December

December 20, 2016

A Close Look – Color Media

Great places to start learning about our Portfolio Categories are the Sample Portfolio page – http://medicalart.johnshopkins.edu/sample-portfolio/ and the Admissions page – http://medicalart.johnshopkins.edu/admissions-2/. Let’s take a look at the Color Media category. In the Color Media Category, the faculty are looking for “an accomplished use of transparent watercolor, opaque paint media, and colored pencil. Landscape and still-life subject matter rendered in a representational manner should demonstrate accurately matched colors creating form and depth. The main aspects are the understanding of light on form and the skill of direct observation from nature.” Notice in the Color section of the Sample Portfolio a variety of media and distinctive personal styles are shown, yet all examples also accomplish the goal of the category – accurately matched colors creating form and depth. Most are still life and landscape, but we occasionally also see wonderful portraits, animal studies, and figures rendered in color. In addition to good proportions and accurate perspective, these pieces have cast shadows and reflected color adding to the illusion of three dimensional objects depicted on a flat surface. All also were created while directly observing the subjects/objects depicted avoiding photo reference. While the faculty like to see watercolor, opaque paint (oil or acrylic) […]
December 15, 2016

Julia Lerner Awarded CHC Conference Attendance

Second-year student Julia Lerner was awarded conference registration to attend the Connected Health Conference (CHC) in Washington, DC on Dec 11-14, 2016.  Julia participated in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Technology Innovation Center (TIC) Pre-Accelerator program to research and develop her thesis project this fall.  The leaders at TIC identified Julia as an ideal Hopkins graduate student to attend the CHC conference, formerly called the mHealth Summit.  Julia’s thesis preceptor is Dr. David Efron; her faculty advisor is Cory Sandone. Congratulations, Julia!  
December 15, 2016

Dan Hermansen Awarded the Bob Waters Memorial Scholarship

Second-year student Dan Hermansen was awarded the Bob Waters Memorial Scholarship to attend the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in Orlando, FL in January, 2017.  Mr. Waters was a committed champion for healthcare simulation and Dan’s thesis topic makes him the ideal recipient of this Scholarship. Dan selected a thesis topic that will allow him to explore his interest in virtual and augmented reality and their applications for medical training.  He is working with a pathology team at Johns Hopkins to develop a virtual reality interactive tool to improve instruction and performance of proper dissection technique for hospital autopsy.  His thesis preceptor is Dr. Jody Hooper; his faculty advisor is David Rini. The Waters Scholarship will support Dan’s registration and travel to attend the 2017 IMSH meeting as well as a one year membership in the Society for Stimulation in Healthcare.  Congratulations, Dan!