logo December 8 2006: Fairman Studios illustrates for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Fairman Studios will be creating several illustrations for an article appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Results of Vascularized Rib Grafts in Complex Spinal Reconstruction
BY Jessica Wilden, MD; Steven Moran, M.D.; Mark B Dekutoski, M.D.; Allen T Bishop, M.D.; Alexander Y. Shin, M.D., Investigation performed at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Background: The application of vascularized rib grafts in spine surgery has been limited to the treatment of kyphosis with anterior placement of the rib graft to facilitate anterior spine arthrodesis. The outcomes following use of vascularized rib grafts in complex spinal reconstruction have not been adequately evaluated. The purpose of this study was to determine the results, including the time to osseous union and complications, following anterior or posterior placement of pedicled vascularized rib grafts for complex spinal reconstruction.

logo December 5 2006: Fairman Studios creates anatomical toy prototype for Becker and Mayer! Inc. Fairman Studios created an illustration to help design a prototype anatomical and educational toy which models the human muscular anatomy. The toy is currently in review for design and implementation in yet another Becker and Mayer! Inc. children’s book production covering the muscular system.
logo December 2 2006: Fairman Studios illustrates textbook illustrations for Apologia Fairman Studios is be creating several highschool-level cellular and biological illustrations for one of Apologia’s publications.
logo December 1 2006: Fairman Studios illustrates spine procedural illustrations for Stryker Fairman Studios will be creating several illustrations for Stryker explaining several types of spinal procedures for patient education. Stryker Spine began internationally in the late 1980’s as Dimso Corporation, Bordeaux, France. Since introduced to the US market in 1996 it has rapidly become a major participant in the Spinal Implant market. One of the newest divisions within Stryker Corporation, Stryker Spine develops, manufactures, and sells a full range of spinal implants for spinal surgeries in sixty four key markets around the world. Stryker Spine works closely with its sister divisions; Orthobiologics, Pain Management, Orthopaedics, and Instruments as examples, to bring a comprehensive set of solutions to their surgeon customers.
logo November 22 2006: Fairman Studios illustrates for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Fairman Studios will be creating several illustrations for an article appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Mechanical Distraction for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stiffness of the Elbow in Children and Adolescents
BY THOMAS GAUSEPOHL, MD, KONRAD MADER, MD, AND DIETMAR PENNIG, MD Investigation performed at the Department of Trauma Surgery, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, St.Vinzenz-Hospital, Cologne, Germany
Background: Elbow contracture is a recognized sequela of elbow injuries in children and adolescents, but previous studies of operative treatment with formal capsular release have demonstrated unpredictable outcomes and unfavorable results.

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November 22: Happy 6-Year Anniversary, Fairman Studios!

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logo November 20 2006: Fairman Studios illustrates for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Dr. Charles Krebs of Institute for Applied Ecology University of Canberra is revising his ECOLOGY textbook (used for university teaching) and in it discusses horned puffin ecology. Fairman Studios has illustrated an image to show students what this bird looks like for the textbook.

logo November 18 2006: Mid-Atlantic Biocommunicators Meeting The Mid-Atlantic Biocommunicators Meeting will be a full-day of presentations and workshops geared to biocommunicators of all specialties, including writing and editing, graphic design and illustration, and scientific imaging. The conference will be heald at the national Cancer Institute at Frederick on the grounds of Fort Detrick in historic Frederick, MD.
logo November 8 2006: Fairman Studios illustrates for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Fairman Studios will be creating several illustrations for an article appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Arthrodesis of the Knee with a Long Intramedullary Nail Following the Failure of a Total Knee Arthroplasty as the Result of Infection
BY Konstantinos Bargiotas, MD; David Wohrlab, MD; Jeffrey J Sewecke, DO; Gregory Lavinge, MD; Patrick J DeMeo, MD; Nicholas G Sotereanos, MD. Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedics, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Background: Knee arthrodesis can be an effective treatment option for relieving pain and restoring some function after the failure of a total knee arthroplasty as the result of infection. The purpose of the present study was to review the outcome of a staged approach for arthrodesis of the knee with a long intramedullary nail after the failure of a total knee arthroplasty as the result of infection.

logo November 8 2006: Patient education illustration produced for Lahey Clinic Magazine Fairman Studios has been called upon to produce a patient education illustration of the boney and neuroanatomy of the elbow. The illustration will be featured in a Lahey Clinic Magazine article focusing on treatment for elbow injuries.
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October 10 2006: So Much So Fast: Now Showing in Silver Spring, MD Having debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in February, So Much So Fast will open in October in Boston and New York, as well as other cities across the country. Beginning with Stephen Heywood’s ALS diagnosis at the age of 29, the documentary offers a window into the Heywood family’s battle against ALS and the formation of ALS TDF.

