National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago

National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago An effort is underway to create a central repository for the museum’s digital collections, data archives, and related computational resources at a new satellite location in Chicago.
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The National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago will function as a bridge between the physical and virtual realms. NMHM Chicago will feature interactive exhibits where visitors can explore biomedical information in new ways and will act as a home for a team of information scientists who will advance the museum’s research initiatives.

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We have a fantastic evening planned for tomorrow!  We will be displaying "Inside the Mind of Medical Artists: 2014 & 201...
01/27/2016
Month of MedTech at NMHM Chicago: Inside The Mind of Medical Artists 2014 & 2015

We have a fantastic evening planned for tomorrow! We will be displaying "Inside the Mind of Medical Artists: 2014 & 2015" - medical visualizations from University of Illinois at Chicago's (UIC) Student Association of Medical Artists. John Daugherty (Program Director, UIC Biomedical Visualization) and Vanessa Ruiz (Founder of Street Anatomy) will be our guest speakers. We can't wait!

Register below!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/month-of-medtech-at-nmhm-chicago-inside-the-mind-of-medical-artists-2014-2015-tickets-20080364912

The National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago and its education division, CodeAbode, are happy to announce January's Month of MedTech, a medicine & technology exhibition and event series. Each event will feature two exhibits and special guest speakers who will present, then open the floor for Q &…

Don't miss tonight's MedTech meetup!  We'll have the “Traumatic Brain Injury” and “Redefining the Game” exhibits on disp...
01/21/2016
Month of MedTech at NMHM Chicago: Traumatic Brain Injury and Redefining the Game

Don't miss tonight's MedTech meetup! We'll have the “Traumatic Brain Injury” and “Redefining the Game” exhibits on display. Philicia Deckard (Executive Director-Brain Injury Association of Illinois) and Keri Serota (Executive Director & Co-founder of Dare2Tri Paratriathlon Club) will be our Guest Speakers for the night, and we also have a couple Special Guests - Para-Athletes Genevive Nutely and Jose Alejandre!

These meetups are free, but please register at the link below. We look forward to seeing you there!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/month-of-medtech-at-nmhm-chicago-traumatic-brain-injury-and-redefining-the-game-tickets-20079973742

The National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago and its education division, CodeAbode, are happy to announce January's Month of MedTech, a medicine & technology exhibition and event series. Each event will feature two exhibits and special guest speakers who will present, then open the floor for Q &…

Join us tonight for our Month of MedTech meetup! Exhibits on display will be “Bringing Art to Life: Expressive Art in Al...
01/14/2016
Month of MedTech at NMHM Chicago: Bringing Art To Life & Response Art: Artwork of the Art Therapist

Join us tonight for our Month of MedTech meetup! Exhibits on display will be “Bringing Art to Life: Expressive Art in Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Patient Care” and “Response Art: Artwork of the Art Therapist”. Guest Speakers include Dr. Elizabeth Barber, PhD (Barber Innovations LLC), Dr. Jennifer La Civita (Director of Art Therapy, Adler University), and Aileen Rangel (developer for Painted Memories app).

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/month-of-medtech-at-nmhm-chicago-bringing-art-to-life-response-art-artwork-of-the-art-therapist-tickets-20063420230

The National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago and its education division, CodeAbode, are happy to announce January's Month of MedTech, a medicine & technology exhibition and event series. Each event will feature two exhibits and special guest speakers who will present, then open the floor for Q &…

We're looking forward to tonight's Month of MedTech meetup - featuring the "Reinventing the Wheel" and "TechAbility" exh...
01/07/2016
Month of MedTech at NMHM Chicago: Reinventing the Wheel & TechAbility

We're looking forward to tonight's Month of MedTech meetup - featuring the "Reinventing the Wheel" and "TechAbility" exhibits. Guest speakers are Reveca Torres (founder of BACKBONES) and Carlos Arturo Torres (creator of the IKO Prosthetic System).
Register here!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/month-of-medtech-at-nmhm-chicago-reinventing-the-wheel-techability-tickets-20062632875

The National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago and its education division, CodeAbode, are happy to announce January's Month of MedTech, a medicine & technology exhibition and event series. Each event will feature two exhibits and special guest speakers who will present, then open the floor for Q &…

NMHM Chicago & CodeAbode staff hope that your holidays were wonderful!  We can't wait to see you all at our upcoming Mon...
01/04/2016
The National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago - Upcoming

NMHM Chicago & CodeAbode staff hope that your holidays were wonderful! We can't wait to see you all at our upcoming Month of MedTech events!

