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VMD reveal at the Annual 2017 Experimental Biology Conference
Added on 04/27/2017 01:58 PM by lleebio
VMD reveal at the Annual 2017 Experimental Biology Conference

Virtual Microscopy Database (VMD) was showcased at the American Association of Anatomists’ session titled: Sharing Resources for Integrated Education and Research – The Virtual Microscopy Database, on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017.

The session featured 3 speakers, the VMD administrators:

Dr. Michael Hortsch of the University of Michigan demonstrated the global demand for a large virtual microscopy slide collection.

Dr. Haviva Goldmand of Drexel University demonstrated how to utilize shared virtual slides to create innovative anatomical science resources in an integrated curriculum.

Dr. Lisa MJ Lee of the University of Colorado revealed VMD and demonstrated how to effectively navigate and use the VMD for individual needs.

The team emphasized that the VMD is only as good as its users donating and sharing their individual donations to make the database that much more rich and diverse.

Please join American Association of Anatomists (AAA) and its Digital Histology Interest Group (DHIG) to stay connected to the large network of colleagues in anatomical sciences education and histology experts!


Virtual Microscopy Database is Officially LIVE!!!
Added on 04/06/2017 02:21 PM by lleebio
VMD has officially launched on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. 

The official announcement from American Association of Anatomists (AAA) was published yesterday, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive!

In the short time between the official launch and Thursday, April 6, VMD team is pleased to report a constant flow of new user applications. 

Please send the word out to your colleagues all over the world to enrich this community of histologists, educators, researchers, and scholars!  

Please consider donating your digital tissue slide collections to VMD to make this resource that much more diverse and valuable. 

Thank you for being here and for your continued support!

Best wishes,

The VMD administrators, Lisa, Haviva and Michael

PS: Follow us on Twitter for up-to-date news on VMD @VMDatabase 



We are accepting new VMD users and donors
Added on 03/29/2017 03:46 PM by hortsch
Thank you beta testers for your work and for starting to donate virtual slide files to the VMD. Currently there are 9 collection files, most still under construction. The VMD library is growing every day. Please spread the word that we are launching a VMD enrollment drive and will be welcoming educators and researchers worldwide to make this new resource a success.

Best wishes to all from the VMD administrators, Lisa, Haviva and Michael

VMD is Gearing up for Beta Testing!
Added on 01/30/2017 12:04 PM by LLeeBio
VMD has been much anticipated by the histology community since its inception and AAA Innovation Program support announcement.

VMD is finally on its final stage of preparation for beta testing.  Early February, beta testers will be invited by the VMD admins (Michael Hortsch, Haviva Goldman and Lisa Lee) to sign up for VMD membership, to upload their collections and to identify any bugs or glitches in the general use of the site. 

We would like to thank the following beta testers for volunteering and for generous donation of their digital slide collections to the VMD:

John Bigbee, Virginia Commonwealth University

Robert A. Bloodgood,  University of Virginia

David Bolender,   Medical College of Wisconsin

R. John Cork,  Louisiana State University

Frank Daly,   University of New England

Manas Das,   University of South Dakota

Fred R. Dee, and Nathan Swailes,   University of Iowa

Robert Kao, Seattle Children’s Research Institute

Khalid M. Khan,   Kuwait University

Michael Kolitsky,   University of Texas El Paso

Donald J. Lowrie, University of Cincinnati

William Meek, Oklahoma State University

Robert W. Ogilvie,  Medical University of South Carolina, University of South Carolina

Anthony Paganini,   Michigan State University

Douglas F. Paulsen,   Morehouse School of Medicine

Karen Pinder,   University of British Columbia

Peter Ward,  West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

James M. Williams,  Rush University Medical Center



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