Christine D. Young, M.A.
Fellow, The Association of Medical Illustrators
Certified Medical Illustrator 1992 through December 31, 2013
President, The Association of Medical Illustrators
Editor, Medical Illustration Source Book www.medillsb.com
2106 Maple Avenue Evanston, Illinois 60201
Young, McKenna & Associates, Inc.
Science visualization strategy, literature research, content development, script writing,
Science Health and
storyboards, preparation for medical regulatory legal review, illustration and media design
for medical education, biopharmaceutical promotion, and medical advertising agency
pitch and agency of record clients; identification and partnering with thought leaders and
medical investigators; focus on molecular biology, 3D visualization of proteins and pro-
tein movement, biochemistry, pharmacology, immunology and diseases of the immune
system, cardiovascular disease, metabolism and diabetes, oncology, microbiology and
neuroscience. Clients include Euro RSCG Life network and XVIVO Scientific Animation.
Member of medical animation team responsible for scientific information and message
strategy development; proposal development; identification and partnering with thought
leaders and medical investigators; animation content strategy, script, and storyboard
creation; organizational charting of content for matching to media: animation, video or
interactive; project management and client interface; research, strategy and presentation
of scientific content for agency & medical education pitches to national and international
pharmaceutical managers; creation of presentations to clients with scientific visualization
development; preparation for medical regulatory legal review; attendance at core team
Dept. of Biomedical Visualization
BVIS 575: Business - 2 credit hours - currently
BVIS 530: Medical and Surgical Illustration - 4 credit hours -
Emphasis on research, organization, story boarding and medical content development
are balanced with application of drawing and visual technology in still, interactive and
Evelyn Maizels, MD, PhD. Development and use of the multimedia presentation and evaluation
program CEVL (Computer-Enhanced Visual Learning): building a three-dimensional digital model
of the pediatric inguinal region.
May 2010. Vesalius Trust Alan Cole Scholar 2009.
Student thesis committee member:Michael Moran. Developing a 3D immersive resource on Parkinson’s Disease in the online virtual
world Second Life
. November 2009.
Kristin Luther. Micro/Macro: an interactive resource on relative size
. May 2009. Juna Kurihara. Visualizing the right hepatectomy procedure using the DaVinci surgical system -
designing an interactive for surgeons.
Anatomical Chart Company
Established in-house medical art department; hired and managed medical illustrator team
and assignments to independent contractors; pre-press and print production for 4 color
t-shirts and custom medical charts; research, content, design, and illustration of charts for
pharmaceutical promotion including development of the ‘Understanding’ disease series;
developed educational retail products such as ‘Brain hat’.
Clients included research medical scientists, physicians, medical publishers, medical
malpractice attorneys, National Geographic, US News and World Report, and medical
Maizels M, Mickelson J, Yerkes E, Maizels E, Stork R, Young C, Corcoran J, Holl J, Kaplan WE. Computer-enhanced visual
learning method: a paradigm to teach and document surgical skills. Journal of Graduate Medical Education
Heller & Fernandes. The Business of Illustration
. Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, (page 61) 1995.
Fatton. The Best Medical Advertising and Graphics
. North Light, (page 189), 1992.
Young, C. D., G. Moore, G. Hutchins. Connective tissue arrangement in respiratory airways. Anatomical Record
animation content development, script and/or storyboards for XVIVO Scientific Animation. Rocky Hill, CT
Otsuka Pharmaceutical, Inc. Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease. Mechanism of Disease
Organogenesis. GINTUIT™ ‐ Generating Keratinized Tissue with a Living Cell Sheet
. 2012Otsuka Pharmaceutical, Inc. BreathTek: Gastric Cancer Pathogenesis
Cord Blood Registry. Cord Blood Stem Cells and Autism
. 2012Biogen Idec Hemophilia. Fc Fusion: The Forward-Thinking Long Lasting Technology
Telaprevir®. Vertex. Mechanism of Action in Hepatitis C
INCB18424. Incyte. Jak Pathway Signaling in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
. Script and visual development. 2010 & 2011.
QuantumCES. CaridianBCT. The Quantum Cell Expansion System: a novel, closed bioreactor for stem cell culture
. Visual science
foundation, script development and storyboard 2 minute animation. 2010.
Iniparib®. BSI-201. BiPar Sciences and Sanofi Aventis. Investigating PARP1 Inhibition with Iniparib: Targeting DNA Repair
Mechanism in Cancer.
Visual science foundation, script development and storyboard 4 minute animation. 2010.
Factive®. Oscient Pharmaceuticals. Gemifloxacin’s Dual Hijacking of Bacterial DNA Enzyme Systems.
Flibanserin. Boehringer Ingelheim. Flibanserin Mechanism of Action in the Female Sexual Response in Hypoactive
Sexual Desire Disorder. Storyboard development. 2010.
Celldex therapeutics. Designing the Next Generation of Antibody Therapy
. Visual science foundation, script development and
storyboard 4 minute animation. 2009.
