Welcome to the blog by the graduate students in the  University of Illinois at Chicago’s Biomedical Visualization Program. We love to share work we are doing, events we are having, and everyday life as a student in this program in Chicago.


Founded in 1921 by Professor Thomas Smith Jones, the Biomedical Visualization program (BVIS) at the University of Illinois at Chicago is the second oldest accredited school of its kind and one of only four accredited graduate programs in North America providing professional training for careers in the visual communication of life science, medicine, and healthcare. With a renowned faculty and a curriculum that keeps pace with advances in science and technology, UIC’s Biomedical Visualization program attracts graduate students from a variety of disciplines such as medicine, life science, art, sculpture, digital animation, and computer science.

While maintaining Tom Jones’ vision to educate “artist scientists,” the program has emerged as a leader in interdisciplinary training of life science visualization specialists who become highly skilled, professional illustrators, medical animators, web and media specialists, and anaplastologists. Because the Biomedical Visualization graduate program integrates life science, communication technology, learning science, research, and artistic training, it utilizes the academic resources of multiple departments throughout the UIC campus, one of the leading health research Universities in the United States. In addition, close relationships and unique internships with local professional medical organizations, the pharmaceutical industry, local museums, animation studios, software companies, medical advertising agencies, and other local prestigious universities and medical centers help contribute to a world-class education in a world-class city.

<For more information on the Biomedical Visualization program, visit the UIC website HERE>


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  1. Hello BVIS students,

    I am a grad student in UIC’s Biology department. I’m creating an e-mail newsletter with some of my colleagues and would love to collaborate with you on various design aspects of our project, like artwork for our website and logo design. I would also love to feature your work in our newsletter. Shoot me an e-mail if you are interested.

    Laura Manning

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