Biomedical Communication

Biomedical CommunicationSlice

The focus of Biomedical Communication is to provide assistance to investigators in two specific and essential areas—grant writing/editing and the visual expression of scientific ideas. We offer grant writing aid to help investigators establish a compelling case to justify funding and to highlight how the research project fits into the mission of the funding agency. MRI Biomedical Communication services are available to assist researchers with developing a cohesive story that outlines the current scientific problem and how their research addresses that need. Throughout the process, editing services are also provided to ensure cleanly presented submissions.

With an advanced education in life sciences and visual communication, the MRI medical illustrator works closely with scientists and physicians to produce visual materials to supplement and clarify manuscripts and grant proposals. Images can range from simple diagrams created to explain a process to more complex illustrations that show anatomical relationships or surgical procedures. We consult with investigators to develop the right visual solution for each project.

CONTACT

For further information, please contact Elaine Bammerlin (317.962.6461).

Biomedical Communication

The focus of Biomedical Communication is to provide assistance to investigators in two specific and essential areas—grant writing/editing and the visual expression of scientific ideas. We offer grant writing aid to help investigators establish a compelling case to justify funding and to highlight how the research project fits into the mission of the funding agency. MRI Biomedical Communication services are available to assist researchers with developing a cohesive story that outlines the current scientific problem and how their research addresses that need. Throughout the process, editing services are also provided to ensure cleanly presented submissions.

With an advanced education in life sciences and visual communication, the MRI medical illustrator works closely with scientists and physicians to produce visual materials to supplement and clarify manuscripts and grant proposals. Images can range from simple diagrams created to explain a process to more complex illustrations that show anatomical relationships or surgical procedures. We consult with investigators to develop the right visual solution for each project.

CONTACT

For further information, please contact Elaine Bammerlin (317.962.6461).

Grant Writing & EditingSlice

Methodist Research Institute (MRI) offers editing services to investigators to prepare research grants. Services are tailored to individual investigator needs and include the following:

  • Simple proofreading and basic editing for spelling, grammar, punctuation, verb tense agreement and consistency
  • Rewriting or reorganizing sentences or paragraphs to improve clarity and impact
  • Help with developing a cohesive story to outline the current scientific problem and how the proposed research addresses that need
  • Review of how the research project fits into the mission of the funding agency

Editing services are also available to ensure cleanly presented journal submissions. To discuss your writing or editing needs, please contact Elaine Bammerlin (317.962.6461).

Below are additional resources:

Writing 

Guide to Grammer and Writing
Owl Purdue Online Writing Lab
Online Grammer Guide

Grants and funding 

National Institute of Health (NIH) 
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) 
Cancer Research Institute
Susan G. Komen for the Cure 
Prevent Cancer
Avon Foundation for Women
American Association for Cancer Research

Medical 

Free Medical Journals
National Library of Health (NIH) online databases
PubMed
Merck Manuals
Medical Abbreviations Dictionary
Free Online Medical Books
ClinicalTrials.gov
MedlinePlus

General 

Bartleby Online books
Genamics JournalSeek

Grant Writing & Editing

Methodist Research Institute (MRI) offers editing services to investigators to prepare research grants. Services are tailored to individual investigator needs and include the following:

  • Simple proofreading and basic editing for spelling, grammar, punctuation, verb tense agreement and consistency
  • Rewriting or reorganizing sentences or paragraphs to improve clarity and impact
  • Help with developing a cohesive story to outline the current scientific problem and how the proposed research addresses that need
  • Review of how the research project fits into the mission of the funding agency

Editing services are also available to ensure cleanly presented journal submissions. To discuss your writing or editing needs, please contact Elaine Bammerlin (317.962.6461).

Below are additional resources:

Writing 

Guide to Grammer and Writing
Owl Purdue Online Writing Lab
Online Grammer Guide

Grants and funding 

National Institute of Health (NIH) 
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) 
Cancer Research Institute
Susan G. Komen for the Cure 
Prevent Cancer
Avon Foundation for Women
American Association for Cancer Research

Medical 

Free Medical Journals
National Library of Health (NIH) online databases
PubMed
Merck Manuals
Medical Abbreviations Dictionary
Free Online Medical Books
ClinicalTrials.gov
MedlinePlus

General 

Bartleby Online books
Genamics JournalSeek

Medical IllustrationSlice

When words alone are not adequate, a unique image may be needed to explain a scientific process or promote a discovery. Medical illustration can visualize new pathways in research, demonstrate surgical techniques and simplify processes.

Illustrations are created to tell a story. They are most effective when they are fully integrated into the project. For example, when an illustration is to be used in the context of a journal article, sharing the manuscript with the illustrator will ensure that the image supports the text.

The questions below will help guide your project:

How will the illustrations be used? Will the image be used for a grant proposal, manuscript submission, presentation, or web page? Each use has a different set of requirements. Does the illustration need to fit into a journal column width (suggesting a vertical layout) or a presentation format (suggesting a horizontal layout)? Will the illustration be used for one purpose or multiple purposes?

What type of illustration is needed? Is color necessary? Color may needed to distinguish one structure from another. However, sometimes a black and white image may be more clear.

What reference materials are available? Are there any photos, videos, dissections, surgical instruments, notes, journal articles, etc. that may be useful background material for the illustrator? 

What are the time constraints? The time it takes to complete each illustration varies, depending on the type of illustration, the reference material provided, and the illustrator’s schedule. 

Copyright

Illustrations created at IU Health Methodist Research Institute are the property of IU Health. For journal submissions, a permission form will be provided to the journal to allow for print and web usage when requested.

To discuss your illustration needs for research, please contact Elaine Bammerlin (317.962.6461).

Medical Illustration

When words alone are not adequate, a unique image may be needed to explain a scientific process or promote a discovery. Medical illustration can visualize new pathways in research, demonstrate surgical techniques and simplify processes.

Illustrations are created to tell a story. They are most effective when they are fully integrated into the project. For example, when an illustration is to be used in the context of a journal article, sharing the manuscript with the illustrator will ensure that the image supports the text.

The questions below will help guide your project:

How will the illustrations be used? Will the image be used for a grant proposal, manuscript submission, presentation, or web page? Each use has a different set of requirements. Does the illustration need to fit into a journal column width (suggesting a vertical layout) or a presentation format (suggesting a horizontal layout)? Will the illustration be used for one purpose or multiple purposes?

What type of illustration is needed? Is color necessary? Color may needed to distinguish one structure from another. However, sometimes a black and white image may be more clear.

What reference materials are available? Are there any photos, videos, dissections, surgical instruments, notes, journal articles, etc. that may be useful background material for the illustrator? 

What are the time constraints? The time it takes to complete each illustration varies, depending on the type of illustration, the reference material provided, and the illustrator’s schedule. 

Copyright

Illustrations created at IU Health Methodist Research Institute are the property of IU Health. For journal submissions, a permission form will be provided to the journal to allow for print and web usage when requested.

To discuss your illustration needs for research, please contact Elaine Bammerlin (317.962.6461).