Music Infusion Concert Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 @ 6pm

Cancer touches everyone’s life! Whether a friend or family member is battling cancer, we feel an urgent need for innovative treatments to improve quality of life especially during the Covid-19 pandemic as the hospital limits visitors to the hospital! With your support, the Music Infusion program of the USC Institute for Arts in Medicine (IAM), in collaboration with the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program of USC (AYA@USC), can provide young cancer patients with virtual opportunities to engage in a musical journey throughout their hospitalizations receiving chemotherapy, over 3-6 treatment cycles/hospital stays. The Music Infusion program will enable participants in the program to virtually create a musical composition documenting their individual treatment journeys, culminating in a live online performance! With your help, we can offer creative musical healing to our most vulnerable patients as they navigate through anxiety, depression and the difficult side effects of treatment, improving their quality of life and resilience during this most challenging time in their lives. With every donation – great or small – you bring us one step closer to making this program a reality for young people battling cancer!

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Your donations are 100% tax deductible!

Tax ID# 95-01642394

To participate in the demonstration - please send a short sound/music clip to:

Prescribing Art: A Path to Healing

November 9, 2019 to January 26, 2020

The Institute for Arts in Medicine was please to collaborate with the USC IGM Art Gallery and the Southern California Art Therapy Association (SoCalATA) to present an art show focused on artists' expression of their experiences in the medical system. “I’ve always believed that merging art with medicine would benefit patients,” says Dr. Pinski. “To be successful in science, you have to be a little creative.”


Institute for Arts in Medicine

Supports USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Festival of Life on June 1, 2019

The Institute for Arts in Medicine (IAM) provided a collaborative quilt art making opportunity at the Festival of Life on June 1, 2019.


Official Launch Event on March 24, 2019

The Institute for Arts in Medicine (IAM) celebrated its initial launch on March 24, 2019, with VR and IAM-themed Collective Art Making stations and congratulatory speeches from USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center (NCC) Director, Dr. Caryn Lerman, USC Keck School of Medicine Chairman of Medicine, Dr. Hugo Rosen, and NCC oncologist / researcher / Director of IAM, Dr. Jacek Pinski and Dr. Paige Asawa.  


Graciously hosted by Rosa and Mark Easton of Rolling Hills Estates, CA.  

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