Best known for their Academy award nominated film Troublesome Creek, directors Steve Ascher and Jeanne Jordan wanted to make a film about ALS after Jeanne’s mother was diagnosed with ALS. “We had been looking for a way to express the jaw-dropping impossibility of ALS through film, and in 2000 we came across the Heywoods’ story in the New Yorker,” they say.

Shot over five years, the film also captures the beginnings of ALS TDF, a unique nonprofit biotechnology company founded by Stephen’s brother James. Launched from the basement of the Heywood family’s home in 2000, ALS TDF has grown into a $4 million ALS research center known for its unique processes and innovative approach to translational research.   “This film is perhaps the best expression of our people and passion,” says Heywood.   One of the most powerful aspects of filmmaking is the ability to capture the passage of time and reveal how real life plays out, say Steve and Jeanne. “We look for the layers of meaning in big moments and every day events.” (Scientific Illustrations: Jennifer Fairman)

 

logo October 2 2006: Fairman Studios illustrates for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Fairman Studios will be creating several illustrations for an article appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Periprosthetic Femoral Fractures After Total Hip Arthroplasty 3Proximal Femoral Allograft Treatment of Vancouver Type-B
BY Catherine F Kellett, BSc(Hons), BM, BCh, FRCS (Tr & Orth); Petros J Boscainos, MD; Anthony C Maury, MSc, FRCS (Tr & Orth); Ari Pressman, MD, FRCSC; Barry Cayen , MD; Paul Zalzal, MD, FRCSC; David Backstein, MD, FRCSC; Allan Gross, M.D., FRCSC, Investigation performed at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Background: Periprosthetic femoral fractures following total hip arthroplasty are becoming more prevalent. When a fracture occurs in a femur with substantial proximal bone deficiency, the surgical options for revision are limited. One option includes the use of a proximal femoral allograft.

logo September 30 2006: Gastrointestinal Bleeding feature article to be illustrated on the November cover of Contemporary Surgery. Dowden has asked Fairman Studios to illustrate another cover for their publication, Contemporary Surgery. The upcoming November issue will feature an article describing the interdisciplinary diagnosis of gastrointestinal bleeding. Though surgery is the most definitive treatment for gastrointestinal bleed (GIB) the approach to diagnosis and treatment has become more interdisciplinary, resulting in improved outcomes. Many factors shape the interventions the clinician decides to utilize in the elucidation of the etiology of GI bleed. Among them are the suspected source and speed of hemorrhage. The goals of this article are to describe the interdisciplinary diagnosis of and treatment for GIB and to develop an algorithm for navigating different interventions offered by surgeons, radiologists and gastroenterologists.
logo September 29 2006: The patient with cold hands: Understanding Raynaud’s disease – Cover Art for November JAAPA issue The November issue of JAAPA will feature an article on Raynaud’s disease, illustrated on the cover. Most common among women younger than 30 years, Raynaud’s disease is an idiopathic, vasospastic disorder that affects an estimated 10% of the total US adult population. Many patients with the condition also suffer from migraine headaches and chronic stress.1 This clinical review differentiates primary Raynaud’s (or Raynaud’s disease) from secondary Raynaud’s (or Raynaud’s phenomenon), highlights key clinical features that distinguish Raynaud’s disease from other peripheral vascular diseases, and presents some new and emerging treatment options
logo September 28, 2004: Fairman Studios illustrates images for Indiana University’s Research and Technical Services (RATS) group

Fairman Studios has been commisioned to produce scientific illustrations for Indiana University’s Research and Technical Services (RATS) group. The Research and Technical Services group supports Indiana University’s teaching and research mission by providing, and facilitating the use of, centralized research computing resources. We strive to offer resources and services that are high-quality, reliable and accessible.

