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July 25, 2009

Student 2009 AMI Salon Awards

Instructional Color AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: Elizabeth Weissbrod Self-application of the Combat Action Tourniquet Jared Travnicek External and Internal Anatomy of Morone Saxatilis Instructional Tone AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: Elizabeth Weissbrod Locomotion of the Little Skate, Leucoraja Erincea CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: Beatriz Martin Villalba Ants and Aphids: An Example of Mutualism Inna-Marie Strazhnik Scleral Buckle Procedure for Retinal Horseshoe Tear Instructional Line CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: Jenny Wang Carpal-Metacarpal Joint Arthroplasty Editorial AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: Neil McMillan The Energy Drink Epidemic: Caffeine Abuse and Heart Disease Projection Media AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Jenny Wang Laparascopic Distal Pancreatectomy CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: Jared Travnicek Robitic-assisted Cruroplasty for Laparascopic Nissen Fundoplication
May 23, 2009

The Graduates of 2009

On May 22, 2009, Julia Molnar, Jared Travnicek, and Jenny Wang received their Master of Arts degrees in Medical and Biological Illustration from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Commencement took place at the Mayerhoff Theatre in Baltimore, MD. Congratulations to all 3 Graduates!
May 22, 2009

Nancy McCall named the 2009 The Ranice W. Crosby Distinguished Achievement Awardee

May 22, 2009: We are pleased to present this year’s Ranice W. Crosby Distinguished Achievement Award to Nancy McCall, director of the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Since 1987, she has guided the medical archives to new heights of national and international recognition. In 2006, she received an Electronic Records Fellowship for her role in establishing HIPAA-compliant procedures for access and use of materials that contain identifiable health information. At the recent celebration of the 30th anniversary of the archives, Nancy said, “The archives show the strength and grit that was required to build a world-class institution of teaching, research and patient care.” Today the Chesney Medical Archive stands as a leading facility throughout the country and around the world due in large part to her enthusiastic service. Please join me and the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine in honoring her with this award for her role as the “Preserver of Hopkins History.”
December 1, 2008

2008 Surgical Critique – Outstanding Surgical Illustration

The Department of Art as Applied to Medicine’s Annual Surgical Illustration Critique was held on Friday, December 5th, 2008, from 2:00-5:00 PM, in the Bodian Conference Center (1830 Building, Suite 2-200). Our faculty and guests reviewed the surgical illustrations of our second year graduate students. These include procedures sketched in the JHM and Union Memorial ORs this semester and rendered traditionally or digitally in tone, color, or ink. The Surgical Critique gives us input on the content, clarity and accuracy of the: anatomy, position and handling of instruments, surgical technique, visual solutions and message. The educational and teaching value of the images is of the highest concern, and we value input from all perspectives.
September 21, 2008

Ikumi Kayama (’08) dines with Francine Netter Roberson

Ikumi Kayama, MA, a 2008 graduate of our program and the 2007 recipient of the Frank H. Netter MD Memorial Scholarship, had the opportunity to meet with Francine Netter Roberson, Dr. Frank Netter’s daughter, last week in Durham, NC. Ikumi tells Gary she had a wonderful time sharing stories of her experience here at Johns Hopkins while Francine enjoyed telling her about her father.
August 21, 2008

Incoming Class of 2010

Six students were accepted to our two-year graduate program: Shizuka Aoki Stephanie Sadler Beatriz Martin Villalba M.D. Neil McMillan Joseph Samson Elizabeth Weissbrod
August 21, 2008

Second Years: Class of 2009

The Department of Art as Applied to Medicine welcomes back its Second Year Class, the Class of 2009: Julia Molnar Inna-Marie Strazhnik Jared Travnicek Jenny Wang
July 25, 2008

Fabian de Kok Mercado (’08) wins two top AMI Awards

Fabian de Kok-Mercado, graduating class of 2008, won the Orville Parkes Award, for the student illustration judged to be of the highest quality in the student salon. He was also the recipient of the Alan W. Cole Scholarship awarded to the top student scholar. Fabian is shown presenting his thesis at the annual Association of Medical illustrators (AMI) meeting in Indianapolis.
July 21, 2008

Tim Phelps: Up in Flames

Up in Flames: The Art of Flame Painting (MBI 2006) celebrates a truly American art form that has invaded and changed the face of popular culture. The book features the life histories of 18 famous flame painters, their working style and full color images of their creatively crafted cars. Flame painting history and its practitioners have never been fully recognized for the art that has always signified hot rods and motorcycles. The art form’s legitimacy lies in the world of true ornamentation-art for beauty, art with a purpose. Many of the stories are coming from first generation painters who initiated the art form just 60 years ago. Colorful words-and-colorful ART-indeed! In preparation for this book and since, Tim has flame painted over 400 miniature diecast cars and has authored over 2 dozen history and how-to articles for a variety of rod, art and toy magazines.
July 21, 2008

Class of 2008: First Post-Graduate Positions

The following four students received their Masters’ degrees on Friday, May 23rd, 2008. Ikumi Kayama Division of Vertebrate Paleontology American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY Satyen Tripathi Artcraft Health Education Flemington, NJ Ammon Posey Program in Molecular Biophysics Johns Hopkins University (Graduate Student) Baltimore, MD Fabian de Kok-Mercado ProAtlantal Studio Baltimore, MD
June 21, 2008

Norman Barker named 2008 Louis Schmidt Laureate

Barker Norm Barker, M.S., M.A., R.B.P Associate Professor of Pathology and Art as Applied to Medicine has been selected as the 2008 recipient of the BioCommunications Association’s Louis Schmidt Award, the professional society’s highest award. The award will be presented in July at the association’s 78th annual international meeting in Rochester, New York. The Louis Schmidt Award is bestowed annually at the society’s meeting. It is given for outstanding contributions to the progress of biological communications. Criteria for the award are outstanding contributions to the progress of communications in the life sciences, promotion of understanding and cooperation within the field of biocommunications, maintenance of an ethical approach to professional relationships, and a willingness to freely share scientific information. The highest honor in BCA is to be selected as Louis Schmidt Laureate. It is named for one of the founders and the second president of the Association. Symbols of the Schmidt Award include the BCA key inset with a diamond and the Gold Headed Cane – a traditional symbol in medicine of high achievement and honor. A committee of the nine most recent Schmidt laureates makes the selection of the recipient subject to approval by the board of governors.
June 21, 2008

Tim Phelps: Community Outreach

Through a community outreach program between Johns Hopkins and a local inner city elementary school, Tim Phelps, Associate Professor and Medical Illustrator has been volunteering his time to provide assistance to 18 kindergarten students. Since January of 2004, Tim has visited Tench Tilghman School once a week for two hours assisting Mrs. Armstrong’s students with their reading, writing and math skills. This opportunity grew out of monthly visits with one of three 4th grade classes Tim participated in with other Hopkins professionals sharing information on careers in healthcare in the Fall of 2003.