2022 AMI Online Salon

Cardiovascular Research Institute

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Jill Gregory
  • Other Contributors Ni-ka Ford
    Client: Filip Swirski, PhD
  • Copyright: Mount Sinai Health System, 2021
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Final presentation format: website: https://icahn.mssm.edu/research/cardiovascular
  • Primary Audience: Researchers, Medical and Graduate Students, General Public

Project Description

This illustration was created to capture the scope of the newly-established Cardiovascular Research Institute at Mount Sinai. The CVRI has 3 areas of study: Lifestyle & Disease Prevention (Diet; Exercise; Sleep; Stress; Space Exploration), Systems Physiology & Bioengineering (Atherosclerosis; Heart Disease; Hematopoiesis; Metabolism in model species) and Genetics (Epigenetics; Exosomes; Stem Cells and Development; Tissue Engineering; Gene Therapy). We created imagery to represent these various facets of the CVRI, expanding upon the theme of space exploration through the constellation, or network, of illustrations and data imagery. This was further emphasized through a background photo from NASA’s public domain database. The image is sized to fit the CVRI website and subtly divided into three panels, which can be displayed separately. We intentionally include people of different races and ages to indicate the varied patient population served by the CVRI, and depict the woman in the center outside of a circle to emphasize CVRI’s patient-first approach.