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September 18 2006: Tee-shirt #9 voted to Second Place in the J.Jill Nature of Compassion Design Contest! Over 2000 J. Jill customers have entered their artwork into the in the Nature of Compassion Design Contest. It was up to the public to vote for the favorite design and the results are in: Jennifer Fairman was named 1 of the 10 semi-finalists, and then voted to Second Place. When you visit a J.Jill retail store, or visit jjill.com in November, you will be able to purchase greeting cards featuring all 10 designs. Click here to read more about this contest and the Compassion Fund
logo September 15 2006: Lerner Publishing Group commisions illustrations for childrens book science series Lerner Publishing Group, an educational children’s book publisher based in Minneapolis, Minnesota has commisioned Fairman Studios for a new five-book series called Microquests. Microquests is targeted at grades 3-5, and it will primarily be illustrated with microscopic photographs of cells. The books cover plant cells, animal cells, DNA, cell organization, and the immune system. Micrographs don’t always show certain details very well‹particularly to an untrained observer. Thus the books will include illustrations of cells, organelles, tissues, and other specifics to fill in what micrographs can’t show. Fairman Studios will provide approximately 55 full-color interior illustrations for this project, an average of 9 or 10 illustrations per book for four books, plus 17 illustrations for the title on DNA.
September 11 2006: Adrenaline Design and Fairman Studios partner to create illustrated packaging for Woodbolt Distibution. Fairman Studios is currently creating Mechanism of action illustrations for Woodbolt Distribution packaging. Adrenaline Design is designing the packaging.
logo September 8 2006: Fairman Studios illustrates for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Fairman Studios will be creating several illustrations for an article appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Surgical Technique: Early Results of a New Method of Treatment for Idiopathic Congenital Idiopathic Vertical Talus
BY Matthew B Dobbs, MD; Derek B Purcell, MD; Ryan Nunley, MD; Jose A Morcuende, MD, PhD, Investigation performed at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Background: The treatment of idiopathic congenital vertical talus has traditionally consisted of manipulation and application of casts followed by extensive soft-tissue releases. However, this treatment is often followed by severe stiffness of the foot and other complications. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a new method of manipulation and cast immobilization, based on principles used by Ponseti for the treatment of clubfoot deformity, followed by pinning of the talonavicular joint and percutaneous tenotomy of the Achilles tendon in patients with idiopathic congenital vertical talus.

logo September 6, 2004: Fairman Studios illustrates images for Maryland Magazine 2007 Annual Issue

Fairman Studios has been commisioned to produce editorial illustrations for the Univeristy of Maryland Baltimore’s 2007 issue of Maryland Magazine. Nanomedicine is the topic for the feature article, “Drug Delivery Group’s New Link to Pharmaceutical Company Makes Sense–and Antisense“. University of Maryland Center for Nanomedicine and Cellular Delivery (CNCD) is a recently established center for developing nano-sized drug delivery systems. Through nanomedicine‹the convergence of nanotechnology and medicine‹researchers at the center are developing nano-sized systems for targeted delivery of drugs and radionuclides to disease sites for more effective diagnosis and therapy.

