AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title Medical Glass Art Piece
Project type(s) Community Service,School Service,Other
Date completed 02/2008
Chapter University of Vermont COM
Project Coordinator Cortney Haynes
Summary of project This project included the creation of a sample piece of glass art based on a microscopic slide of longitudinal and cross section of the collecting ducts of the kidney. This sample piece will serve as an inspiration for a larger collection in the future to introduce non-medical professionals to the worlds of histology and pathology and to inspire community dialogue about microscopic anatomy. Through this project we are trying to provide non-scientists an opportunity to see the more complex workings of the human body. This piece will be placed in a dialysis unit to begin the discussion.

Content area Creative Expression
Number of participants 5
Participant hours involved 25 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost $100
Project funding AMSA grant
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising This project has not been advertised as it is just going to be placed in a dialysis unit, but we may provide a place for feedback to get recommendations for future work.
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions This was a good beginning of a project. Unfortunately a few funding sources fell through so I didn't have enough money to make the complete exhibit. This beginning though was very helpful to the larger goal.