Leah Lebowicz

Leah Amanda Lebowicz

Clinical Assistant Professor, Biomedical and Health Information Sciences

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1919 W. Taylor St., 246 AHSB

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By appointment


Leah Lebowicz, MS, CMI is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Visualization Graduate program (BVIS) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. As part of the BVIS faculty, Leah teaches the 3D modeling courses in the program, which include software such as Autodesk 3D Studio Max and Mudbox, Adobe Photoshop, Materialise Mimics and Pixologic ZBrush. She also co-teaches the Visual Learning and Visual Thinking I and II courses. She is interested in improving medical education with the use of 3D interactive programs, specifically in the field of embryology.
Leah has served as a research chair and committee member on numerous Master student research projects since 2012. The research topics she and her students have investigated have involved 3D modeling, 2D and 3D animation, interactive program design and development, virtual reality, embryology, medical education, paleontology reconstructions, and visualizing medical diagnostic procedures.

Notable Honors

2017 - Fellow of Scholars of Teaching Excellence Faculty Fellowship (STEFF), Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago

2013 - First Prize Materialise Mimics Innovation Award, Open Category, Materialise Mimics Innovation Suite

2012 - Alice and Brian Katz Scholarship, University of Illinois at Chicago's Biomedical Visualization Graduate Program

2012 - Vesalius Trust Research Grant, Vesalius Trust, Association of Medical Illustrators


MS in Biomedical Visualization, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012
BA in Studio Art, University of Texas at Austin, 2010