logo September 6 2006: Human Kinetics Inc licenses chemotaxis illustrations Chemotaxis illustrations will be licensed for a manuscript entitled Vegetarian Sports Nutrition, authored by D. Enette Larson-Meyer, for publication by Human Kinetics in 2006.
logo September 1 2006: How to manage male breast cancer feature article to be illustrated on the October cover of Contemporary Surgery. Dowden has asked Fairman Studios to illustrate another cover for their publication, Contemporary Surgery. The upcoming October issue will feature an article on the management of male breast cancer. Breast cancer remains extremely prevalent worldwide; notably though male breast cancer represents only 1% of all identified cases. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2006, over 1,700 men will be diagnosed in the United States with breast cancer and that 460 of those diagnosed will die from the disease. Additionally, there are notable gender related differences in many aspects of breast cancer care. For example, male breast cancer tends to present at a more advanced stage than female breast cancer and in a more uniform anatomical distribution. Further, there are currently no accepted breast cancer screening guidelines for males. This and other factors are discussed in the article.
logo August 30 2006: Seahorse Bioscience expands it’s businesss and asks for new logo design Seahorse Bisoscience is expanding and has requested their logo now be tailored to identify their new division: Seahorse Labware. Founded in 2000, Seahorse Bioscience is a venture backed, privately owned company. Seahorse designs and manufacture consumable sensors and custom injection molded Labware in their Innovative Microplate facility in Chicopee, Massachusetts.
logo August 21 2006: Kyphon requests color illustrations for Instructional book on spine tamp technology Kyphon has requested illustrations for their bone tamp technology: Every year, 1.5 million fragility fractures occur in the U.S. Vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) account for almost half this number, making osteoporosis a major health concern. Although fragility fractures can have a disastrous effect on quality of life, in terms of treatment options, the outlook for fracture treatment is bright. Balloon Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that can reduce back pain, as well as restore vertebral body height and spinal alignment. Fairman Studios has recently illustrated soem of Kyphon’s technology for this condition.
logo August 12 2006: Fairman Studios and Jespersen and Associates team together for Neuroscience Inc. Fairman Studios is currently completing full-color neuroanatomy and neurophysiology illustrations for a module being created by Jespersen and Associates for Neuroscience Inc. These illustrations will also be used in Neuroscience’s presentations. Fairman Studios has also completed new illustrations for Jespersen and Associates regarding urinary incontinence. These illustrations will be included in a module and will be published in an upcoming journal article.
logo August 10 2006: Fairman Studios illustrates airway concepts for Asthmatx Fairman Studios is currently completing full-color bronchus anatomy illustrations for Asthmatx Inc. Asthmatx, Inc. is focused on helping patients with asthma breathe easier. Asthmatx is developing an interventional medical device, called the Alair® System, for the bronchoscopic treatment of patients with moderate to severe asthma. Multiple clinical studies are underway to evaluate the safety and efficacy of this device in potentially improving the lives of patients with asthma. One of these studies, the Air2Trial is presently enrolling patients.
logo August 8 2006: Harvard Health Publications call for new Women’s Health illustrations A new health publication is being created centering on young women’s health. Harvard has called upon Fairman Studios to illustrate this book with 17 new tone illustrations of subjects ranging from female anatomy to birth control and other patient education subjects. Harvard Health Publications is a division of the Harvard Medical School. The goal of all of their publications is to bring the public, around the world, the most current practical, authoritative health information, drawing on the expertise of the 8,000 faculty physicians at the Harvard Medical School and its world-famous affiliated hospitals. Working with partners in the publishing industry, and in biovisual communications like Fairman Studios, Harvard Health Publications publishes information about health and wellness through all types of media. In addition, Harvard Health Publications has editorial responsibility for one of the world’s largest and most heavily visited consumer health websites: InteliHealth. Their mission is to be the world’s most widely recognized and trusted provider of high-quality information about health.
logo August 2 – 6, 2006: Annual AMI Meeting, Boston, MA An exciting blend of learning opportunities in art techniques, state of the art science and medicine, and successful business practices awaits in the big city of Boston, in conjunction with SIGGRAPH 2006. Rediscover Boston ­ There’s something for everyone! Boston’06 promises to be an annual meeting of unparalleled adventure and discovery that you simply cannot afford to miss. Join the AMI in a city that boasts of world class medical centers, cutting edge biotechnology companies, innovative high tech companies and educational institutions that employ the most brilliant and creative minds in the world. Our meeting venue, the elegant and stylish Boston Marriott Cambridge, is located on the MIT campus, minutes away from exceptional dining, theater, sports, historic sites and shopping. Superb public transportation is at your doorstep. Come join the AMI and rediscover the excitement, energy and promise of our profession that was felt at the AMI’s fourth annual meeting in Boston in 1949. Grow, explore and challenge yourself, while having the time of your life!

Thursday, August 3rd, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Concurrent 8: Vesalius Scholars Session
0.15 Biomed. Sci. CEUs
This session will highlight the work of student scholars, recently awarded research grants by the Vesalius Trust. Awardees will present current research and findings on medical illustration techniques and practice.

Saturday, August 5th, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Techniques Showcase
Digital Watercolor Wash Demo Jennifer will be going over one of her favorite illustration techniques: using “natural” virtual brushes to make your digital artwork exude a traditional look and feel. Jennifer will cover a “digital watercolor wash” technique which employs the same color theory used in traditional wtarecolor glazing techniques. She will show samples of work, cover the basic steps and give a demo using a sample sketch.

Here is the Watercolor Wash Handout

 

logo August 1 2006: Jones Fracture to be illustrated on the upcoming cover of the Jounal of Family Practice. Dowden has asked Fairman Studios to illustrate another cover for their publication, The Journal of Family Practice. The upcoming September issue will feature an article on Jones fracture repair.
logo July 30 – August 5 2006: 2006 GNSI Conference and Annual Meeting – University of Wisconsin – Madison, Wisconsin The name conjures up images of cheese curds, beer, and the Green Bay Packers. Wisconsin is also a state of amazing geological diversity, natural beauty, friendly people and great learning institutions. Madison is a quirky, multi-cultural gem that is tightly intertwined with the University of Wisconsin. There are numerous restaurants, galleries, and museums. Hosting this year’s conference is the University of Wisconsin Department of Geology, located in the Lewis G. Weeks Hall for Geological Science. A theme that has emerged is The Passage of Time. Although it is sponsored by Geology, the conference will not be limited to the exploration of time to a strictly geological sense. All of us capture an object in time – whether it is a flower that we draw before it fades, a fossil from many years past, or conceptual art for a future event. We are influenced by time – overnight deadlines, months before the paycheck arrivesÉ you get the idea! We are also short on time to just draw for fun. We’ll keep that idea simmering in the background throughout the week.

