Chicago Medical School
Synapses 2020 Digital Release
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Each spring, CMS hosts a salon and reception to celebrate the release of our annual creative journal, Synapses. In light of the current "social distancing" efforts brought on by COVID-19, we are moving this year's celebration online. On this page you can view a digital gallery of selected art and photography from the 2020 volume and watch a series of pre-recorded poetry readings, art discussions, and other presentations by student and faculty authors and artists.
Click below to read the 2020 Volume of Synapses:
Welcome from Dean Chatterjee
Archana Chatterjee, Dean of Chicago Medical School; Vice President for Medical Affairs, RFU
Art Feature: Swabna Shanmugiavelayutham, CMS '20
Swabna Discusses her artwork "Mednica"
Photography Feature: Melissa Chen, MD, CMS Faculty
Dr. Chen Discusses "keep going" and other Photography Submissions
Non-Fiction Feature: Sidharth Mahapatra, MD '09, PhD '07
Dr. Mahapatra Discusses "Sammy" and other writings
Poetry Feature: Sophia Falmagne, CMS '22
Sophia reads her poem "Automobile-space"
Poetry reading mp3's
Mervyn Sahud, MD '64
"Winter Oak Pond"
Leo Kelly, MD, CMS Faculty
"A Walk on the Bluff"
Below you will find a selection of the fine art and photography submissions published in the 2020 Volume of Synapses. Click on the Artist's Statement beneath each work to see the full-size image and read more details.