How can an artistic perspective be applied to the study of a vaccine? What artistic applications are needed to clarify medical illustrations?

Take part in a discussion between local experts about the intersections between art and science at the first installment of this year’s three-part Merge series, presented by Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. The first event on April 20th will explore lines drawn between visual art and medical applications at Reynolda House Museum of American Art in conjunction with the Samuel F.B. Morse Exhibition, ‘Gallery of the Louvre’ and the Art of Invention.

Hear from Jennifer McCormick, medical illustrator and mixed-media artist, and Steve Mizel, professor emeritus of microbiology and immunology at Wake Forest School of Medicine, who integrate both visual art and science into their everyday lives.

The event is free and open to the public. Enjoy light refreshments and free admission to the Samuel F.B. Morse exhibition.


5:30 pm // Doors Open
6 pm // Panel Discussion and Q&A
6:45 pm // Light Refreshments and Exhibition Viewing

About Jennifer McCormick

Jennifer McCormick is a certified medical illustrator and mixed-media artist who partners with attorneys and medical professionals to create visualizations that explain complex injuries and medical procedures. In her fine art, she builds on the histories and x-rays of patients to explore healing and hope.

About Steve Mizel

Steve Mizel, PhD, is professor emeritus of microbiology and immunology at Wake Forest School of Medicine and a juried member of the Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, Inc. As a scientist, Mizel created a biodefense vaccine against bubonic plague. His visual artwork touches on the fundamental characteristics of movement.

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