Gleevec® ((imatinib mesylate). Novartis. Management of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia or CML
. Visual science foundation,
protein structure development and storyboard. 2009.
pitch visual science, animation content development, script & storyboards for Euro RSCG New York, Princeton, Chicago
EYLEA™. Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Exploring New Insights into Wet AMD -
EYLEA: A Novel Molecule for Treatment
. for US and xUS Global Launch. 2012. Exploring New Insights into Wet Age-related Macular
. 2010. Visualization for US and Global marketing teams 2009 - present.
MEDI-545. MedImmune, LLC. The Role of Interferon in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
3 minute animation development, content,
script and storyboard with animated powerpoint deck. 2009 - 2010.
Apligraf®. Organogenesis Inc. Apligraf: Orchestration of Wound Healing through Keratinocyte - Fibroblast Interaction
. Visual science
foundation. 2 minute animation development, content, script and storyboard. 2010.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. and H. Lundbeck A/S. Multi-functional Neuromodulation for Mood and Anxiety
. Lu AA21004 - Pitch, Science Branding during initial Phase III clinical testing, and training of Medical Science Liasons
on animation content and related science research. 2008 - 2010.
Parkinson’s Disease. BiogenIdec. Adenosine A Receptor Modulation of Basal Ganglia Neurotransmission in Parkinson’s Disease
Animated powerpoint presentation. 2009.
Ketoepoxide Proteasome Inhibitors (KePIs). Proteolix, Inc. Sustained Proteosome Inhibition in Multiple Myeloma
. Visual science
foundation, protein structure development and storyboard. 2009.
Pitch team participation and agency/medical education wins: Pfizer, Inc. and Protalix. Taligluceride for Gaucher Disease
- ProCellEx plant-based production. 2011.
Daiichi-Sankyo. Science Visualization story for Edoxaban Anticoagulation Therapy - FactorXa Inhibition
Pfizer, Inc. and Medication, Inc. mPTP - A New Window to Alzheimer’s Disease Understanding. Dimebon™ (latrepirdine).
animation content development, script and storyboards for Hurd Studios. New York, New York
Pro-Argin™ Technology. Colgate. A Breakthough Technology for Superior Caries Protection
. Visual science and storyboard
Menveo™ and Bexsero™ vaccines Novartis Vaccines & Chiron. Menveo: Vaccine Prevention Against Meningococcal ACWY Disese. 2011.
Meningococcal Disease: Bacterial Biology Influencing Vaccine Solutions.
Visual science and storyboard development. 2008. Suvorexant™ (MK-4305) Merck & Co. Image concept development. Orexin receptor antagonist in development for insomnia. 2010.
Eritoran™. Eisai Co., LTD. Toll-like Receptor 4 in the Pathogenesis of Severe Sepsis.
Welchol® (cholesevelam HCl) Bile Acid Sequestrant Daiichi Sankyo Bile Acids: From Cholesterol Homeostasis to Signaling Molecules in
; 5 minute animation and slide kit detailing nuclear receptor regulation. 2007.
Novartis Oncology Pipeline exhibit and accompanying educational brochure development 2007.Immunology IV
for Joseph A. Bellanti, MD; content and storyboard development; 13 minutes of animation for textbook.
Galvus® (vildagliptin) DPP4 Inhibitor Novartis Incretin Science: a new understanding of type 2 diabetes. 2006.
Acomplia® (rimonabant) Endocannabinoid receptor antagonist Sanofi-Aventis Endocannabinoid System in dyslipidemia and glucose
Crestor® (rosuvastatin calcium) Statin AstraZeneca. Statins: Therapeutic Benefits in Vascular Disease
International Health & Medical Media Awards Freddie Winner 2002
Inflammation: A Unifying Theory for Atherogenesis
and Moving Beyond Cholesterol
Reducing the Atherogenic burden: Physiology of Lipoprotein Metabolism
Telly Award Finalist 2004
Inflammation, C-reactive Protein & Heart Disease The Rationale for the JUPITER Trial.
2003. Telly Award Finalist 2004.
Pantiumumab: Amgen. A fully human anti-epidernal growth factor receptor antibody
. Visual story development. 2004 Coreg® (carvedilol) Novartis Cardioprotection with Comprehensive Adrenergic Blockade. 2004.
CC5013 Thalidomide analoque Celgene ImiDs™ - Multiple Mechanisms Acting in Concert. 2003.
Actonel® (risedronate sodium) Bisphosphonate Aventis/Proctor & Gamble Influencing Bone Remodeling in Osteoporosis
Rx Club: Award of Excellence: Physician Education 2004; SIGGRAPH Animation Theater 2003; International Health &
Medical Medial Awards Freddy Finalist 2003.
Arava® (leflunomide) Aventis Psoriasis: Looking Beneath the Surface.
Winner CINE Golden Eagle Award. 2002.
Protonix® (pantoprazole sodium) Proton pump inhibitor. Wyeth Protonix and the Treatment of Erosive Esophagitis.
Starlix® (nateglinide) Novartis A Closer Look at Early Phase Insulin Response.
2000. Warren Sturgis Award for Motion Media;
BioImages Annual Media Exhibition; Telly Awards: Finalist, Bronze; Non Broadcast Film/Video - Animation.
