Pijama Time: Creations From The Times I Should Have Been Sleeping

Joan M. Gregory

Joan M. Gregory
Associate Director, Access and Inclusion

Pijama Time

Pijama Time:  Creations From The Times I Should Have Been Sleeping
Artist:  José Rodríguez, MD, Interim Associate Vice President for Health Equity & Inclusion; Professor (Clinical), Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine; and Associate Medical Director, Redwood Health Center, University of Utah Health
 
Monday, July 8 – Saturday, August 31, 2019, Library Hours
Art Gallery, Main Level, Eccles Health Sciences Library
 
Artist ReceptionMonday, July 15, 4:00 – 5:30pm, Art Gallery, Main Level, Eccles Health Sciences Library
Light Refreshments.
 
These pieces are a reflection of the artist’s work as a physician and his way to connect his professional life and work with his family. Four themes are presented:  Visiting Places, Reminiscing Childhood, Sharing Faith as Art, and Love Everlasting. Dr. Rodríguez rediscovered his passion for creating art early in his medical career as a way to help prevent burnout and has used it as a powerful tool for resilience ever since.
 
Artist Bio: A New York native, José Rodríguez, MD, currently serves as Interim Associate Vice President for Health Equity and Inclusion, and is a professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine as well as Associate Medical Director at the Redwood Health Center. Prior to his appointment at the University of Utah, Dr. Rodríguez served as the co-chair of the Council on Diversity and Inclusion and the co-director for the Center for Underrepresented Minorities in Academic Medicine at Florida State University College of Medicine. Dr. Rodríguez received his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University and went on to attend medical school at Weill Cornell Medicine and did his residency in social medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center. He enjoys writing and has had several pieces published in academic journals, including his most recent piece, Addressing the Minority Tax: Perspectives from Two Diversity Leaders on Building Minority Faculty Success in Academic Medicine, which will be published in an upcoming issue of Academic Medicine.

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