Chidiebere Ibe, a 27-year-old self-taught medical illustrator and aspiring doctor is changing the way we see diagrams and images in medical textbooks. Recognizing the lack of diversity and overrepresentation of light skin tones in these books, Ibe's 2021 medical illustrations featuring a Black pregnant woman went viral. This led to Ibe becoming creative director and chief medical illustrator for the Journal of Global Neurosurgery. What started as a passion for Ibe has turned into a clear vision and purpose. On June 20, 2023, Deloitte, Johnson & Johnson and the Association of Medical Illustrators joined forces to launch a new enterprise called Illustrate Change. Good Morning America reported that Ibe, in the position of chief illustrator of Illustrate Change, created 25 diverse medical illustrations to roll out the initiative. Ibe's hope is that within five years, medical images in textbooks will be a direct reflection of the diverse students they are teaching and training.

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