Our Expertise:

Custom 3D Animation & Illustration

Nucleus Medical Media, Inc. is an award-winning creator of medical illustrations and medical animations in the U.S. and worldwide. Our Custom Services division has spent more than a decade creating custom 3D animations and illustrations for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and education markets.

We know that great storytelling is highly effective at engaging and informing people: health care professionals, patients, investors and more. We excel at collaborating with our clients to develop solutions that present complex ideas and procedures in visual ways that are easy to understand, accurate, and impactful.

Our Leadership

Co-founded in 1997 by Ronald L. Collins and Keith A. Pavlik, with a mission to help people by improving health literacy, Nucleus has grown to become the leading author, publisher, and licensor of medical illustrations and animations on the Internet. Nucleus works are seen by millions of people each month online, in print, and in broadcasting. In its twenty-year history, Nucleus has created over 25,000 illustrations and over 2,500 3D medical animations.

 

Ron Collins

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Keith Pavlik

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Mike Shambaugh

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Awards

Award of Merit
Association of Medical Illustrators Conference Salon
“UroAmplitude”, Advertising/Marketing

Award of Merit
Association of Medical Illustrators Conference Salon
“The Role of IL-1 alpha in Inflammation”, Didactic/Commercial

Award of Excellence
Annual Communicator Award
“Immunization: How Vaccines Work”, Award of Excellence – Animation

Award of Excellence
Videographer Awards
“How COVID-19 Effects the Body”, Video Production – Animation

Award of Excellence
Annual Communicator Award
“Decoding Cancer Immunology: Hunting Hidden Tumors”, Video Production – Animation

Silver Award
Telly Awards
“Tackling Chronic Liver Disease- CRV431 Mechanism of Action”, Non-Broadcast – Pharmaceuticals

Gold Award
Davey Awards
“Decoding Cancer Immunology: Hunting Hidden Tumors”, Best Use of Animation for Online and Video

Award of Merit
Association of Medical Illustrators Conference Salon
“How COVID-19 Affects the Body”, Didactic/Non-Commercial

Award of Merit
Association of Medical Illustrators Conference Salon
“Decoding Cancer Immunology: Hunting Hidden Tumors”, Didactic/Non-Commercial

Bronze Award
Digital Health Awards
“Controlled IL-12 Expression- Monotherapy”, Media/Publishing

Award of Excellence
Videographer Awards
“Anabasum: Mechanism of Action”, Video Production – Animation

Award of Merit
Association of Medical Illustrators Conference Salon
“Enabling Delivery of Life Changing Medicines”, Didactic/Commercial

Award of Excellence
Communicator Awards
“Larazotide Acetate (INN-202): Mechanism of Action”, Animation

Bronze Award
Telly Awards
“Introduction to Delos Therapy”, Health and Wellness

Gold Award
Gold Creator Award
Reaching 1,000,000 subscribers on YouTube
Youtube Achievement

Gold Award
Aurora Awards
“CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing for Cystic Fibrosis”

Award of Excellence
AMI Conference
“Anabasum: Mechanism of Action”

Award of Excellence
Videographer Awards
“ARTAS Patient Education”

Silver Award
Digital Health Awards
“Screening for Colorectal Cancer”

Silver Award
Telly Awards
“CRISPR: Gene Editing and Beyond”

Award of Excellence 
Videographer Awards 
“Roche/Genentech Smart Device”  
 
Certificate of Merit 
AMI Annual Conference 
Crispr/Cas9 Gene Editing”  
 
Bronze Award 
Digital Health Awards 
“How to Give Yourself an Anticoagulant Shot”  
 
Honoree for Science and Education Category 
21st Annual Webby Awards 
“Innate Lymphoid Cells”  

Award of Merit 
Healthcare Advertising Awards 
“The HIPEC Procedure” with Sanjoy Saha, M.D., LewisGale Regional Health System  
 
Merit Award 
Mobile Digital Health Resources 
Digital Health Awards 
Category: Mobile Application for Patient Communications 
iHeart Touch” iOS app  
 
Merit Award 
Digital Health Awards 
“Symptoms of Sudden Cardiac Arrest”, created with Cedars-Sinai Health System  
 
Bronze award
 
Best Digital Campaign (over 500 beds) 
HMN Ad Awards 
“Robotic Bariatric Surgery” with Dr. Mark Colquitt, Covenant Health  
 
Silver Award 
LDL and HDL Cholesterol (Good and Bad Cholesterol) 
National Health Information Award 
“Injecting Insulin Using a Syringe”  
 
Award of Excellence 
Association of Medical Illustrators Salon 
“Innate Lymphoid Cells”  
 
Award of Excellence 
Association of Medical Illustrators Salon 
“Acton Topical Delivery System” 

Award of Merit 
Association of Medical Illustrators Salon 
“Eukaryotic Cell Organelles”  
 
