AIOG will be siting down with Ni-ka Ford, an Academic Medical Illustrator, on Nov. 3rd

Ni-ka is an Academic Medical Illustrator for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. She creates didactic illustrations and 3D visualizations for scientific research, medical education, and patient education. An Atlanta native, Ni-ka graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts. She continued to develop her portfolio while taking science courses as a post-baccalaureate student before matriculating at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she graduated with a Master’s of Science in Biomedical Visualization in 2017. Her goals include improving health literacy and contributing to the growing need for inclusive and diverse representation within medical and healthcare literature. She is currently the Chair of the Diversity Committee within the Association of Medical Illustrators and a Co-organizer for the SciVizNYC annual conference.

Check out some of her work on Instagram @n_biovisuals or on her website!

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Published by Britt Knight PhD, Co-Director

I received my PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Connecticut. My doctoral research focused on basic mechanisms in peripheral inflammatory pain biology. After, I completed about two years of postdoctoral research understanding how biomaterials can be used to deliver analgesics for treating musculoskeletal pain. Currently, I am the Program Coordinator for the United States Association for the Study of Pain (USASP) under the larger International organization (IASP).

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