Annual Associate Member Award Winners

Ralph Ger Associate Member Platform Presentation Award
2019 AACA Ralph Ger Associate Member Platform Presentation Award Winner

 

A Cadaveric Study of the Nerve Supply of the Posterios Knee Joint Capsule
John Tran (University of Toronto)

 

 
 
Poster or Platform Winner:
Platform

Title of winning presentation:
A Cadaveric Study of the Nerve Supply of the Posterior Knee Joint Capsule

Current position:
2nd year Ph.D. Student, Division of Anatomy, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

Advisor:
Anne Agur, Ph.D.

Undergraduate/Graduate degree (previous)
H.B.Sc., Human Biology: Health and Disease Specialist, University of Toronto

Hometown:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Hobbies and Special Interests:
Weight training and playing the online multiplayer computer game: League of Legends with friends.


What would you like to see yourself doing 10 years from now?:
I envision myself in 2028 teaching gross anatomy at a university while conducting clinical research relating to anatomy to advance modern medicine.

 

Sandy C. Marks, Jr. Associate Member Poster Presentation Awards
2019 AACA Sandy C. Marks Jr. Poster Presentation Award Winners

 

Basic Science

Are Soft-Embalmed Cadavers Better for Histopathological Study?
Trenton Jackman (Brigham Young University)

Poster or Platform Winner:
Poster

Title of winning presentation:
Are Soft-Embalmed Cadavers Better for Histopathologic Study?

Current position:

MS2 Student, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester MI

Advisor:
Malli Barremkala M.B.B.S.

 

Undergraduate/Graduate degree (previous)
B.S. Psychology, Brigham Young University

Hometown:
Orem, UT

Hobbies and Special Interests:
I love mountain biking, backpacking, fishing, paddle boarding, and family vacations. I find peace when spending time with my family. I have a professional curiosity in using imaging techniques, particularly ultrasound, to identify and support strong anatomical knowledge in clinical practice. 


What would you like to see yourself doing 10 years from now?:
10 years from now I hope to be working in a small emergency department in a rural area. I also hope to be working with local and international medical teams to establish increased access to consistent high-quality medical care: 

Clinical Anatomy

Intramuscular Aponeuroses and Fibre Bundle Morphology of Flexor Digitorum Superficialis: A 3D Modelling Study.
Mai-Lan Johnston (University of Toronto)

 

 

Poster or Platform Winner:
Poster 

Title of winning presentation:
Intramuscular Aponeuroses and Fiber Bundle Morphology of Flexor Digitorium Superficialis: a 3D Modelling Study

Current position:
4th year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto

Advisor:
Anne Agur, Ph.D.

Hometown:
Toronto Ontario

Hobbies and Special Interests:
Hobbies: Dressage and Basketball. Special Interests: Global/Public Health, Anthropology.

What would you like to see yourself doing 10 years from now?
I would like to be fulfilling my professional goals (which are to be determined), while maintaining and pursuing my personal interests, such as dressage!

Educational Research

Etiology of Pseudoconclusion: Phenomenon of Pseudoreplication in Anatomical Research.
Christopher Johnson (Missouri Southern State University)

 

 

Poster or Platform Winner:
Poster 

Title of winning presentation:
“Etiology of Pseudoconclusion: Phenomenon of Pseudoreplication in Anatomical Research. "

Current position:
Senior pre-med student, Missouri Southern State University

Advisor:
Dr. Alla Barry, MD., & Dr. David Penning, Ph.D.

Hometown:
Neosho, MO

Hobbies and Special Interests:
I enjoy working on and riding motorcycles, but spending time with my wife and children brings me the greatest joy. My other interests include growing Bonsai trees and racing sprint cars.

What would you like to see yourself doing 10 years from now?
In ten years, I hope to be a pediatrician serving the needs of families in Southwest Missouri and the surrounding region. In my capacity as a physician, I would like to follow in the footsteps of my mentors and help future students achieve their goals.