Accolades

logologo 2011, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Salon, Award of Excellence and Ralph Sweet Members’ Choice Award. Killer in the Blood: Mapping Malaria’s Lethal Life Cycle from the Johns Hopkins Public Health Magazine’s 2011 Winter Special Issue. Awards of Excellence are given to an illustration meeting the highest standards of the profession. The Ralph Sweet Member’s Choice Award is determined by the popular vote of professional member attendees. logo 2011, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Salon, Muriel McLatchie Miller Fine Art Award, given for Exploring Flora, – Cicada I a pendant/broach designed using Baltimore native flora and fauna. Muriel McLatchie Miller Fine Art Award is determined by the popular vote of professional member attendees.
logo 2010, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Salon, Award of Merit At the 65th Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators, held in Portland, OR, an Award of Merit in the Instructional Tone category was awarded for Thoracoscopic Repair of Esophageal Diverticulum from the Hunter Atlas for Minimally Invasive Surgery. logo 2010, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Salon, Award of Merit At the 65th Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators, held in Portland, OR, an Award of Merit in the Editorial category was awarded for Branched Tricarboxylic Acid Metabolism in Plasmodium falciparum for the journal Nature.
logo 2009, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Salon, Award of Excellence At the 64th Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators, held in Richmond, VA, a Max Broedel Award of Excellence in the Instructional Tone category was awarded for Laparoscopic Gastric Band Placement from the Hunter Atlas for Minimally Invasive Surgery. logo 2008, AMI Outstanding Service Award On July 18, 2008, at the 63rd Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators, Jennifer Fairman received the Outstanding Acheivement Award, “for outstanding service to the Association, excellence as an artist and educator, and bringing honor to the profession.” The Outstanding Service Award is presented to a Professional or Associate Member who has served the AMI in an official capacity and who deserves special recognition. No more than two such awards may be presented in one year.
logo 2008, Illustrators Club of Washington, DC, Certificate of Merit for Systems of Pneumococcaal Infection The IC Exhibition features the best recent work of Washington DC area illustrators, selected by a distinguished three-judge panel, and is held in a local art gallery, typically for 8 weeks, widely advertised and open to the public. Jennifer Fairman’s Systems of Pneumococcaal Infection, was awarded a Certificate of Merit from IC and will displayed at the exhibition. The exhibition scheduled for May 8 through June 27, 2008, with an opening reception on May 8 at PEPCO’s Edison Place Gallery, 701 9th Street, NW (enter on 8th Street, between G & H), Washington, DC 20068. logo 2008, Illustrators Club of Washington, DC, Silver Award for The Genetic Journey The IC Exhibition features the best recent work of Washington, DC area illustrators, selected by a distinguished three-judge panel, and is held in a local art gallery, typically for 8 weeks, widely advertised and open to the public. Jennifer Fairman’s The Genetic Journey was awarded a Silver Award from IC and will displayed at the exhibition. The exhibition scheduled for May 8 through June 27, 2008, with an opening reception on May 8 at PEPCO’s Edison Place Gallery, 701 9th Street, NW (enter on 8th Street, between G & H), Washington, DC 20068.
logo 2007,The Genetic Journey Honored in the NSF International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge Judges appointed by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the journal Science for the Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge selected winners in each of five categories: photographs, illustrations, informational graphics, interactive media and non-interactive media. In the Information Graphics Category the spread entitled The Genetic Journey: Following DNA form Cell to Society was awarded a Semifinalist Honor. This competition recognizes outstanding achievements by scientists, engineers, visualization specialists, and artists who are innovators in the use of visual media to promote understandingof research results and scientific phenomena. logo 2007, Association of Medical Illustrators Fellow Convocation On July 19, 2007 at the 62nd Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators, held in Bozeman, MT, Jennifer Fairman was inducted into the Fellows of the Association of Medical Illustrators. The designation of Fellow is a formal and public recognition of those AMI members who have generously contributed considerable time and effort to the Association in volunteer participation and service. The AMI Fellow Program was established to (1) foster the volunteerism concept for the good of the Association, and (2) recognize those members who have generously given of their time and talents to AMI activities.
logo 2007, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Salon, Award of Excellence At the 62nd Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators, held in Bozeman, MT, an Award of Excellence in the Instructional Tone category was awarded for Biliopancreatic Diversion with Lateral Gastrectomy and Duodenal Switch from the Hunter Atlas for Minimally Invasive Surgery. logo 2007, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Salon, Award of Excellence At the 62nd Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators, held in Bozeman, MT, an Award of Excellence in the Editorial category was awarded for The Genetic Journey: Following DNA form Cell to Society. The piece is featured in the Spring 2007 issue of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Magazine.
logo 2006, 5th Annual IC Members Show at the Art Institute of Washington, DC Juried Exhibition Jennifer Fairman’s work entitled Systems of Pneumococcal Infection will be on exhibit at the very popular IC Members Show at The Art Institute of Washington. This is a members-only exhibit and offers an excellent opportunity for local illustrators to show their best work from the past year. logo 2006, Honorable Mention
People’s Choice Competition
Mid-Atlantic Biocommunicators Conference
Jennifer Fairman’s work entitled Systems of Pneumococcal Infection was awarded “Honorable Mention” at the Mid-Atlantic Biocommunicators Conference People’s Choice Competition.
