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Lynsey Steinberg - Augusta University. Augusta, GA, US

Lynsey Steinberg Lynsey Steinberg

Board Certified Medical Illustrator | Augusta University

Augusta, GA, UNITED STATES

Lynsey Steinberg is one of the 300 board-certified medical illustrators and also an expert on virtual reality

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Lynsey Steinberg is one of the 300 board-certified medical illustrators. It was during an undergrad equine anatomy class at the Savannah College of Art and Design where Lynsey realized her passion for the amalgamation of science and art. Replacing written exam answers with anatomical drawings led her into this unique profession which has evolved into creative problem solving solutions for the benefit of enhancing education.

Lynsey graduated with a master of science degree from the Medical College of Georgia and earned her board certification in 2016. Since joining Augusta University, she has earned a gamification certification, was award the Significant Contributions to Augusta University's COVID-19 Response Award by AU Research Institute including leading a team of over 60 individuals and 10 external companies, and was one of the founding team members of the annual Innovate! interdisciplinary student team competition alongside Professors Vahe Heboyan and Scott Thorp.

Lynsey has been able to experience hands-on surgery in the operating room, utilize development in virtual reality, 3D printing, animation, gamification, and graphic design while working directly with students, faculty, and physicians. As a team member she believes in creating engaging work with a passion for creative problem solving through collaboration, inspiration, and innovation.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Virtual Reality

Motion Graphics

Medical Illustration

Illustration

Gamification

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Students: Show your creativity at INNOVATE 2022 competition for chance to win $5,000

JAG Wire  online

2021-09-13

Leadership for INNOVATE 2022 includes Dr. Vahé Heboyan, associate professor of health economics at the Medical College of Georgia and director of the Health and Behavioral Economics Research Lab; Scott Thorp, associate vice president of research and chair of the Department of Art and Design; and Lynsey Steinberg, board-certified medical illustrator and team member of the CII.

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AU’s new gadget helps you wash your hands, but with a smile

WRDW-TV/WAGT-TV  online

2020-07-14

“It’s so important right now no matter where you are, what building, what you are doing, that we all spread this positive reinforcement,” Lynsey Ekema, medical illustrator at AU, said.

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3D printed face shields, medical masks aim to fill gap in protective gear in Augusta

The Augusta Chronicle  online

2020-04-08

After seeing an effort at Georgia Tech to use 3D printing technology to create 10,00 face shields, a group at AU with similar skills was tasked with creating and manufacturing their own version, said Lynsey Ekema, a medical illustrator and instructional designers in the center at AU.

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COVID-19 triggers continuing demand for virtual reality

The Augusta Press  online

2022-06-22

Virtual reality has long been a stalwart tool for scientists and gamers, but remote working, online education and isolation because of COVID-19 demonstrated its value for others. The rapidly growing field has moved beyond laboratories and gaming and is finding its way into fields ranging from entertainment to healthcare. Lynsey Steinberg, board-certified medical illustrator and VR expert at Augusta University, said virtual reality is becoming a valued means to teach empathy and perspective across a broad spectrum of industries. “So, in medicine imagining the perspective from an Alzheimer’s patient, or experiencing what it might be like for families in hospice care. These are all things that we are working on here at the university,” she said. “Our College of Nursing is doing an empathy care simulation with the Center for Instructional Innovation. We call that “Project LIVE”, Learning through Interprofessional Virtual Experiences. And that is changing education as we know it.”

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Augusta University uses VR technology for nursing education

WFXG  tv

2022-08-08

Death can be hard to talk about and witness, even for the healthcare professional at times. Augusta University wants to help prepare students for what textbooks can’t always teach in a unique way. "We continue to teach patient bedside manner, but not in fully immersive reality. This is the first time we’ve done this here.” said Lynsey Steinberg, Innovation Specialist. Augusta University is now using virtual reality technology in end of life care education. The method rose from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Where do you see the future of VR?

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It seems the medical field has been a big benefactor of VR. Is this giving students a better way to "learn" about anatomy and other aspects of the field?

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VR is changing everyday life for many. What are the biggest advances you've seen in VR use?

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