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UCL's medical illustrators scoop awards

19 October 2010


Morning Glory imi.org.uk/section/imi-awards" target="_self">Winning entries from the 2010 IMI annual awards
  • Advanced Information Services Centre
  • UCL's Advanced Information Services Centre (AISC) Medical Illustration Group has brought home a raft of the Institute of Medical Illustrators' (IMI) annual awards.

    The UCL winners were as follows:

    • Elaine Hanna, David Bishop and Andrew Gardner (UCL Royal Free Hospital) won the overall Graphics Prize and an IMI Gold Award for the UCL Medical School Guide for Prospective Students.
    • David Bishop and Rakhee Bashar (UCL Royal Free Hospital) won an IMI Gold Award for the Royal Free NHS Trust Annual Review.
    • John Volcano (UCL Institute of Child Health) won an IMI Gold Award and the top photographic award for his photograph of an eye condition entitled 'Morning Glory'.
    • David Smithson (UCL Institute of Child Health) won an IMI Silver Award for Patient information for his poster 'What do our Uniform Colours Mean?'
    • Joanne Webb (UCL Institute of Child Health) won an IMI Bronze Award for an interactive map produced for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

    Jayne Noctor, Head of UCL AISC Medical Illustration Services, commented: "Within UCL AISC Medical Illustration we carry out numerous photographic, video and design services. Medical Photography and video is used to record the appearance of patient's conditions before, during and after their treatment, whilst the design and illustration element provides visual information for patients, researchers and medical publications.  All the staff work extremely hard to achieve the best quality where possible and this is reflected by AISC Medical Illustration winning the top photography and design awards at the Institute of medical Illustrators award ceremony. I feel that this is a national recognition of the high standards that we aim to achieve and I am very proud of all of my staff."

    The winners were announced at the 2010 IMI award ceremony.

    Image: 'Morning Glory' by John Volcan, winner of the IMI Photographic Award 2010

    UCL context:

    The Advanced Information Services Centre (AISC) brings together IT staff and resources from across the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences into one strategic grouping. The aims of the AISC are to provide uniformly world class IT resources, support and services to all members of the Faculty; supporting all research, administrative and teaching activities.