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Virgil Wong
Works at Medical Avatar
Attended Rhode Island School of Design (BFA), Transart Institute (MFA), Columbia University (PhD Candidate)
Lives in New York, NY
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TONIGHT: Second installment of the "Arts and the Mind" series I'm curating at Strathmore. Check out the brilliant Satre Stuelke, MD, MFA, a visual artist and a "visual physician": https://www.strathmore.org/events-and-tickets/arts-mind-sight
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Great blog post on the designer's role in health care by fellow RISD alum Samantha Dempsey in "Scientific American": http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2015/03/02/how-designers-can-improve-health-care-for-everyone/
The last place anyone expects to find a designer is in a hospital, clinic or operating room, but those are exactly the spaces where I embed ...
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Virgil Wong’s mother faced a long battle with cancer and survived.
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Sam Berns reminds us that a happy life (and marching band!) is possible no matter what obstacles we face: My philosophy for a happy life: Sam Berns at TEDxMidAtlantic 2013
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Exercise may be more effective than drugs during stroke recovery and just as effective for heart disease and diabetes.
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Thank you, Transart Institute, for a great teaching experience at the 2013 summer residency earlier this month.
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Congratulations to my dear friend Mingwei Lee on his incredible gift of music to visitors of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. A child was crying tears of joy after hearing opera for the first time!
MFA Boston Presents : Lee Mingwei's Sonic Blossom a personal gift of Opera to patrons. Soloists offer spontaneous one on one performances of short Leider (art songs) by Franz Schubert
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Not quite a stocking stuffer, but how about some patient data portraits to hang on your walls this winter? The Medical Avatar art gallery on Etsy is now open! https://www.etsy.com/shop/MedicalAvatar
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Medical Avatar is helping patients make better health and healthcare decisions. Here's a news article about my talk Wednesday night at the NJ Health Care Quality Institute along with a great panel of experts:
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This project? http://portfolios.risd.edu/gallery/21620649/MASDMICA

Looks fantastic. Do you have any data or other information from the project you can share?
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A decadent gift from the conference's CEO forum: "Sorry to make your avatar fatter." I'm not complaining.
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Yea, looks familiar! I had received that sweet too. Sweet memories inside :-) 
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Artist and Medical Cognition/Technology Researcher
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  • Medical Avatar
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  • Weill Cornell Medical College, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Time Warner
  • Grey Interactive
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New York, NY
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Beijing, Shang-hai, Taipei, Providence, Rome
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Artist and Medical Cognition Researcher
Introduction

Virgil Wong creates art-based experiments on anatomy, medicine and technology – including the futuristic RYT Hospital web site (http://www.rythospital.com). Virgil is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant and a $20,000 grant from the JGS Foundation. He starred in ARTSTAR, the first unscripted television series set in the New York art world, and his film visualization of a cardiothoracic surgeon’s dream journal, Murmur, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival (co-directed by Andrea Kleine): http://www.virgilwong.com/films/murmur

Virgil studied art at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and human anatomy at the University of Rome Medical School. He is currently a faculty member at The New School Masters in Media Studies Program, where he was the 2005 Faculty Mentor Award recipient. For 15 years, he was also head of Web design and development at Weill Cornell Medical College (weill.cornell.edu) and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (www.nyp.org).

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  • Rhode Island School of Design (BFA), Transart Institute (MFA), Columbia University (PhD Candidate)
  • Transart Institute
  • Columbia University
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