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2014 Frank Armitage Lecture Series

The University of Illinois at Chicago
Biomedical Visualization Program

Dynamic Imaging:
Frontiers of Life Science Visualization

In traveling the frontiers of imaging in life science visualization, the 2014 Frank Armitage Lecture Series over the course of one day will explore:

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2014 Frank Armitage Lecture Speakers

Daniel Garrison, PhD

“What Vesalius Saw”

Approved for 0.15 Art CEUs based on 1.5 contact hours
Daniel Garrison

Daniel Garrison is emeritus Professor of Classics at Northwestern University and has with Dr Malcom Hast of Northwestern Medical School completed the first comprehensive annotated English translation of Vesalius’ De humani corporis fabrica, one of the founding works of the scientific revolution. Professor Garrison’s talk will give an account of the progression of Vesalius' ideas from the Humanism of his formal education to the Galenism of his first work on the Fabrica to the rudiments of scientific method set forth in his Epistle on the China Root (1546). He will describe the purposes of his magnum opus, De humani corporis fabrica, and the transformative effect of the more than 270 woodcut illustrations on the craft of anatomical illustration. In addition, Dr Garrison will explain why the Fabrica remained for more than four hundred fifty years the least read scientific treatise in modern history.

Gabriel Popescu, PhD

“Live Cell Photography”

Approved for 0.15 Biomedical CEUs based on 1.5 contact hours
Gabriel Popescu

Gabriel Popescu is an Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he directs the Quantitative Light Imaging Laboratory (QLI Lab) at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. In order to turn phase-sensitive microscopy without chemical interference into a quantitative tool for biology, Dr Popescu’s laboratory has developed Spatial Light Interference microscopy (SLIM). In essence, SLIM combines phase contrast microscopy and holography and, thus, yields a three-dimensional view of the living cell. Due to its extreme sensitivity, SLIM enables interesting imaging of completely transparent cellular structures over the nanometer to centimeters spatial scale and from a millisecond to days in duration. Dr Popescu will review recent results applying SLIM to basic cell studies such as intracellular transport and cell growth and discuss clinical applications using SLIM for label-free diagnosis of blood and biopsies.

Eric Renteria

“Biomedical Applications of Mimics Innovation Suite”

Approved for 0.25 Art CEUs based on 2.5 contact hours.
Eric Renteria

Eric Renteria is an Application Engineer for the Biomedical Engineering team at Materialise. He received his bachelor’s degree for Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M University. Eric will introduce 3D printing technologies used for numerous medical applications such as medical models, bench-top testing, surgical guides, surgical tools, and even implants. The process of building a part layer-by-layer is ideal for modeling human anatomy as organic shapes are easily represented. As more and more materials are being developed and new applications discovered, the use of 3D printing keeps growing rapidly. This presentation will address the ways additive manufacturing is currently being used and will look at some examples of how 3D printing is impacting medicine. This live demonstration of the Mimics Innovation Suite will showcase a complete set of tools for going from 2D medical images to 3D printing.

Lindsey Thieman

Curated Tour of the International Museum of Surgical Science (IMSS)

CEUs Pending Approval
Lindsay Thieman

Curator at the International Museum of Surgical Science.

SCHEDULE

10:00 am–12:30 pm “Biomedical Applications of Mimics Innovation Suite”
Eric Renteria
UIC College of Medicine West
Room 106
12:45–1:45 pm Lunch
UIC College of Medicine West Tower
Room 119, Alumni Hall
Tickets ($12.00) available here
2:00–3:30 pm “Live Cell Photography"
Gabriel Popescu, PhD
UIC College of Medicine Research Building
Moss Auditorium
3:45–5:00 pm Reception
UIC College of Medicine West Tower
Room 119, Alumni Hall
5:00–5:30 pm Free buses to International Museum of Surgical Science
Departing: 1853 Polk Street (at Wolcott Ave)
Arriving: 1524 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL
6:00–7:30 pm “What Vesalius Saw”
Daniel Garrison, PhD
IMSS Hall of Immortals
International Museum of Surgical Science
1524 N Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL
7:45 pm Lindsey Thieman, Curator IMSS
Curated Tour of the Museum
Limited number of private tours available
Tickets ($15.00) available here
7:45 and 9:00 pm Free buses from IMSS to UIC
Departing: 1524 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL
Ariving: UIC College of Medicine 1853 Polk Street
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INFORMATION

The 2014 Frank Armitage Lecture will take place on the west side of the University of Illinois at Chicago's campus (Medical Center & Health Sciences Colleges). UIC is readily accessible by car, train, or bus.

