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March 1, 2010

2010 Johns Hopkins Medical School Research Day

Recent graduates of the Medical and Biological Illustration graduate program participated in the 2010 Johns Hopkins Medical School Research Day (MSRD). Poster sessions, interactive programs and animations of their thesis research were presented in the one-day research event held in the new Anne and Mike Armstrong Medical Education Building on Friday, February 26. The student projects included: Visualizing Quadrupedal Launch in Pterosaurs, by Julia Molnar; Improving Detection of Spina Bifida: A New Ultrasound Reference for Recognizing Ossification Centers by Inna-Marie Strazhnik; Interactive Teaching Modules For the Structure and Function of Hemoglobin: A New Approach to a Fundamental Protein, by Jared Travnicek; and Updating the Model of HIV: Visualizing the Role of Membrane Rafts, by Jenny Wang. These exciting topics drew a great deal of attention from all attending especially the interactive programs and animations. We are grateful for the support of Jamie Dy, for her effort in organizing the event, and of the Academic Computing Office, for providing on-site computers.
September 21, 2009

John Cody, MD, Donates Moth Paintings to Johns Hopkins

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 and his daughter Loren Shaiken have donated fifteen of these magnificent paintings to the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine. They are currently on display in the new Wilmer Ophthalmology Robert H. and Clarice Smith Building on the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus. Dr. Cody and his three children, Loren, Andrea, and Graham, have donated his paintings to three separate institutions: The Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland; The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation in Pittsburgh, PA; and The Sternberg Museum of the Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS. Dr. Cody is also the author of four biographies including After Great Pain: The […]
July 26, 2009

Professional 2009 AMI Salon Awards

Instructional Color CERTIFICATES OF MERIT: Ian Suk Combined Distraction/Compression Technique to Correct Extreme Basilar Invagination Fabian de Kok-Mercado Stanford En-Bloc Technique for Surgical Treatment of Unilateral Coronal Craniosynostosis Lydia Gregg Inferior Petrosal Sinus Sampling Instructional Continuous Tone Brödel AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: Jennifer Fairman Laparoscopic Gastric Band Placement Instructional Line CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: Tim Phelps Robotic Endoscopic Prostate Surgery Editorial AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: Cassio Lynm Vitamin D: More Than Skin Deep Advertising CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: Mark Lefkowitz The Phantom Medical-legal AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: Sarah Faris Jane Doe’s Right Thumb Surgery Animation: Advertising/Marketing/Promotional AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: Leanne Powell, Christian Rose, and John Dorn Hydrofiber Technology: Transforming Wound Care With Unique Dressing Technology Animation: Medical-legal CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: Matt Whitford, Duc Nguyen Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Injection
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.