Research Seminars

The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine hosts monthly research lectures,which are open to the research community at large. They are held at 1545 Divisadero, 5th Floor, Room 523. We hope to see you there, and feel free to bring your lunch!

2014

Friday, January 10,  12:00 – 1:00 pm
Metabolic, Stress, and Immunologic Effects of Meditation: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Mindfulness-Based Weight Loss Intervention in Obese Adults
Jennifer Daubenmier, PhD and Rick Hecht, MD


Friday, February 7, 2014, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Positive Emotion in the Midst of Stress:  It’s not Crazy, It’s Adaptive
Judy Moskowitz, PhD, MPH


Friday, March 7, 2014, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Multicomponent Diet and Lifestyle Program for Type 2 Diabetes
Laura Saslow, PhD


Friday, April 18, 2014 (note: changed from April 4), 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: Room 103 (first floor)
Stressed or relaxed, how do your genes fit: the role of CRF family of neuropeptides in mediating stress and inflammation
Aditi Bhargava, PhD


Friday, May 2, 2014, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
A Pilot Study of Yoga for Chronic Low Back Pain and Its Mechanism of Action: The YoMA Study
Sarah Corey, PhD


Friday, June 6, 2014, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Lessons Learned from Conducting Pilot Trials of Complementary Behavioral Interventions to Treat Urinary Tract Symptoms in Women
Alison Huang, MD


October 23, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30 pm: NOTE time and day change (Thursday)
Research and Practice with Compassion Focused Therapy: Training the Mind to Soothe Itself
Paul Gilbert, PhD, FBPsS, OBE
Note: Dr. Gilbert will also be giving a 2-day workshop in Palo Alto 10/24-25.


November 14, 2014, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Creating and Testing and Integrative Chinese Medicine Diet for Chinese Americans with Type 2 Diabetes
Evelyn Ho, PhD


December 12, 2014, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Practice-based Research in Integrative Medicine: The PRIMIER Study
Donald Abrams, MD


2015


January 9, 2015, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression
Stuart Eisendrath, MD


February 13, 2015, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Preventing Loss of Independence through Exercise, the PLIÉ study, a pilot clinical trial in individuals with dementia
Deborah Barnes, PhD, MPH


March 13, 2015, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Molecular effects of mind-body intervention on GC sensitivity and immune function
Jeff Milush, PhD


April 10, 2015, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Mind-body interventions to reduce risk for health disparities among African American women
Cheryl L. Woods-Giscombé, PhD, PMHNP-BC (Tentative)


May 8, 2015, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
TBA


June 12, 2015, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
TBA


 ARCHIVE: 2013


Friday, January 4, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Teaching Positive Emotion and Coping Skills on the Internet:
Successes, Insights, and “Learning Experiences”
Michael Cohn, PhD


Friday, February 1, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Food, Nutrition and Cancer: Recent Recommendations and Evidence
Lawrence H. Kushi, Sc.D


Friday, March 1, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
So, What is a Paleolithic Diet and How Can it Help You?
Lynda Frassetto, MD


Friday, May 3, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
The Biology of Pain and Its Control
Howard Fields, MD, PhD


Friday, May 31, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
The Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) for building more efficient and effective behavioral interventions
Linda Collins, PhD


Friday, August 23, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Biofield therapies: surveying the scientific landscape
Shamini Jain, PhD


Friday, September 6, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Adolescent Depression: An Integrative Approach to Treatment and Prevention
Eva Henje Blom, MD, PhD


Friday, October 4, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Mindful Exercise and Breathing for Veterans with PTSD
Emma Seppala, PhD


Friday, November 1, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Digitally Connected Lifestyle Interventions – What do we know now ?
Yoshimi Fukuoka, RN, PhD


Friday, December 6, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Using qualitative research in intervention development and evaluation
Lucy Selman, PhD

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