Axert® (almotriptan malate) Pharmacia Full color illustrations and content editing of sales training manual 2001-2002. Toprol® and Toprol XL® (metoprolol) AstraZeneca Heart Failure.
Orzel™ (leucovorin calcium) Oral 5-FU Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Colon Cancer: Physician MOA of Orzel.
selected bibliography of educational textbooks illustrated
Henretig and King. Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Procedures.
Williams & Wilkins, 1st Edition1997, 2nd Edition 2007.
Pfeffer, Glenn et al. The 2003 Body Almanac Your Personal Guide to Bone and Joint Health at Any Age.
American Academy of
Goldstein, Ronald E. Change Your Smile
. Quintessence Books, 1997Rowe, M.I., et al. Essentials of Pediatric Surgery
. Mosby, 1995.
Heckman, M.D., Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured.
Sixth Edition, American Academy of Orthopaedic
Ludwig, S. and G. Fleisher. Pediatric Emergency Medicine
. 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Editions. Williams & Wilkins, 1979-1999.
Bensimon. H., Urologic Surgery
. McGraw Hill Publishers, 1990.
Gillenwater, et al. Adult and Pediatric Urology.
YearBook Medical Publishers, 1987. Art Editor and Illustrator.
Harvey, et al. The Principles and Practice of Medicine
. 21st Edition. Appleton-Lange, 1984.
Visualizing the Body Beautiful.
2012 Philadephia Science Festival Signature Program | Philadelphia April 2012.Rewards of Professional Complexity: Medical Visualization
. Lecture | University of Illinois Chicago. November 2010. Presentation Speech for the Association of Medical Illustrators’ Lifetime Achievement Award to William B. Westwood
. Association of
Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting | Portland. July 2010.Roundtable: Your Future as a Self-employed Medical Illustrator - Starve, Survive or Flourish?
Association of Medical Illustrators
Annual Meeting | Portland. July 2010Techniques Showcase: Getting Started with Storyboarding for Animation.
AMI Meeting | Portland. July 2010.Science Visualization’s Role in Medical Advertising
. Euro RSCG Life Catapult | June 2009.
Futures Forum: Learning Curve or Curve ball: Anticipating an Uncertain Future
. Association of Medical Illustrators Annual
Meeting | Indianapolis. July 2008.Presentation Speech for the Association of Medical Illustrators’ Lifetime Achievement Award to Jane Hurd
Association of Medical
Illustrators Annual Meeting | Indianapolis. July 2008.Panel: The Artist Maintaining Perspective in ‘Evolution of Medical Illustration as a Profession’.
Association of Medical Illustrators
Annual Meeting | Phoenix. July 1995.Workshop: Medical Illustration Source Book Page Design
. Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting | Orlando. 1994.Color Separation for the Medical Illustrator: Avoiding Professional Suicide in Living Color.
Prepared and moderated panel discussion.
Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Meeting | Chicago. 1992.
Study of Portrait and Figure Painting. Studio of Richard Halstead. Evanston, Illinois. January 2011 - present.
International Guild of Miniature Artisans Guild School. Castine, Maine. June 2008 and 2008. Studied miniature painting with Johannes Landsman of Victoria, BC.; sculpting the 1/12th scale figure with James Carrington of London; and miniature furniture construction with Pam and Pete Borum of New Hampshire.
Paramedic Training. Illinois Region X. Highland Park Hospital. Highland Park, Illinois. 2002Emergency Medical Technician Training. Evanston Northwestern Hospital. Evanston, Illinois. 2001Creative Advertising 101 at Leo Burnett. Chicago, Illinois through Northwestern University.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. M.A. Department of Art as Applied to Medicine. Baltimore, Maryland.
Mayo Clinic. Internship: Department of Medical Graphics. Rochester, Minnesota.
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Studied painting with Arthur DeCosta. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Muhlenberg College B.S. Natural Science, B.A. Fine Art. Allentown, Pennsylvania.
honors and awards
Muriel McLatchie Miller Fine Art Award. July 2012Grant Reviewer. U.S. Department of Education. Professional Development for Art Educators. 2005.
Outstanding Service Award. Association of Medical Illustrators. 1993.
Awards of Excellence. Rx Club Show. (Eight) Judge. Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Salon Exhibition World Congress Salon 1994, 1998, and 2008.
Active, Professional Member, and Fellow of The Association of Medical Illustrators.
President. July 2012 - present. President elect. July 2011 - 2012.
Editor, Medical Illustration Source Book. www.medillsb.com 2005 - present.
Chairman, Medical Illustration Source Book Editorial Board 1991-1994 and 1999-2000.
Member, Accreditation Review Committee for the Medical Illustrator. 2005 - present.
Member, Board of Governors. 1994 - 1998, 2011 - present.
Chairman, Professional Liaisons Committee 1996-1999.
Member of Contracts Committee 1991-1995.
Chairman, Student Affairs Committee, 1978-1979.
Member, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.
Member, Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Member, International Guild of Miniature Artisans.
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