Bridging Science and the Arts to Impact Lives

  • Exploring the relationship between health and creative expression through scientific research
  • Empowering individuals through innovative programs and tools
  • Engaging our community through shared stories of “art and healing”


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The arts have long provided emotional context for the human experience. Now, research is demonstrating that creative expression also contributes to better health and wellbeing. People from all walks of life and every corner of the planet are expressing themselves through the arts—musical, performance, visual, writing, culinary—and discovering how it reduces the physical and emotional burden associated with various types of health conditions and life circumstances.  Join us, along with those in healthcare and the arts, as we find out how, why, and when this important transformation occurs in order help all who might benefit.  Together, we can make Art powerful Medicine.

Being UnLonely: Connecting through “Chosen Family”

Finding Connection Through "Chosen Family" Extending your definition of "family" can lead to a growing network of support. By Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPHAs published on PsychologyToday.com  When Samantha Nystrom first began questioning her gender identity, she didn’t turn...

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UnLonely Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center

Chicago winters are famously chilly (though most Chicagoans would prefer the term “invigorating”). But thanks to the School at the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a recent Chicago evening was overflowing with warmth and connection. On Feb. 25, SAIC’s Wellness Center...

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Loneliness Article in Princeton Alumni Weekly

Bye, Bye, Loneliness “Loneliness won’t just make you miserable,” Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH says. “It will kill you.” Excerpts from an article written By Deborah Yaffe in the Princeton Alumni Weekly Photo: Graham MacIndoe JEREMY NOBEL (Class of '77)— PHYSICIAN,...

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Milken Institute: Loneliness as a Risk Factor

As a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, the Milken Institute is dedicated to increasing global prosperity. And at their annual Future of Health Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 24, Dr. Jeremy Nobel, Foundation for Art & Healing founder, took the stage as part of an...

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Option B There for the Holidays

The UnLonely Project founder Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH was featured in this article for OptionB.org, the site built in conjunction with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's book Option B.  OptionB.Org is dedicated to helping you build resilience in the face of...

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Laugh to Death

One way of dealing with a terminal diagnosis? Laugh. In the spring of 2004, Martin Welsh, MD was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig ’s disease). “As my physical abilities gradually vanished, and having the personality I do, I felt a need to stay...

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