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July 21, 2008

Class of 2008: First Post-Graduate Positions

The following four students received their Masters’ degrees on Friday, May 23rd, 2008. Ikumi Kayama Division of Vertebrate Paleontology American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY Satyen Tripathi Artcraft Health Education Flemington, NJ Ammon Posey Program in Molecular Biophysics Johns Hopkins University (Graduate Student) Baltimore, MD Fabian de Kok-Mercado ProAtlantal Studio Baltimore, MD
June 21, 2008

Norman Barker named 2008 Louis Schmidt Laureate

Barker Norm Barker, M.S., M.A., R.B.P Associate Professor of Pathology and Art as Applied to Medicine has been selected as the 2008 recipient of the BioCommunications Association’s Louis Schmidt Award, the professional society’s highest award. The award will be presented in July at the association’s 78th annual international meeting in Rochester, New York. The Louis Schmidt Award is bestowed annually at the society’s meeting. It is given for outstanding contributions to the progress of biological communications. Criteria for the award are outstanding contributions to the progress of communications in the life sciences, promotion of understanding and cooperation within the field of biocommunications, maintenance of an ethical approach to professional relationships, and a willingness to freely share scientific information. The highest honor in BCA is to be selected as Louis Schmidt Laureate. It is named for one of the founders and the second president of the Association. Symbols of the Schmidt Award include the BCA key inset with a diamond and the Gold Headed Cane – a traditional symbol in medicine of high achievement and honor. A committee of the nine most recent Schmidt laureates makes the selection of the recipient subject to approval by the board of governors.
June 21, 2008

Tim Phelps: Community Outreach

Through a community outreach program between Johns Hopkins and a local inner city elementary school, Tim Phelps, Associate Professor and Medical Illustrator has been volunteering his time to provide assistance to 18 kindergarten students. Since January of 2004, Tim has visited Tench Tilghman School once a week for two hours assisting Mrs. Armstrong’s students with their reading, writing and math skills. This opportunity grew out of monthly visits with one of three 4th grade classes Tim participated in with other Hopkins professionals sharing information on careers in healthcare in the Fall of 2003.
May 21, 2008

Leon Schlossberg Scholarship Fund Established

The Leon Schlossberg Scholarship Fund has been established in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine to honor the legacy of Leon Schlossberg to medical science, medical education, and medical illustration. During a career that spanned over sixty years, Leon dedicated his enormous talent to one of his true passions: the understanding of living, functional anatomy. As illustrator for the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins and an educator in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine he inspired countless physicians and students throughout the world. This is especially true for those who had the privilege of being part of the Hopkins community during his prolific years. Leon exemplified the province of the medical illustrator as he had learned from his teacher and mentor, Max Brödel. Brödel’s unique technique and approach to visual presentation inspired Leon in each piece of work he created. In what is perhaps Leon’s most famous work, The Johns Hopkins Atlas of Functional Anatomy, his dedication to the teaching ideals of Max Brödel is best reflected. Leon Schlossberg, the consummate professional, considered his collaboration with some of Hopkin’s finest surgical pioneers equal to his work with graduate students of medical illustration. He approached each […]
May 1, 2008

Ikumi Kayama (’08), receives Certificate of Merit

Second year student Ikumi Kayama received a certificate of merit for her Asymmetric Metamorphosis of Paralichthys dentatus from the Illustrators Club 14th Juried Exhibition. Her work will be on display at Pepco’s Place Gallery in Washington, DC from May 8 to June 27, 2008. Previously, she had received the Member’s Choice Award from the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Annual Juried Exhibition.
April 21, 2008

Ikumi Kayama (’08), Frank Netter Scholarship winner

This award, given by the family and friends of Dr. Netter, will provide financial aid to students in the graduate program of medical and biological illustration. New advances in medicine now challenge the illustrator to create more innovative communication skills. The Scholarship Fund recognizes Frank F. Netter’s legacy to medical art; his insistence on thoroughly understanding the subject matter and his high artistic standards. For many decades Frank Netter’s name has been synonymous with medical illustration. Doctors, medical students, health-care providers, and sometimes, curious patients have looked through copies of the CIBA Clinical Symposia for Netter’s illustrations providing sought-after information. Then, later, numerous bound volumes, the CIBA Collection of Medical Illustrations, again offering Netter’s works depicting both the anatomy and pathology of particular systems and organs. Frank Netter lives on as an educator in the medical sciences and an inspiration to students developing the skills of medical illustrator.
June 21, 2007

