Congratulations to our students who received honors in the Student Salon during the 70th annual conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators. Awards went to:
Josh Klein (’15): Award of Merit, Advertising and Marketing/Promotional, for “Glaucoma”
Lauren Halligan (’15): Award of Excellence, Interactive, for the website “Clinical Anatomy of the Brainstem”
Megan Llewellyn (’15): Award of Excellence, Interactive, for the ebook “How Vaccines Work! A Comic”
Several of our alumni or the companies they run received honors in the Professional Salon during the 70th annual conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators. Congratulations!
Awards went to:
Elizabeth Nixon-Shapiro (’14), Award of Excellence, Didactic/Instructional Non-Commercial, for “The Renin-Angiotensin System“
Mica Duran (’00), Award of Merit, Didactic/Instructional Commercial, for “MatriStem Anterior Repair — Surgical Technique Guide“
Andrew Swift (’99), Award of Excellence, Didactic/Instructional Commercial, for “Lymphoma“
Nathaniel “Nick” Klein (“09), Award of Excellence, Advertising and Marketing/Promotional, for “Antibody Conjugated Superparamagnetic Magnitite Nanoparticles in the High-Resolution Identification of Small Tumors“
Jennifer Darcy (’04), Award of Merit, Medical-Legal, for “John Doe’s Facial Trauma and Resulting Surgery“
Hardy Fowler (’07), Award of Merit, Medical-Legal, for “Development of Forehead Flap to Cover Nasal Tip Defect“
Mary Beth Clough (’96) with Elizabeth McDonald (’10) at Nucleus Medical Media owned by Ron Collins ('90) and Keith Pavlik ('89):, Award of Merit, Animation- Didactic/Instructional- Non-Commercial for Active Transport
Radius Digital Science, owned by Brandon Pletsch (’03) and Michelle Peterson (’08), Award of Excellence, Animation and Marketing/Promotional, for “RenLane™ Renal Denervation System Animation”
Radius Digital Science, Award of Excellence, Animation and Marketing/Promotional, for “ELOCTATE™ Fc Fusion Animation”
Radius Digital Science, Award of Merit, Animation Didactic/Instructional – Commercial, for “Arginine Vasopressin and Hyponatremia”
Radius Digital Science, Award of Merit, Animation Didactic/Instructional – Commercial, for “Soft Tissue Sarcoma: A Diagnostic & Treatment Overview Animation”
Radius Digital Science, Award of Merit, Interactive Media Didactic/Instructional – Commercial, for “NEXAVAR® Interactive Case Profile App”
Radius Digital Science, Award of Excellence, Animation Didactic/Instructional – Commercial, for “ABILIFY MAINTENA® Dual Chamber Syringe – Instructions for Use Animation”
MediVisuals, Inc., owned by Bob Shepherd (’81), Award of Merit, Animation- Medical-Legal, “Constrained Liner Hip Prosthesis: Device Failure”
iSO-Form, LLC, owned in part by Nick Klein ('09) and Andrew Swift (’99), Award of Merit, Interactive Media Didactic/Instructional – Non-Commercial, “Diabetic Macular Edema: Treatment Overview CME Activity”
Ellen Davis (’14), Award of Merit, Interactive Textbook, for “Understanding Heartworm Disease & Treatment: A Veterinary Guide“
Tasha Obrin (’14), Award of Excellence, Interactive textbook, for “From Glucose to ATP: With and Without Oxygen“
Several of our faculty, alumni or the companies they run received honors in the Professional
Salon during the 69th annual conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators.
Awards went to:
With the Class of 2014, a very bright, talented, and creative group, the Medical Illustration program at Augusta University reaches 350 total graduates! We are pleased to introduce them, proud to acknowledge them as colleagues, and delighted to recognize them as our alumni.
Please visit their websites to learn more about their specific skills and capabilities.
Amy D’Camp earned a BA in Biological and Pre-medical Illustration at Iowa State University in her home state. Her master's project, “Chamber Septation and Development of the Fetal Heart,” was a beautiful 3D animation for medical student education. dcampillustration.com
Ellen C. Davis, from Alabama, earned a BFA in Scientific Illustration at the University of Georgia. Her master's project was a comprehensive 2D animation for patient education on “Understanding Asthma: Uniform Patient and Family Education for Children’s Hospital of Georgia.” precisionmedicalmedia.com
Joel B. Floyd, Jr. is from South Carolina, where he earned a BA in Studio Art from the College of Charleston. His master's project on “The Placenta: Its Development and Function,” was a fascinating 3D animation for medical student education. betheamedicalmedia.com
Brittany G. King earned a BS in Biology from Winthrop University. A South Carolina native, her master's project, “Invisible System: Lymphatics of the Head and Neck and Their Receptive Areas,” was an illustrated iBook for dental student education.
