Jennifer Fairman, Charm City Member Since January 2009 Artist Statement Jennifer Fairman is a Certified Medical Illustrator and holds a faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine where she previously received her Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration. Jennifer's background includes experience in medical and scientific illustration for publication and patient education, 2D animation, web publishing and interactive and graphic design. Jennifer is a professional member and served on the Board of Governors of the Association of Medical Illustrators. She served as a scientific illustrator and research associate in entomology for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Her primary research and production work was based at the USDA Systematic Entomology Laboratory located within the National Museum of Natural History. Her work at the Smithsonian also brought her to Costa Rica, where at INBio (Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad) she assisted in systematic entomological research and taught scientific illustration. She was recently inducted as a Fellow of the AMI and received it's Outstanding Achievement Award. She is also a professional member of the GNSI, The Illustrators Club of Washington, DC, and is currently serving as 3rd-term Board Member to the Vesalius Trust. She has received numerous grants and awards for her work including Awards of Merit and Excellence from the AMI, a Smithsonian Women's Committee Grant, a James Smithson Society Fellowship, and a Vesalius Trust Research Grant. She is also the 1999 recipient of the Inez Demonet Award.