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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.
May 21, 2004

Another Trophy for Anne Altemus

Everyone will be pleased to learn that Anne was the recipient of the Ranice W. Crosby Distinguished Achievement Award, given in recognition of scholarly contributions made to the advancement of art as applied to the medical sciences. Hers was the 17th Crosby award given at the commencement ceremony of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, May 20, 2004. Anne is the Advocate par excellence for medical illustrators having trained for this career at Hopkins, earning her Master’s degree in 1990. Anne is now with the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications in their Audiovisual Program Development Branch; in Bethesda, Maryland. She is the development producer overseeing all project and program activities. And she is also a mentor directing five or six students, for various periods of time, who aspire to become medical (or scientific) illustrators. You realize that she is a very knowledgeable and busy woman. What will delight you is to hear that after receiving the Crosby Award she said, “It was a dream. I am brimming with JOY!”
July 25, 2003

Neil Hardy Brödel Award for Educational Contributions

The nitty-gritty of this award is to honor a medical illustrator for long-term outstanding educational contributions to the profession of medical illustration. Without a doubt, Neil has bolstered the business and ethical reputation of both the AMI and its individual members throughout his career. His sample job contract and his leadership support of free-lance proprietorship have rung the Liberty Bell. Neil has been tireless in his committee work to assure that graduate programs of medical illustration meet accreditation requirements. Better yet, as an instructor in Molecular Illustration as well as Business Practices at Hopkins, Neil has guided his students through the trials and tribulations of such courses with a hearty cheer of fellowship. Alas! Why ever have you left all this for retirement?
July 21, 2003

Gary Lees Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

The AMI Lifetime Achievement Award to GARY P. LEES This charismatic man at age 22 graduated from Tulane University (BS) and the University of Houston (Fine Arts) with good grades and goals established. With a vivacious bride by his side, he entered the graduate program in medical illustration at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor. In 1969, at the right date and time, he donned his Master’s duds, was hooded and shook hands with the Dean. In 1970, Gary’s future opened with two exciting pathways; he joined the Hopkins medical illustration faculty, and he became an active member of the AMI. And so, this cheerful, enthusiastic, optimistic young man started on his lifetime of achievements. His accomplishments, fraught at times with anxiety, were positive advancements in all aspects of the profession. An accounting is vast and, as listed without specific dates (sometimes repeated or extended) is awesome. Medical Illustrator, JHH Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute Director, JHMI Audio-Visual and Graphic Arts Division Chairman & Director, JHMI Dept. of Art as Applied to Medicine Co-Host & Program Chair AMI Annual Meetings 1977, 1999 Board of Governors, Chair AMI Parliamentarian, AMI Council on Education, Chair AMI Fellow, AMI 1988 Bylaws, Chair AMI Treasurer, […]