Augustine Kang

Fulbright-University of Nottingham Scholar Award (All Disciplines)

Music has the power to heal. Augustine looks forward to increasing access to Music Medicine that will address barriers including infection concerns, geographic restrictions, and racial/ethnic biases. His project extends his ongoing work in the United States to examine the impact of one-on-one virtual bedside concerts among high acuity inpatients experiencing pain and isolation. As the largest major trauma center in Europe, Nottingham (Queen's Medical Centre) is among the most ideal sites to develop this project. Overall, the common thread underlying Gus's work is addressing health disparities, and as a Fulbright Scholar, he looks forward to adding global health research insights to enrich his work. As a Senior Research Scientist at Brown University and Stanford University, he also hopes to establish a long-term partnership between the three institutions in advancing this key field of research.