The two shared part of a liver, and a portion of Belle’s heart was lodged in her sister’s chest.
To make matters worse, the two also shared a portal vein – the blood vessel responsible for carrying most of the body’s nutrient-rich blood from the stomach to the liver. But in order for that to happen, surgeons at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, first needed some guidance.
LASER events are affiliated with Leonardo/The International Society for Arts, Sciences and Technology, a nonprofit organization serving a global network of distinguished scholars, artists, scientists, researchers and thinkers through programs focused on interdisciplinary work, creative output and innovation. “Top schools in the country host LASER events, including University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University.” The theme of the event was the influence of 3-D technology on visual arts and medicine.
Four panelists in addition to Goldsleger participated. Michael Schwartz, art history professor; Amanda Behr, interim chair and program director, Medical Illustration, and clinic director, Clinic for Prosthetic Restoration; Dr.
“I did that for a couple of years, but it really just didn’t provide a lot of the creative satisfaction I needed.” As a graphic communications major, Lawrence’s primary focus was design work: creating graphics, tools and interactive learning aids for children. “I just found that so intriguing.” Speed Dating for Artists and Scientists At Augusta university, bringing art and science together is part of the culture.
In February, Cheryl Goldsleger, Augusta University’s Morris Eminent Scholar in Art, hosted the university’s first Leonardo Arts and Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER).
Charles Clark, dean of the Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; and Dr.
Though all four programs have their fair share of similarities, their differences far outweigh their parallels. She initially had an interest in Chicago and Toronto.
After all, science and a love of animals had always been major parts of her life. In her art class, Pfeiffer met a student who recognized her appreciation for medical science.
Combining the two into a viable career path only strengthened her appreciation for both. She enjoyed her classes, and the material was both challenging and stimulating. The student referred her to UGA’s scientific illustration program.
“For me, I went to art school first, found art, then realized I was really missing the science,” she said.
“That’s one of the things that’s great about medical illustration.
“I was on the science side of things, and I knew I wanted to teach,” she explained. “My older sister was at UGA as an art and English major,” Pfeiffer recalled.