On Wednesday, June 18, members of the Osher Center Leadership Board, faculty and staff all gathered for a reception honoring the unveiling of the William K. Bowes, Jr. Seminar Room, in honor of Osher Center Leadership Board member, Bill Bowes. Dr. Margaret Chesney, director of the Osher Center; Dr. Keith Yamamoto, UCSF Vice Chancellor of Research; and John Ford, Vice Chancellor of University Development and Alumni Relations, all spoke in honor of Mr. Bowes and his commitment to UCSF and to integrative medicine research.
The Bowes Fund for Innovative Research has funded a variety of groundbreaking and critical integrative medicine research projects, on such diverse topics as dementia, diabetes, and mindfulness. Several of these promising pilot studies have gone on to receive larger grants from the National Institutes of Health.
We are deeply grateful to Mr. Bowes for his generosity and his commitment to furthering the cause of evidence-based integrative medicine, and we are honored to have Mr. Bowes’ name on the most beautiful room in the Osher Building!