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Cynthia Turner is a renowned certified medical illustrator specializing in the visual science needs of the investor and advertising markets for pharmaceutical and biotech companies and their agencies. She is known for her clarity of message and a dramatic use of color. Her clients include some of the most notable names in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry including Amgen, Pfizer, Merck, Wyeth, Astra Zeneca, Alexion, Varian, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, as well as medical communication agencies such as Regan Campbell Ward, Abelson Taylor, Saatchi & Saatchi HCG, McCann Torre Lazur, Sudler, Draft FCB, and Cline Davis & Mann.
Cynthia is a Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators, the recipient of the 2014 Brödel Award for Excellence in Education “for outstanding educational contributions to the profession of medical illustration” and the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award for "extraordinary lifelong contributions to the advancements of medical illustration and scientific knowledge have set the highest standards of our profession and served as an inspiration to others in the field.”
Cynthia’s work has garnered numerous international industry awards and recognitions, and appears in the annual juried RxClub Show - Best in Medical Advertising and the annual salons of the Association of Medical Illustrators. Cynthia’s work was selected for inclusion in the juried Art of Medicine exhibition, New York, NY and the juried Dream Anatomy exhibition at the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD. Johnson & Johnson honored her with a one-man show of The Medical Art of Cynthia Turner.
Cynthia was the Artist-in-Residence for Varian Surgical Sciences for 4 years, producing several 3' x 4’ limited edition prints for Varian’s Take a Closer Look campaign, highlighting Varian’s role in advancing radiation medicine for cancer treatment of previously inoperable early stage lung, breast, prostate, brain and liver cancers.
Recently, she has been honored to be selected for inclusion in Lüerzer's International Archive 2021 Edition of the 200 Best Digital Illustrators in the World.