UTMB Health Department of Surgery Homepage Banner

Surgical Sciences


Bond news image

Visualizing Medicine: Virtual Reality & Innovation for Research and Clinical Practice

Oct 17, 2022, 11:48 AM by Melanie Connolly

In September, UTMB was visited by Medical Illustrator Samantha Bond, who discussed the utilization of Virtual Reality (VR) in medical education, research, and clinical practice. Her discussion touched thoroughly on the accessibility of VR, use cases for specific interventions & learning goals within extended reality, and how those interventions are iterated, maintained, and studied for efficacy. 

Samantha Bond, MS, CMI, is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ms. Bond teaches courses in the Biomedical Visualization graduate and undergraduate programs, covering topics in medical illustration, game development, and learning theory. Having served in major leadership roles as a Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators and board member for the Chicago chapter International Game Developers Association, her research focuses on bridging accessible communication with medical accuracy.

View the recorded lecture with Sam Bond, MS, CMI here

Learn more about biomedical visualization at UTMB Surgery