BVIS on Display: Traumatic Brain Injury

They might be done with school, but members of the Biomedical Visualization Class of 2015 are as busy as ever! Through July, the National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago is featuring “Traumatic Brain Injury: an interactive exhibit,” with work from BVIS alumni Ali Padilla, Meredith Hoffman, and Ginny Beth Fulford.

From Left: Ali Padilla, Meredith Hoffman, and Ginny Beth Fulford

From Left: Ali Padilla, Meredith Hoffman, and Ginny Beth Fulford

The Traumatic Brain Injury exhibit examines the causes, mechanism, symptoms, and treatment of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Animations, interactives, and infographics lead visitors through the sections, and the museum’s touch screens feature an interactive 3-D brain model you can rotate for a better look. However, it isn’t just a technical look at TBI – the whole exhibit also tells the story of Alex, a local TBI survivor. His personal experience helps to introduce each section and is the result of a collaboration with students from Adler University’s Art Therapy and Family Counseling Departments. The museum was instrumental in bringing together BVIS graduate student researchers and Adler interns to combine scientific expertise, therapy research, caregiver info, and real experience from TBI survivors into one cohesive whole.

The exhibit on opening night

The exhibit on opening night

The TBI exhibit will be up through the end of July, so catch it while you can!

For more information on this exhibit:

http://www.nmhmchicago.org/index.php/exhibits-mm/displaying

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National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago

175 West Washington Street Chicago, IL 60602

info@nmhmchicago.org

Tuesdays 10am-2pm

Wednesdays 10am-2pm

Thursdays 10am-2pm

 

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