2018 FRANK ARMITAGE LECTURE SERIES

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Karen was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1947, and was raised in 2 private boys schools, where her Dad was Director of Athletics and a History teacher and her mom was the school Librarian. She received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst in 1969 and an M.F.A. in Scenic and Costume Design for the Theatre from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1974. Upon graduation, Karen moved to St. Louis, Missouri to join Larkins Associates, a Theatrical Design and Production company who produced for the Muny Opera, several regional theatres, also the design, production and installation for live shows at 3 of the Six Flags Theme Parks. They had in early 1974, received the contract to design and produce all the interiors, area theming and graphics for Anheuser Busch’s new theme park, The Old Country in Williamsburg VA. to open in 1975. That was Karen’s first taste of the theme park world, and her first experience on a huge construction site. It was also rumored that it was Virginia’s Construction Industry’s first experience with a young woman working on their site in a hard hat with a pink ribbon painted on the back! In early 1977, on a prop buying trip to the Los Angeles area for a new ride for the Busch Gardens in Tampa, Karen snagged an interview with the head of the Interiors Dept. for W.E.D. Enterprises, the original name for W.D.I. or Walt Disney Imagineering. They were building up staff for EPCOT Center. She was hired on the spot and Disney moved her to Glendale, California. Karen spent 27 years with Walt Disney Imagineering as a Concept Designer. Her efforts included Concept Interiors and Show Design for many shops and restaurants and sets for some rides for most of the Disney Parks developed since 1977, including World Showcase, EPCOT Center, Studio Tour, Paris Disneyland, Animal Kingdom, as well as many concepts that remain in the files! Her final Disney assignment was overall Concept Art Director for Main Street, Hong Kong Disneyland. Karen met Frank Armitage at WDI in 1977… He had been hired back to start concepts for the Wonders of Life pavilion for EPCOT. They started dating in late 1980 and were married in 1982. In 2003, Karen and Frank relocated, with the dogs, cats and horses to a personally designed small ranch in Paso Robles, on the Central Coast of California. From there she has partnered with various design firms such as LUNNY Inc. out of Vancouver on such projects as the China Western Movie Park, destined for outside of Xian, China, and the concept bid package for the Russian Olympic Committee to win the 2014 bid for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. In 2008 she helped SHO Concepts out of Los Angeles with several shops and restaurants for the Universal Park being erected on Sentosa Island, Singapore. In 2007 Karen supported Taft Design and Associates on a remodel for the Oneida Nation’ s Turning Stone Resort and Casino in upper state New York. Locally in the Paso Robles area, Karen has designed several residences. In May of 2010 one of her homes was highlighted on a local architectural tour. She has also done concepts for a few tasting rooms- wine as well as olive oil! Karen’s sketches and illustrations have supported several architects, contractors and developers. For the Wallace Group of San Luis Obispo her story telling with architectural skills enabled that team to proceed on several high-end resort/residential developments in Salsipuedes, Mexico. She has also participated in several design charettes for the City of Paso Robles as it starts to emerge as a major wine tourist destination for California. Karen loves the Process. She is fascinated by personal histories, hopes and story dreams cherished by her clients. While her career started in the theatre, growing into the theme park world with Disney, she honed her skills as a collaborative artist. Blessed with an innate sense of scale and proportion, an ability to draw and an understanding of construction, Karen continues to bring forth images from feelings and reality from dreams.
Bob Weis is the president of Walt Disney Imagineering, the creative, design and delivery arm of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. He is responsible for furthering Imagineering’s vision and developing and delivering extraordinary products and experiences that enhance the guests’ emotional connection to the brand. He recently led all creative and design aspects of the state-of-the-art Shanghai Disney Resort. Weis has decades of experience designing Disney theme parks and attractions around the world, and is a proven leader of international and multicultural teams of Imagineers and consultants. Prior to his work on Shanghai Disney Resort, Weis completed a five-year expansion of Disney California Adventure Park. This undertaking completely transformed the park, included The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure attraction and the World of Color nighttime spectacular, and culminated in the highly successful openings of Buena Vista Street and Cars Land in summer 2012. Weis’ previous projects include creative leadership over Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the Tower of Terror attraction, as well as conceptual design for Tokyo DisneySea. Weis has been a creative force on three non-Disney projects honored with Themed Entertainment Association’s Thea Awards: the BattleStations21 Training Simulation project for the United States Navy, and two traveling exhibitions – Adventures In Movie Making and CSI: The Experience. Weis’ additional work outside the Disney parks includes museum exhibits such as his collaboration with renowned architect Ricardo Legoretta on the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. His feature film and documentary projects have been shown on Lifetime and American public television.
