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      Norman J. Barker
      Howard C. Bartner
      Sarah L. Poynton
      David A. Rini
      Corinne Sandone
      Anne R. Altemus
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      Donald F. Bliss
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      Juan R. García
      Dale R. Levitz
      Miguel Schön, Ph.D.
      Ian Suk
      Brent Whitaker D.V.M.
      Bang T. Wong
      Virginia M. Ferrante
      Joan A. Freedman
      Carolyn V. Jones
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  • CATHERINE E. KIEFE, MLA graphic designer, lecturer


    Catherine (Cate) Kiefe's journey with The Johns Hopkins University began in 1990. That Fall Cate joined the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine as a graphic designer. She brought with her a solid design background and a working familiarity with desktop publishing.

    In the 1990's, desktop publishing allowed designers to handle all aspects of a project-from the initial layout, which included typesetting and photos, to the final design. Today Cate continues to use her artistic and technical skills designing a wide range of projects including graphs, illustrations, and lecture slides. Her clients encompass an equally wide range from anesthesiology to urology. However, not all of Cate's work is strictly medical. She is often asked to develop and design other kinds of projects, such as flyers and certificates, for various groups both inside and outside her Department. Cate works with publishers to meet their requirements and she routinely saves time and money for her clients by having her work accepted as print-ready the first time it is submitted.

    In 2003, Cate was awarded an appointment as a JHU lecturer and each Spring she works with first-year medical illustration students teaching them production art techniques and an introduction to PowerPoint. She has lectured non-artist audiences on the art of designing PowerPoint presentations, with an emphasis on how to use their images most effectively.

    In 2008, Cate received her Masters of Liberal Arts degree from Hopkins and she continues to pursue her education with credit and non-credit coursework.

    Outside of Johns Hopkins, Cate is an enthusiastic road cyclist and is careful not to become "roadkill." When not on her bicycle, Cate loves the entire process of baking, which results in lots of biscotti, scones, cookies, granola bars and even dog biscuits. Her friends are willing recipients of her baking endeavors. Finally, Cate has an enduring love of canines and although she has previously lived with a Doberman and a Scottie, she now shares her home with a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named "Peper" (short for Culpeper). Cate and Peper are currently learning how to herd....ducks. You have to start small.

    :: education

    University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
    Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design, Cum Laude, 1982

    The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
    Master of Liberal Arts, 2008

    :: PROFESSIONAL experience

    Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Baltimore, Maryland, 2003 - Present

    Graphic Designer
    Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Baltimore, Maryland, 1990 - Present

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    CURRENT EVENTS :: Save the Date! Thursday, July 24 for our Annual Alumni Dinner in Rochester, MN

    Hopkins alum will gather for an alumni dinner at the AMI meeting at Mayo! Thurs July 24, 7:30 at Victoria's Ristorante and Wine Bar, a short walk from the conference. Please use the sign up sheet that will be posted near the Registration desk at the conference. You are welcome to bring a guest. Carl Clingman is coordinating the reservations. If questions, please email Carl at clingman.carl@mayo.edu Hope to see you at Victoria's!


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