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May 25, 2017

Julia Lerner Receives the 2017 Burgess Award

This award provides financial aid to students in the graduate program of medical and biological illustration. The 2017 winner of the Annettee Burgess Award is Julia Lerner. Congratulations, Julia! The foremost painter of the ocular fundus, Annette S. Burgess was a world-renowned ophthalmic artist. Accuracy of observation and meticulous attention to detail are hallmarks of Ms. Burgess’ ophthalmological illustrations. The Annette S. Burgess Award recognizes the outstanding quality of scientific and artistic scholarship in Ophthalmological Illustration and is awarded in honor of Annette S. Burgess, the first medical illustrator for the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute.
May 25, 2017

Lauren Rakes Receives the 2017 Netter Award

This award, given by the family and friends of Dr. Netter, provides financial aid to students in the graduate program of medical and biological illustration. The 2017 winner of the Frank Netter Scholarship is Lauren Rakes. Congratulations, Lauren! The Scholarship Fund recognizes Frank F. Netter’s legacy to medical art; his insistence on thoroughly understanding the subject matter and his high artistic standards. For many decades Frank Netter’s name has been synonymous with medical illustration. Doctors, medical students, health-care providers, and curious patients have looked through copies of the CIBA Clinical Symposia for Netter’s illustrations providing sought-after information. Later, numerous bound volumes, the CIBA Collection of Medical Illustrations, offered Netter’s works depicting both the anatomy and pathology of systems and organs. New advances in medicine and technology challenge current illustrators to continue to explore innovative ways to communicate the medical sciences. Frank Netter lives on as an educator in the medical sciences and an inspiration to students developing the skills of medical illustrator.
May 25, 2017

Daniel Hermansen Receives the 2016-2017 Reather Award

The Department of Art as Applied to Medicine awards The Chester Reather Scholarship to a graduate student whose advanced work or thesis stimulates innovative research and creative use of new imaging modality. Daniel Hermansen is the 2017 winner of the Reather Scholarship. Congratulations, Dan! This award honors Chester Reather, an internationally renowned biomedical photographer, who was a part of Hopkins for over 40 years. His work appeared in many textbooks authored by Hopkins physicians. Early in his photographic career, he worked in the Carnegie Institute Department of Embryology (at Hopkins) where his magnified scientific images became a standard for biological photographers around the world. As a founding member of the Biological Photographers Association (BPA), he trained many who later became distinguished members. Reather award winners receive scholarship funds to support their graduate education.
May 4, 2017

2017 Graduate Exhibition

You’re invited to attend the Opening Reception of the 2017 Graduate Exhibition! This is a wonderful opportunity to see the full array of art created during the Medical and Biological Illustration graduate program. Refreshments — Live Music — Medical Art Come join us in celebrating the Class of 2017! Closest Parking – Orleans Street Garage, 1795 Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 (4th floor of the garage has a bridge to the main floor of the Hospital)
April 4, 2017

Thesis Presentations 2017 – April 14th, 3:00-5:00 PM

We are pleased to announce the 2017 Thesis Presentations will be held Friday, April 14th at 3:00 PM in the Chevy Chase Auditorium on the main level of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Zayed Tower. This is an opportunity for our faculty and guests to view research in the art of communicating medical and biological science. We invite you to attend and welcome your input on the content and clarity of the scientific research and the educational and teaching value of the images presented. Convenient garage parking is available for a modest fee in the Orleans Street Garage with elevated bridge access to the Zayed Tower of the Hospital.                                             
March 22, 2017

Juan García Speaks at 3D Medical Applications Conference

Faculty member Juan García will be presenting at the 3D Medical Applications Conference in Baltimore, Maryland to be held March 30 – 31, 2017.  Juan incorporates both 3D traditional and digital media and represents collaborations with physician colleagues across several areas of subspecialties. His research interests include the incorporation of 3D digital workflows, including: 3D stereophotogrammetry, laser scanning, reconstruction of DICOM datasets, virtual surgical planning and navigation, digital sculpting, and 3D printing. Applications of 3D Technologies in Medical Art Juan’s talk explores the medical use of 3D technologies including: digital sculpting, photogrammetry, and laser scanning in clinical anaplastology, medical 3D printing, and simulation. He will be speaking on Thursday, March 30 at 2:30pm. For more information, go to 3D Medical Applications Conference site. For more information about the work of Juan Garcia, visit our Prosthetic Services and Clinical Anaplastology Training Program pages.
March 15, 2017

Li Yao Named 2017 Inez Demonet Winner

Li Yao is the 2017 recipient of the Inez Demonet Scholarship, awarded by the Vesalius Trust. Li matriculated into the Master of Arts program at Johns Hopkins following graduate level training in molecular biology and genetics at Cornell University where she studied nuclear architecture and regulation of transcription.
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!
November 2, 2016

A Close Look – Figure Drawing

The best places to start for learning about our Portfolio Categories is 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 Figure Drawing category. We consider Figure Drawing to be the advanced study of the human figure drawn from direct observation of the model. Examples should include both long and short poses and may be rendered in a variety of media. We ask for a minimum of 5 Figure Drawings, a majority of which should be long poses but please include a couple of short pose drawings as well (see below). Your Figure Drawings should include the full figure, head to toe. Portraits and hand and foot studies are considered General Drawing. Short Poses Short poses are demonstrations of quick gestural sketches from direct observation ranging from 1 minute to 30 minutes in length. These drawings are intended to capture the essence of the figure’s mass, gesture, weight bearing and balance Take a look at these short poses. Both capture the full figure. In the first, with only a few seconds, the artist captured good proportions and perspective. The cast shadow adds depth and weight to the quickly outlined figure. In […]
November 1, 2016

Surgical Illustration Critique – December 8th, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016, from 4:00 to 5:15 pm Chevy Chase Auditorium of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Zayed Tower This event is an opportunity for our faculty and guests to review our second year graduate student’s surgical illustrations. 28 illustrations will be on display and fourteen of them will be formally critiqued in the Chevy Chase Auditorium. The educational and teaching value of the images is of highest concern and we value input from all perspectives. It should be a stimulating critique and an opportunity to preview some outstanding work. We hope you can attend. Closest Parking – Orleans Street Garage, 1795 Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 (4th floor of the garage has a bridge to the main floor of the Hospital)                             Map PDF Invitation PDF