January 5 - January 28, 2016

The National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago, and its educational division CodeAbode, were happy to host a medicine-and-technology exhibit series. Each Thursday evening in January, we hosted an event featuring two of our previous exhibits and two guest speakers related to the exhibit topics. We also showed other past exhibits each Tuesday-Wednesday during our normal open hours.

 Special thanks to all of our guest speakers, Adler University interns, and Einstein Bagels for their food donations!

Guest Speakers:
Reveca Torres, Executive Director of BACKBONES, 2015 NEW MOBILITY Person of the Year
Carlos Arturo Torres, IKO Creative Prosthetic System
Dr. Elizabeth Barber, PhD, Barber Innovations LLC
Special Guest: Aileen Rangel, developer for Painted Memories app
Dr. Jennifer La Civita, Director of Art Therapy, Adler University
Philicia Deckard, Executive Director-Brain Injury Association of Illinois
Special Guest: Genevive Nutely, Para-Athlete with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Keri Serota, Executive Director & Co-founder of Dare2Tri Paratriathlon Club
Special Guest: Jose Alejandre, Para-Athlete with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
John Daugherty, Program Director of Biomedical Visualization, UIC
Vanessa Ruiz, Founder of Street Anatomy


Featured Exhibits:

Reinventing the Wheel
Bringing Art to Life: Expressive Art in Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Patient Care

Response Art: Artwork of the Art Therapist
Traumatic Brain Injury

Redefining the Game: Athletics, Ability, Achievement
Inside the Mind of Medical Artists: 2014

Medicine on the Front Lines
Diabetes: Management and Self-Care
Inside the Mind of Medical Artists: 2013


Thanks to Aileen Rangel and Paoula Dyanova for taking photos!