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Barton instructor wins national award

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Dr. Oleg Ravitskiy demonstrates how to use the Anatomage Table to study the human body to a group of students at Barton's annual Junior Day this past year on the Barton County Campus.

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Anatomage Inc, a market leader in medical imaging technology, is delighted to announce the winners of the highly anticipated Anatomage Outstanding Teacher Award. The award recognizes educators who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and innovation in teaching anatomy and medical sciences.

The Anatomage Outstanding Teacher Award, in its first year, received nominations from across the U.S. After a rigorous evaluation process, a panel of esteemed judges has selected the following individuals in three categories as the winners for this year:

  1. High School: Becky Salonen, Chippewa Falls Senior High School, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
  2. Undergraduate: Dr. Alex Oleg Ravitskiy, Barton Community College, Great Bend, Kansas
  3. Graduate/Post-graduate: Dr. Sandra Brown, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida

These exceptional educators have displayed an unwavering commitment to their students' success and consistently foster an engaging and transformative learning environment, incorporating the latest teaching tools and techniques. They have demonstrated innovation in their teaching methodologies and have utilized Anatomage's cutting-edge technology to enhance anatomy education in their respective institutions, further inspiring education and careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.

To be eligible for the award, each winner was asked to present a lesson plan that incorporates an Anatomage product, highlighting how it shapes their teaching approach and engages students. Additionally, teachers shared their definition of success for their students and program, as well as expressed the most rewarding aspect of being an educator in a digital world.

"We are thrilled to honor these outstanding educators who are making a significant impact on the field of anatomy education," said Jack Choi, CEO of Anatomage. "Their dedication and innovative approaches have inspired countless students and advanced the way we teach and learn anatomy. By fostering a love of learning, inspiring careers in STEM, and actively contributing to the professional community, they have set a new standard for excellence. We congratulate them on this well-deserved recognition."

As part of their award, each winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000, a complimentary pass to the Anatomage Conference and a commemorating certificate and trophy for their achievement.
The Anatomage Conference brings together thought leaders from the education and healthcare industries to exchange ideas and shape the future of healthcare education for the upcoming generation of professionals.

The Anatomage Outstanding Teacher Award personifies Anatomage's commitment to supporting educators in their quest to provide the highest quality of anatomical education. By recognizing and honoring outstanding teachers, Anatomage aims to inspire a new generation of educators and contribute to the advancement of anatomical knowledge and research worldwide.

About Anatomage

A market leader in medical imaging technology, Anatomage offers a comprehensive ecosystem of 3D anatomy hardware and software solutions. These cutting-edge tools enable users to visualize exceptional content with unparalleled accuracy. By leveraging its highly innovative products, Anatomage is revolutionizing traditional anatomy learning, medical diagnosis, and treatment planning. Their aim is to provide students and educators with access to the most comprehensive, diverse, and precise digital anatomy of the human body.

Anatomage's wide range of products and services cater to various applications such as education, product development, and clinical settings, including the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. By offering interactive educational materials, Anatomage is equipping the next generation of healthcare leaders with the necessary tools for success. These materials go beyond traditional textbooks by immersing students in a fully 3D digital human body, offering unrivaled accuracy and interactivity.