UIC Medical Center & Health Sciences

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Mass Transit (UIC)

UIC is served by the ‘L’ CTA trains: Blue Line train (UIC-Halsted and Racine stops) and the Pink Line train (Polk stop), connecting the campus with downtown, O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport.

CTA bus lines serving the campus include the 7-Harrison, 8-Halsted, 9-Ashland, 11-Lincoln/Sedgwick, 12-Roosevelt, 60-Blue Island/26th and 157-Streeterville/Taylor.

The Pace Suburban Bus operates an express route (Route 755 Plainfield - IMD Express) between Plainfield, Bolingbrook and the UIC campus and Illinois Medical District during weekday rush hours. The UIC campus is also two blocks west of the Greyhound Bus terminal.

CTA (‘L’ trains and buses)
Metra schedule (trains)
PACE (buses)


Driving Directions (UIC)

From the North: Take the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) to the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) westbound and keep to the right; take the second exit from the Eisenhower Expressway, which is Ashland Avenue; take Ashland Avenue south to Taylor Street; then go west on Taylor Street to the campus.

From the West: Take the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) to the Ashland Avenue exit; take Ashland Avenue south to Taylor Street; then go west on Taylor Street to the campus.

From the East: Take Harrison Street or Roosevelt Road west to Wood Street. If you take Harrison Street, go south on Wood Street to the campus, or from Roosevelt Road go north on Wood Street to the campus.

From the South: Take the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) and exit on Roosevelt Road (1200 south); go west on Roosevelt Road to Wood Street; then go north on Wood Street to the campus.

Parking: For visitors, several cash lots are available on campus.
See above map for visitor parking locations.

International Museum of Surgical Science


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Mass Transit (IMSS)

Directions courtesy of IMMS

The CTA bus #151 stops at North Avenue, half a block north of the Museum.

From the Clark/Division stop of the Red Line elevated train walk east on Division until you reach Lake Shore Drive. Turn north and walk a few blocks to the Museum.

From the Sedgwick stop of the Brown Line and Purple Line Express elevated train, walk east on North Avenue until you reach Lake Shore Drive. Turn south and walk a block to the Museum.

For train and bus schedules call the RTA/CTA at 312-836-7000.

CTA (‘L’ trains and buses)
Metra schedule (trains)
PACE (buses)


Driving Directions (IMSS)

Directions courtesy of IMMS

From the North on Lake Shore Drive (LSD):
Travelling South on LSD
Exit at the LaSalle/North Ave. Exit.
From the ramp go straight through the light onto the Southbound Local Lake Shore Drive. The Museum is on the first block, on the right.

From the South:
Travelling North on LSD
Exit at the LaSalle/North Ave. Exit.
Take a left off the ramp. Take another left onto Southbound Local Lake Shore Drive. The Museum is on the first block, on the right.

From the Kennedy Expressway:
Exit at the North Ave Exit.
Travel east on North Ave.
Turn right on State Street.
Turn left on Burton. Burton ends at Lake Shore Drive, turn left.
The Museum is on the first block on the left.

From the Dan Ryan:
Take the Dan Ryan North to the Kennedy Expressway.
Exit at North Ave.
Travel east on North Ave.
Turn right on State Street.
Turn left on Burton. Burton ends at Lake Shore Drive, turn left.
The Museum is on the first block on the left.

Parking: Ample discounted parking is available in 3 locations within a few minutes’ walk of the Museum at a cost of $9 for up to 4 hours. Retrieve a discounted validation voucher/stamp at the Museum box office to present to the parking attendant upon exiting the lot/ramp.
See below for more details:

Standard Parking Lot - Behind the Chicago History Museum located on Clark and LaSalle Streets, Chicago, IL 60614; entrance on Stockton Drive - $9 for up to 8 hours with Museum validation

Standard Parking Lot - in condominium building at 1445 N. State Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610; entrance on Burton Place - $11 for up to 4 hours with Museum validation

Standard Parking Lot - in condominium building at 1350 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60610; entrance on E. Banks Street - $9 for up to 4 hours with Museum validation

See above IMSS map for visitor parking locations.

