can be nominated by the student's supervisor, anatomy professor, or the Editor-in-Chief of CA will arrange to have all eligible papers from the calendar year submitted to committee members.

A Blue Box Award Committee of 3-5 AACA members is appointed annually by the AACA President, with the Editor-in-Chief of CA being a member of the committee. The Award may not be presented in a given year, if a qualified student paper has not been published. The award is announced and presented at the Annual AACA Meeting Banquet if the author is in attendance.

2014 Blue Box Award Recipient: Ross Puffer, M.D.


Marisa Pulcrano is originally from Switzerland. She graduated from Occidental College in 2011 with a B.A. in Biology and a minor in History. She recently earned her M.D. from Georgetown University, where she nurtured a strong interest in medical education. Marisa is currently a first-year General Surgery resident at UCSF