Event box

Black Medical Illustrations and Their Importance in Medicine

Black Medical Illustrations and Their Importance in Medicine

Please join Chidiebere Ibe in a dicussion about the importance of having black patients represented in medical illustrations.

REGISTER HERE

Medical illustrations predominantly depict white male bodies, Black illustrators say. Less than 5% of images in four of the medicine textbooks assigned at top medical schools in the United States show dark skin, researchers found in a 2018 study. 

Ibe, who attends Kyiv Medical University in Ukraine, became interested in medical illustration in July 2020 and spent a year teaching himself to draw anatomy. From the start, he realized that there was a lack of diversity in the images he was studying.

Date:
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Time:
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Countway Library
Categories:
  Events  

Event Organizer

Profile photo of Meredith Solomon
Meredith Solomon

More events like this...