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Vol. LXV, No. 17
August 16, 2013
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Medical Arts Is Changing Way It Does Business

The Division of Medical Arts has served the NIH community for over 50 years.

The Division of Medical Arts has served the NIH community for over 50 years.

Photo: Ernie Branson

The Division of Medical Arts has served the NIH community for over 50 years. But reductions in workload, advances in technology, duplication in similar services and reductions in IC and ORS budgets require the division to change the way it does business. A restructuring will involve space, technology, workforce and establish a leaner and streamlined “storefront.” The storefront will be capable of providing services that support the NIH mission, to the extent that revenue continues to cover expenses.

As Medical Arts transitions through restructuring during the remainder of FY13 and into FY14, the Medical Arts Branch (MAB) will continue to provide:

  • Express services such as scientific and event posters, programs and brochures, plaques, campus photos and custom framing
  • Medical and visual information services such as:
    • Design Services—identity graphics, publication, poster, brochure, signage and exhibit design
    • 3D modeling and animation ranging from simple moving diagrams to photorealistic animations
    • Digital animations for presentations that can illuminate surgical procedures, educate patients and communicate complex research by showing a series of steps instead of a single static image
    • Illustrations—journal covers and publications, medical and biological drawings and technical charts, diagrams and laboratory equipment

“We encourage our current customers to continue utilizing MAB services during the transition,” said Tammie Edwards, chief of the branch. “As ORS works through the budget development process for FY14, we will have a better understanding of our ability—and of our customers’ ability—to ensure the future viability of medical arts. We will keep the community posted and will adjust our business plan accordingly.”

For more information, call (301) 496-3221 or visit medarts.nih.gov.


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