COVID-19: Visualizing a Moving Target, Presented August 8, 2020 at the 2020 GNSI Virtual Conference. Jennifer Fairman, CMI and Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Art as Applied to Medicine Program.
Ever since Maryland’s “Stay at home” order, Jeni has been knee-deep in COVID-19 visualizations. Many of her JHU and AMI colleagues have been inundated with COVID-19 assignments in what has seemed like a race to understand the virus structure, life-cycle, and potential therapies. Jeni will share her COVID-19 story by explaining what she and her colleagues have learned and created in order to help the public best understand the current pandemic. (0.5 BIOMED CEUs, expires Sept 8, 2020)
The journey from Fairman Studios’ MICA MPS-BAD degree to Up/Start 2018 and the evolution of Illustr8science® is featured in the newest issue of COMMOTION, MICA’s Graduate Studies alumni magazine. View the article by clicking on the images below, or download a PDF and read the entire feature article.
Editorial illustration for Lahey Clinic Magazine Spring 2001 Issue. This illustration summarizes a glossary of headache types which are described in the feature article. Depicted are the sites of common headaches: migraine (blue arrow) cluster (red arrows) and tension type (yellow arrow).
“Professor Wayne Yokoyama, MD, long intrigued by the function of natural killer (NK) cells, has shown that NK cells, using a “licensing strategy,” are vitally important elements of the immune system.
When an NK cell sees an MHC-1 molecule, it doesn’t note that there is a foreign peptide being displayed. Instead, its job is to patrol for self, and when it binds to MHC-1, the NK cell is shut off. Only when the self signal is insufficient is the NK cell released from its ‘off’ condition and freed to do its work,” Yokoyama explains. “That’s not the whole story, however, because NK cells also need to be activated.” (Illustration by Jennifer E. Fairman, CMI, FAMI)