Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1996
Emil Hospodar assisted in the development of the Medical Art Program and became professor and head of the Department of Biomedical Visualization at the University of Illinois. He established the nation’s first Medical Illustration Internship Program. In 1980, he retired from U of I and was named consultant to Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, where he worked on the development of health exhibits including the “Miracle of Life” display. Along with a colleague, he also created the “Walk Through the Human Heart” exhibit. The College of Health and Human Development at the University of Illinois Medical Center honored him in 1999 by establishing the Emil W. Hospodar Excellence in Teaching Award.