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CONTACT

Founded in 1921 by Professor Thomas Smith Jones, the Biomedical Visualization program (BVIS) at the University of Illinois at Chicago is the second oldest accredited school of its kind and one of only four accredited graduate programs in North America providing professional training for careers in the visual communication of life science, medicine, and healthcare. With a renowned faculty and a curriculum that keeps pace with advances in science and technology, UIC's Biomedical Visualization program attracts graduate students from a variety of disciplines such as medicine, life science, art, sculpture, digital animation, and computer science.

While maintaining Tom Jones’ vision to educate “artist scientists,” the program has emerged as a leader in interdisciplinary training of life science visualization specialists who become highly skilled, professional illustrators, medical animators, web and media specialists, and anaplastologists. Because the Biomedical Visualization graduate program integrates life science, communication technology, learning science, research, and artistic training, it utilizes the academic resources of multiple departments throughout the UIC campus, one of the leading health research Universities in the United States. In addition, close relationships and unique internships with local professional medical organizations, the pharmaceutical industry, local museums, animation studios, software companies, medical advertising agencies, and other local prestigious universities and medical centers help contribute to a world-class education in a world-class city.

For more information, contact program director John Daugherty at jdaug@uic.edu or visit our website at: http://ahs.uic.edu/bhis/bvis/.


Donations to UIC's Biomedical Visualization Program

Your donation helps to offset costs for the lecture series and provides an investment into the BVIS department. Thank you! Please visit here to make a donation.


Special Assistance

If you need special assistance during your visit, please contact Vanessa Medina at vsalga2@uic.edu to make arrangements.

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Frank Armitage:
Creative Genius and Legendary Artist

frank armitage portraitFrank Armitage epitomizes the word “visual genius.” His murals, his amazing background paintings for Disney classics like Sleeping Beauty, Mary Poppins and the Jungle Book, his inside-the-body landscape paintings for Life Magazine, designs for Disney theme parks, and his Academy Award-winning set designs for the motion picture The Fantastic Voyage, are nothing short of legendary.

Frank Armitage's illustration
In 2006, Mr. Armitage donated much of his medical art collection to the Biomedical Visualization graduate program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. That same year, the College of Applied Health Sciences and Biomedical Visualization established the Frank Armitage Lecture, both to honor this visionary and to highlight other “visual geniuses” who translate complex biomedical information into visual form. The lecture brings together experts from various disciplines in order to explore new opportunities for science visualization in the 21st Century.
www.armitageimages.com

Past Frank Armitage Speakers

Seth Cooper, PhD. 2012
Seth Cooper, PhD
Creator and Developer of Foldit
Creative Director, Center for Game Science
www.Fold.it

Simon Alford, PhD. 2012
Simon Alford, PhD
UIC Neuroscience
www.alford.bios.uic.edu/

Arnon Lavie, PhD. 2012
Arnon Lavie, PhD
UIC Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
www.uic.edu/labs/lavie/

Gary Schnitz 2012
Gary Schnitz
Indiana Hand Center

Melinda Whitmore 2012
Melinda Whitmore, MFA
Vitruvian Fine Art Studio
www.melindawhitmore.com
www.vitruvianstudio.com

Jane Hurd 2010
Jane Hurd
President,Visual Science Solutions
www.hurdstudios.com
janehurd.blogspot.com

David Bolinsky 2009
David Bolinsky
Medical Director and Partner
XVIVO
www.xvivo.net

Dr. W. Paul Brown 2008
Dr. W. Paul Brown
Consulting Associate Professor
Stanford University
www.anatomy.stanford.edu

Dr. Michael Parker 2007
Dr. Michael Parker
Assistant Professor
Harvard Medical School
www.athome.harvard.edu

Marty Sklar portrait 2006
Marty Sklar
Vice-President & Ambassador Disney-Pixar
Former President Disney Imagineering

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