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First place visual art award/People'sChoice Award - Michael Pranzatelli, M.D.
Second place visual art award - Keith Jacobs
Third place visual art award - Erin Lynch

May 11, 2010

SIU Med School Publishes Annual SCOPE Magazine

The seventeenth 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 31 short stories, poems, paintings and photographs submitted by students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the School.  The issue was introduced during recent readings of the best works at the medical school and at the Vachel Lindsey home, both in Springfield.

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 Kate Hawley of Milwaukee, sister-in-law of Ann Hamilton, director of continuing medical education, for “Amazons.” Second-place winner was Dr. Michael R. Pranzatelli, professor of neurology and pediatrics, for “Saving Lives in Style.”  Third-place winner was Kathleen C. M. Campbell, Ph.D., professor of surgery and director of audiology research, for “Trust.”

The first-place prose winner was Sumi Rebeiro, first-year student from Nashville, Tenn., for “And in Chicago...”  Second-place winner was Jacob Broderick, second-year student from Chatham, for “A Tribute to Nicolo.”  Third-place winner was Amelia Frank, first-year student from Springfield, for “I Want.”         

The first-place visual art award was presented to Pranzatelli for his painting “Palette of a Poster Child,” which was featured on the cover of this year’s edition of SCOPE.  Second-place winner was Keith Jacobs, MEDPREP student from Alameda, Calif., for his painting, “The Dynamics of Hope.”  Third-place winner was Erin Lynch, fourth-year student from Bloomington, for her untitled drawing.

The People’s Choice Award from an exhibit at the medical school of SCOPE visual art submissions went to Pranzatelli for his first-place painting.

Amber May, second-year medical student from Lindenhurst, and Tyler Vaughn, second-year medical student from Ottawa, served as editors-in-chief of SCOPE.  Associate editors are Frank and Jamie Feldman, first-year student from Trenton.  Layout editors are Adam Andruska, third-year medical student from Marine; Brandon Hamm, second-year student from Bradley; Dave Slade, second-year student from Woodbury, Minn.; and Jamie Macagba, second-year student from Bourbonnais. 

Review editors are Kaylee Rosenbaum, second-year medical student from Chillicothe; Suzanne Milburn, third-year medical student from Peoria; and Marie Vera, first-year medical student from Dayton, Ohio.  Publicity editors are Broderick and Jeffrey Hubbard, first-year student from Houston, Texas.  Poetry/prose editors are Frank; Hamm; Macagba; Slade; Jehu Strange, second-year student from South Pekin; Vaughn; Feldmann; Hubbard and Vera.  The art editor is Hamm.  Reading/reception coordinators are May; Hamm and his wife, Arwen Mitchell Hamm; Milburn and Vaughn.

Staff editors for SCOPE are Karen Carlson, publications coordinator, and Jim Hawker, photographer, both in external and health affairs.  Faculty advisors are Phillip Davis, Ph.D., associate professor of medical humanities in Springfield, and Jacqueline Scolari, Ph.D., director of the medical resource center in Carbondale.

Previous SCOPE editions are posted online and the new edition will be added to the site at  Copies are available by contacting Carlson at SIU External Affairs, 217-545-0870 weekdays or  Submissions for the 2011 edition of SCOPE will be accepted October - December 2010.

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