Current Treasurer of the Vesalius Trust

Jennifer is an Assistant Professor and Board Certified Medical Illustrator in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she previously received her Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration. She is the Founder and Principal of Fairman Studios, a biocommunications practice specializing in illustration, animation and design for the Biomedical & Healthcare industries. Prior to entering the field of medical illustration, Jennifer served as a scientific illustrator and research associate in entomology for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

Aside from serving on the Trust, Jennifer is a professional member and served on the Board of Governors of the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI), is an active member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and The Illustrators Club of Washington, DC. 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. Jennifer is also the 1999 recipient of the Trust’s Inez Demonet Award. She was recently inducted as a Fellow of the AMI and received it’s Outstanding Achievement Award.

Ms. Fairman is an unpaid elected Board Member, and Treasurer to Vesalius Trust. In her capacity as Treasurer, Ms. Fairman votes on financial decisions relating to the trust. The terms of this arrangement are being managed by the Johns Hopkins University in accordance with its conflict of interest policies.