Jan Schwegler worked with Frank Armitage for three years at Walt Disney Imagineering on an attraction for EPCOT Center, “The Ride Through the Human Body.” She began as an intern while still a graduate student in Medical Illustration at The Medical College of Georgia, and then continued at WDI as a Show Designer. She considers working with Frank to be one of the most rewarding and fun experiences of her professional career and one which continued to influence her work. After leaving Disney, Jan wrote and illustrated a series of books for children about the human body, Inside Stories, and illustrated the Coloring Book of the Human Brain, which is still used by students of neuroanatomy. As a freelance Medical Illustrator, Jan worked with many outstanding surgeons and educators on fascinating projects in many areas of medicine, particularly orthopedic/biomechanics and neurosurgery. For the past three years, Jan has been living in Shanghai, China, where she is “Artist in Residence” at Disney Research China. At DRC she wrote and produced a short film and multi-media show on Integrated Infrastructure, which has been an opportunity to revisit her show design experience with Frank.
Scott Barrows is the Director of Simulation Programming at the Jump Center, a medical simulation and education institute “think tank” in Peoria, Illinois. The Jump Center is the largest medical simulation facility in the world, and an innovation collaborative effort between the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and OSF Health System. The center is also affiliated with the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (ARCHES). Barrows was previously Vice-President of Marketing and Strategic Initiatives at a biotechnology laboratory in Virginia that provided advanced analysis of biomarkers used to predict future disease years before symptoms appear. He was also Vice-President of Creative at a medical software in Nevada (the company was awarded the 2012 Nevada Software Company of the Year). He was a contributor to eHuman, a Stanford-based medical and dental software company. Scott was Director of the Biomedical Visualization graduate program at the University of Illinois at Chicago for numerous years and is still serves on the adjunct faculty. One of the proudest achievements was the creation of the Frank Armitage Lecture. The endowed lecture recognizes visual genius in biomedical science and honors his lifelong mentor and inspiration, Frank Armitage. Barrows was also an assistant professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. An alumnus of 3 University of Illinois campuses (Chicago, Urbana-Champaign, and Springfield), Scott has been the recipient of numerous awards, including recognition from two US Presidents, the Smithsonian Institution, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the co-creator of age-progression, a process used to find numerous missing children and his artwork has been featured in galleries, museums, and health facilities around the world. His work is featured in over 55 medical textbooks and 200 surgical journals. Barrows was a consultant for the 2002 George Clooney motion picture Solaris, and has been an advisor and lecturer to Apple for many years. His work has been featured at Nobel presentations and included in the archives of the National Library of Medicine. Scott and his wife Jo enjoy their children, grandchildren, and three dogs, as well as visiting historical sites. He volunteers his time to several patient centered and animal welfare organizations.
Edmond Alexander is a partner with his wife Cynthia Turner in the Alexander & Turner Medical Illustration Studio. Edmond is a certified medical illustrator and a Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators. He received a Bachelor of Science, in Pre Biological Oceanography and Art at the University of Southern Mississippi 1967. Edmond began his career in medical illustration at the University of Texas Medical Schools in Galveston and then in Dallas where he created medical illustration for print and motion media. While in Dallas he also taught animation and film graphics for seven years at the Graduate Program in Biomedical Illustration at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He specializes in the 2D and 3D visualizations of cellular and molecular subjects, pathophysiology, and drug modes-of-actions for pharmaceutical companies, their agencies, and medical publishers. His illustration was heavily influenced by the beauty of the Disney films during his childhood years, and the art of Frank Armitage during his formative years in medical illustration. He is known for his rich sense of color and signature visual impact in his uniquely memorable visual solutions to complex subjects. Edmond is the recipient of numerous national and international awards for his illustrations, his work in motion media and natural science photography including the Association of Medical Illustrators, Texas Scientific Communicators, Biological Photographic Association, Health Science Communication Association, New York International Film and Television Festival, Houston International Film Festival, SeaSpace International Underwater Photography Exhibition, and Fort Worth and Austin Addy Awards. Edmond’s work was selected to exhibit in the juried Art of Medicine Exhibition, New York; featured in The Best in Medical Advertising, Rockport Publishers; featured in The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration, Van Nostrand Reinhold; and showcased in Kai’s Power Tools and Studio Secrets, IDG Books Worldwide.
