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  • JENNIFER E. FAIRMAN, MA, CMI, FAMI assistant professor


    imageJennifer holds a faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine where she previously received her Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration. Jennifer's background includes experience in medical and scientific illustration for publication and patient education, 2D animation, web publishing and interactive and graphic design. Jennifer is a professional member and served on the Board of Governors of the Association of Medical Illustrators. She served as a scientific illustrator and research associate in entomology for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Her primary research and production work was based at the USDA Systematic Entomology Laboratory located within the National Museum of Natural History. Her work at the Smithsonian also brought her to Costa Rica, where at INBio (Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad) she assisted in systematic entomological research and taught scientific illustration. She is also a professional member of the GNSI, The Illustrators Club of Washington, DC, and has served for 4 terms as a Board Member and is currently an advisor to the Vesalius Trust. She has received numerous grants and awards for her work including Awards of Merit and Excellence from the AMI, a Smithsonian Women's Committee Grant, a James Smithson Society Fellowship, and a Vesalius Trust Research Grant. Ms. Fairman is also the 1999 recipient of the Inez Demonet Award. She was recently inducted as a Fellow of the AMI and received it's Outstanding Achievement Award.


    :: education


    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
    Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration, 1999


    University of Maryland, College Park, MD
    College of Life Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1995
    College of Arts & Humanities, Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art/German Minor, 1995


    Post-Graduate Training

    :: PROFESSIONAL certification


    2000 - present     Certified Medical Illustrator, Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators


    :: PROFESSIONAL experience


    Assistant Professor
    Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
    The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 2006 - Present


    Certified Medical Illustrator, Founder & Principal
    Fairman Studios™, LLC
    Baltimore, Maryland, 2000 - Present


    Medical Illustrator
    Department of Medical Art
    Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA 1999-2000.


    Medical Illustration Intern
    Hurd Studios
    Brooklyn, NY 1998.


    Scientific Illustrator & Research Associate
    The Department of Entomology
    National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, 1994 - 1997


    Scientific Illustrator
    Department of Microbiology
    University of Maryland, College Park, MD,1994


    Illustrator and Graphic Designer
    Department of Communication Services
    University of Maryland, College Park, MD,1992-1995


    Exhibits Assistant
    Virginia Living Museum
    Newport News, VA 1991-1992


    :: SELECTED publications


    Monographs:


    Books:


    :: SELECTED presentations


    GNSI Educational Series, Digital Illustration:
    Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian, March 2009.


    Navigating the Labyrinth of the Inner Ear: Achieving "Balance" as a Clinician-Scientist (animations):
    Lloyd B. Minor, MD, Andelot Professor of Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology, Dean's Lecture, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, March, 2008.


    Medical Illustration: The Art of Communicating Science:
    Baltimore School for the Arts, Baltimore, MD, 2009.
    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Plastic Surgery Seminar Program, 2007.
    Maryland Institute College of Art, Illustration Thesis and Seminar Program, 2007.


    Digital Watercolor Wash:
    Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Ithaca, NY, 2008.
    Techniques Showcase, Association of Medical Illustrators, Boston, MA, 2006.
    Brown Bag Lunch, AAM, JHU SOM, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
    Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Bar Harbor, ME, 2005.


    Small Business Round-Table:
    Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 2008.
    Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Ithaca, NY, 2008.
    Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Bozeman, MT, 2007.
    Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Bar Harbor, ME, 2005.
    Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2003.


    Designing Eye-catching Brochures and Webpages:

    American Medical Writer's Association, New England Regional Conference, 2005.


    Penguin and Puffin Coast: Illustrations for the Saint Louis Zoo:
    Mid-Atlantic Biocommunicators Meeting, Frederick MD, 2006.
    Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Williamsburg, VA, 2004.
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Student Exchange, Baltimore, MD, 2004.


    Get Organized! Archiving and Organization with FileMaker and QuickBooks Pro: Techniques Showcase, Association of Medical Illustrators, Indianapolis, IN, 2008.
    Techniques Showcase, Association of Medical Illustrators, Bozeman, MT, 2007.
    Concurrent Session, Association of Medical Illustrators, Bozeman, MT, 2007.
    Concurrent Session, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Bozeman, MT, 2007.
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Student Exchange, Baltimore, MD, 2004.


    Setting up Shop:
    Graphic Artists Guild, Boston, MA, April 2005.
    Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Williamsburg, VA, 2004. Graphic Artists Guild, Boston Chapter, Massachusetts Arts Institute, Boston, MA, 2004.
    Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 2003.
    Graphic Artists Guild, Boston Chapter, Massachusetts Arts Institute, Boston, MA, 2002.


    Vesalius Scholars Session:
    Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Richmond, VA, 2009.
    Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 2008.
    Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Bozeman, MT, 2007.
    Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 2006.
    Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2005.
    Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, 2004.
    Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2003.
    Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 2002.


