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Anne
R
Altemus
,
MA
Acting Chief
Location: 
38A
/
B2W10
Phone Number: (
301
480-1754
Expertise and Research Interests: 

Anne R. Altemus received her Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration from the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in both Fine Art and Sociology with a Minor in Biology, Cum Laude, from University of Richmond. Her R&D interests include the application of her artistic and technical expertise in combination with her instructional design experience and medical knowledge to identify applications of emerging and advanced technologies for visual information; developing and producing demonstration materials featuring medical and consumer health information for diverse audiences including allied health professionals, patients, families, and the public; and defining educational and communication objectives for all NLM programs and identifying appropriate creation technologies for production, dissemination, and display of information.

Professional Activities: 
  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2006-present
  • Faculty Instructor in the Department of Art As Applied to Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1995-2006
Professional Organizations: 
  • Member of the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI), 1990-present
    • Board of Governors, 1995-2000
      • Chair, 1999-2000
      • Vice chair, 1997-1999
    • Annual Meeting Program Chair, 1997, 2011
    • Annual Meeting Planning Council Chair, 1999-2012
    • Newsletter Editor, 1993-1999
  • Vesalius Trust for Visual Communication in the Health Sciences
    • Trustee, 1994-2010
Honors and Awards: 

2004              Ranice W. Crosby Distinguished Achievement Award given in recognition of scholarly contributions made to the advancement of art as applied to the medical sciences (awarded by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)

2004              DVD-A Association Award: ‘Profiles in Achievement: Changing the Face of Medicine’, NLM Producer

2004              Telly Award; ‘Local Legends’, NLM Producer

2003              Aurora Awards, Platinum Best of Show; ‘Breath of Life’ DVD, NLM Producer

2001              Elected Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators

1999              CINE Golden Eagle; ‘Frankenstein: Discovering the Secrets of Nature’, NLM Producer, Writer

1999              20th Anniversary Classic Telly Award; ‘Frankenstein: Discovering the Secrets of Nature’, NLM Producer, Writer

1999              Telly Award; ‘Frankenstein: Discovering the Secrets of Nature’, NLM Producer, Writer

1999              Communicator Crystal Award; ‘Frankenstein: Discovering the Secrets of Nature’, NLM Producer, Writer

1997              Outstanding Service Award, Association of Medical Illustrators

1997              Telly Award; ‘Making Medical Science Visible’, NLM Producer

1997              Videographer’s Award of Excellence; ‘Making Medical Science Visible’, NLM Producer

1994              The Samson Feldman Visiting Scholar in Art As Applied to Medicine Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

1992              Literary Award, Association of Medical Illustrators

Publications/Tools by Anne Altemus: 
Altemus AR. Mobile App: Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness