Arts in Medicine for Cancer Patients

UAB Arts in Medicine (AIM) seeks to transform the care environment and enhance well-being and healing through creative arts experiences for patients, their families, and staff. Integrating the arts into health care is proven to benefit patients and caregivers in the following ways:

  • Reduced stress
  • Reduction in perceived pain
  • Improved mood
  • Distraction from medical problems
  • Increased self-expression
  • Increased self-confidence

AIM offers programs that feature:

  • Dance and movement – led by Melissa Turnage
  • Visual art – led by Avivi Behel
  • Theatre arts – led by Cristal Brister

Thursday, April 25 at 11:00am to 12:00pm

More dates through December 18, 2025

Virtual Event

Arts & Culture, Health & Wellness

Target Audience

Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public


Mental health



O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, UAB Visual and Performing Arts
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