May 2010: This year, the recipient of The Ranice W. Crosby Distinguished Achievement Award, for scholarly contributions to the advancement of art as applied to the medical sciences, is Sarah Louise Poynton. She holds a joint appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology and in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine. She received her PhD from the University of Southampton, England in Aquatic Parasitology in1985 followed by research and teaching at Oxford. She joined the Hopkins faculty in 1989 and is the sole provider of specialized parasitology research and diagnostic expertise for Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology, a long-standing collaborator with The National Aquarium in Baltimore, and a leading expert of fish parasitology around the world. However, Dr. Poynton is being honored for her important secondary expertise in teaching the skills of effective scientific writing and speaking. Her success in both her Departments has not only helped students become better scientific communicators, but also enabled them to enter their professional careers with confidence and a secure knowledge of their personal presentation skills. Dr. Poynton’s patience, understanding guidance, and mentorship have been tremendous assets to the curriculum of Art as Applied to Medicine and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is both popular with, and respected by, faculty, staff, and students alike. We want to take this opportunity to recognize her contributions as a teacher of teachers in the Hopkins tradition of excellence.