Christine Young, MA, CMI, FAMI
Christine established Young, McKenna & Associates, Inc. in 1992 providing research and content consulting, art direction, illustration and design to biopharmaceutical companies, advertising agencies, professional associations and dental product comapanies. With an expertise in research, science story development and storyboarding she has contributed to nine award winning animations at Hurd Studios in New York. Previously, she was the first in house Creative Director at the Anatomical Chart Company creating over a dozen charts and directed development of such products as the 'Brain Hat' and anatomical t-shirts.
Christine is joined by Kevin McKenna, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology and Urology at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago in a unique partnership to create the most accurate imagery for medical and life sciences. Together they stand at the synthesis of medicine, research science,technology, communication, education and art. Dr. McKenna's experience as a thought leader to pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, Merck, Sanofi and Johnson & Johnson as well as a leader in medical school cirriculum development, spearheading courses such as 'Bench to Bedside' at Northwestern, offer far reaching insight into challenges in medical education.
Christine Young is a Professional Member and elected Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators serving as the current Editor of the Medical Illustration Source Book. She is also a Fellow of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. Christine has been an adjunct clinical assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Visualization teaching medical and surgical illustration since 1998.
Christine grew up in Chadds Ford, PA in the cradle of the Brandywine School of Illustrators surrounded by the legacy of her Grandfather, C Jac Young, a New York painter in the 20's and 30's. She studied painting with Arthur DeCosta at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and graduated from the Department of Art As Applied to Medicine at Johns Hopkins University Medical School. She recently attended paramedic school to revisit the challenges of physician and patient education first hand spending six months in the emergency room. She has a special interest in the health education of children.