The American Physiological Society (APS) is a nonprofit association devoted to fostering education, scientific research, and dissemination of information in the physiological sciences. The Society, founded in 1887, has more than 10,000 members and has education programs addressing issues at each levelprecollege, undergraduate, graduate, professional, and continuing education. In addition, the APS is committed to increasing diversity in biological sciences; in 2003, the APS received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Engineering, and Mentoring Programs for its systemic approach to incorporating diversity efforts into its programs.
The APS accepts submissions through four mechanisms:
PreK-12 Resources (Colleague to colleague sharing): The APS welcomes the submission of PreK-12 classroom activities, demonstrations, images, simulations, lesson plans, interactive activities/programs, etc. All items are peer-reviewed by a team of scientists and educators in September and March. Submit these items through the Archive submission process. For questions, contact the Archive Coordinator (email@example.com).
Higher Education Resources (Colleague to colleague sharing): Undergraduate, graduate, and professional school laboratory activities, demonstrations, images, simulations, syllabi, lecture notes, PowerPoints, exams, interactive activities/programs, etc. All items are peer-reviewed by a team of scientists and/or educators in June and December. Submit these items through the Archive submission process. For questions, contact the Archive Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Advances in Physiology Education (Peer-reviewed journal): Scholarly articles that enhance teaching and learning of Physiology, Neuroscience, and Pathophysiology, including descriptions of innovations that improve teaching in the classroom and laboratory, essays on education, and review articles based on current understanding of physiological mechanisms, evaluation of new technologies for teaching and research, and educational pedagogy. Items submitted to Advances generally require classroom testing data. All items are peer-reviewed by the editorial board. Submit these items through the journal submission site (add web address). For questions, contact the journal editor, Robert Carroll (email@example.com).
Web-site recommendations (Colleague to colleague sharing): Archive users are encouraged to submit websites that they have found useful to the Archive for review and inclusion. Submit these items by contacting the Archive Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The American Association of Anatomists (AAA) was founded in Washington, D.C. in 1888, for the "advancement of anatomical science." Today, via research, education, and professional development activities, AAA serves as the professional home for an international community of biomedical researchers and educators focusing on anatomical form and function.
In addition to being the primary educators of medical students in their first year of medical school, AAA members worldwide work in imaging, cell biology, genetics, molecular development, endocrinology, histology, neuroscience, forensics, microscopy, physical anthropology, and numerous other exciting and developing areas. Anatomy is a vibrant and growing discipline, truly the backbone of biomedical science.
To only search for AAA items please go to: http://www.apsarchive.org/search.cfm?p=AAA.
AAA is currently accepting external submissions. Items cataloged by AAA have been reviewed for scientific accuracy and the appropriate use of humans and/or animals in research.
AAA Membership Services & Marketing Manager
AAA Archive Consultant
The Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) was founded to promote communication among teachers of human anatomy and physiology in high schools, colleges, universities, and related institutions; to present workshops and conferences (regional and national) where members can obtain information about the latest developments in the health and science fields; and to encourage educational research and publication by HAPS members.
HAPS now includes over 1,600 members from high schools, two and four year colleges, universities, and private businesses throughout the United States, Canada and the rest of the world.
To only search for HAPS items please go to: http://www.apsarchive.org/search.cfm?p=HAPS.
HAPS is currently only accepting submissions from HAPS Institute participants. Items cataloged by HAPS have been reviewed for scientific accuracy and the appropriate use of humans and/or animals in research
If you have material you would like to contribute to the HAPS portion of the Archive, please contact Dee Silverthorn, HAPS President, at email@example.com.
The Massachusetts Society for Medical Research (MSMR) is a non-profit member organization representing biomedical research at universities, hospitals, biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms, and others that ethically use animal models directly or indirectly in their research and testing. Our members also include organizations and companies that support biomedical research.
We help our members deal with issues of public perception, education, legislation, communications, outreach, and professional development training relevant to animal use. MSMR is pro-active with the media, students and teachers, and most especially with the members themselves. We run well-regarded workshops on topics ranging from media communications to ethics, from security for research operations to harmonization of IACUCs and IBCs.
We offer educational materials and experiences for students and teachers K–14, including information about biomedical research with animals, classroom speakers, career day presenters and on-line information. We also produce the website What A Year!, devoted to bringing the latest biomedical breakthroughs to students and teachers in grades 7–12; and each year we conduct our student competition in which grade 7–12 students anywhere in New England may submit an essay, poster or video on a recent research development of their choice.
To only search for MSMR items please go to: http://www.apsarchive.org/search.cfm?p=MSMR.
MSMR is currently not accepting external submissions. Items cataloged by MSMR have been reviewed for scientific accuracy and the appropriate use of humans and/or animals in research
Alan B. Dittrich, PhD
MSMR Executive Director
The Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR) is a non-profit educational organization established in 1988 to promote the public understanding of biomedical research and its ethical conduct through education and dialogue.
Our work centers on supporting excellence in science teaching, building connections between scientists and students, and strengthening the research community.
To only search for NWABR items please go to: http://www.apsarchive.org/search.cfm?p=NWABR.
We currently accept teaching resources from NWABR program participants, only, focusing on bioethics, bioinformatics, and other topics related to biomedical research such as pharmacogenetics, stem cells, and HIV. Items cataloged by NWABR have been reviewed for scientific accuracy and the appropriate use of humans and/or animals in research.
If you have material you would like to contribute to the NWABR portion of the Archive, please contact Jeanne Chowning, Director of Education at NWABR, at NWABR@the-aps.org.
NWABR Director of Education
The Society for Developmental Biology was founded in 1939 (as the Society for the Study of Development and Growth) to bring together the fields of Genetics and Experimental Embryology and to further the study of development in all organisms and at all levels.
Today, the SDB brings together educators and researchers pioneering the exploding fields of developmental biology, developmental genetics, evolution and development, embryonic stem cell biology, genomics and human disease including birth defects and cancer. The SDB fosters the growth and development of its membership and seeks to educate the public on the importance and potential of developmental biology in science and society.
To only search for SDB items please go to: http://www.apsarchive.org/search.cfm?p=SDB.
SDB accepts teaching and learning resources that focus on developmental biology or similar topics (embryology, stem cell biology, evo-devo, etc.). Resources may be submitted for any learning level (K-12, Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional, Continuing Education, General Public).
Resources are peer reviewed by at least two experts in the field of developmental biology or related subjects. Most reviewers are members of the Society for Developmental Biology or another international Developmental Biology society. For more information about submitting an object to the SDB portion of the APS Archive of Teaching Resources, please contact Diana Darnell, SDB Archive Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SDB Executive Director
SDB Archive Editor
NAHSEP promotes and facilitates the dissemination of innovative approaches to K-12 health science education through partnerships among academic institutions, museums, industries, foundations, and governmental and community agencies.
Its goals are to promote the fiscal support of K-12 health science education in the U.S., serve as a repository for data and impact of successful health science education programs, and disseminate curricular ideas and partnership models.
To only search for NAHSEP items please go to: http://www.apsarchive.org/search.cfm?p=NAHSEP.
NAHSEP is currently not accepting external submissions. Items cataloged by NAHSEP have been reviewed for scientific accuracy and the appropriate use of humans and/or animals in research.
For more information on NAHSEP, please see the website.