Symbiosis donated much needed art supplies for our recent workshops in Sri Lanka. This is our first collaborative effort with the student group. Farah Faizuddin and Rishabh Lohray started Symbiosis at UT Dallas in May 2017 to bridge art and science at UT Dallas as well as the wider world. The Symbiosis mission is to explore the interconnectivity between art, academics, and therapeutics. They do this by volunteering with the Texas Scottish Rite Children's Hospital and helping children heal through the power of art. Our other ventures include collaborations with the Dallas Independent School District where they support underdeveloped art programs at Dallas elementary schools by conducting art drives and art auctions. At UT Dallas they have helped to foster an interdisciplinary academic environment by kick starting the Medical Humanities program which aims to teach premedical students the power of the humanities and their potential use in healing.
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