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AIM Announces New Director

We are thrilled to announce that Jenny Baxley Lee, MA, BC-DMT, has been named Director of UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine. Jenny brings with her over 20 years of experience in arts in health and dance/movement therapy. Eleven of those years have been spent in foundational and leadership roles…

Two AIM Dance Classes Return to Senior Center in a Hybrid Approach

We are excited to announce that Dance for Lifelong Health and Encore Dancers Workshop will both be adopting a hybrid approach for Summer 2022. Starting April 7th, 2022, both classes will offer limited in-person attendance for local participants. The option to Zoom in to the class will still be…

352Creates “Festival of Creativity” Weekend

Friday, March 25th – Community Concert at Cypress & Grove Brewing Co. Saturday, March 26th – Art & Craft Fair at Curia on the Drag The Festival of Creativity weekend is happening March 25th and 26th, hosted by our friends at 352Creates! Enjoy…

AIM is Hiring: Director, Arts in Medicine

Updated 01/21/2022 Open a new chapter of inspired care as our Director of Arts in Medicine program at UF Health Shands Hospital, Florida’s leading health care center, located in Gainesville, Florida.This highly visible Director position will allow you to implement your vision and plan to bring the beneficial…

Registration for The Thriving Kind is now open!

Registration for AIM program, the Thriving Kind, is now open! The virtual program is geared toward former patients or caregivers of the UF Health Shands community who are seeking continued connection with art and mindful movement. Registration will close January 13th. The workshop is free and materials are provided. Register…

Arts in Medicine Director Tina Mullen Retires After 31 Years of Service

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Tina Mullen from her position as director of UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine, effective December 24. During Tina’s 31 years With Arts in Medicine she has been part of a constellation of passionate people that built…

Marshal’s pARTy

Seven years ago I found myself in a Shands hospital room struggling to wrap my head and heart around the words, “Your son has cancer.”   The struggle had begun just days before our hospital arrival. As I stood in the driveway, I took a call from our pediatrician. The x-ray of what had…

The Front

“The Front”  It moved in one afternoon… the front, bringing a warmth they had forgotten somehow but just to the living room.  Had a window been left open? A door? It reminded me of beach days, warm days filled with so much activity, so much movement  Uncomfortable in most settings …

Artists’ Journals: Betsy Fisher’s second installment

Betsy and her son, Marshal Guest Writer Betsy Fisher’s second installation of writings follows the theme of her first installation in which she explores her relationship with the arts in health as it applies to her experience as a mother, writer, and friend of Arts in Medicine. This multi-media…