Arts & Health staff members are all working artists who are passionate about providing quality arts programming to enhance the healthcare experience.



William Dawson, B.Ed, Musician In Residence & Semans/Byrd Performing Arts Coordinator

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William Dawson spent time growing up in England, Australia, and The Netherlands before settling in the United States.  He has engineered and produced over 150 records, toured internationally performing with the platinum-selling Squirrel Nut Zippers, worked as an elementary school music teacher and middle school band director, and helped to found hospital-based music programs for pediatric patients at the UNC Hospital School and the Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center.  William studied music at The University of Memphis and graduated from North Carolina Central University (Summa Cum Laude) with a degree in Elementary Education.  He has been performing music for patients, families, and staff at UNC and Duke Hospitals since 2009.

Bill Gregory, MFA, Visual Arts Program Coordinator

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Bill Gregory received his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from the University of Montana at Missoula, where he studied fine arts and art history. He received his BFA from East Carolina University. Bill taught fine arts and graphic design in the North Carolina Community College system for 11 years before joining Arts & Health at Duke in 2016 as the Visual Artist in Residence for Duke University Hospital.