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EBL Graphic Medicine Exhibit – April 2020

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The Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center is sponsoring an exhibit from April 8 to May 8, 2020 entitled, “Telling our stories: graphic medicine and the intersection of art and healthcare.”

Graphic Medicine utilizes comics as its medium to help patients, families, health sciences students, and all levels of clinical staff with healing, coping, educating, and communicating the many aspects of our interactions with health care.  It distinguishes itself as a form of art therapy by encouraging artistic expression in the context of health care whether the subject is clinical, research, education, financial, or organizational.   

The library’s exhibit is seeking works of art from the Vanderbilt community based upon their health care experiences.  Staff, students, faculty, and patients from Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center are invited to participate in this campus-wide event.  The exhibit, held at the Eskind Biomedical Library, opens with a panel discussion and a reception on April 8 at 4:00 PM. 

Visit this website often for more information and updates.  An additional webpage includes consumer health biomedical information resources to assist with comics content development and lifelong learning.  There are also links to selected citations pertaining to Graphic Medicine. Information about the upcoming Art Days is available on the Tips & Tricks page.

By Kendra Oliver

I am an experienced scientist passionate about science communication, multi-disciplinary projects, and online learning and engagement approaches. It is critical that we find new strategies to communicate scientific finding and engage the public. Using online learning and visualization methods, I am exploring visual science communication to support online education and science marketing approaches. Although classically trained as a research scientist in pharmacology, I consider myself a science communication designer with skills ranging from project management, pedagogical approaches to online learning, video production, instructional design, and web design. With a foundation as a cross-disciplinary team member, I am interested in developing and utilizing these skills to produce science marketing, communication, and engagement strategies, particularly those at the intersection of art and science.

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