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.
Participants may register at any time. Save your return code to edit the form. Submissions will be accepted at the Eskind Biomedical Library beginning in February 2020.
The exhibit is sponsored by the Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center, the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt University, the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, & Public Policy at Vanderbilt, and a grant from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012340 with the University of Maryland, Health Sciences and Human Services Library.