My experience as a medical illustrator has shown me how developing a visual (or verbal) representation or narrative of a topic can enhance understanding. I use this in my teaching and encourage students to do the same.
Most of my students possess a body. I try to help them achieve an understanding and appreciation of its structure and function so that they might better use and take care of it.
Certified Medical Illustrator; Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators (1992- present)
- Visiting Faculty, Division of Liberal Arts since the fall term of 1998
- Co-author and illustrator: Clay, James H. and Pounds, David M.,
Clay & Pounds’ Basic Clinical Massage Therapy: Integrating Anatomy & Treatment, Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, August 2002. Second edition published in 2008. Third edition was published in 2015 and won of an “Award of Merit” from the Association of Medical Illustrators, 2016
- D. Pounds Illustration (1993- present) - Independent business providing biomedical illustration and communications nationally for numerous for various clients producing scientific journal publications, textbooks, presentations and exhibitions.
- Elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the Association of Medical Illustrators 1987-1992
- Assistant Professor of Biomedical Communications, The Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (1977-1993)
Awards, Recognitions and Honors
Inducted as a Fellow of The Association of Medical Illustrators 1989
- The Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI): professional member since 1978
- Committees: Long Range Planning, Meeting Planning, Ethics, Certification, Workshops (chair), Continuing Education (chair)
- Planning Chairman for the Association of Medical Illustrators BioSynthesis `84 (Combined Meeting of the Association of Medical Illustrators, Biological Photographic Association, and the Health Sciences Communications Association)
- Illustration Salon Judge
- Certification Board
- The Winston-Salem Cinema Society, Inc. - Bringing foreign and independent films to Winston-Salem through series such as “Films-on-Fourth” at the Stevens Center and “CinemaSECCA” at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
M.A. in Biomedical CommunicationsUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
B.S. in BiologyBradley University