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Dr Caroline Erolin receives prestigious award by the Institute for Medical Illustrators

Published on 12 October 2020

The Norman K Harrison medal is presented annually at the discretion of the chairman to a member of the institution in recognition of their work and services to medical illustration

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Dr Caroline Erolin, lecturer and programme lead for MSc Medical Art, has received a prestigious award by the Institute for Medical Illustrators (IMI) for her outstanding contribution to the profession.

The Norman K Harrison medal is presented annually at the discretion of the chairman to a member of the institution in recognition of their work and services to medical illustration.

The IMI is the leading UK professional body for photographers, videographers, graphic designers and medical artists working in healthcare.

Caroline Erolin holds her award, a gold medal on a red ribbon
“I’m honoured and humbled to receive such an award from the Institute of Medical Illustrators”

Dr Caroline Erolin

As well as leading the MSc Medical Art programme within the School of Science and Engineering, Dr Erolin’s research focuses on the future of medical art and artists, particularly in relation to new and developing technologies.

She obtained her PhD in 2016 with her research into the development and use of the virtual reality haptic dissection of anatomical models. She is also the Editor in Chief for the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine.

“I’m honoured and humbled to receive such an award from the Institute of Medical Illustrators,” said Dr Erolin.

“I joined the Institute in early 2009 after graduating from my MPhil in Medical Art. Over the years I’ve held various roles within IMI, including being a member of the Scottish Board, Scottish Education Chair, and more recently Editor in Chief for the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine.”

“In addition, many of the alumni from the MSc in Medical Art have also gone on to join IMI and contribute to the profession. I’m extremely proud and overwhelmed to be recognised nationally in my field.”

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