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Tuesday, October 9, 2018  |  12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

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Arts in Health Research II

Marie Carmelle Elie, MD, RDMS FACEP
Associate Professor and Director of Research, UF Department of Emergency Medicine
Max Helgemo
Research Coordinator, University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine
Dr. Girija Kaimal, EdD, MA
Assistant Professor, Department of Creative Arts Therapies, Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions
Dr. Melissa Menzer, PhD
Program Analyst, National Endowment for the Arts
Jisun Myung
MFA Candidate, Theatre for Youth, Arizona State University
Jill Sonke
Director of the Center for the Arts in Medicine, University of Florida (UF)
J. Adrian Tyndall, MD, MPH, FACEP
Professor & Chairman, Dept of Emergency Medicine University of Florida (UF), College of Medicine; Physician-in-Chief of Emergency Services, UF Health Shands
Tamara Underiner, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Graduate College, Arizona State University

12:45 PM—1:10 PM MUES Project: Phase Two Results of a Double Blind Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial of Live Preferential Music in Emergency and Trauma

A randomized controlled mixed-­methods study utilizing live preferential music for patients in an emergency and level one trauma center, the trial's second phase with 855 patients demonstrated significant reductions in administration of pain medication, and reductions in heart rate and systolic/diastolic blood pressures that persist for two to ­six hours after the music intervention. Results suggest that LPM may reduce the need for pain medications.

Learning Objectives:

1.  Participants will evaluate a research protocol for assessing the impact of live preferential music on emergency department operations.
2.  Participants will assess the study's outcome measures, including change in vital signs (systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation, and respiratory rate, and pain medication utilization.
3.  Participants will assess the study's Live Preferential Music Protocol, including pathways for acquiring preference in bedside music practice.
4.  Participants will evaluate the value of Live Preferential Music in emergency and trauma care. 


1:10 PM—1:35 PM Conducting Research on Arts and Health: Perspectives from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Arts Research on Chronic Stress Lab

The presentation will include perspectives of the funder (The National Endowment for the Arts) and a recipient (Drexel University). The NEA's Arts Research on Chronic Stress (ARCS Lab) has two ongoing experimental studies: a) Outcomes of art therapy for cancer patients and their caregivers and, b) Outcomes of music therapy for chronic pain. The research studies also involve transformation of physical spaces and communities with artwork and music.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The session will enable participants to understand how funding agencies develop research agendas and assess grant proposals
  2. The session will enable participants to see examples of two experimental research study designs
  3. The session will provide examples of validated tools to measure outcomes of arts- based interventions
  4. The session will provide examples of how to connect arts and health research with the community

1:35 PM—1:50 PM Challenges and Opportunities for Research and Practice Combining Arts, Humanities, Design and Health: A Preliminary “View from the Bridge” of Creative Health Collaborations at Arizona State University

In 2017­-18 an interdisciplinary team of humanities scholars, designers, artists, health scientists and providers assessed 10 years of systematic and scoping reviews on health interventions integrating design, humanities and/or arts approaches. Results reveal at once the challenges in mapping the landscape of “creative health collaborations,” and many opportunities for ground­breaking interdisciplinary research, education and program development.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Assess the current state of knowledge about health interventions that incorporate arts, humanities and/or design approaches in the health literature
  2. Discuss the ramifications of such knowledge for best practices in interdisciplinary team building and intervention design
  3. Specify the challenges of field­-specific terminology for interdisciplinary collaborative research and practice
  4. Evaluate where gaps in the research literature signal new opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborative research and practice
1:50 PM—2:00 PM Q&A/Discussion
SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH