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Indy prof’s art about menopausal hot flashes to travel to US, Canada

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An Indianapolis professor’s art exhibit about menopausal hot flashes will travel to the West Coast, Canada and around the Midwest in late 2018 and early 2019. 

“Hot Flashes? Cool!” by Janet S. Carpenter, associate dean for research at the Indiana University School of Nursing, will be shown at events in San Diego, Vancouver and Indianapolis. Part of the exhibit was first shown May 11 at a women’s health luncheon in Boston. 

The exhibit comprises pieces of two-dimensional and 3D art, music and film, IU said in a news release. 

“Our goal is a more informed public to help women and their providers make better choices about menopausal health care,” Carpenter said in the release. “Nearly three-fourths of women say they seek help from a health care provider for menopause, but most providers do not feel comfortable managing menopausal symptoms. Most women report being confused about treatment options.”

The exhibit schedule:

  • 2018 annual meeting of The North American Menopause Society: Oct. 3-6, San Diego.
  • A private viewing for employee education at a corporate office: Oct. 12-31, Northbrook, Illinois.
  • MOKITA: Empowered for Midlife: Oct. 13, Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Indiana Conference for Women: Nov. 8, Indianapolis.
  • The Art Gallery at IU Northwest: Feb. 11-March 8, 2019, Gary.

Pfizer funded the project. It has been revised based on public feedback, the release said.