http://nmhmchicago.org/index.php/events-mm/upcoming-ev

The National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago, and its educational division CodeAbode, are happy to announce a medicine-and-technology exhibit series. Each Thursday evening in January, we are hosting an event featuring two of our previous exhibits and a presentation related to the exhibit topic…

We are happy to announce our new official logo  --  designed by UIC BVIS student Samantha Olson.  Learn more about the l...
12/07/2015
The National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago - Our New Logo

We are happy to announce our new official logo -- designed by UIC BVIS student Samantha Olson. Learn more about the logo on our website - http://www.nmhmchicago.org/index.php/media-abt/our-new-logo

Earlier this year, we were lucky enough to partner with UIC’s Biomedical Visualization program to redesign our logo. Students from their Advanced Graphic Design course, led by Donna Hughes, visited NMHM Chicago and talked with our staff members to get a behind-the-scenes look at what we do and why w…

National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago
12/07/2015

National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago

View scientific/medical art created by first and second year masters students in the University of Illinois at Chicago B...
11/09/2015
SAMA Art Show - Fall 2015

View scientific/medical art created by first and second year masters students in the University of Illinois at Chicago Biomedical Visualization's program at the SAMA Fall Art Show - this Saturday!

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University of Illinois at Chicago's Biomedical Visualization・Student Association of Medical Artists presents SAMA Art Show - Fall 2015 This exhibition was produced by first and second year masters students in the University of Illinois at Chicago Biomedical Visualization's program. The BVIS program…

Join us for the exhibit opening celebration for Response Art: Artwork of the Art Therapist - October 23 from 6-9pm!  Thi...
10/13/2015
Response Art: Artwork of the Art Therapist

Join us for the exhibit opening celebration for Response Art: Artwork of the Art Therapist - October 23 from 6-9pm! This event is free, but please register here!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/response-art-artwork-of-the-art-therapist-tickets-18802393465

Response Art: Art Work of the Art Therapist features digital imagery of art therapists created in response to the people they work with, the systems they work within, and the stories that they witness while “at the work place”. Join us for the exhibit opening night celebration. “Response art can hel…

09/12/2015

ReelAbilities Film Festival is underway here at the museum! #getREELchi ReelAbilities: Chicago Film Festival

09/08/2015
Reelabilities Fest brings films that break from convention

ReelAbilities: Chicago Film Festival was on the radio this morning! The Festival starts tomorrow! We're so excited! Which films are you looking forward to seeing at the Fest?

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Reelabilities Film Festival organizers want festival-goers to see that people living with disabilities are experiencing the world in similar ways to many others, and their unique stories are not just because they live life with a disability.

ReelAbilities: Chicago Film Festival is next month!  There are so many great films to watch!  Have you RSVP'd yet?http:/...
08/06/2015
Upcoming Events | ReelAbilities Chicago

ReelAbilities: Chicago Film Festival is next month! There are so many great films to watch! Have you RSVP'd yet?http://bit.ly/1KTxI3Z -- ADA 25 Chicago

We are proud to present five days of films, panel discussions, guest speakers, exhibitions, and performances at the first ever Chicago ReelAbilities Film Festival.

07/23/2015

We’re a proud Program Partner of @ADA25Chicago! In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA 25 Chicago is commemorating 25 years of progress while working to expand access, inclusion and opportunity for people with disabilities throughout Metropolitan Chicago. What will you do? #WeareGreaterTogether #ADA25Chicago

There are only a few spots left for our Traumatic Brain Injury Exhibit Opening Celebration tomorrow night - register now...
07/09/2015
The National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago - TBI - Opening Celebration

There are only a few spots left for our Traumatic Brain Injury Exhibit Opening Celebration tomorrow night - register now before it's too late! -- http://bit.ly/1JPJUlH

The Traumatic Brain Injury exhibit examines the causes, mechanisms, symptoms, and treatment of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). There is a special focus on two common causes of TBI – military and sports injuries – as well as the most common type, mild TBI. The exhibit also features interactive eleme…

There are only a few spots left for this Friday's event - "Bringing Art to Life:  Expressive Art and Design in Alzheimer...
06/04/2015
The National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago - Bringing Art to Life

There are only a few spots left for this Friday's event - "Bringing Art to Life: Expressive Art and Design in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Patient Care". Don't miss out - register here now!! http://bit.ly/1EYhWfq

Bringing Art to Life seeks to continue a dialogue about how art can be used to enhance the lives and care of people with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. The exhibit will look at art and design as expressive therapies for the neurodegenerative patient, as well as techniques to enhance the effec…

New coding school opens in Chicago
06/04/2015
New coding school opens in Chicago

New coding school opens in Chicago

Jill Tessler just graduated with her Masters of Science in Biomedical Visualization, and now she's taking her first course in coding to create job security for her future.

