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!


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

Save the dates for the fall series, moving to the second Fridays of the month:

  • September 12
  • October 10
  • November 14
  • December 12

 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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