The UIC Biomedical Visualization program is proud to have had several students and alumni win awards at the 2016 Association of Medical Illustrators Annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.
Current student Molly Huttner won an Award of Merit for her poster A Biomarker for Depression in the Student Advertising and Promotional category. Another current student, Tiffany Raber, received an Award of Excellence in the Student Educational category for her piece Forced Migration and Public Health,
Several recent graduates also received awards. Wai-Man Chan (2016) won an Award of Merit for her piece, The Cardiovascular Benefits of Vegetables, in the Student Editorial category. Katie Yost (2015) received an Award of Excellence for her submission in the Student Editorial Category called Macaw Anesthesia. Sam Bond (2016) won an Award of Merit in the Student Interactive category for The Fungal Jungle. Bond also won an Honorable Mention for her Vesalius Trust poster Media Delivery Analysis in Pediatric Cleft Patient and Caregiver Education.
The program is also pleased to announce that alumni Dave Ehlert and Kristine Johnson won several awards in the professional salon. They received Awards of Merit in the Professional Medical-Legal category for Ischemic AChA Stroke Due to Surgical Clipping an Award of Merit in Professional Interactive Media: Didactic/Instructional – Non-Commercial category for Your Porperty, Drift Cells, & the Big Picture as well as in the Professional Animation: Advertising/Promotional category for Ischemic Acalabrutnib Mechanism of Action.
Finally, faculty member Christine Young was a recipient of the 2016 AMI Lifetime Achievement Award! Christine’s extraordinary, lifelong contributions to the advancements of medical illustration and scientific knowledge have set the highest standards of the medical illustration profession and served as an inspiration to others in the field.