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Monday, May 08, 2006

NIH Publication to Feature DiGiovanna Photomicrograph

SALISBURY, MD---Dr. Augustine DiGiovanna, biology professor emeritus at Salisbury University, has seen his photomicrographs published in publications from National Geographic to Cardiology News to Germany’s Stern magazine. Now he can add The National Institute of General Medical Sciences’ Findings magazine to the list.

The publication, geared toward high school students, is part of the National Institutes of Health, which in the past used a DiGiovanna photomicrograph on a poster to promote a special conference on sickle cell anemia. This time, the National Institutes tapped DiGiovanna for a photomicrograph of cancer cells to illustrate the disease in the upcoming student magazine and accompanying PowerPoint presentation for science teachers.

DiGiovanna captures his images of preserved, fresh and living specimens through a microscope fitted with digital and VHS video cameras connected to a computer. The photos allow him to share scientific images and biological processes with students who do not have access to microscopes and specimens outside the classroom and to test those students on computer-generated biology and anatomy tests.

After he began displaying his prized photography at his faculty Web site for students to study at home, the scientific publishing world took notice via Internet search engines, leading to the national and international publications. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at "

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