    Prosauropod and Iguanid Jaw Musculature: A Study on the Evolution of Form and Function:
    Vesalius Trust Scholars Symposium, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA 1999.
    MCG-Hopkins Student Exchange, Augusta, GA, 1999.
    Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, JHU, Baltimore, MD 1999.


    First Timer's Workshop:
    Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, 2004.
    Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2003.
    Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 2002.
    Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Asilomar, CA, 2001.
    Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Rochester, MN, 2000.
    Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 1999.


    Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio):
    Instructor, Scientific Illustration, Santo Domingo, Heredia, Costa Rica, 1997.


    BugFest! (Scientific Illustration Presentation):
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, 1997


    HTML: the Internet and the World Wide Web

    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1998, 2007, 2008.
    Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Washington, DC Chapter Meeting 1996.
    Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 1996.


    Disseminating Biosystematic Information on the World Wide Web:

    Smithsonian 150th Birthday Party on the Mall, Washington, DC, 1996.
    National Conference of the Entomological Society of America, Louisville, KY, 1996.
    Eastern Branch Conference of the Entomological Society of America, Williamsburg, VA, 1996.
    Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, 1996.


    Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship:
    Art Theory, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 1993.


    :: PROFESSIONAL activities


    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Admissions Committee, Art as Applied to Medicine, Johns Hopkins SOM, 2006 - present
    Medical School Council, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2007 - 2011
    Leadership Program for Women Faculty, OWISM, Johns Hopkins SOM, Cohort 2, 2010 - 2011


    Association of Medical Illustrators
    Fellow, 2007 - present.
    Professional Member, 1999 - present.
    Student Member, 1997 - 1999.
    Board of Governors, 2004 - 2008.
    Council on Education, 1999 - 2000.
    Meeting Planning, Program Committee Member, New Orleans, 2003.
    Annual Salon Juror, Cleveland, 2004.
    Communications Editorial Council, 2009, 2010, 2011
    First Timer's Workshop Coordinator, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004.
    Scholarship Committee Member, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.
    Corporate Sponsorship Committee Member, 2001, 2002.
    Artist's Rights Committee Member, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.
    CE Committee Member (Video), 2007, 2008, 2009.
    Website Committee Member, 2006, 2007, 2008, Vice-Chair 2008.
    PR Committee Member, 2006.
    Meeting Planning:


    Vesalius Trust
    Scholar Trustee, 1999 - 2000
    Advisor, 2007 - 2008.
    Board Member, 2001 - 2004, 2004 - 2007, 2008 - 2011.
    Vesalius Scholars Moderator, 2002 - present.
    Vesalius Trust Poster Session Moderator, 2008.


    Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI)
    Program Director, 1996 - 1997.


    Illustrators Club of Washington DC


    :: recognition


    The Association of Medical Illustrators
    2011     Muriel McLatchie Miller Fine Art Award
    2011     Ralph Sweet Member's Choice Award
    2011     Award of Excellence, Professional Editorial
    2010     Award of Merit, Professional Instructional Tone
    2010     Award of Merit, Professional Editorial
    2009     Max Brödel Award of Excellence, Professional Instructional Tone
    2008     Outstanding Sevice Award
    2007     Inducted as a Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators
    2007     Award of Excellence, Professional Editorial.
    2007     Max Brödel Award of Excellence, Professional Instructional Tone
    2003     Award of Merit, Professional Marketing and Promotional
    2002     Award of Merit, Professional Editorial
    2001     Award of Merit, Professional Editorial
    1999     Award of Merit, Student Medical Tone
    1998     Award of Merit, Student Medical Tone
    1998     Best of Show, Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting


    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    2010     Leadership Program for Women Faculty, OWISM, Johns Hopkins SOM
    1998     William P. Didusch Scholarship
    1997     William P. Didusch Scholarship


    Vesalius Trust
    1999     Inez Demonet Award.
    1999     Vesalian Research Grant


    Smithsonian Institution
    1996     Smithsonian Women's Committee Grant
    1995     Fellow, James Smithson Society Grant


    University of Maryland
    1994     Senior Summer Scholarship, Department of Undergraduate Studies
    1994     Phi Sigma Biological Honor Society, UMD Vice-president
    1992+   Golden Key National Honor Society


    Other Awards
    2009     Best Multispecialty Video of the 18th SLS Annual Meeting & Endo Expo (I. Green)
    2008     Silver Award, Illustrators Club of Washington DC
    2008     Certificate of Merit, Illustrators Club of Washington DC
    2007     Semi-Finalist, NSF International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge
    2006     Honorable Mention People's Choice Salon of Mid-Atlantic Biocommunicators
    2006     Silver Award, Illustrators Club of Washington DC
    2006     Certificate of Merit, Illustrators Club of Washington DC.
    2004     Silver Award, Consumer Health Publishers Association & Online Health Assoc.
    2001     Finalist New England Web Design Awards: Best Promotional Portfolio, Aquent


    Further information, additional images and complete CV available upon request, please e-mail Professor Fairman.

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