 

logo July 15, 2004: American College of Rheumatology commissions illustrations for Patient-Education Website

The American College of Rheumatology is an organization of physicians, health professionals, and scientists that advances rheumatology through programs of education, research, and advocacy that foster excellence in the care of people with arthritis and rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Supplemented with medical art created by Fairman Studios, the ACR and ARHP have prepared information for patients about 22 rheumatic diseases, about the caregivers who treat patients with arthritis, and about several common medications used to treat rheumatic diseases.

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July 12 – 31 2006: Vote for tee-shirt #9 in the J.Jill Nature of Compassion Design Contest! Thousands of J. Jill customers have entered their artwork into the in the Nature of Compassion Design Contest. Now it will be up to the public to help J.Jill pick the winner. When you visit a J.Jill retail store, or visit jjill.com between July 12 and July 31, 2006, you can vote once a day everyday for your favorite tee shirt design from the top 10 semi-finalists. Click here and vote for #9! Jennifer Fairman has been named as 1 of the ten semifinalists. Her design (#9) along with the other semifinalists’ artwork is displayed online at jjill.com and in stores. Anyone can vote to select the winning design. Vote for #9!

Click here to read more about this contest and the Compassion Fund

logo July 5 2006: Palio looks to Fairman Studios for Kidney designs Palio Communications has teamed woith Fairman Studios to produce an ad on Kidney disease for patient education and awareness. Many patients with HIV don’t realize that their medications that treat HIV can also lead to kidney disease if they are not monitored. This campagne will teach patients about their risks, Fairman Studios is providing the illustrations to clarify this subject.
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July 1: Happy Birthday, Rudy!

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logo June 21 2006: The Associated Press: Stem Cell Cocktail Helps Repair Paralysis

Johns Hopkins University neurologist Doctor Douglas Kerr says scientists have done “something that people have been trying to do for at least 30 years” — regrow nerves that are needed to move a muscle. Monday’s issue of the journal Annals of Neurology reports scientists used stem cells and a host of nerve-friendly chemicals to help partially paralyzed rats walk. Experts say it’ll take years of research before the feat can be attempted in people. The lead researcher, Dr. Kerr, says it’s “a first step” that proves “you can rewire part of the nervous system.” He says the experiment should also temper expectations because it took a complex recipe of other chemicals to coax stem cells to form correctly. Click here to view the animation that was created to visually explain this process. (WMV format 6.1MB)

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June 15 2006: Jennifer Fairman named 1 of 10 semi-finalists in the J.Jill Nature of Compassion Design Contest. Thousands of J. Jill customers have entered their artwork into the in the Nature of Compassion Design Contest. Soon it will be up to the public to help J.Jill pick the winner. When you visit a J.Jill retail store, or visit jjill.com between July 12 and July 31, 2006, you can vote once a day everyday for your favorite tee shirt design from the top 10 semi-finalists. Jennifer Fairman has been named 1 of the 10 semi-finalists.

J. Jill will reveal all ten semifinalists’ tee shirt designs they selected using the following criteria: appropriateness to the theme, originality and creativity of the design concept, and potential salability of the design. The ten semifinalists’ artwork will be displayed online at jjill.com and in stores. Anyone can vote to select the winning design.

logo June 12 2006: Eye illustrations published in Scholastic Science World Magazine Scholastic is a children’s publishing house that designs magazines for children which go directly to the classroom for grades 4th-6th and for grades 7th-9th. The September 2006 issues of Scholastic Science World Magazine and Scholastic’s Super Science will contain educational articles on sight, featuring illustratiosn on how the human eye sees. 
logo June 12 2006: Fairman Studios illustrates for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Fairman Studios will be creating several illustrations for an article appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Replacement with Lesser Tuberosity Osteotomy and Repair Subscapularis Muscle Function and Structure After Total Shoulder
BY Christian Gerber, Edward H. Yian, Christian A.W. Pfirrmann, Matthias A. Zumstein and Clement M.L. Werner
Investigation performed at Balgrist Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
Background: Recent studies have suggested that tenotomy and repair of the subscapularis tendon carried out for anterior approaches to the shoulder can be followed by failure of the tendon repair and by changes resulting in permanent loss of subscapularis function. We hypothesized that release of the subscapularis with use of a superficial osteotomy of the lesser tuberosity followed by repair of the two opposing bone surfaces would lead to consistent bone-to-bone healing, which would be possible to monitor radiographically, and would lead to satisfactory clinical and structural outcomes.

