Second edition, 2021-22
A.T. Still University (ATSU)
Studies have shown that observing art stimulates the brain, not just the visual cortex, but the pleasure and reward centers as well. Art stimulates our creative expression which leads to well-being. Art can lead to psychological resilience. Art can be used as therapy. This journal highlights the artistic talents of A.T. Still University’s students, faculty, and staff.
The Health Enhanced by Art Committee
Sankhya Amaravadi, OMS III, A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM)
|Perri Fine, doctor of audiology program, class of 2025, A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Health Sciences|
Harold Bright, MLS, AHIP, university library director
|Dean Maag, manager, academic technologies|
|Jamie Carroll, senior graphic artist, academic technologies||Amanda Martinez, senior marketing specialist, communication & marketing|
Michelle DiBaise, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, ‘14, professor, chair, and program director, physician assistant studies,
|Beth Poppre, EdD, MEd, administrative manager, medical science, A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Health Sciences|
|Stephen Emlund, senior web developer, administrative computing||Sarah Thomas, MSW, LCSW, director of behavioral health|
|Ted Wendel, PhD, senior vice president, university planning & strategic initiatives|
Message from the President
Thank you, students, faculty, and staff, for contributing to the second edition of A.T. Still University’s HEArt Journal. From the painters and quilters to the poets and storytellers, I am always amazed and humbled by the broad and deep talents shown by members of the University community.
Too often, many of us, me included, may be caught up in the complexities and extended obligations of daily life. Taking a moment to enjoy the arts, in any form, refreshes our body, mind, and spirit.
This edition of HEArt Journal is dedicated to all artists who kept us inspired and provided perspective during the last two years of uncertainty.
Yours in service,
Craig M. Phelps, DO, ’84
A.T. Still University