SIU Med School Publishes 20th Annual SCOPE Magazine


May 1, 2013                           

SIU Med School Publishes 20th Annual SCOPE Magazine

The twentieth annual edition of SCOPE literary magazine has been published by Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Produced each year by SIU medical students, this edition of SCOPE contains 30 short stories, poems, paintings and photographs submitted by students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the School. First published in 1994, SCOPE exemplifies the artistic and creative energy of the SIU School of Medicine community. The issue was introduced at a recent reception at the School.

Prizes were awarded to the top three entries in the categories of poetry, prose and visual art. The winners, selected by the editorial staff, received small monetary awards.

First-place poetry winner was Dr. Michael Pranzatelli, SIU professor of neurology, for “Catching Up on Zs.” Second-place winner was Cindy Strong of Springfield for “Midwest Spring.” Third-place winner was Bryan Glaenzer, fourth-year medical student from Millstadt, for his haiku “cicatrization.”       

The first-place prose winner was Dr. John Grace, a psychiatrist in Crystal River, Fla. and alumnus from the class of 2000, for “Two Dozen Walkers.” Second-place winner was Amelia Frank, a fourth-year medical student from Springfield, for “A Discussion on Bears.” Third-place winner was Dr. Juliet Bradley, a family physician at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and alumnus from the class of 1997, for “What Lies Within Us.” 

The first-place visual art award was presented to Lacey Wood, a first-year medical student from Springfield, for her acrylic painting “th13teen,” which was featured on the cover of this year’s edition of SCOPE.  Second-place winner was Dr. Linda Allison, associate professor with Belmont School of Pharmacy in Nashville, Tenn., and alumnus from the class of 1981, for her watercolor “Marina.” Third-place winner was Pranzatelli, for his painting, “The Storm Approaching.”      

The People’s Choice Award from an exhibit of SCOPE visual art at the medical school was awarded to Ernie Slottag of Springfield for his photograph “Sunset at 30,000 Feet.”

Breck Jones, second-year medical student from Equality, serves as editor-in-chief of SCOPE.  Associate editor is Isaac Tan, first-year medical student from Mt. Zion. Review and copy editor is Ashley Urish, a third-year medical student from Manito. Publicity and special event coordinators are Amelia Frank, fourth-year medical student from Springfield, and Carolyn Roloff, third-year medical student from Urbana. The art editors are Jamie Truscott, fourth-year medical student from Trenton and Wood, a first-year medical student from Springfield.

Staff advisors for SCOPE are Karen Carlson, director of public affairs; Rebecca Budde, publications editor; Steve Sandstrom, communications coordinator; and Jason Johnson, photographer.  Faculty advisors are Phillip Davis, Ph.D., associate provost of external and health affairs and associate professor of medical humanities in Springfield, and Nancy Henry, D.V.M., anatomy instructor in Carbondale.

All SCOPE editions, including the new edition, are posted online at Copies are available by contacting Rebecca Budde at SIU Public Affairs, 217-545-2151 weekdays or Submissions for the 2014 edition of SCOPE will be accepted October - December 2013.

Note to media:  Electronic files (jpgs) of the visual arts winners are available on our or by request to Copies of SCOPE are being sent to various Illinois media outlets. If you do not receive a copy in the next week and want one, please request one from our office.       

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