Nick is an Associate Professor in and Director of the Master of Science in Biomedical Communications Program at the University of Toronto. The program is offered through the Institute of Medical Science in the Faculty of Medicine, and is principally located at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Nick conducts research in the use of animation, simulation, and interactive technologies for biomedical research, teaching, and patient assistance. He is the co-author (with Jason Sharpe and Charles Lumsden) of In Silico: 3D Animation and Simulation of Cell Biology with Maya and MEL.
Dr. Cristian Luciano is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences, a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, and an Adjunct Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received a B.S. degree in Information Systems Engineering from the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Argentina, and a M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering, a M.S. degree in Computer Science, and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has been conducting research and development on virtual, mixed, and augmented reality in engineering, dentistry, and medicine since 1997. His areas of expertise involve 3D graphics, haptics, scientific visualization, collision detection, GPU programming, dynamics simulation, and multimodality motion tracking. His current research interests are surgical simulation and training, pre-surgical planning, robotic surgery, and surgical navigation.
Alan J Detton PhD received his Doctorate from The Ohio State University in Anatomy Education. Upon graduation Dr. Detton accepted a Lecturer position at Stanford University where he was a faculty member in the Department of Surgery, Division of Clinical Anatomy. Dr. Detton is the current author of Grant’s Dissector 16th Edition, and is currently completing a companion series of Grant's Dissection Videos to direct students on the methods of human dissection. While at Stanford University, Dr. Detton consulted with Anatomage as an anatomical expert for their curriculum products on the Anatomage Table. Additionally he has been a Visiting Professor at St. George’s University, American University of the Caribbean, University of California San Francisco, and the University of Pacific. Currently he is teaching part time at the University of California San Diego and working full time with 3D4Medical as the Vice President of Anatomical Education, where he continues to develop medical education anatomical products.
Matt Cirigliano, M.S., received his master’s degree in biomedical visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2010, and has since worked in industry at various medical media studios on both coasts. Now a doctoral candidate in NYU Steinhardt’s Educational Communications and Technology program, he is actively involved in research spanning human cognition, psychology, and the learning sciences. While also a contract artist, animator, and designer, he is currently employed in research on simulations and games for learning at NYU’s Consortium for the Research and Evaluation of Advanced Technologies in Education (CREATE). In addition, he serves in research at the NYU School of Medicine's Institute for Innovations in Medical Education (IIME), where he is involved in investigations on data-mining, radiograph interpretation, and learning analytics in medical education. Outside of academia, his creative interests involve the intersect between the sciences and popular media—including video games, cartoons, and literature—and he continually pursues projects in each of these areas. His present talk will explore research on human cognition and artistic visualization, offering both evidence for effective design and a foundation for biomedical visualization practices.
ANTHONY FAIOLA, PhD, MFA, is Professor and Head of the Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences (BHIS) in the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Previously, he was the Founding Director of the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Program (2002-2014) and Executive Associate Dean of the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing (2008-2013) at IUPUI in Indianapolis. Dr. Faiola earned his PhD in Communication from Purdue University, 2005, with a focus on the sociocultural impact of online information on cognition and learning. He also earned his MA in Industrial Design, 1984 (Ohio State University), MFA in Fine Arts in Experimental Media, 1979 (Ohio State University), and MA in Fine Arts in Printmaking and Drawing, 1977 (New York University at Albany). Dr. Faiola has received $1.3M in external funding from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, the Fulbright Institute, the Walther Cancer Institute, and the McArthur Foundation. He is currently a co-PI on a NSF Smart-&-Connected Health grant titled: Canine-Inspired Smart Sensor for Detecting Hypoglycemia from Human Breath. He has published over 80 refereed papers and book chapters and given over 90 presentations, posters, and invited lectures. Dr. Faiola’s research intersects HCI and Biomedical Informatics. He has extensive knowledge of usability engineering methods as applied to interactive communication systems and health information technology (HIT). Current research projects include: (1) Biometric monitoring of hypoglycemia, (2) EMR data visualization dashboards, and (3) mHealth that supports ICU family centered care. The last decade of his research has focused on the study and design of how medical data visualization can support clinical work and personal health self-monitoring. The design of MIVA (medical information visualization assistant) is used for all of his dashboards to display the complexity of real-time clinical vital sign data and personal health data from any location. Ben Shneiderman, et al, included MIVA as one of fourteen state-of-the-art information visualization systems for exploring EHRs, in Foundations and Trends in Human-Computer