Art Meets Science Meets Health in the Library: A Student Exhibit

We welcome Roxanna Nahvi and her expressive and meaningful sculptures that reinforce the bond between art and science. 

There are many educational, therapeutic, and clinical benefits in the collaboration between art and science.

For curriculum development, art courses that train the eye to not just look, but to really see, can enhance a student’s observational and diagnostic skills.

Also, when medical students participate in the arts through their own creation or performance, they are able to free themselves from the intensity of their studies, which can be an effective way of increasing behavioral and intellectual fitness. This therapeutic value also transcends to the patient, especially for those who suffer from neurological conditions or who are recovering from trauma, by improving their physical condition and cognitive well-being.

Roxanna is a MD, PhD candidate who is fascinated with the brain. Through her clinical knowledge and her own creative talents, she has discovered how art has helped patients during recovery by improving the quality of their life. Art is not separate from her medical studies and goals, but strongly united.

Thank you Roxanna, for allowing everyone to discover the amazing science within your beautiful artistic creations now on display in the HSL Reading Room.

  • Norouz, Steel, 15″ X 11″ X 10″
  • Passion, Plaster and acrylic paint, 11″ X 5″ X 5″
  • 600 meters, Wax, burlap, chicken wire, steel, 5’3″ X 2′ X 2′
  • Untitled, Aluminum, 14″ X 6.5″ X 6.5″


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