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2006, Jennifer Fairman named 1 of 10 semi-finalists in the J.Jill, then voted Second Place. Nature of Compassion Design Contest. Over 2000 of J. Jill customers entered their artwork into the 2006 Nature of Compassion Design Contest. It was up to the public to help J.Jill pick the winner. Voting was open to the public daily between July 12 and July 31, 2006. Jennifer Fairman was named 1 of the 10 semi-finalists, and then voted to Second Place. Later her design was also chosen to be part of a greeting card set featuring all 10 designs. logo 2006, Illustrators Club of Washington, DC, Silver Award for Penguins of the World The IC Exhibition features the best recent work of Washington, DC area illustrators, selected by a distinguished three-judge panel, and is held in a local art gallery, typically for 8 weeks, widely advertised and open to the public. Jennifer Fairman’s Penguins of the World was awarded a Silver Award from IC and will displayed at the exhibition. The exhibition will run from April 27 through June 30, 2006. Opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, April 27, 2006 at PEPCO’s Edison Place Gallery, 701 9th Street, NW (enter on 8th Street, between G & H), Washington, DC 20068.
logo 2006, Illustrators Club of Washington, DC, Certificate of Merit for HIF-1 Inhibition The IC Exhibition features the best recent work of Washington DC area illustrators, selected by a distinguished three-judge panel, and is held in a local art gallery, typically for 8 weeks, widely advertised and open to the public. Jennifer Fairman’s HIF-1 Inhibition, published on the cover of the March issue of Cell Metabolism, was awarded a Award of Merit from IC and will displayed at the exhibition. The exhibition will run from April 27 through June 30, 2006. Opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, April 27, 2006 at PEPCO’s Edison Place Gallery, 701 9th Street, NW (enter on 8th Street, between G & H), Washington, DC 20068. logo 2004, UrologyHealth.org Wins Silver Award The Consumer Health Publishers Association and Online Health Association have awarded UrologyHealth.org a Silver Award for Best Online Health Information. The Spring 2004 World Wide Web Health Awards recognizes the best health information Web sites for consumers and professionals. The winning entry was among more than 300 entries judged by a panel of health information experts.
UrologyHealth.org is the AUA’s on-line patient information resource, both built and illustrated by Fairman Studios. UrologyHealth.org was written and reviewed by urology experts in partnership with the American Urological Association Foundation. Visitors can search for urologic information from adult or pediatric conditions. Content is accompanied by medical illustrations when appropriate.
logo 2003, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Salon, Award of Merit At the 58th Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators, held in New Orleans, LA, an Award of Merit in the Professional Marketing and Promotional category was awarded for Kyphon’s Balloons for Bones lenticular card ad campaign. logo 2002, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Salon, Award of Merit At the 57th Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators, held in Austin, TX, an Award of Merit in the Professional Editorial category was awarded for the Women’s Health Magazine, January 2002 cover art, “Managing Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. The piece is featured in the “Winning Ways” section of the Nov/Dec 2002 issue of the AMI newsletter.
logo 2001, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Salon, Award of Merit At the Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators, held in Asilomar, Montery Bay, CA, an Award of Merit in the Professional Editorial category was awarded for the Lahey Clinic Health Magazine, Spring 2001 cover art, “Headache: Heading off Pain.” The piece is featured in the “Winning Ways” section of the Nov/Dec 2001 issue of the AMI newsletter as well as the gallery section of the 2002 issue of the Journal of Biocommunications, Volume 28, Number 4. logo 2001, NEWD Awards FinalistThe 2000-2001 version of the Fairman Studios Website was named as one of the top five “Best Individual Promotional Portfolios” in the North East at the 2001 New England Web Design Awards. The NEWD Awards took place on February 15th 2001 at Avalon in Boston. A crowd of almost 1,000 creative and web professionals appeared to meet 5 nominees each from 11 categories. The show recognizes the best interactive design talent in New England. Unlike other Web awards programs, the NEWD Awards recognizes cutting-edge creativity of all designers, regardless of whether they work in or outside of the corporate community.