logo June 2 2006: Sexuality: Perception and Performance Throughout History “Sexuality: Perception and Performance Throughout History” is the American Urological Association’s latest traveling exhibit. Sex is sex, right? It seems simple enough, whether the word brings to mind the image of two bodies copulating for the purposes of erotic stimulation, or the uncomplicated idea of procreation. Interestingly, the reasons for partaking in sex, who to have sex with, when to have it and whether or not to have it at all has been forever dictated. In any given time period, constraining forces of morals, religious beliefs and societal taboos intertwine to create a dominant perception on sex, and make it so that sex, can no longer be, just sex. This new exhibit discusses these issues, and Fairman Studios is currently creating the website, which is to be part of the existing William P. Didusch Center for Urologic History. The entire collection of the William P. Didusch Center is on line – it’s almost as fascinating as seeing it in person! See current and future exhibits, search the AUA collection of scopes, books, illustrations, equipment or read about the medical milestones in urology. This new site will captivate “history buffs” and those just entering the field of urology.
logo June 1 2006: The University of Washington Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery paper to include surgical illustrations The University of Washington Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery will be publishing a paper on ankle fracture fixation – 4 illustrations are to be included.
logo May 24, 2006: Fairman Studios illustrates for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Fairman Studios will be creating several illustrations for an article appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Associated with a Lateral Condylar Nonunion in Children Supracondylar Dome Osteotomy for Cubitus Valgus Deformity
BY Yin-Chun Tien, Jian-Chih Chen, Yin-Chih Fu, Tsai-Tung Chih, Peng-Ju Hunag and Gwo-Jaw Wang
Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kaohsiung Medical College, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, Republic of China
Background: Open reduction, autogenous bone-grafting, and internal fixation for the treatment of established nonunion of the lateral condyle associated with a cubitus valgus deformity has a high rate of complications. As a consequence, we developed a new technique that includes in situ compression fixation of the lateral condylar nonunion and a dome-shaped supracondylar osteotomy of the distal aspect of the humerus through a single posterior incision.

logo May 23 2006: FCB MedImmune video remastered from Vitaxin to Abegrin FCB has recently requested a remastering a previously created Fairman Studios Vitaxin drug animation to reflect MedImmune’s new drug’s branding and identity called Abegrin. Fairman Studios assisted in this process.
logo May 22 2004: Orthopaedic Anatomical Illustrations of the hip created for the Journal of Orthopeadic Trauma

Members of the Department of Orthopaedics at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY, are writing an article entitled Surgical Dislocation of the Hip, co-authored by David Helfet, MD and Mike Gardner, MD. Fairman Studios will be creating tone illustrations for the article, to be published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.

logo May 12 2006: Egg Design requests transducer illustrations to be created. A new transducer has been developed and is being illustrated by Fairman Studios. More details to follow…
logologo May 11 2006: Fairman Studios and Grey Healthcare partner to create illustrations for Aegerion Grey Healthcare has asked Fairman Studios to create didactic chylomicron biochemical illustrations. Aegerion’s technology covers this area, specifically dealing with microsomal triglyceride transfer protein. microsomal triglyceride transfer protein, or MTP, plays an important step in the production and secretion of lipoproteins that are produced in the intestine (dietary lipids) and the liver: the two main sources for cholesterol and triglycerides in the body.  Therefore inhibition of this process hold promise as an avenue for reducing serum cholesterol and triglycerides.
logo May 11 2006: Harvard Health Publications call for new Back Pain illustrations A new healh publication is being created centering on back pain. Harvard has called upon Fairman Studios to illustrate 2 new tone illustrations of subjects ranging from back pain to biofeedback therapy.
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May 4: Happy Birthday, Milo!

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logologo April 27, 2006: Illustrators Club Thirteenth Juried Exhibition – Silver Award and Ceritificate of Merit Awarded.

