The UNM Health Sciences Center Institute for Ethics is sponsoring two, free community talks by artist and physician Ernest Shaw, M.D. Shaw is a nationally known sculptor and the director of the Center for Mind/Body Medicine in Kingston, New York.

On Wednesday, November 15, Shaw will present a talk entitled, "Meditation and Mindfulness in Medicine." On Thursday, November 16, he will present the 2006 Rosenbaum-Rubin Lecture, "Medicine and Art: Creativity, Transformation, Wonder, Work of Being Human."

"Great art," says Shaw, "involves and invites our openness to the awe and wonder of being human, of being present, whether it utilizes the newest technology or the mark of burned wood; whether it is about opening the mind or touching vulnerable depths of the heart."

Both talks will be from 5-7 p.m. in the HSC Nursing/Pharmacy auditorium. Both are free to the public and will be followed by a reception. CME credit is available.

Three of Dr. Shaw's sculptures are located at UNM HSC and were gifts of the Rosenbaum family to the university in honor of Milton Rosenbaum, M.D.

Rosenbaum was one of the founders of study of the psychosomatic origins of disease and he began the psychiatry department at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York before coming to Albuquerque . His career spanned more than half a century. He left several endowments to the Health Sciences Center . He created the endowment that funds the Rosenbaum-Rubin Lecture as a way to honor one of his physicians at UNM, Richard Rubin, M.D.


Contact: Cindy Foster, 272-3322