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Jennifer Elizabeth Fairman, M.A.

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Assistant Professor of Art as Applied to Medicine

Background

Jennifer Fairman is an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine. Her areas of expertise include medical and scientific illustration for publication and patient education, 2D animation, web publishing, and interactive and graphic design.

Ms. Fairman received bachelor’s degrees in biology and studio art from the University of Maryland in 1995, and in 1999 completed her master’s degree in medical and biological illustration at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Previous to joining the Hopkins faculty in 2006, Ms. Fairman served as a scientific illustrator and research associate in entomology for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. 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.

Ms. Fairman is a member of the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI), the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and the Illustrators Club of Washington, D.C., and serves an advisor of 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. She is the 1999 recipient of the 1999 Inez Demonet Award. She is inducted as a Fellow of the AMI and received its Outstanding Achievement Award.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Art as Applied to Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • B.A., University of Maryland (College Park) (Maryland) (1995)
  • B.S., University of Maryland (College Park) (Maryland) (1995)
  • M.A., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Maryland) (1999)

Additional Training

  • Certified Medical Illustrator, Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators, The Association of Medical Illustrators (Lexington, KY) (2012)
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, 2006, Flash Animation; Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, 2006, Flash Portfolio; Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, 2014, Professional and Continuing Studies

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation

Department of Art as Applied to Medicine

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Muriel McLatchie Miller Fine Art Award, the Association of Medical Illustrators, 2001
  • Ralph Sweet Member's Choice Award, the Association of Medical Illustrators, 2011
  • Award of Excellence, Professional Editorial the Association of Medical Illustrators, 2007
  • Award of Excellence, Professional Editorial the Association of Medical Illustrators, 2011
  • Award of Merit, Professional Instructional Tone the Association of Medical Illustrators, 2010
  • Award of Merit, Professional Editorial the Association of Medical Illustrators, 2001
  • Award of Merit, Professional Editorial the Association of Medical Illustrators, 2002
  • Award of Merit, Professional Editorial the Association of Medical Illustrators, 2010
  • Max Brödel Award of Excellence, Professional Instructional Tone, the Association of Medical Illustrators, 2007
  • Max Brödel Award of Excellence, Professional Instructional Tone, the Association of Medical Illustrators, 2009
  • Best Multispecialty Video, 18th SLS Annual Meeting & Endo Expo, 2009
  • Outstanding Service Award, the Association of Medical Illustrators, 2008
  • Silver Award, Illustrators Club of Washington, D.C., 2008
  • Certificate of Merit, Illustrators Club of Washington, D.C., 2008
  • Inducted as a Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators, the Association of Medical Illustrators, 2007
  • Semi-Finalist, NSF International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge, 2007
  • Honorable Mention, People's Choice Salon of Mid-Atlantic Biocommunicators, 2006
  • Silver Award, Illustrators Club of Washington, D.C., 2006
  • Certificate of Merit, Illustrators Club of Washington, D.C., 2006
  • Silver Award, Consumer Health Publishers Association & Online Health Association, 2004
  • Award of Merit, Professional Marketing and Promotional, the Association of Medical Illustrators,, 2003
  • Finalist, New England Web Design Awards: Best Promotional Portfolio, Aquent, 2001
  • Award of Merit, Student Medical Tone, the Association of Medical Illustrators, 1998
  • Award of Merit, Student Medical Tone, the Association of Medical Illustrators, 1999
  • Inez Demonet Award, Vesalius Trust, 1999
  • Vesalian Research Grant, Vesalius Trust, 1999
  • Best of Show, Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, the Association of Medical Illustrators, 1998
  • William P. Didusch Scholarship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1997
  • William P. Didusch Scholarship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1998
  • Smithsonian Women's Committee Grant, Smithsonian Institute, 1996
  • Fellow, James Smithson Society Grant, Smithsonian Institute, 1995
  • Senior Summer Scholarship, Department of Undergraduate Studies, University of Maryland, 1995
  • Phi Sigma Biological Honor Society, (Vice President of UMD chapter), University of Maryland, 1994
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, University of Maryland, 1992

Memberships

  • Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI)
  • Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI)
  • Illustrators Club of Washington, DC

Professional Activities

  • Moderator, Vesalius Scholars, 2002
  • Admissions Committee, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2006
    Art as Applied to Medicine
  • Leadership Program for Women Faculty, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2010 - 2011
    OWISM
  • Medical School Council, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2007 - 2011

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