Platinum Award 
Best Rich Media On a Corporate Vendor/Agency Site 
eHealthcare Leadership Award 
Nucleus Animation Library website  
 
Gold Award 
Best Rich Media On a Consumer Disease-Focused Website 
eHealthcare Leadership Award 
Health Journey Support website  
 
Gold Award 
Davey Award 
“Acton Topical Delivery”  
 
Silver Award 
Davey Award 
“Tumor Immunology”  
 
Platinum Award 
Aurora Award 
“Eukaryotic Cell Organelles”  

Silver Award of Distinction  
Communicator Awards 
Category: Film/Video: Health and Wellness 
“Osteoporosis”  
 
Silver Award of Distinction
 
Communicator Awards 
Category: Film/Video: Health and Wellness 
“Brain and Mental Health”  
 
Outstanding Achievement Award 
Interactive Media Awards 
Category: Healthcare 
Health Journey Support website  

Outstanding Achievement Award 
Interactive Media Awards 
Category: Education 
Health Journey Support website  
 
Award of Merit 
Association of Medical Illustrators 
Category: Didactic/Instructional – Non-Commercial 
“Active Transport”  
 
Award of Merit 

Association of Medical Illustrators 
Category: Advertising and Marketing/Promotional 
OrthoSensor”  

Platinum Award 
eHealthcare Leadership Awards 
Category: Best Rich Media, Corporate Vendor/Agency Site 
Nucleus Animation Library website  

Gold Award 
eHealthcare Leadership Awards 
Category: Best Rich Media, Consumer Disease-Focused Site 
Health Journey Support website  
 
Silver Award 
W3 
Category: General Website – Health 
Health Journey Support website  
 
Silver Telly Award
Custom Animated Patient Education: Mitral Valve Prolapse 
Category: Film/Video: Non-Broadcast Productions – Health and Wellness  
 
Bronze Telly Award
Content Marketing for Healthcare: Breaking Down the Silo Category: Online Video: Branded Content – Business-to-Business  
 
Bronze Telly Award
HIV/AIDS 
Category: Online Video: Education  
 
Featured, PharmaVOICE magazine. Innovator Issue, Apr 2015. 
Health Journey Support website 
Category: Innovative Website/App  

Award of Excellence  – RX Club. 
BD Vystra Disposable Pen 
Category: Video, Animation  
 
Award of ExcellenceRX Club. 
Custom Animated Patient Education: Mitral Valve Prolapse 
Category: Video, Animation  
 
Bronze AwardPM360 Pharma Choice Awards. 
Health Journey Support Website 
Category: Consumer Website  
 
Silver Play Button – Google/YouTube. 
100,000 subscribers to the Nucleus Medical Media 
YouTube channel  

Award of Excellence – Association of Medical 
Illustrators (AMI). 
Plasmajet 
Category: Instructional Animation  
 
Award of ExcellenceAMI. 
BD Vystra Disposable Pen 
Category: Marketing and Promotional Animation  
 
Award of MeritAMI. 
Robotic Myomectomy 
Category: Instructional Animation  
 
Award of MeritAMI. 
Custom Animated Patient Education: Mitral Valve Prolapse 
Category: Marketing and Promotional Animation  

2013

Award of Merit – AMI.
Anatomy of the Heart
Category: Instructional Animation 

Silver Award – MM&M. iHeart Touch App
Category: Best Medical Digital Initiative for Consumers 

Finalist – International Science & Engineering Visualization
Challenge. 2013. National Science Foundation.
iHeart Touch App
Category: Games and Apps  

2012

Award of ExcellenceAMI
STAR Ankle System 
Category: Animation  
 
Award of Merit AMI
iStent iPad App 
Category: New Media  
 
Member’s Choice AwardAMI
Fertilization 
Category: Animation/New Media  
 
Finalist, SIGGRAPH – ACM SIGGRAPH
Fertilization  

2011

Award of ExcellenceInternational Academy of Visual Arts. 
Myringotomy 
Category: Communicator Award  
 
Award of ExcellenceAMI
Labor and Birth 
Category: Instructional Animation  
 
Award of MeritAMI
Myringotomy 
Category: Instructional Animation  

2010

Award of Merit – AMI
Colon Resection 
Category: Instructional Animation  
 
Award of MeritAMI
Ovulation 
Category: Instructional Animation  
 
Sci-An AwardInternational Scientific Animation Awards and Forum
Ovulation 
Category: Bio Med  
 
Finalist, SIGGRAPH – ACM SIGGRAPH
Ovulation  
 
Finalist, Medical Marketing & Media AwardMM&M
PrenatePERL 
Category: Best Healthcare Professional Media Brand  

2009

Sci-An Award International Scientific Animation Awards and Forum
Birth and Complications 
Category: Physical Science  
 
Finalist, SIGGRAPH – ACM SIGGRAPH
Atherosclerosis 
 

2008

Award of ExcellenceAMI 
Nucleus Medical Art Marketing Book 
Category: Marketing/Promotional  

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