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Hut Lung: A Poignant Portrait

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  • Thomas V. Colby, MD

    Dr. Colby was born in Massachusetts and educated at Tulane University, Stanford University, and the University of Michigan, receiving his M.D. in 1974. He did his residency and a stint on faculty at Stanford University Medical Center as assistant professor until 1983. He then moved to the University of Utah where he was associate professor and the director of surgical pathology for three and a half years before relocating to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN in 1986. He has been a professor of pathology since 1989. In 1993 he moved to Mayo Clinic in Arizona. In 2007 he was named the Geraldine C. Zeiler Professor of Cytopathology, and as a result of the monies from this professorship over 50 "Zeiler Fellows" from around the world have come to Mayo Arizona to learn pulmonary pathology and/ or cytopathology.
    Dr. Colby developed an interest in pulmonary pathology while working with Dr. Charles Carrington at Stanford University. Dr. Carrington was one of Dr. Averill Liebow's star pupils in lung pathology. Dr. Colby inherited Dr. Carrington's teaching collection and has added considerably to it. It now comprises some 20,000 cases of lung pathology specimens available for study and review at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Over 200 individuals from all corners of the earth have come to review this collection.
    Dr. Colby maintains an active consultation practice in concert with Drs. H.D. Tazelaar, M.L. Smith, and K.O. Leslie and among them they see some 5,000 lung pathology consultations per year.
    Dr. Colby has lectured widely since 1979 and has over 420 peerĀ­-reviewed publications.

  • Annie Griffiths

    One of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic, Annie Griffiths has photographed in nearly 150 countries during her illustrious career. She has worked on dozens of magazine and book projects for National Geographic, including stories on Lawrence of Arabia, Baja California, Galilee, Petra, Sydney, New Zealand, and Jerusalem.
    In addition to her magazine work, Griffiths is deeply committed to photographing for aid organizations around the world. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Ripple Effect Images, a collective of photographers who document the programs that are empowering women and girls in the developing world, especially as they deal with the devastating effects of climate change. In less than five years, Ripple's work has helped 24 nonprofits raise over a million dollars.
    Griffiths' work has also appeared in LIFE, Geo, Smithsonian, Fortune, Stern, and many other publications. Along with author Barbara Kingsolver, she produced Last Stand: America's Virgin Lands, a book celebrating the last pristine wilderness in North America. Proceeds from the book raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for grassroots land conservation. Griffiths is an accomplished speaker and a regular guest on NPR, The Today Show and other media outlets.
    In 2008, Griffiths published A Camera, Two Kids and a Camel, a photo memoir about balance, and the joy of creating a meaningful life. In 2010, Annie authored the book, Simply Beautiful Photographs, which was named the top photo/art book of the year by both Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Annie is currently at work on two new books.
    Annie is a Fellow with The International League of Conservation Photographers and has received awards from the National Press Photographers Association, Heifer International, the National Organization of Women, The University of Minnesota and the White House News Photographers Association.