Research Lectures

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


2017-2018 Academic Year


September 11, 2017 (Monday), 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location change: 424 (4th Floor)
Paving the way for integrative medicine by systematic use of patient reported outcome measures
Martin Ingvar, MD, PhD of the Karolinska Institute Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

October 13, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Special Event: Osher Center Research Data Blitz
Presenters: Various Osher Center Faculty and Fellows
Ten of our researchers  and fellows will each have four minutes to present on their research projects.


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2017

January 13, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Toward Contemplative Science: Issues, Models and Findings in the Scientific Investigation of Contemplative Practice
Clifford Saron, PhD

March 10, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Emotions are Contagious: Physiological Covariation among Strangers and Close Others
Wendy Mendes, PhD

May 12, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Why Depression Hurts: Interoception in Depression and Pain
Irina Strigo, PhD


2016

January 8, 2016, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Stress and Inflammation: Role of Immune Cell Corticosteroid Receptors
Jeff Milush, PhD

March 4, 2016, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Internet-Based Clinical Trials
Steve Bent, MD

March 18, 2016, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Placebo and Beyond: Exploring Scientific Frontiers in Mind-Body Medicine
Shamini Jain, PhD

September 9, 2016, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
The Differential Impact of CBT vs. MBSR for Social Anxiety Disorder:
Mediators of Treatment Outcome
Philippe Goldin, PhD of UC Davis Goldin Lab

November 18, 2016, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Being Present:
Audio-Based Mindfulness Meditation for Colorectal Cancer Patients and Caregivers
Chloe Atreya, MD and Ai Kubo, PhD


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
Prenatal Mindfulness Training as Primary Prevention:
An Exploration of the Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum Benefits
Larissa Duncan, PhD

April 17, 2015, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Development of a Clinical Decision Rule with 3-level Chronic Pain Risk
Classification for Patients with Acute Low Back Pain
Wolf Mehling, MD

May 8, 2015, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Electroceuticals: A New Approach to Treating Brain Pathologies
Blake Gurfein, PhD

June 3, 2015, 8:00 – 9:00 am
Meditation or Exercise for Preventing Acute Respiratory Infection:
Randomized Trial Results
Bruce Barrett, MD, PhD

June 12, 2015, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Cross-cultural Variation in Interoceptive Accuracy:
Mechanism and Implications for Emotional Experience
Christine Ma-Kellams, PhD

November 6, 2015, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Compassion Development: Basic and Applied
Daniel Martin, PhD


2014

Friday, January 10, 2014  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


2013

Friday, January 4, 2013, 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, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Food, Nutrition and Cancer: Recent Recommendations and Evidence
Lawrence H. Kushi, Sc.D

Friday, March 1, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
So, What is a Paleolithic Diet and How Can it Help You?
Lynda Frassetto, MD

Friday, May 3, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
The Biology of Pain and Its Control
Howard Fields, MD, PhD

Friday, May 31, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
The Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) for Building More Efficient and Effective Behavioral Interventions
Linda Collins, PhD

Friday, August 23, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Biofield Therapies: Surveying the Scientific Landscape
Shamini Jain, PhD

Friday, September 6, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Adolescent Depression: An Integrative Approach to Treatment and Prevention
Eva Henje Blom, MD, PhD

Friday, October 4, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Mindful Exercise and Breathing for Veterans with PTSD
Emma Seppala, PhD

Friday, November 1, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Digitally Connected Lifestyle Interventions – What Do We Know Now?
Yoshimi Fukuoka, RN, PhD

Friday, December 6, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Using Qualitative Research in Intervention Development and Evaluation
Lucy Selman, PhD

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