Another use of Kinect for physical therapy - http://bit.ly/1FBSIai
05/26/2015
Physical therapy is boring -- play a game instead

Another use of Kinect for physical therapy - http://bit.ly/1FBSIai

You’ve just been injured, and you’re on the way home from an hour of physical therapy. The last thing you want to do on your own is confusing exercises that take too long to show results. TED Fellow Cosmin Mihaiu demos a fun, cheap solution that turns boring physical therapy exercises into a video g…

05/19/2015
Just One-Third Of Hospitals IT-Ready For Population Health

“As healthcare organizations work to transition to value-based care, increased emphasis and resources are being focused on enabling true population health management" - http://onforb.es/1JDCzCf

As the U.S. health system shifts away from fee-for-service medicine to value-based care, just one-third of hospitals say they have the necessary information technology systems in place to manage populations of patients. A new survey unveiled at the annual Healthcare Information and Management System…

Don't miss out on SOUND ROOM - this Saturday at the museum!  Get your tickets now - http://bit.ly/1K4w6mX
05/12/2015
The National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago - Sound Room

Don't miss out on SOUND ROOM - this Saturday at the museum! Get your tickets now - http://bit.ly/1K4w6mX

Sound Room is a concept of presenting electronic and electro-acoustic works in a unique architectural environment. Core members Dan Dehaan, Kyle Vegter, and Ryan Ingebritsen founded the idea in 2012 with a High Concept Labs residency where they turned the old HCL space into a giant 16 channel speake…

"Chicago: The Future Health Tech Hub Of The US? Maybe Sooner Than You Think" -  http://www.forbes.com/sites/nicolefisher...
04/24/2015
Chicago: The Future Health Tech Hub Of The US? Maybe Sooner Than You Think

"Chicago: The Future Health Tech Hub Of The US? Maybe Sooner Than You Think" - http://www.forbes.com/sites/nicolefisher/2015/04/12/chicago-the-future-health-tech-hub-of-the-us-maybe-sooner-than-you-think/

Almost every industry in recent decades has fundamentally changed its processes, except health care. The care process has not been redesigned, despite the fact that we have never had better technology, and we all know that if we designed a system from the ground up today, it would look nothing [...]

There is less than a week left until our Visible Human Male Exhibit Opening Celebration!  Get your tickets now! - http:/...
04/20/2015
Visible Human Male: Exhibit Opening Celebration

There is less than a week left until our Visible Human Male Exhibit Opening Celebration! Get your tickets now! - http://bit.ly/1OyHntr

Join us in celebrating 20 Years of the Visible Human Male! Our new exhibit "Visible Human Male: Visualization of Healthy and Diseased Organs" will be on display, as well as other 3D reconstructions, models, animations, and interactives created by students from the University of Illinois at Chicago…

"Polio Vaccine Found 'Safe And Effective' 60 Years Ago: What Would Salk Think Today?" http://onforb.es/1DXoAbw
04/13/2015
Polio Vaccine Found "Safe and Effective" 60 Years Ago: What Would Salk Think Today?

"Polio Vaccine Found 'Safe And Effective' 60 Years Ago: What Would Salk Think Today?" http://onforb.es/1DXoAbw

It was 60 years ago yesterday that the nation heaved an enormous collective sigh of relief. The largest clinical trial for a vaccine in history had concluded, the data had been collected and analyzed, and the results were announced on April 12, 1955, coincidentally the ten-year anniversary of polio…

Join us on Sunday, April 26 to celebrate our new exhibit & the 20th anniversary of the Visible Human Project!  Get your ...
04/10/2015
The National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago - VHM: Exhibit Opening Celebration

Join us on Sunday, April 26 to celebrate our new exhibit & the 20th anniversary of the Visible Human Project! Get your tickets for this free event today! - http://bit.ly/1D4iaUk

Our new exhibit "Visible Human Male: Visualization of Healthy and Diseased Organs" will be on display, as well as other 3D reconstructions, models, animations, and interactives created by students from the University of Illinois at Chicago's Biomedical Visualization Graduate Program - all of which w…

Our new exhibit "Visible Human Male:  Visualization of Healthy and Diseased Organs" is on display now! Visit our website...
04/01/2015
The National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago - VHM: Visualization of Organs

Our new exhibit "Visible Human Male: Visualization of Healthy and Diseased Organs" is on display now! Visit our website for more info - http://bit.ly/1bPCq36

This exhibit explores specific organs, such as the stomach, kidneys, and lungs, from the Visible Human Male in normal and diseased states. The Visible Human Male is a product from the National Library of Medicine's Visible Human Project. The male dataset consists of 1mm think sections of a male cada…

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