Interaction, 5(3), 2013, 207-298. Regarding Dr. Faiola’s international experience, he is a three-time Fulbright Scholar to Russia in Communication, where his research and teaching focused on media communication technology design and usability methodologies. Since 1998, he has given invited and conference presentations throughout Russia and Europe, in such places as Moscow State University School of Psychology, the Russian State University for the Humanities, Saint-Petersburg State University Department of Psychology, and Saint-Petersburg State University of Information Technology, the University of Amsterdam and Delpht Technical University (Netherlands), the University of Bremen, the Art and Design Institute of Berlin (Germany), the University of Oulu (Finland), Umeå University (Sweden), Tallinn University (Estonia), and the Polytechnic Institute of Milano (Italy). Dr. Faiola’s international experience along with his multi-disciplinary educational and research background in fine arts, industrial design, communication, HCI, and health informatics, made him a perfect choice to lead BHIS giving him a unique ability to intersect effectively with a broad range of research collaborators and administrators across the UIC East and West Campuses.
Christine’s approach and application of design thinking is simple and consistent; understand implicitly whom you are addressing and their needs. While this sounds easy, convincing pharmaceutical companies to design first for the user and secondarily for the brand is not always an easy task, but Christine’s greatest marketing successes have come from her sticking to her guns and championing through some difficult client moments. Over the years, her work has been elevated to iconic status with several brands (Avastin, Genentech BioOncology, and I’m the Answer to Cancer), reaching thousands of healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers worldwide. Christine values the pace and depth of her experience over individual milestones, and sees her career in three distinct chapters that have shaped who she is. Her first chapter came as Chief Medical Illustrator at both Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center for over 10 years. This steady and intense exposure to the surgical and research environment cemented in her the appreciation for the humans on both side of any critical health equation. Her second chapter came from years at Kaplan Medical as a team leader on developing the way physicians and nurses learn. From this experience came the immersion into learning systems and how to design curriculum in a burgeoning digital landscape. Her current, and third chapter has spanned two coasts. Both in New York City at IOMEDIA and in San Francisco at Giant, she's built successful businesses on the foundation of technology and scientific storytelling. She’s brought the visualization of science to the stage at TEDMED and continues to partner with them and others hungry to innovate new ways to think about healthcare engagement. She partners with leaders from UCSF, Kaiser Permanente, Collective Heath, and Stanford Design School, to address the role and impact of design in the evolving landscape of healthcare. Christine has led her teams to collect numerous creative awards over the years, but the achievements that stand out are her appointments to the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Chapter of the Healthcare Business Women’s Association, her industry recognition as an inaugural member of the Hall of Femme, by Medical Marketing & Media, and more recently her co-founding of a new organization Hygge Health, an entity that promotes the exchange of ideas for the greater good of women on the forefront of health and technology. While just launched and in progress, the organization is focused on fostering highly productive and impactful engagements for high performing women to network and re-energize. Christine has an unwavering commitment and optimism for what the healthcare communication industry can be; how we stay more than just relevant, but elevate our role as innovators and catalysts of change.
Natalie earned her MS in Biomedical Visualization from UIC in 2013. She spent the summer after as a medical animator for a genetics research lab at the Centre for Molecular Medicines and Therapeutics in Vancouver, BC. While with the Wasserman lab, she focused on genetic markers for breast cancer and their presentation for research. Growing up, Natalie was surrounded by medical paintings and illustrations on the walls in her home, and the homes of her family. All of these were created by her grandfather, Frank Armitage. Grandpa Frank was always learning, and he inspired others to follow their curiosities. She re-taught him how to play chess when he was 75, and that year he surprised her with a custom chess set he had sculpted and hand-painted himself. Since 2013, Natalie has led a team of 3D artists as the Director of Medical Animation at High Impact in Denver, CO. At High Impact, she manages the content and production of animations and 3D illustrations for litigation, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies. High Impact is internationally recognized as an innovative leader in the medical-legal market, producing hundreds of visual media exhibits annually, with many of them helping to secure multi-million dollar verdicts for plaintiff cases. Recently, the High Impact Medical Animation team developed a 3D interactive heart for touchscreen technology. This application combined interactive 3D blood flow and anatomical accuracy, with surgical animations, to explain how procedures were unnecessarily performed by a corruption malpractice ring in Kentucky. In 2016, the 3D interactive heart helped win a $21.2M verdict for one of the patients wrongfully treated, and will be used in the additional 170 cases to come.

