TRIP Exhibition 2023

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About the Program

The overarching mission is to devise strategies to deploy art as a multiplier of science communication. ITMAT embeds the successful applicant for the Artist-in-Residency program into the Translational Research Immersion Program (TRIP), an existing pathway program, exposing undergraduate students at participating institutions to the Clinical Translational Sciences (CTS), beginning with a 10-week mentored summer research experience. The ten-week experience includes a didactic curriculum with research seminars, professional development workshops, student ‘present your work’ sessions, career panels, and social events. The artist is expected to attend the curricular components and apply additional instruments suitable for data collection, such as administering focus group discussions with TRIP students and shadowing their laboratory research environments with the permission of their PIs. The program components will enable the artist to witness the evolution of research projects by immersing themselves in the human experience unfolding among the TRIP cohort. Regular discussions with ITMAT leadership and administration during and beyond the 10 weeks will accompany the artist’s endeavors of data collection, analysis, and the translation into artwork. The Artist-in-Residence is expected to engage in community outreach initiatives and shape the future of ITMAT’s Artist-in-Residency program. This residency is particularly unique as it will provide the opportunity to build connections and create networks with a broad audience. You do not need to have a scientific background to be part of the ITMAT TRIP residency.

“I wanted to personally thank you for orchestrating such an unforgettable evening -- the high-energy of the iteration was palpable, connecting Art, Science and the Community is credit to you and ITMAT...special thanks to Angela for her outstanding curation and artistic generosity!”

J. Yasha Kresh MB PhD FACC FAHA

Professor Emeritus of Surgery and Medicine

Picture of multiple artworks from the 2023 TRIP Artist Exhibition
Artwork featured by Angela McQuillan, Julie Rainbow, and J. Yasha Kresh at The Arts League 


Artist websites:

Julie Rainbow

Angela McQuillan

Contact us:

Carsten Skarke, MD
Director of ITMAT Undergraduate Initiatives and the Artist in Residency Program