2021 AMI Online Salon
- Entrant Name: Mandy Root-Thompson
- Client: Pediatrics Nationwide
- Copyright: Mandy Root-Thompson, 2021
- Medium/software used: Photoshop
- Final presentation format: Print
- Primary Audience: Medical professionals
The Spring/Summer 2021 cover of Pediatrics Nationwide magazine is a teaser for an article on Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a rare pediatric brain tumor that invades the brainstem. And though survival has dramatically improved for numerous pediatric cancers over the last several decades, the prognosis of DIPG is typically bad given its location, and there aren’t many treatments for it.The article is broad look at the anatomy, physiology, genomic study, translational research, and survival rates, as well as the Nationwide Children’s Hospital research team that is running clinical trials, a registry, and basic research targeting DIPG. Instead of focusing on one specific area of DIPG, a more generalized illustration was used to simply show the area of the brain targeted by DIPG and entice readers to look at the magazine in general, and specifically at the DIPG article.