Kyle Searles, Operations Assistant

Kyle Searles, MA, has been a member of the UF community for the better part of the last decade. From academic pursuits to working in various departments across campus, Kyle has borne witness to the expansion of UF and Shands as innovative powerhouses. While studying at UF, Kyle grew to learn and respect the power art had, in its many forms, on the healing process. At the end of his Master’s of Sociology program, Kyle strove to push for greater emphasis on maintaining the “human connection” when it comes to health. As Operations Assistant for Arts in Medicine, Kyle aids in maintaining normal operation of AIM services.

Why Arts in Medicine?

With an academic and professional background surrounding health in its many forms, Kyle understands the power human connection can have when it comes to health as a whole. But beyond this, as a longtime member of the Gainesville community, Kyle has seen firsthand the power that the arts can have on an individual’s life. The elevation of mood, the positive stimulation of a person’s attention or coordination, these seemingly simple acts can bolster a recovering patient’s resolve and hopefully their healing process.

As an avid writer and amateur musician, Kyle believes that with enough focus and desire, there is no limit to one’s creative potential. He is proud to assist in the discovery of this potential through his role with AIM.