Recognition

Eastern/Regional                      

  • 1994     Senior Summer Research Scholar – Smithsonian, Department of Undergraduate Studies, The University of Maryland
  • 1997     William P. Didusch Scholarship, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • 1998     William P. Didusch Scholarship, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • 2001     Finalist, New England Web Design Awards, Best Promotional/Portfolio-Individual, Aquent
  • 2006     Silver Award, Illustrators Club Thirteenth Juried Exhibition, Penguins of the World
  • 2006     Certificate of Merit, Illustrators Club Thirteenth Juried Exhibition, HIF-1 Inhibition, published on the cover of the March issue of Cell Metabolism
  • 2006     Honorable Mention, People’s Choice, Mid-Atlantic Biocommunicators Meeting Salon, Systems of Pneumococcal Infection
  • 2008     Silver Award, Illustrators Club Fourteenth Juried Exhibition, The Genetic Journey: Following DNA from Cell to Society. Washington, DC
  • 2008     Certificate of Merit, Illustrators Club Fourteenth Juried Exhibition, Systems of Pneumococcal Infection
  • 2016     Graduate Professional Studies Scholarship, Maryland Institute College of Art

    National                     

    • 1992     Golden Key National Honor Society, The University of Maryland Chapter
    • 1994     Member, Phi Sigma Biological Honor Society, University of Maryland Chapter, Vice President
    • 1995     Fellow, James Smithson Society Grant, Smithsonian Institution, $25K
    • 1996     Smithsonian Women’s Committee Grant, Smithsonian Institution, $10K
    • 1999     Vesalian Research Grant, Vesalius Trust for Visual Communication in Health Science
    • 1999     Inez Demonet Award, Vesalius Trust for Visual Communication in Health Science
    • 2004     Silver Award – UrologyHealth.org, The Consumer Health Publishers Association and Online Health Association, Best Online Health Information
    • 2009     Best Multispecialty Video, Transvaginal Extraction at Donor Nephrectomy, 18th Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting & Endoscopic Expo
    • 2018     Up/Start Round 1 Finalist,  Illustr8science®, The Ratcliffe Foundation/Maryland Institute College of Art.
    • 2018     Up/Start Round 2 Grand Prize Award ($30,000 seed funding), Illustr8science®, The Ratcliffe Foundation/Maryland Institute College of Art.
    • 2019     Benjamin Franklin Silver Medal Award Winner (Health and Fitness), Independent Book Publishers Association; Diabetes Head to Toe: Everything You Need to Know about Diagnosis, Treatment, and Living with Diabetes, (Book Authors: Rita Kalyani, Mark Corriere, Thomas Donner, Michael Quartuccio, Illustrators: Jennifer E. Fairman, Tim Phelps) Johns Hopkins University Press, November 2018, ISBN: 9781421426488
    • 2019     Best Book Award Winner (Health: Medical Reference) by the American Book Fest, Independent Book Publishers Association; Diabetes Head to Toe: Everything You Need to Know about Diagnosis, Treatment, and Living with Diabetes, (Book Authors: Rita Kalyani, Mark Corriere, Thomas Donner, Michael Quartuccio, Illustrators: Jennifer E. Fairman, Tim Phelps) Johns Hopkins University Press, November 2018, ISBN: 9781421426488
    • 2019     Silver Book Award (Education) by the National Health Information Awards, Independent Book Publishers Association; Diabetes Head to Toe: Everything You Need to Know about Diagnosis, Treatment, and Living with Diabetes, (Book Authors: Rita Kalyani, Mark Corriere, Thomas Donner, Michael Quartuccio, Illustrators: Jennifer E. Fairman, Tim Phelps) Johns Hopkins University Press, November 2018, ISBN: 9781421426488
    • 2019     Digital Health Award, Silver Winner , The Johns Hopkins Patient Guide to Diabetes Website, (Editor in-Chief: Rita Kalyani), Web-based Digital Health: Web based Resource/Tool, Health Information Resource Center, Johns Hopkins Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
    • 2020     Runner Up, “What the Sun Will Bring,” 2020 Halstead Design Challenge, Society of North American Goldsmith
    • 2023     Best of Show, “Allergic Rhinitis,” Frank H. Netter School of Medicine, 10th Anniversary Symposium Juried Exhibit, Quinnipiac University.

