Anatomy & Neurobiology

Educational Outreach Programs

Our faculty, staff, and students support high school and undergraduate student interest in human anatomy and neuroscience through hands-on educational activities, both at NEOMED and off-campus.

Anatomy Academy

The Anatomy Academy is an immersive two-week long summer anatomy experience that is open to high school and undergraduate students, as well as adult learners. The program features daily morning programming―foundational anatomy lectures, small group discussions and case-based clinical sessions―that engages students in understanding the core concepts of human anatomy. During the afternoon sessions, students actively participate in the dissection of human cadavers, imaging lab sessions and viewing cadaver brains, spinal cords and organs while learning basic suturing techniques.

Visit the Anatomy Academy Website

Brain Bee

The NEOMED Brain Bee is a live competition that allows high school students to demonstrate their knowledge of the brain by answering neuroscience-related questions. Tutoring sessions are available in the months leading up to the competition, and past winners of the NEOMED Brain Bee have qualified to participate in the National Brain Bee Competition.

Visit the Brain Bee website


Debbie Heeter
Business Manager
Phone: 330.325.6636

Department Chair

Hans Thewissen, Ph. D., Ingalls-Brown Professor of Anatomy

Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology

College of Medicine at NEOMED