Ian Suk wins the first annual Pascual Award

It has just been announced that Ian Suk, Assistant Professor, Art as Applied to Medicine and Neurological Surgery, is the winner of the 1st annual Dr. Pascual Award in the International Medical Illustration Competition for his illustration of Endoscopic Image-guided Odontoidectomy. Ian, a 1993 graduate of the University of Toronto, Department of Biocommunications, joined the full-time faculty of the Department at Johns Hopkins in 2002 to continue his work with Dr. Ziya Gokaslan in the Department of Neurological Surgery following their move to Baltimore from MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
April 21, 2007

2007 Student Exchange

The 2007 Student Exchange was hosted at Johns Hopkins April 20-21 and attended by students and faculty from the Medical College of Georgia and The University of Toronto. Two days of program ranging from photographing Victorian era seaweeds to use of advanced technologies in anaplastology kept the group captivated and inspired. Six students presented their excellent thesis projects and a show of student work was on exhibit. On Saturday, the group broke into small sections to have faculty review and critique student artwork. This was all followed by a dinner at the home of Tina and Gary Lees.              
April 21, 2007

Fabian de Kok Mercado (’08) & Devon Nykaza (’07), named Chester Reather Scholarship winners

The Department of Art as Applied to Medicine is most grateful for new scholarship funds providing financial support for a graduate student whose advanced work or thesis stimulates innovative research and creative use of new imaging modality. This award honors Chester Reather, an internationally renowned biomedical photographer, who was a part of Hopkins for over 40 years. His work appeared in many textbooks authored by Hopkins physicians. Early in his photographic career, he worked in the Carnegie Institute Department of Embryology (at Hopkins) where his magnified scientific images became a standard for biological photographers around the world. As a founding member of the Biological Photographers Association, he trained many who later became distinguished members. Each awardee will certainly acknowledge the Chester Reather Scholarship support with pride.
April 21, 2006

Tiffany J. Glass first recipient of Frank Netter Scholarship

The Frank H. Netter, M.D. Memorial Scholarship in Medical Art Tiffany J. Glass First recipient 2004 The medical illustrator, Frank H. Netter, M.D., was known world-wide for his ability to distill complex medical subject matter into clear, effective teaching images. Family and friends established his scholarship to recognize a student in Art as Applied to Medicine at Hopkins who displayed a similar balance of medical and scientific knowledge with artistic skills. Tiffany Glass has excelled in her academic courses, displayed exceptional art expression and has utilized many other resources to create well-designed and effective didactic illustrations. Her future looks bright. 2005 Frank Netter Memorial Scholarship winner: Kimberly Knoper 2006 Frank Netter Memorial Scholarship winner: Lydia Gregg
February 21, 2006

Ethan Tyler (’06) named Reather Scholarship winner

The Department of Art as Applied to Medicine is most grateful for new scholarship funds providing financial support for a graduate student whose advanced work or thesis stimulates innovative research and creative use of new imaging modality. This award honors Chester Reather, an internationally renowned biomedical photographer, who was a part of Hopkins for over 40 years. His work appeared in many textbooks authored by Hopkins physicians. Early in his photographic career, he worked in the Carnegie Institute Department of Embryology (at Hopkins) where his magnified scientific images became a standard for biological photographers around the world. As a founding member of the Biological Photographers Association, he trained many who later became distinguished members. Each awardee will certainly acknowledge the Chester Reather Scholarship support with pride.
June 2, 2004

Joan Tycko Awarded Inez Demonet Scholarship

Most significant of all awards given by the Vesalius Trust is the Inez Demonet Scholarship. This scholarship is given to a student enrolled in a medical illustration graduate program who exhibits potential for making significant contributions to the field of medical communications. This very big order has been met and here at Johns Hopkins, we cheer the winner: Joan is the eighth Hopkins winner in the sixteen years of the Inez Demonet Scholarship Award. The award affirms the insightful thought given by Joan in all her endeavors. Her outlook respects dependable and convincing solutions. Yet, she anticipates forward-moving options; her own or others. Careful planning and impressive communication artistry has us expecting significant contributions from her. Everyone at Joan’s home is joyful, including her lawyer-husband and their little daughters, Serena and Arielle.