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21st Annual Ruth Stricker Mind-Body Lecture will explore the science of healing

"Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being" is the theme of this spring's Ruth Stricker Mind-Body Lecture, presented by the Center for Spirituality and Healing and co-sponsored by the Henry L. Taylor Professorship in Exercise Science and Health Enhancement. Dr. Arthur Leon, MD, holds the Taylor Professorship in the School of Kinesiology.

Esther Sternberg, MD, internationally recognized for her discoveries of the science of the mind-body interaction in illness and healing, will deliver two lectures. She is the author of two books on the science of healing and the creator and host of PBS television's The Science of Healing. Dr. Sternbeg is recognized by the National Library of Medicine as one of 300 women physicians who changed the face of medicine.

The Healing Spaces lecture will be held Monday, April 30, from 4-5:30 p.m. in McNamara Alumni Center, $15 general admission, U of M students free. A second lecture, "The Science of Well-Being," will be held Tuesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. at The Marsh, 15000 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN. Register online for the U of M lecture at Contact The Marsh at for more information about the second lecture.

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