Saturday, May 2, 2009

Photography and Medicine Project Announcements

We recently heard from Robert Kelley a medical student at Touro University College, Vallejo, CA.

"My name is Robert Kelley and I am a 4th year medical student at Touro University in Vallejo, CA. I wanted to share a special project we have been working on for the last 3 years, the Canvas of Hope. It is a collection of works of art created from microscopic images of breast cancer from our pathology department.

The project has received a wide range of responses from a variety of people (students, physicians, survivors, loved ones, artists, and the general public).
Most of the feedback at our gallery events has been positive. Those with cancer have appreciated our charitable pursuits and have served as advisors. We were able to educate the general public on breast cancer, self screening, and the fact that men can get the disease as well. Touro University has been very progressive and supportive of this project."

More about The Canvas of Hope

And still on the topic of photography and medicine, we also received information today about an upcoming photographic exhibition, The Arts and Humanities in Health and Medicine, Program University of Alberta. CM

The Arts and Humanities in Health and Medicine Program

University of Alberta


Medical Education: Med 2011, Photographic Explorations

Wednesday, May 6

Christina Botros: Light Amidst Darkness

My experience shadowing the staff photographers of the University of Alberta Hospital enlightened me to the necessity for photographic imaging in the medical field. The ability to look at one’s documented process not only allows depiction of the healing process from the

strictest biological meaning, but also aids in the healing process, and doctor-patient relationship.

Jonathan Hickle: Exploring Hands-on Medical Learning Through Photography

The "Patient Partners in Arthritis" program is a patient-led teaching session. Patients with real arthritis findings volunteer their time to teach medical students how to perform a Musculoskeletal physical exam tailored to arthritis after taking an intensive training program.

My photographs are meant to capture the exchange of knowledge between patient-instructors and my colleagues.

12 noon – 1:00 pm

DSME Conference Room @ 2-74 Zeidler-Ledcor Bldg.