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Session 1: History

Tom Jones' Legacy Heading link

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John Daugherty
John M. Daugherty, MS, CMI, FAMI is Program Director for the Biomedical Visualization graduate program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards for his illustration work in medical education and healthcare marketing, including over twenty AMI salon awards. He is a five-time recipient of the Excalibur Award for Teaching Excellence from the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences Student Council and a recipient of the 2017 AHS Outstanding Academic Leadership Award. He received the Brödel Award of Excellence in Education from the AMI in 2013.



Evolution of the BVIS Curriculum Heading link

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Leah Lebowicz, EdD, CMI
Dr. Lebowicz is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director of the Biomedical Visualization Graduate program (BVIS) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Leah completed her MS in Biomedical Visualization in 2012 at UIC and her EdD in Adult Education at Capella University in July 2020. As part of her doctoral research, Leah developed curriculum for a graduate student wellness program that provides students with mindfulness strategies, time management tools, and stress coping skills to improve their mental well-being and performance in school. As part of the BVIS faculty, Leah teaches a mix of 3D modeling and visual learning and thinking courses in the program. Leah has served as a research chair and committee member on numerous Master student research projects since 2012. The research topics she and her students have investigated have involved 3D modeling, 2D and 3D animation, interactive program design and development, virtual reality, embryology, medical education, paleontology reconstructions, and visualizing medical diagnostic procedures. She is passionate in supporting students with skills to succeed in graduate school and in their professional and personal lives.

Educating Medical Illustrators Heading link

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Kathleen Jung
Kathleen received her B.S. medical illustration degree from the five-year University of Illinois program in 1971 and a M.S. in Health Science Education from Case Western Reserve University in 1980 with a thesis involving a comparison of the perceptual skills of medical illustrators and physicians. She is a professional member of the AMI, maintains her Certification status, and has twice served on the Board of Governors and as President. She has been Chair of ARC-MI from 2003 until 2019 and continues work on the committee as the Sponsor commissioner to CAAHEP. Additionally, she has twice been elected to the CAAHEP Board of Directors. Kathleen has worked as a medical illustrator at Loyola University Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic. She has taught medical illustrators in the graduate program at Case Western Reserve and in the undergraduate program at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

The Artist and the Surgeon Heading link

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Pravin K Patel MD FACS
Dr. Pravin K. Patel is Professor and Chief of the Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is Director of the Craniofacial Center and Heads the Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery.  He took a circuitous route to becoming a surgeon.  He started his career as an electrical engineer followed by graduate studies in physics and mathematics.  He trained in General Surgery at the Mayo Clinic, Plastic Surgery at Northwestern University with fellowships at the University of Chicago and at UCLA.  For the past quarter of a century his focus has been in optimizing anatomic visualization for the surgical resident in training.