Mini Medical School: Military and Medicine - Arts and Crafts and the Military
Venue: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Event Types: Speaking Engagements
Cost: Free
The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine will host a free two-part Mini Medical School on November 9, 2017, titled "In Service to the Nation: Arts and Crafts and the Military", and November 16, 2017 in room 106 of the Medical School in Roanoke, VA starting at 6:00 pm on both nights.

The Mini Medical School will feature individuals involved in veterans’ creativity on a national scale along with local physicians and medical researchers who will address the current state of medical care for veterans.

Tara Leigh Tappert will present “In Service to the Nation: Arts and Crafts and the Military.” This presentation briefly document such creative initiatives as the WWI Red Cross Institute for Crippled and Disabled Men, the WWII era Red Cross Arts & Skills program, Vietnam era crafts and writing projects for veterans, and the myriad forms of artistic endeavor and crafts-making practiced by today’s Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

Tappert is an independent scholar and an archives and American art consultant.

Tappert will be joined by former Navy SEAL Rusty Noesner, whose experience as a participant of art therapy programs led him to establish War Paints, which seeks to empower veterans to create. War Paints promotes and encourages the creative endeavors of our nation’s warriors and service members and helps these men and women explore and develop their talents while connecting them to a community of support.

To view the November 16, 2017 Mini Medical School program, visit:

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is located at 2 Riverside Circle in Roanoke, VA.

For more information, visit: or contact Carrie Knopf at or call 540-526-2500.
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