The IC Exhibition features the best recent work of 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, (Certificate of Merit) published on the cover of the March issue of Cell Metabolism, and Penguins of the World (Silver Award) 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 April 24, 2006: Fairman Studios illustrates for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Fairman Studios will be creating several illustrations for an article appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Surgical Treatment of Fractures of the Greater Trochanter Associated with Osteolytic Lesions
BY Jun-Wen Wang, M.D.; Liang-Kuang Chen, MD; Chin-En Chen, MD
Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, and the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Shin-Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
Background: A fracture of the greater trochanter through an osteolytic lesion may occur as a late complication after total hip arthroplasty. The optimal treatment for this difficult complication remains controversial. We have treated this problem with internal fixation and allogeneic bone-grafting at the time of revision of a loose acetabular component.

logo April 23 2006: Design Five publishes new Biology text Design 5 has asked Fairman Studios to create illustrations for a new biology textbook. This edition will include anatomical illustrations of mammalian antomy, using rabbits as the model.
logo April 11 2006: Fairman Studios provides illustrations on BPH to Grey Healthcare. Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, or BPH, is an enlargement of the prostate gland, which may impede the flow of urine. BPH does not lead to prostate cancer, nor does it increase one’s chances of developing prostate cancer. Fairman Studios has provided Grey Healthcare with illustrations that explain this condition.
logo April 10 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. Hearst Corporation, Seventeen Magazine
logo April 1 2006: Published: Disney’s Human Anatomy Book, Illustrated by Jennifer Fairman, is in stores. This is Fairman Studios’ 5th childrens book: What does the human brain look like? How does the heart work? The Human Body combines the magic of Disney and the wonder of science. A light-up model of the human body is embedded within the book for a unique, hands-on science learning experience. Disney characters and vivid illustrations work together with the model to teach easy-to-understand and intriguing facts about how the body works. Created to appeal to childrenÕs natural curiosity about the human body, this unique reference tool is sure to inspire a lifetime of science learning. Requires 2 AA batteries (included).
logo April 1 2006:Abelson Taylor requests hearts. Fairman Studios has provided Abelson Taylor with heart illustrations for one of its current ad campaignes on heart anatomy and health.
logo March 27 2006: Brigham and Women’s Endoscopy illustrations created for journal article Fairman Studios has created Endoscopy illustrations for a journal article that is being written and prepared by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Fairman Studios will be creating several illustrations for an article appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: The Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis for Glenohumeral Arthritis Associated with Severe Rotator Cuff
BY Mark A. Frankle, M.D.; Jonathan Levy, MD; Derek Pupello, BS; Steven Siegal, MD; Arif Saleem, MD; Mark Mighell, MD; Matthew Vasey, BS
Investigation performed at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa, Florida
Background: Patients who have pain and dysfunction from glenohumeral arthritis associated with severe rotator cuff deficiency have few treatment options. The goal of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the short-term results of arthroplasty with use of the Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis in the management of this problem.

logo March 16 2006: Intercytex mouse dermis illustrations completed Fairman Studios has currently completed mouse dermis transplantation illustrations to explain the process of skin and hair transplantation currently under study at Intercytex. Intercytex is an emerging healthcare company developing and commercialising cell therapy products  for the woundcare and aesthetic medicine markets. Intercytex is using its proprietary expertise in cell therapy to develop products that harness the innate ability of human cells to regenerate and repair the body.
logo March 10, 2006: Illustrators Club of Washington, DC accepts two works by Jennifer Fairman into the Illustrators Club Thirteenth Juried Exhibition.

The IC Exhibition features the best recent work of 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, and Penguins of the World were awarded Certificates of Excellence 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 March 7, 2006: University of California at Irvine Department of Urology website under development Fairman Studios is currently developing a new website for the University of California at Irvine Center for Reconstructive Urology. The Center for Reconstructive Urology, located at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), provides tertiary care to patients who require referral for diseases of the urethra and male external genitalia. The new website will launch in late Spring 2006.
logo March 5 2006: Kyphon requests illustrations for Instructional book on spine tamp technology Kyphon has requested illustrations for their bone tamp technology: Every year, 1.5 million fragility fractures occur in the U.S. Vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) account for almost half this number, making osteoporosis a major health concern. Although fragility fractures can have a disastrous effect on quality of life, in terms of treatment options, the outlook for fracture treatment is bright. Balloon Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that can reduce back pain, as well as restore vertebral body height and spinal alignment. Fairman Studios has recently illustrated soem of Kyphon’s technology for this condition.
logo March 1 2006: Heart to be illustrated for Dowden. Dowden has asked Fairman Studios to illustrate another cover for their publication, Contemporary Surgery. The upcoming issue will feature an article on the heart.
logo March 1, 2006: HIF-1 Illustration created for Johns Hopkins research, featured in March 2006 issue of Cell Metabolism.