2014

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. Daniel Garrison earned his B.A. from Harvard in 1959 and his PhD from Berkeley in 1968. Most of his career was spent teaching Greek and Latin history and literature at Northwestern University, with books on Catullus, Virgil, and Horace, the Hellenistic love epigram, and Greek sexual culture. With Malcolm Hast of the Northwestern Medical School, he began work on an annotated translation of Vesalius' Fabrica in 1991. This was to be the first comprehensive English translation of Andreas Vesalius' 1543 and 1555 editions of De humani corporis fabrica, one of the founding works of the scientific revolution. Published in October 2013 by Karger Publishers in Basel, it will be followed in October 2014 by an English edition of Vesalius' Epistle on the China Root to be published by Cambridge University Press.
Gabriel Popescu, PhD is an Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Professor Popescu directs the Quantitative Light Imaging Laboratory (QLI Lab) at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. He has authored Nanobiophotonics and Quantitative Phase Imaging of Cells and Tissues, published 100 journal publications, 120 conference presentations, 24 patents, and given 100 invited talks. He received the B.S. and M.S. in Physics from University of Bucharest, in 1995 and 1996, respectively. He obtained his M.S. in Optics in 1999 and the Ph.D. in Optics in 2002 from the School of Optics/ CREOL (now the College of Optics and Photonics), University of Central Florida. Dr. Popescu continued his training with the G. R. Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory at M.I.T., working as a postdoctoral associate. He joined University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in August 2007. Prof. Popescu received the 2009 NSF CAREER Award, was the 2012 Innovation Discovery Finalist selected by the Office of Technology Management Office, UIUC, and was elected as the 2012-2013 Fellow of the Center for Advanced Studies at UIUC. Dr. Popescu is an Associate Editor of Optics Express and Biomedical Optics Express, and Editorial Board Member for Journal of Biomedical Optics. He is an SPIE Fellow and an OSA Senior Member. Over the past decade, Dr. Popescu has been working mainly on quantitative phase imaging of cells and tissues, a very exciting emerging field on which he published a book in 2011. Dr. Popescu founded Phi Optics, Inc., a start-up company that commercializes quantitative phase imaging technology.
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 introduced 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. His presentation addressed the ways additive material printing is currently being used and looked at some examples of how 3D printing is impacting medicine.

Lindsey Thieman


Curator at the International Museum of Surgical Science

2012

Seth Cooper, PhD


Creator and Developer of Foldit
Creative Director, Center for Game Science

Simon Alford, PhD


UIC Neuroscience

Arnon Lavie, PhD


UIC Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Gary Schnitz


Indiana Hand Center

Melinda Whitmore received her MFA cum laude in painting from the New York Academy of Art and BA degrees in Art History and Studio Art from Indiana University. In addition to her thirteen years of teaching experience in oil painting, life drawing, sculpture and anatomy, she has been a part of numerous exhibitions from New York to Chicago, held an assistant curatorial position in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago, and has been featured in Poets and Artists and American Artist Drawing magazines and the upcoming Manifest Gallery's International Painting Annual 3. In 2008, Melinda won the top prize for The National Sculpture Society's Figure Sculpture Competition and in the summer of 2010, she was awarded the Agop Agopoff Memorial Prize for Classical Sculpture by the National Sculpture Society. Melinda has taught in Virginia and in Chicago, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses at the American Academy of Art from 1999-2006. In 2006, she and her husband, painter David Jamieson co-founded the Vitruvian Fine Art Studio in Chicago with the goal of providing a strong emphasis in artistic anatomical training in concert with traditional courses in painting, life drawing and sculpture. Along with sculpting anatomical figures and models for many of the country's top anatomical supply companies, Melinda's artwork focuses on the figure in both oil and sculptural mediums.

2010 and earlier

Jane Hurd is the founder and former President/Chief Creative Officer of Hurd Studios, one of the first visual science agencies specializing in animation for the pharmaceutical industry. In 2004, Hurd Studios was acquired by Grey Healthcare Group, a subsidiary of WPP, the third largest medical communications company in the world. Prior to Hurd Studios, Jane was Senior VP/Executive Art Director for Time Life Medical (1994-1996), Design Director for Medical News Network (1992-1994), sole proprietor of Hurd Illustration Studio (1979 – 1992), Medical Illustrator at Georgetown University Medical Center (1968 -1979) and received her Medical Art degree from UIC. Jane’s work has received over 100 awards from numerous sources including the AMI, Tellys, Freddies, Cine Golden Eagles and Global Awards. Her work has been exhibited in the Smithsonian Institution, the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, the Chicago Museum of Surgery, the National Library of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Society of Illustrators, and other exhibits in Japan, Italy and Canada. For the Association of Medical Illustrators, Jane is currently President-Elect, a Fellow and has received the Outstanding Service and Lifetime Achievement Awards. Jane is currently retired and resides in Brooklyn, New York.

David Bolinsky


Medical Director and Partner, XVIVO

Dr. W. Paul Brown


Consulting Associate Professor, Stanford University

Dr. Michael Parker


Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Marty Sklar


Vice-President & Ambassador Disney-Pixar
Former President Disney Imagineering