Internationally Recognized Physician Dr. Esther Sternberg to Speak About Arthritis and the Mind-Body Connection

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Internationally recognized for her discoveries in the science of mind-body interactions in arthritis and other debilitating illnesses, Esther Sternberg, MD, will be the keynote speaker at the 10th Annual Eva M. Holtby Conversations and Lunch, Thursday, Feb. 14, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm St., Tucson.

Open to the public, the event is sponsored by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center (UAAC) Friends.
Dr. Sternberg will discuss “Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being – Implications for Persons With Arthritis.”
Recently appointed director of research and professor at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, with joint appointments in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and UA College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Dr. Sternberg also joined the University of Arizona Arthritis Center and serves on its Scientific Advisory Committee. She has a regular column on mind-body medicine in Arthritis Today magazine.
The cost to attend the luncheon is $45 ($10 tax-deductible donation) for the general public, or $35 for UAAC Friends members and their guests.
PLEASE NOTE: Reservations are requested by Monday, Feb. 11; please call 520-626-7901 to register or for more information about the luncheon or becoming a member of the UAAC Friends.
About Dr. Sternberg
Dr. Sternberg, a board-certified rheumatologist, is internationally recognized for her discoveries proving the role of the brain’s stress response in arthritis, autoimmune and other debilitating illnesses.
Prior to joining the UA, she was with the National Institute of Mental Health at the National Institutes of Health, where she was chief of the Section on Neuroendocrine Immunology and Behavior. She also was director of the Integrative Neural Immune Program, NIMH/NIH, and co-chair of the NIH Intramural Program on Research in Women’s Health.
Her popular books, The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions and Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being, are informative and scientifically based and deal with the complexities and 21st century frontiers of stress, healing and wellness.
Dr. Sternberg’s many honors include recognition by the National Library of Medicine as one of 300 women physicians who have changed the face of medicine. For more information, please visit
About the University of Arizona Arthritis Center Friends
The University of Arizona Arthritis Center (UAAC), established in 1985, is dedicated to eradicating arthritis as a cause of human suffering through biomedical research, teaching and patient care.
The UAAC Friends was founded in 1997 by Eva M. Holtby. The mission of the volunteer organization is to build community support for the UAAC through education, public awareness and community involvement.
For more information, please visit the UAAC website,