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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6, 2002

Art Gala Announces the People's Choice Awards

DAYTON, OHIO--Carol Levine, M.D., assistant professor of internal medicine and a 1994 alumnae of the school, received the People's Choice Award at Wright State University School of Medicine's second annual art exhibit, The Healer as Artist, for her etching, "Eyes of the Gorilla."

Tied for the second place award was, "This Past Day," a watercolor painting by Year I medical student Shandra Kalter, and "Colors of September," a photographic piece by James Olson, M.D., professor of emergency medicine and, physiology and biophysics. The Founders Award was presented to Andrew Jacques, Year I medical student for creativity.

Sixty-three entries were received from faculty, students, and staff. Mary White, Ph.D., assistant professor of community health, and Lynn McDonald, M.D., assistant clinical professor of internal medicine, were the co-directors of the new event. "Many members of our medical school possess artistic talents that are hidden behind busy schedules and demanding lives," explains McDonald. "We were delighted to share the creativity and vision of our health care community and get to know each other better," adds White.

The exhibit included art in several media: photography, sculpting, drawing, pottery, painting, poetry, and stitchery.
McCallisters Art Supplies in Dayton donated gift certificates for the event.