logo 1999, Vesalius Trust Research GrantAt the 53rd Annual Meeting of the AMI in Atlanta, Corbel, Georgia, Donald Biggerstaff, President of the Vesalius Trust, presented a Vesalius Trust Research Grant to Ms. Fairman for her thesis entitled, “Prosauropod and Iguanid Jaw Musculature: a Study on the Evolution of Form and Function. logo 1999, The Vesalius Trust Inez Demonet Award The honor of the Inez Demonet Award is given annually to the graduate student who exhibits the most outstanding merit and potential in the field of medical illustration. This prestigious award was designated by bequest of Inez Demonet, a well known and respected medical illustrator and a long-time member of the AMI.
logo 1999, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Salon, Award of MeritAt the Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators, held in Atlanta, GA, an Award of Merit in the Student Continuous Tone category was awarded for the plate entitled, “Iguanid Jaw Musculature, Superficial and First depths, from the thesis, “Prosauropod and Iguanid Jaw Musculature: a Study on the Evolution of Form and Function. logo 1998, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Salon, Award of MeritAt the Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators, held in Toronto, Ontario an Award of Merit in the Student Continuous Tone category was awarded for the piece entitled, “Turtle Flipper: The anatomy of the manus and antebrachium of the Kemp’s Ridley Sea turtle (lepidochelys kempii). The piece is featured in the “Winning Ways” section of the Jan/Feb 2000 issue of the AMI newsletter.
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1998, Association of Medical Illustrators Regional Salon, Best of ShowAt the Eastern Seaboard Regional Conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators, held in Richmond, VA, Best of Show was awarded for the piece entitled, The Pterygopalatine Fossa.


1997 & 1998 William P. Didusch ScholarshipAwarded from the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, for graduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
logo 1997, The Smithsonian Women’s Committee GrantThe Flea Beetle Website was created with funds provided by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee Grant as an on-line version of the Handbook of Palearctic Flea Beetles. The Handbook provides valuable information on flea beetle identification, morphology, distribution, and host plants. This information contributes to present and future biological control endeavors, as well as urban pest management and conservation efforts. The online handbook serves as an entertaining and educational resource for young people with a burgeoning interest in entomology.
logo 1996, The James Smithson Society Grant, FellowWith funds provided by a James Smithson Society Fellowship, The Diptera Unit, (Fairman, F. Christian Thompson and Wayne N. Mathis) conducted a pilot study on the dissemination and repatriation of specimen-based natural history information. Costa Rica was selected as the target to aid their national effort towards the sustainable use and conservation of wild biodiversity. A database was constructed using specimen-label-data of selected groups of flies from Costa Rica were documented by images of typical specimens. This inventory can be seen on the current Smithsonian/USDA Diptera Site. logo 1995, Senior Summer Scholar, University of MarylandThe Senior Summer Scholars Program is a competitive grant sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies. It provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to enhance their academic experience by spending the summer working closely with faculty mentors on scholarly research or artistic projects. Each summer, the program provides scholarships of $2,500 to approximately 30 outstanding seniors university-wide. Fairman completed research in systematic entomology for the Fruit Fly Expert System and Biosystematic Information Database created at the United States Department of Agriculture’s Systematic Entomology Laboratory located within the National Museum of Natural History.
logo 1994, Phi Sigma Biological Honors Society
University of Maryland, Chapter Vice PresidentPhi Sigma recognizes the benefits derived by students, faculty, and others working in the biological sciences from an organization acting as a stimulus to research and academic excellence in the biological sciences. At the discretion of a Chapter, sophomore students enrolled in a college or university who show outstanding interest and ability in the biological sciences may be elected to the society. In addition, any person who is a competent biologist and who is engaged in biological activity at or near an institution with an active Chapter of Phi Sigma may be eligible for Active membership at the discretion of the Chapter. All persons elected to membership must rank in the upper 35 percent of their class in general scholarship. The Greek letters Phi and Sigma, signify FELLOWS IN SCIENCE.
logo 1994, Golden Key National Honor SocietyGolden Key an academic honor society which recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines. Membership is granted by the chapter to undergraduate students in all academic disciplines who, are recognized by their academic institution as ranking at least among the top 15% of their class based on cumulative grade performance, or a comparable alternate standard approved by the International Leadership Council. The Society awards its members nearly¬†$500,000 annually through 17 different scholarship and award programs. Members are connected to exclusive career opportunities and assistance through Golden Key’s partnerships with major corporations and graduate programs. The Society provides campus and community service opportunities enabling personal growth and leadership development as well as collaborating with university faculty and administrators to develop and maintain high standards of education.