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Art therapy and mind – body health

Research on brain activation (as measured by functional near infrared spectroscopy), reward perception and drawing tasks

How art helps us build immunity and respond adaptively to stress. Features on artistic expression and stress reduction in national and international press.

The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/study-says-making-art-reduces-stress_us_576183ece4b09c926cfdccac

Health.com: http://www.health.com/mind-body/art-stress-relief

Business Insider:  http://www.businessinsider.com/theres-proof-that-making-art-can-actually-reduce-stress-2016-6?r=UK&IR=T

The Times of India: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Art-making-reduces-stress-even-for-beginners/articleshow/52763237.cms?

The Creators Project: http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/even-bad-art-relieves-stress-says-science?utm_source=tcpfbus

Mic.com: https://mic.com/articles/146396/the-science-behind-adult-coloring-books-explains-why-they-re-so-therapeutic#.4K8frg6Q4

PsychCentral: http://psychcentral.com/news/2016/06/16/artmaking-can-ease-stress-regardless-of-training/104872.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/art-isnt-just-good-for-the-mind-its-good-for-the-body-too_us_5683094ae4b0b958f65ab92a

http://drexel.edu/cnhp/news/in-the-media/2016/January/Girija_Kaimals_Ongoing_Study_Mentioned_in_Huffington_Post/

Research grant for arts- based approaches to care at end of life http://multibriefs.com/briefs/aata/AATA032316.php

Art therapy research with the military 

Fox29 news feature  on NEA/ Walter Reed/ Drexel Collaboration http://mms.tveyes.com/MediaCenterPlayer.aspx?u=aHR0cDovL21lZGlhY2VudGVyLnR2ZXllcy5jb20vZG93bmxvYWRnYXRld2F5LmFzcHg%2FVXNlcklEPTIyODQwNiZNRElEPTU5MzU2MjUmTURTZWVkPTg1OTYmVHlwZT1NZWRpYQ%3D%3D

Press release from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) on the collaboration between Drexel Creative Arts Therapies department, the NEA and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center https://www.arts.gov/news/2015/creative-arts-therapy-useful-tool-military-patients

Feature on the art therapy research with Walter Reed National Military Medical Center http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2016/January/Art_Therapy_Masks_Military/

Feature on the art therapy research with Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the Daily Beast http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/01/08/veterans-let-slip-the-masks-of-war-can-this-art-therapy-ease-ptsd.html

AATA research award

http://drexel.edu/cnhp/news/current/archive/2015/May/2015-05-28-girija-kaimal-wins-american-art-therapy-association-research-award/

Research consulting in Africa 

http://drexel.edu/cnhp/news/current/archive/2014/December/2014-12-16-Dr-Kaimal-Consults-on-Therapeutic-Art-Program-in-Malawi/

Research on cortisol and artmaking 

cnhp/news/current/archive/2015/January/2015-01-29-Research-on-Health-Outcomes-of-Visual-Art-Making/

Blog post on evaluation 

http://aea365.org/blog/girija-kaimal-on-the-pragmatists-guide-to-successful-long-distance-evaluations/

Art in city Hall

http://www.uwishunu.com/2013/03/art-in-city-hall-and-the-academy-of-natural-sciences-present-library-of-life-art-exhibit-at-city-hall/

Commissioned art

http://www.seedlibrary.org/breadseed-poppy-mix.html

Gender series art

http://www.genderacrossborders.com/2012/04/18/welcome-to-the-series-global-citizens-how-women-are-affected-by-migration/

H1-B exhibition 

http://twelvegatesarts.org/exhibitions/h1b

Research on millenials

http://www.scup.org/page/audioconferences?path%5B%5D=audioconferences