The University of New Mexico Alumni Association, in partnership with UNM Department of Music and the UNM Health Sciences Center, hosts Lobo Living Room “Collaboration Sparks Innovation: Arts-In-Medicine” from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at UNM Hospital’s The Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion.

Patricia Ann Repar, a professor in the UNM Department of Music, will present an Arts-In-Medicine program based on the blending of her studies and work in Music and Integrative Medicine. Scientific studies into health and healing through the arts find a significant correlation into art supporting healing and change in a person’s body physiology and mental attitude.

Repar will speak to how art and music can have an immediate affect on the autonomic nervous system, hormonal balance and neurotransmitters. Her presentation will show how music, dance, the written word, visual art and body workers can transform and rejuvenate. She believes that Arts-in-Medicine has the potential to heal, change perceptions, attitudes, and emotional and pain perceptions.

This Lobo Living Room presentation is free and open to the public. RSVPs are strongly encouraged. The Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion is located east of the main hospital entrance. Free parking and shuttle service for this event will be provided.

Fore more information and to RSVP, visit Lobo Living Room or call (505) 272-5808.