Anatomical Services Award

The Anatomical Services Award will be awarded to the best platform or poster presentation given at an AACA annual meeting for scientific studies or case reports in the areas of donor preparation and management to include storage, tracking and special preparations, etc.; administration of donor programs; and other areas related to type and quality of donor preparation and management.   The award will be $600 to be used to defray travel costs to the AACA annual or regional meeting immediately following, an award certificate and a waiver of association membership fees in the subsequent year.

To be eligible for the award, the presentation must be made by the principle author of the abstract who must be a technical or administrative staff member in an academic whole body donation program or at an academic institution where donors are used for anatomical and clinical education.

Award eligible submissions, will be judged by technical peers within the association.  The final selection committee will include the six members of the Anatomical Services Committee and the Anatomical Services Councilor.

2018 Anatomical Services Award Recipient: Noel Boaz


Did you win a Poster or Platform presentation?


Title of winning presentation:

“Tissue Solidification in Heart, Lung, and Brain in Soft-Embalmed Cadavers.”

Your current position:

Professor of Anatomy and Anatomy Laboratory Director, Emory & Henry College School of Health Sciences, Marion, VA

Your Undergraduate and previous graduate training (if any):

B.A. University Major in Physical Anthropology, University of Virginia

M.A., Ph.D. in Anthropology (Biological), University of California, Berkeley

M.D., Saba University School of Medicine, Netherlands Antilles

Your home state:

Marion, Virginia

Hobbies and or Special Interests:

Evolutionary and Developmental Anatomy


Evolutionary Medicine

Health Sciences Education, especially Anatomy

Natural History and Museums


Early Music

Ethnic Cuisines

International Human Rights

What would you like to see yourself doing 10 years from now?

Devote more time to research and writing.