Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture

Surviving and Thriving/Sobrevivir y Prosperar, a bilingual refresh of a 2013 exhibition project, illustrates an iconic history of HIV/AIDS alongside lesser-known examples of historical figures who changed the course of the pandemic. The original exhibition was curated by Jennifer Brier, PhD, a scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago and designed by Riggs Ward Design.

Exhibition Program

By creating exhibitions about the social and cultural history of science and medicine, we encourage visitors of all ages to learn more about themselves and their communities. These exhibitions and supportive resources engage diverse audiences and connect visitors to National Library of Medicine trusted health information resources.

Patricia Tuohy

Head, Exhibition Program

Julie Botnick

Exhibition Specialist

Jiwon Kim

Exhibition Educator

Carissa Lindmark

Traveling Exhibition Assistant

Erika Mills

Community Outreach Coordinator

Jane Markowitz

Exhibition Specialist

Tannaz Motevalli

Exhibition Coordinator


Jennifer Brier, PhD

Guest Curator
Gender & Women’s Studies and History
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Emily H. Nordstrom, MNA


Emily Easton, MA

Exhibition Researcher and Writer
Department of Communication
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Education Contributors

Richard A. McKay, PhD

University of Cambridge, Cambridge,

Creative Services

Link Studio

Website design and development

HealyKohler Design

Exhibition Design

Special Acknowledgements

History of Medicine Division

Jeffrey Reznick, PhD


Kenneth Koyle

Deputy Chief

Allison Cao

Web Programs, Pathways Student

Lindsay Franz

Systems Librarian

Elizabeth Mullen

Manager of Web Development and Social Media

Ginny Roth

Manager of Prints and Photographs

Office of Computer and Communication Systems

Wei Ma

Chief, Applications Branch

Winston Churchill

E-Library Support or Applications Branch

Joe Potvin

E-Library Support

Ying Sun

E-Library Support