Alumna, U.S. Staff Sergeant Featured in Hopkins Medicine Magazine

June 29th, 2011 by Amanda Fondriest
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Alumna Betsy Weissbrod was featured in the June issue of "Hopkins Medicine Magazine."

Illustration alumna Elizabeth (Betsy) Weissbrod (CCAD 2004) was one of the featured artists in the June 2011 Hopkins Medicine Magazine article, “Illustrators of the Century.” The article covers the department of art as applied tomedicine’s centennial celebration.

“Weissbrod is more familiar with the grim work of soldiering than the average Joe,” the article states. “In an earlier life as Sgt. Weissbrod, she deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. So when surgeons asked her to help document the dynamics associated with traumatic brain injuries acquired in battle, this artistically inclined soldier—now a staff sergeant in the reserves—came prepared with a basic orientation.”

Weissbrod graduated with a masters of art degree from the John Hopkins Art as Applied to Medicine program last year and now works as a medical illustrator for the U.S. military at a surgical simulation lab in suburban Maryland. Through this position she has also been tasked with creating a collection of images to appear in a book chapter.

The biological and medical illustration department at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine was the first of its kind in the U.S. and turns 100 years old this year.

Read the article here.

To learn more about Weissbrod, visit her website.

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