The Virtual Microscopy Database was made possible by an Innovation Grant from the American Association of Anatomists (AAA), Bethesda, MD. Special thanks to Shawn Boynes, the Executive Director of the society, and to Elizabeth Austin, as well as the rest of the AAA office staff.
We are greatly indebted to Dr. Bob Ogilvie (University of South Carolina) for his guidance and advice for the project. This thanks also extends to our colleagues, who are members of the AAA Digital Microscopy Interest Group, for their suggestions and offers of donating their virtual slide collections to the VMD.
This project would not have been possible without the organizational talents of Falecia Stuckey (VSM, LLC, Ellicott City, MD) and the website support provided by Realistic Computing Inc.(RCI), Owings Mills, MD. We greatly appreciate Derick Brown’s VMD logo design (Jerronimo Brown Studio, Alexandria, VA).
Our special thanks goes to the team of MBF Bioscience (Williston, VT), specifically Jack Glaser and Dr. Nate O’Connor, who not only made their imaging and file archiving software available to the VMD, but also spent numerous hours with us and the website developer to integrate their software system into the website and the growing Virtual Microscopy Database.