A critical aspect of metabolic adaptation to hypoxia is the activation of glycolytic enzyme genes by HIF-1, which results in increased conversion of glucose to pyruvate and then lactate. On pages 177-185 and 187-197 of this issue, Kim et al. and Papandreou et al., respectively, demonstrate that HIF-1 also actively suppresses mitochondrial function by directly transactivating the gene encoding pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase 1 (PDK1). PDK1 inactivates the TCA cycle enzyme, pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH), which converts pyruvate to acetyl-CoA. The cover depicts HIF-1 regulation of mitochondrial function. Illustration by Jennifer E. Fairman, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

logo February 24 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. George Washington Medical Center – Robotic Surgery
logo February 18, 2006: Boston Scientific requests education posters for sales training

Boston Scientific has requested the creation of several educational posters that will used in market and sales training courses taught world-wide.

logo February 12, 2006: New Goble figure

Goble and Associates requests new intestinal anatomical illustrations drawing for Instructions for Use brochure.

logo February 7 2006: Cottage Health Heart Illustrations licensed. Cottage Health Heart requested heart illustrations for a magazine and annual report. These illustrations will depict a cross section of the heart showing atrial fibrillation using images of hearts with normal and abnormal electrical pathways or the modified Maze surgical procedure.
logo February 1 2006: Surgical illustrations on urethroplasty Fairman Studios has been called upon to produce surgical illustrations for a Urology mongraph written by Leonard Zinman. He will be presenting this procedure at the American Urological Association’s 2006 Annual Conference in Atlanta, Corbel, Georgia.
logo February 1 2006: Surgical illustrations on urethroplasty Design 5 C anatomy
logo February 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. KSEA Romo
logo February 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. Jaapa Uterine Bleeding
logo February 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. Washington University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Barrack Burnett orthopeadic surgery
logo February 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. KSEA TTT Syndrome
logo February 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. AUA Brochures
logo February 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. KSEA Obesity Cartoon
logo February 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. Help New England
logo February 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. Jaapa Headache
logo February 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. Ksea Lung Tissue
logo February 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. MedSci. uk Head.Neck usage
logo January 19 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. Alnylam Antagomir
logo January 8 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. Synta STA-4783
logo January 6 2006: Fairman Studios assists UCompare Healthcare with didactic patient education illustration. UComparehealthCare (UCHC) helps people make better decisions about their healthcare choices. Their free reports help patients find, research and compare hospitals, nursing homes and doctors. They also provide products and services for businesses, insurers, healthcare providers and hospitals. UCHC provides dynamic Web-based interactive tools to consumers, businesses, insurers, healthcare providers, and hospitals allowing them to measure the quality of healthcare services available. It is not their goal to “rate” or “grade” physicians, hospitals, and nursing homes. Instead, we allow the user to select information based on personal and specific interests, then we present the data in a visually descriptive manner through annotated charts and graphs for ease of interpretation. Fairman Studios has added to their Decision Assistant tool by providing medical illustrations that guide patients within various disease areas. The Decision Assistant lists descriptions of selected medical conditions and procedures, and related healthcare quality measures, pertaining to the nervous system. A patient can learn about each condition and procedure and the measures available to compare hospital quality for each by clicking on that term. Patients can find out how hospitals they may be considering perform for these measures in the UCHC Hospital Comparison Reports. The quality measures described include Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQIs), which reflect the quality of care given for a given procedure or condition in each hospital, and Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs), which take into account adverse events that patients experience as a result of treatment for any condition at the given hospital.
logo January 5 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. Glue Grant Cells
logo January 3 2006: Published: The Hip (Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery) The Hip (Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery) (Hardcover) by Robert L., M.D. Barrack (Editor), Aaron G., M.D. Rosenberg (Editor), Jennifer E. Fairman (Illustrator), Hugh Thomas (Illustrator).
logo January 2 2006: Announcement to be posted shortly. Alnylam Primer redesign
logo January 2006: Jennifer Fairman appointed to Faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The Department of Art as Applied to Medicine has appointed Jennifer Fairman an Instructorship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She will be both producing medical illustrations for the university as well as teaching in the Graduate Program in Medical and Biological Illustration.

logo January 2006: Fairman Studios relocates from Beantown’s Watch City to America’s Charm City!

Fairman Studios is opening new studio doors in Baltimore on January 1, 2006
108 Woodlawn Road :: Baltimore, MD 21210 :: p 781-647-7510 :: f 240-597-0366 :: info@fairmanstudios.com

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