     International

    • 1998     Certificate of Merit, Student Medical Tone, Dissection of the Antebrachium and Manus of the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada
    • 1998     Best of Show, Association of Medical Illustrators Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, Richmond, VA
    • 1999     Certificate of Merit, Student Medical Tone, Iguanid Cranial Myology, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA
    • 2001     Certificate of Merit, Professional Editorial, Headache: Heading off Pain, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Conference, Asilomar, CA
    • 2002     Certificate of Merit, Professional Editorial, Managing Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Conference, Austin, TX
    • 2003     Certificate of Merit, Professional Marketing and Promotional, Balloons for Bones, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA
    • 2007     Award of Excellence, Professional Editorial, The Genetic Journey: Following DNA from Cell to Society, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Conference, Bozeman, MT
    • 2007     Max Brödel Award of Excellence, Professional Instructional Tone, Biliopancreatic Diversion with Lateral gastrectomy and Duodenal Switch, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Conference, Bozeman, MT
    • 2007     Fellow (induction), Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Conference, Bozeman, MT
    • 2007     Semifinalist Honor, Posters and Graphics Category, National Science Foundation, The Genetic Journey: Following DNA from Cell to Society, International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge
    • 2008     Outstanding Service Award, Association of Medical Illustrators, Indianapolis, IN
    • 2009     Max Brödel Award of Excellence, Professional Instructional Tone, Laparoscopic Gastric Band Placement, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Conference, Richmond, VA
    • 2010     Award of Merit, Professional Editorial, Branched Tricarboxylic Acid Metabolism in Plasmodium falciparum, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Conference, Portland, OR
    • 2010     Award of Merit, Professional Instructional Tone, Thoracoscopic Repair of Esophageal Diverticulum, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Conference, Portland, OR
    • 2011     Award of Excellence, Professional Editorial, Killer in The Blood: Mapping Malaria’s Lethal Lifecycle, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD
    • 2011     Ralph Sweet Member’s Choice Award, Killer in The Blood: Mapping Malaria’s Lethal Lifecycle, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD
    • 2011     Muriel McLatchie Miller Fine Art Award, Exploring Flora – Cicada I
    • 2015     Ralph Sweet Member’s Choice Award, Z-Ring Stabilization and Constriction Rate Modulation of the ZapA-ZapB-MatP Protein Network Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH
    • 2016     Award of Excellence, Professional Editorial, Snip Vs. Shred, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA
    • 2018     Award of Excellence, Professional Illustrated Book, The Atlas of Minimally Invasive Surgical Operations, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Conference, Newton, MA
    • 2011     Finalist Honor, Posters and Graphics Category, National Science Foundation, Killer in The Blood: Mapping Malaria’s Lethal Lifecycle, International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge
    • 2015     Giliola Gamberini Award Selected Works, Finalist Honor, International Competition for Medical and Scientific Illustration, Sponsored by the Association Européenne des Illustrateurs Médicaux et Scientifiques in collaboration with Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences of Bologna University in collaboration with Instituto Ortopedico Rizzoli of Bologne and Maastricht University / Master in Scientific Illustration, Zuyd University), Bologna, Italy.
    • 2015      Finalist Honor, Posters and Graphics Category, VIZZIES, National Science Foundation, International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge (Popular Science), Snip vs. Shred
    • 2015     Finalist Honor, Illustration Category, VIZZIES, International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge, National Science Foundation
    • 2015     People’s Choice Award, Illustration Category, VIZZIES, International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge, National Science Foundation and Popular Science, The FtsZ Ring: A Multilayered Protein Network
    • 2019     Jurors’ Choice / Director’s Award (1 of 5 in an exhibition of 81 visuals in science and medicine), Snip Vs. Shred – Understanding CRISPR-Cas9 vs. Cas3 and Cascade, Images 3, RIT, Rochester, NY
    • 2020     Citation of Merit, Graphic Media: Medical Illustration, Proton Power, BioImages 2020, BioCommunications Association Annual Juried Salon
    • 2020     BCA Medical Education Award, Proton Power, BioImages 2020, BioCommunications Association Annual Juried Salon
    • 2020     Citation of Merit, Graphic Media: Medical Illustration, Persistence of Change, BioImages 2020, BioCommunications Association Annual Juried Salon
    • 2020     Award of Excellence, Graphic Media: Poster, Seeing the World through the Johns Hopkins Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, BioImages 2020, BioCommunications Association Annual Juried Salon
    • 2020     Best Medical Illustration & Animation Studio – US, 5th Annual Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards, Global Health & Pharma (GHP)
    • 2021     World Illustration Awards, Longlist (Science and Technology), Association of Illustrators, Science Vs. Virus
    • 2021     Citation of Merit, Graphic Media: Medical Illustration, COVID-19 Testing – Swab Techniques, BioImages 2021, BioCommunications Association Annual Juried Salon
    • 2021     Premier Award, Graphic Media: Poster, Science Vs. Virus, BioImages 2021, BioCommunications Association Annual Juried Salon
    • 2021     Award of Excellence, Professional Editorial, Signal Transduction Waves in Cancer, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Conference, Virtual
    • 2022     Image of Distinction, Illustration and Graphic Media Division, Graphic Design Media, Recent Advances in Microscale Electroporation, BioImages 2022, BioCommunications Association Annual Juried Salon
    • 2023     Award of Excellence, Professional Editorial, Allergic Rhinitis, Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Conference, Henderson, NV
    • 2023     Citation of Merit, Graphic Design Media: Medical Illustration, Allergic Rhinitis, BioImages 2023, BioCommunications Association Juried Salon
    • 2023     Citation of Merit, Multimedia, Interactive Learning and Websites Division: Animation, Gastric Cancer: Nutrition After Surgery, BioImages 2023, BioCommunications Association Juried Salon

       Additional Grants

      • 2017    Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) Medical Education Endowment Fund Grant. $25K
      • 2016 – present     Frannie Foundation Grant, JH Patient Guide to Diabetes, $55K
      • 2015   Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Arts Innovation Grant: Research Remix Redux, $7.5K
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