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Health Enhanced by Art 2022 (HEArt Journal)


Health Enhanced by Art Journal

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,
A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Health Sciences 

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