Reminder: Survey on Terminology Preferences Among Anatomy Educators

Hello fellow AABA members,
Thank you to everyone who has completed our survey already! Weare continuing to collect responses until June 1 if you would still like to participate in a survey study on the term(s) anatomy educators use for the human bodies in anatomy laboratories.  
We define ‘Anatomy Educator’ as anyone from a teaching assistant through full professor or laboratory manager who instructs students in an anatomy lab that utilizes human bodies for either dissection or prosection purposes.  This also includes high school anatomy instructors who take their classes to tour human anatomy laboratories.  Please feel free to forward this message to anyone you think fits this criteria and may be interested in taking this survey.  
As a ‘thank you’ for your participation, you will have the option to be entered into a drawing for one of five $25 Amazon gift cards upon completion of the survey.  The details of the survey are in the message below. Thank you in advance for your participation in this survey and/or in distributing it to individuals who fit the criteria (“anatomy educators” who utilize human bodies or body parts in their courses).  
Thank you,
Bobbie Leeper

Project Title: Terminology Preferences Among Anatomy Educators
Link to Survey:
Bobbie Leeper, PhD, Seton Hill University
Rhiannon Robinson, MS, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Jonathan Wisco, PhD, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Kelsey Stevens, MS, Briar Cliff University
Jeremy Grachan, PhD, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School 

Please read this form carefully and ask any questions you may have before deciding whether to participate in the study. 
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to collect information about the preferred terms used by anatomy educators to refer to the human bodies dissected or prosected in anatomy courses. 

Procedures: If you agree to be in the study, you will be asked to complete a survey based on how you refer to the human bodies you use in your anatomy courses. The survey will take about 10-15 minutes. 

Risks/Benefits: There are no anticipated risks involved in participating in this research beyond those experienced in everyday life. There are no direct benefits to you from participation; however, as a ‘thank you’ for your participation, you will have the option to be entered into a drawing for one of five $25 Amazon gift cards upon completion of the survey. 

Confidentiality: Survey responses will not collect any identifiable information to maintain the confidentiality of the participants. Those who enter the drawing will do so through a separate form linked within the survey to maintain the anonymity of the responses from the emails provided for the gift card drawing. 

Voluntary Participation: Participation in this study is voluntary. If you do not want to be in this study, you do not have to participate. Even if you decide to participate, you are free not to answer any question or to withdraw from participation at any time without penalty. The gift card drawing at the completion of the survey is also voluntary and optional. 

Contacts and Questions: If you have questions about this research project, feel free to contact the study sponsor, Bobbie Leeper ( If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, you may contact the Seton Hill University Institutional Review Board at