Elizabeth Nixon-Shapiro, from Georgia, earned a BFA in Scientific Illustration and a BS in Ecology from the University of Georgia. “The Anatomy of Motor System pathways,” her master's project, was an interactive, animated learning module for medical students. nixonmedicalmedia.com
Morgan L. Noonan is from New Jersey and earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland. Her master's project was a stylish 2D and 3D hybrid animation for patient education on “Antibiotic Resistance and You.”
Tasha L. Obrin hails from Ohio, and earned a BA in Biological and Pre-medical Illustration at Iowa State University. For her master's project she created an illustrated and animated iBook for veterinary student education: “The Role of Liver Biochemistry in Blood Tests and Veterinary Medicine.”
Russell Weekes came to us from Utah, where he earned a BFA in Art from Utah State University. Russ’s master's project, “CerviCusco HPV Vaccination,” was a colorful, interactive 2D animation for patient education and public information among an indigenous multicultural population.
The Graduate School at Augusta University just completed its annual Graduate Research Day, and it was another great event. During the event, the Dept. of Medical Illustration sponsors the Educational Multimedia Award. This year there were four outstanding entries:
1) "A Visual Guide to Passive Insufficiency," an interactive educational animation by Berrien Chidsey
2) "A Visual Guide to Lung Injuries," an interactive animation for patient education by Will McAbee
3) "Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System," an interactive eBook for college students by Jamie Rippke
4a) "Cosmetic Tattooing: Camouflaging Normal Scar Tissue," an eBook for physicians
by Lisa Sato
4b) "Cosmetic Tattoos for Camouflaging Normal Scar Tissue," an eBook for patients by Lisa Sato
We are justifiably proud of the very fine work by all these exceptional students. The judging panel was unanimous in deciding to present this year's Educational Multimedia Award to Lisa R. Sato. The judges found her work to be creative, beautiful, effective and professionally executed. A copy of the cover of her physicians’ guide is attached. Congratulations, Lisa!
Once again, Gene & Allison Wright put on a wonderful show in Athens! Opening on March 20, the 2014 Augusta University/UGA Student Scientific & Medical Illustration Exhibition runs through April 1 at the Lamar Dodd School of Art on the University of Georgia campus in Athens. More than fifty masterful pieces of scientific and medical illustration are on display. The scientific artwork documents and explains the natural world around us, and the medical artwork enlightens and inspires us about the world of medical science and the inner-workings of the human body. The illustrations were created by students in the BFA program scientific illustration at the University of Georgia, Athens (UGA) and in the medical illustration graduate program at the Augusta University (Augusta University).
At the Awards Ceremony in Athens on Wednesday, March 26, three Augusta University students received special honors. Elizabeth Nixon-Shapiro, Class of 2014, received the prestigious William J. Stenstrom Award of Excellence for “Cardiac Ablation of the Mitral Valve.” The purpose of this illustration is to depict the ablation of aberrant electrophysiological signals in the heart from a novel and dramatic point of view in order to increase reader interest in a journal. Amy D’Camp, Class of 2014, received an Award of Merit for “Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy.” The purpose of this illustration is to instruct surgical residents about the procedure, including nerve-sparing techniques to prevent incontinence. Megan Llewellyn, Class of 2015, received an Award of Merit for “Bullae Emphysema.” The purpose of this illustration is to document a specific pathological condition.
Congratulations to all our talented award winners!
Thank you, Gene and Allison, and all the fine folks in Athens, for your hard work and hospitality!
The entire exhibition will move to Augusta University’s Greenblatt Library during Masters Week, and will be on view through May.
We are pleased to announce that selected works from the David J. Mascaro Teaching Gallery of Medical Illustration are included in the “Optic Chiasm: The Crossing Over of Art & Science” exhibition at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art. The exhibit is held in conjunction with the Atlanta Science Festival and runs from March 22 - May 4. Notable works by Professor Bill Andrews, Joshua Bird ('12), Craig Luce ('77), David J. Mascaro ('69), William J. Stenstrom (Chair and Professor Emeritus, deceased), William Winn ('66) are included. Additional information can be found at museum.oglethorpe.edu.