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Jennifer Rhodes, a pediatric and craniofacial plastic surgeon, is passionate about improving the lives of children with birth defects. Sculptor Morgan Yacoe creates life-like surgical simulation models to help doctors and medical students develop their skills. Through creative collaboration, the two bring the perspective of an artist to surgery. Jennifer and Morgan have developed new approaches to medical sculpture and surgical simulation, publishing their work in peer-reviewed scientific journals and pioneering an innovative art-based educational program for surgeons-in-training that has invigorated the learning experience and deepened students’ understanding of complex anatomy... Read More t

Danny Avula is a pediatrician and preventive medicine physician who has spent the last 10 years of his life learning how to be a good neighbor in inner city Richmond. A graduate of the VCU School of Medicine and with a master’s in public health from Johns Hopkins University, he is currently deputy director of the Richmond City Health Department. He has been recognized as one of Style Weekly’s “Top 40 under 40” and one of Our Health magazine’s “Top 15 Health Care Leaders under 40” for his commitment to improving Richmond’s health. His work has also been featured by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MSNBC, and Christianity Today... Read More t

Former industrial engineer Mike Muse is the co-founder of Muse Recordings, an innovative New York–based record label. In addition to running Muse Recordings, Mike acts as a guest commentator on the business of music, pop culture, and politics at some of the highest-rated urban radio stations in the country and is a guest lecturer at institutions including Columbia University, Berklee College of Music, and the Wharton School of Business. He is the recipient of numerous honors, including a Distinguished Fellowship from the National Association of Television Programming Executives. Mike has been featured on the cover of both Crain’s magazine and NV magazine’s “Movers and Shakers” issue... Read More t