Creativity as Wellness
In March of 2020 the University of Kansas Medical Center and Medical School changed. As we adapted to working and learning from home, adjusting our spaces and families to a new reality we experience fear, anxiety, discomfort, frustration and loneliness. Things changed, became harder, caused divide and strife.
We persevered, dug deep for new resilience and found joy in the hardness. From the ashes of our former reality we created. Either with our neighborhoods or in our homes, we found ways to celebrate the beauty and preciousness of this time. This show captures some of those experiences. Please share your own moments with us in the gallery. (needs a free flickr account to comment)
Quotes from the guest book: So inspiring so see all the the creativity amongst everyone. I imagine it's difficult to find the time to even take a breath these day and I hope you are able to hold these moments close to your heart and a guiding light in moments of darkness.
So inspiring so see all the the creativity amongst everyone. I imagine it's difficult to find the time to even take a breath these day and I hope you are able to hold these moments close to your heart and a guiding light in moments of darkness.
What a wonderful idea. And great to see what a diverse group of artists and art forms there are in this show. It's hard to participate personally in shows that enrich our lives. Plus it is so important to have an audience for our most heartfelt endeavors since we can't do it in person. Thanks to all who shared.
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What a talented group! You give voice to those whose voice has been silenced this year. As members of our educational and clinical teams, you serve patients either directly or indirectly- tough work in a normal year which 2020 is not and yet you have not let the darkness of 2020 extinguish hope. Thank you.
I appreciate you for sharing this beautiful piece of art (in reference to the piece "Congratulations, but being black probably helped". At this particular moment, this piece of art has an immense impact on me and encourages me to continual model our KUMC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion's mission. Thank you!- Antoinette Redmond
During these dark and troubling times to which an end is nowhere in sight, the beauty and talent shared in the Virtual Art Show is proof that you can't take away the light from those who serve. Thank you for putting this together. Somewhere Over the Rainbow is now an icon on my desk! - Clinical Faculty
What a talented group! You give voice to those whose voice has been silenced this year. As members of our educational and clinical teams, you serve patients either directly or indirectly- tough work in a normal year which 2020 is not and yet you have not let the darkness of 2020 extinguish hope. Thank you.- Anonymous
Love all the creativity at KU! Thank you for sharing- Anonymous
What amazing talent we have here at KU! Thank you for sharing!- Anonymous
This is really awesome! We are proud to have Lauren Roberts in the School of Nursing.- Anonymous
(A FULL LIST OF ARTISTS IN THE SHOW IS BELOW)
Vote for all of your favorites in our Facemask Fashion Show
Join us in celebrating National Rural Health Day by voting for the winners of the 15th Annual Rural Kansas Photography Contest hosted by Rural Health Education and Services, The University of Kansas Medical Center.
There will be six finalists in each of the six categories. All voting will be completed electronically this year. For a link to vote, complete the form at http://bit.ly/ksphotovote before Nov. 19, 2020.
Sharing our experiences in health care-especially during intense, emotional or stressful times-increases our connectedness and well-being.
- Aastritha Ganta, PGY5 Resident, Psychiatry
- Alexandra Davidson, MD Candidate class of 2024
- Andrea McMillin, Manager of Accreditation and CLER, Graduate Medical Education
- Angela Li, MD Candidate class of 2023
- Anonymous, MD Candidate class of 2023
- Anonymous, MD Candidate class of 2021
- Aquib Jamil, MD Candidate class of 2022
- Bobbi Sidorenkov, Director of Fin & Admin, Institute for Community Engagement
- Chao Wu, MD Candidate class of 2024
- Charles Porter, Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine
- Cheryl Jacobson, Program Coordinator, Hematology Oncology, Hospice and Palliative Care Medicin
- Chris Harmeyer, Program Manager-Botanical Gardens, Landscape Services
- Christopher Denton, MD Candidate class of 2023
- Doctors Notes
- Elissa Monroe, Photo Services Manager, Photo Service
- Eva Bowles, MD Candidate class of 2024
- Faith (Biermann) Hampton, MD Candidate class of 2024
- Gurneet Matharoo, PGY3, Resident Family Medicine
- Irisa Mahaparn, PGY1 Resident, Internal Medicine
- Jeanette Lozenski, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology; Director of Sedation Services
- Jonathan Dangers, Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
- Kelli Krase, Asst. Dean Student Affairs - Asst. Professor, Program Director for Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Lauren Zeller, MD Candidate class of 2022
- Lauren Roberts, Business Operations Coordinator KUSON - Innovative Partnerships & Practice
- Lori Ranallo, Breast Cancer Survivorship & Prevention Nurse Practitioner; Lymphedema Management Specialist; Tobacco Treatment Specialist; Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment Specialist
- Marshall Moyer, PGY1 Resident, Internal Medicine
- Meghan Hollingsworth MD Candidate class of 2024
- Michael Abraham, Assoc. Prof, Depts of Neurology and Radiology, Dir. of Stroke Research
- Michaela Wexler, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
- Mirna Asham, PGY3 Resident, Family Medicine
- Rebecca Potter, Program Coordinator, Emergency Medicine
- Richard Dubinsky, Prof and former Residency Program Director Dept. of Neurology
- Richard Lester, Orthopedic Department
- Sharon Isaacs-Pullins, MD Candidate class of 2024
- Stephanie Aron, MD Candidate class of 2024
- Suzanne Sadilek, Graphics Designer, Communications
- Suzy Williams, Program Administrator, MS, C-TAGME, Internal Medicine
- UKHS Wellbeing and Fulfillment Steering Committee
- Vy Le, MD Candidate class of 2024
- Yunxia Wang, Professor, Dept of Neurology