April 20, 2015

Jeff Day Named 2015 Alan Cole Scholar; Class of 2015 Receives Vesalius Trust Awards

Congratulations to all members of the Class of May, 2015 on being awarded VT Scholarships! Thesis Presentations will be held May 1, 2015 Save the Date! Friday, May 1, 2015 at 2:30pm for our Class of 2015 Thesis Presentations. Join us for presentations by the graduating class. Chevy Chase Auditorium, Zayed Tower, Main level of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Six students describe their masters research and outcomes, illustrations, 3D models, animations, and interactive modules: Jeff Day, VT Alan Cole Scholar: Animating Spinal Cord Damage: Building an Educational Website for Kids Edwin Choi, VT Scholar: Educating Patients and Physicians about Bariatric Embolization through use of Interactive Media Mariya Khan, VT Scholar: Actomyosin Network in Mechanosensation & Cytokinesis: a Novel Workflow for Animating Cell Division Jackie Kustan, VT Grant Recipient : Visualizing Intersegmental Artery Ostium Location for Spinal Angiography Mesa Schumacher, VT Grant Recipient: The 3D Knee: Visualizing Real Data from 3D Magnetic Resonance Neurography I-Hsun Wu, VT Grant Recipient: Intraarterial Transplantation of Glial Progenitors to Regenerate Brain Damage Following Radiation Therapy of Brain Tumor: An Animation for Lay Audience and Scientists
April 15, 2015

May 1, 2015 at 2:30pm – Thesis presentations Friday!

This event will be held as scheduled, beginning at 2:30pm on Friday, May 1st.  Please note this event will take place in the Chevy Chase Auditorium on the main level of the new Johns Hopkins Hospital, Zayed Tower.  This is a new location for the Thesis presentations than previous years. Convenient garage parking is available for a modest fee in the Orleans Street Garage with elevated bridge access to the Zayed Tower of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Click for more information and maps.
March 21, 2015

Save the Date! For the 2015 Alumni Dinner

Hopkins alum will gather for an alumni dinner at the AMI meeting in Cleveland! More details to follow. Hope to see you there!
October 15, 2014

Santana Headlines Benefit Concert for JHKCC

October 13th, 2014: Tim Phelps tossed aside the fire attire and went into the rainforest to create a one of a kind guitar for the 15th Annual Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Charity Auction and concert “One Show One Night One Cause” featuring Carlos Santana. Paul Reed Smith Guitars hosted the 15th Anniversary of the acclaimed One Night One Show One Cause Benefit Concert, presented by The Baltimore Sun Media Group for the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. The event was held at the Modell Center for the Performing Arts at the Lyric Opera House in Downtown Baltimore, Maryland, and featured an exclusive performance by SANTANA. Our very own Tim Phelps was asked to design two of the approximately 40 guitars auctioned that night. “An amazing Santana concert, he was at the top of his game! My guitar sold well for a great cause, I was so pleased to be a part of the Kimmel Cancer Center event!,” says Phelps. The VIP Pre-party included a Live Guitar auction, hosted by Jon Levinson of Alex Cooper Auctioneers and featured guitars autographed by such names as Carlos Santana and the Baltimore Ravens, catered small plates by The Classic Catering People and drinks […]
October 15, 2014

Comics & Medicine From Private Lives to Public Health

PATIENT PERSPECTIVES For example, the transition from what we think of as being a “normal,” healthy person to being a patient can be very difficult to process.  Comics have a unique ability to express this transition through a combination of text and images. Graphic novels like Ellen Forney’s Marbles have helped destigmatize mental illness through her personal portrayals of what it’s really like to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder.  Best-selling works like Forney’s could have a wider impact on public health issues by helping to change broadly held attitudes about the treatment of stigmatized illnesses. CAREGIVERS Comics like Joyce Farmer’s Special Exits have helped share the experience of confronting illness from a new angle: through the caregiver’s viewpoint. HEALTH CARE WORKERS Many conference attendees were health care workers writing about issues they confront in practice rather than simply internalizing these experiences.  Doctors like Ian Williams have made captivating comics on this topic such as The Bad Doctor. MEDICAL EDUCATION This reflective power of comics has been implemented to help process the first experiences of nursing students and junior physicians as care providers. MK Czerwiec teaches comics to nursing students at Northwestern University inChicago.  Creating these comics could also help students […]
September 21, 2014

Jeff Day Awarded the 2014-2015 Netter Scholarship

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 2015 winner of the Frank Netter Scholarship is Jeff Day. Congratulations, Jeff! 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.
September 21, 2014

Mesa Schumacher Receives the 2014-2015 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. Mesa Schumacher is the 2015 winner of the Reather Scholarship. Congratulations, Mesa! 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.
September 3, 2014

Congratulations to James Abraham

James Abraham Interviewed on ABC NEWS
August 5, 2014

Eduardo Arias Completes Anaplastology Training Program

Eduardo Arias has successfully completed the supervised training program in Clinical Anaplastology/Facial and Ocular Prosthetics. His period of study was from July 5, 2013 through May 31, 2014. Eduardo participated in the Graduate Show Exhibition and Reception on May 21, 2014. He presented on the topic of Photogrammetry in Facial Prosthetics at the International Anaplastology Association Conference in Denver, Colorado last month. We enjoyed having Eduardo in the department and wish him well in his future endeavors!
April 21, 2014

Christopher Smith Awarded 2014 Inez Demonet Scholarship

The Inez Demonet Scholarship is an annual merit scholarship awarded to the applicant with highest academic and personal achievements in the field of visual communications in the health sciences. Any second year student enrolled in an accredited graduate program is eligible to apply. The Demonet award was the first scholarship established by the Vesalius Trust. This scholarship honors a well-known, respected medical illustrator who was a charter member of the Association of Medical Illustrators. Christopher Smith received the award from Tina Schott, Executive Director of he Vesalius Trust. Photo credit: Norman Barker.
September 10, 2013

NEW portfolio submission process using

We are pleased to announce a new portfolio submission process. Starting this year, your Art Portfolio and Applicant Profile should be uploaded through SlideRoom While there is now a submission fee of $10, this secure and confidential online process instantly verifies your submission and allows for a broader media selection. We hope you find the process easy and intuitive, but if you have problems, SlideRoom technical support is available. If you have questions about the process, please let us know. No more burning a CD and hoping your package arrives on time; go to the website to submit your Portfolio by January 15th!
May 25, 2013

Dr. John Cody named the 2013 The Ranice W. Crosby Distinguished Achievement Awardee

May 2013: On May 23 at the annual Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Convocation Dr. John Cody received the Ranice W. Crosby Distinguished Achievement Award recognizing him a distinguished Hopkins alumnus. Dubbed the “Audubon of moths” for his prolific paintings of the Great Saturniid’s, John Cody is a true renaissance man. Prior to practicing psychiatry for 30 years, he trained under Ranice Crosby in 1950 as a medical illustrator in the Johns Hopkins Department of Art as Applied to Medicine. While he did not practice as a medical illustrator, his training at Hopkins continues to impact his paintings of the Saturniid moths in which John strives to show the beauty of all living creatures. Dr. Cody is also the author of four biographies including After Great Pain: The Inner Life of Emily Dickinson; The Life and Times of Wagner; Max Brödel: The Man Who Put Art in Medicine (co-authored with Ranice Crosby); and Ranice W. Crosby: A Tribute to Fifty Years of Teaching.