Leah Lebowicz

Leah Amanda Lebowicz

Associate Program Director, Biomedical Visualization, Biomedical and Health Information Sciences

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 and Associate Program Director of 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, Pixologic ZBrush and KeyShot. 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

2018 - Excalibur Award for Teaching Excellence, College of Applied Health Sciences Student Council, University of Illinois at Chicago

2018 - 2017-2018 UIC Teaching Recognition Program (TRP) Award, Center for the Advancement of Teaching-Learning Communities, University of Illinois at Chicago

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


Expected 2020: EdD in Adult Education, Capella University
MS in Biomedical Visualization, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012
BA in Studio Art, University of Texas at Austin, 2010