A Unique UIC Program Unites Art and Science

Participants: Luc Renambot

URL: http://www.imss.org/anatgallery.htm

Chicago, IL

“Redefining the Medical Artist” - an exhibition curated by Meena Malhotra, a Master’s student in the UIC Biomedical Visualization program - is on view at the International Museum of Surgical Science (1524 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago) through October 17, 2009. The exhibition’s photorealistic 3-D models are created with the same software video-game designers use. Malhotra’s master’s thesis involves developing 3-D models and interactive animations of a dog’s hind leg so veterinarians can learn how to perform a common surgery on dogs with hip dysplasia. Like many of her classmates, she’s brushing up on her programming skills at UIC’s Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL), which pioneered several virtual-reality technologies. UIC’s graduate biomedical visualization program is one of only four in the United States; Malhotra cites its partnership with the EVL as evidence that it’s the most progressive. Malhotra finds that the program attracts students who are torn between art and science in college - many of them doctors’ kids, like herself, whose interest in medicine doesn’t quite extend to medical school.

For the full article see Time Out Chicago, Art & Design - Medical Cool.

Email: luc@evl.uic.edu

Date: August 13, 2009 - October 17, 2009
Dendritic Spine Growth - M. Malhotra, UIC

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