“Hyperthyroidism: Not As Grave As It Seems,” a short film by Augusta University Senior Jennie Wiggins and recent graduate Emilee Friedman, received first place in the American Physiological Society’s Phantastic Physiology Vioyage “Function Follows Form” Video Contest.
Wiggins and Friedman were recognized at the APS Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego. The pair were honored separately during the APS Undergraduate Orientation Session on April 2 and the APS Undergraduate Poster Session on April 3, where their award-winning video was shown to conference attendees.
Friedman, an accomplished artist, illustrated the winning submission in its entirety. Narration was provided by Wiggins, and both students collaborated equally on the film’s script.
Dr. Jennifer Cannon, assistant professor in the Department of Biology, served as an advisor to both students during the film’s production.
Of the eight videos eligible for online voting in the same category on the APS website, six were submitted by students and alumni at Augusta University.