| September 2001: PBS “Evolution” Series Launches Interactive Web-Site, featuring original scientific illustrations from Fairman Studios: Evolution determines who lives, who dies, and who passes traits on to the next generation. The process plays a critical role in our daily lives, yet it is one of the most overlooked and misunderstood concepts ever described. In a seven-part television series, interactive Web site, and companion book, these and other evolutionary elements are examined for their profound effect on society and culture. From the genius and torment of Charles Darwin, to the role of mass extinction in the survival of the species, to the perceived conflict between science and religion, evolution is sweeping in scope. Designed to encourage intellectual discourse and provide rich educational opportunities, Evolution illuminates evolution’s relevance for us all. Co-produced by Clear Blue Sky Productions and the WGBH/NOVA Science Unit.
See the series!Sex and the Single Guppy
|The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Art as Applied to Medicine Celebrates 90 years of Teaching Medical Art
|August 2001: Certificate of Merit Awarded: At the 56th Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators, held in Asilomar, Monterey Bay, CA. Certificate of Merit was awarded to Fairman Studios in the Professional Editorial category for the Lahey Clinic Health Magazine, Spring 2001 issue cover, “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.
|July 2001: Dartmouth Toxic Metals Research Program begins collaboration with Fairman Studios for its new web site, launched December 2001. Nearly three-quarters of the elements that make up the universe are metals. Though they are abundant in nature, and though many are essential for life, some metals can be toxic to living things when they build up in water, soil or food. Worldwide, there is growing awareness of the extent and complexity of this problem. Dartmouth has formed a diverse group of scientists to study and teach about toxic metals in the environment. The Dartmouth Toxic Metals Research Site is created to share what has been learned and to provide an interactive resource for facts, research and news on metals known to be harmful to living systems. We invite your comments and suggestions. This project is sponsored by a Superfund Basic Research Program Project Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
|May 2001: Fairman Studios Partners with LMI on the NDO Surgical Plicator Project: The Plicator, by NDO Surgical, creates a full-thickness plication of the gastric wall, permitting serosa-to-serosa tissue healing, and restructuring of the normal anti-reflux barrier-all with a single pre-tied implant placed under direct endoscopic visualization.
|March 2001: Fairman Studios Begins new Breast and Ovarian Cancer Web Kiosk for Massachusetts General Hospital, Funded by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation launched January 2002: Supported by a grant from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, this web publication incorporates interactive design and illustration for a patient education web kiosk for the Breast and Ovarian Cancer Genetics Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital. It’s purpose is to educate patients and their families, who feel they are at a genetic predisposition to developing breast and ovarian cancer, about the disease, genetics, and family history. This program addresses the concerns of women with this family history. The specific objectives of this project are: (1) To educate women about the role of family for breast or ovarian cancer and reduce anxiety thereof, (2) Provide an understanding of their risk in having a family history, (3) Assist risk management, (4) Explain what genetic testing is, (5) Explain roles/limitations of genetic testing, (6) Provide counseling, and (7) Ultimately help patient make an informed decision.See also Assessing Your Risk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Project Profile
|February 2001: Fairman Studios Partners with FeinsteinKean to create Pharmos’ annual report: Pharmos discovers, develops and commercializes novel therapeutics to treat a range of neurological disorders such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, neuropathic pain, Parkinson’s disease and other CNS and peripheral neuro-inflammatory indications. Pharmos’ researchers have developed a family of novel, non-psychotropic cannabinoids, dextrocannabinoids, for the treatment of neurological, vascular and other conditions involving inflammatory processes. Fairman Studios created TBI illustrations for within Pharmos’ annual report.
|February 2001: NIH article illustrated:Fairman Studios created papillary muscle illustrations for an article covering Papillary Muscle Study being conducted at the National Institutes of Health.
|February 2001: Fairman Studios named finalist in Aquent’s New England Web Design Awards: The 2000-2001 version of the Fairman Studios Website was named one of the top five “Best Individual Promotional Portfolios” in the North East at the 2001 New England Web Design Awards. The award event was sponsored by Aquent.