IM Research Seminar Series

Osher Integrative Medicine Research Seminars

Shapiro Breakout Room
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
70 Francis Street, Boston, MA

All seminars are free and open to the public



“Positive Psychological Functioning: An Enduring Asset for Healthy Aging”
Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Laura D. Kubsanzky, PhD, MPH
Director, Society and Health Psychophysiology Laboratory, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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“Stretching, Connective Tissue, Fibrosis and Cancer.”
Thursday, May 5th, 2016
Helene Langevin, MD
Director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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“Mind-Body Medicine: The Effects of Stress and Mind-Body Medicine on Healthcare Utilization.”
Thursday, April 7th, 2016
James E. Stahl, MD, CM, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine, Dartmouth: Geisel School of Medicine.

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kowalski“The Evolution of Chiropractic Research: From Mechanisms of Sublaxation to Comparative Cost-Effectiveness.”
Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
Matthew Kowalski, DC, DABCO
Licensed Chiropractor, The Osher Clinical Center for Integrative Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; President of the New England Spine Institute.
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‘Application of Mobile Health Technology to Facilitate Long-Term Engagement in Exercise in Persons with Parkinson Disease’
Thursday, February, 4th, 2016
Terry Ellis, PhD, PT, NCS
Director, Center for Neurorehabilitation, Boston University; Director, American Parkinson Disease Association National Rehabilitation Resource Center.
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‘Bottom-up and Top-down Evidence for Mind-Body Medicine Approaches: From Genomics to Economics’
Thursday, January, 7th, 2016
John Denninger, MD, PhD
Director of Research, Benson-Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital.
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‘How Super are the Newly Proclaimed Superfoods?”
Thursday, December, 3rd, 2015
Dr. Howard D. Sesso 
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School; Director of Nutrition Research and Co-Director of Hypertension Research, BWH/HMS.
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‘Acupuncture for Women’s Health: Findings and lessons learned from Norwegian trials targeting postmenopausal hot flashes and recurring urinary tract infections.”
Thursday, November,  3rd, 2015
Dr. Terje Alraek
Senior Researcher, National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, University of Tromso, Norway.
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‘Studying the ‘Pep’ in your Step: Gait as a biomarker of age-related motor and cognitive health.’
Thursday, October, 1st, 2015
Jeffrey M. Hausdorff, PhD
Director, Center for the Study of Movement, Cognition and Mobility at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
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‘Genetics and the Placebo effect: The Placebome’
Thursday, September, 10th, 2015
Kathryn Hall, PhD, MPH
Associate Molecular Biologist, Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
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‘Minding’ our balance: How Tai Chi research is informing the interdependence of cognitive and motor skills in aging
Thursday, July 9th, 2015
Peter Wayne, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Research Director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
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Manson Headshot 150x151‘Vitamin D and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer: Making Sense of the Evidence’
Thursday, April 9th, 2015
JoAnn Manson, MD, DrPH
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
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Ligibel photo 150x152‘Walk Away from Cancer? Evaluating Linking Physical Activity and Malignancy’
Thursday, March 5th, 2015
Jennifer A. Ligibel, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
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Yvonee Lee Photo cropped 120x151‘Pain in Arthritis: Why Does it Hurt?’
Thursday, February 12th, 2015
Yvonne C. Lee, MD, MMSc
Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director of Pain Research, Division of Rheumatology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
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‘Yoga for Chronic Low Back Pain’
Thursday, January 8th, 2015
Robert Saper, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health
Director of Integrative Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Boston Medical Center
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Judson Brewer 150x150‘Pay Attention Now (It Could Change Your Brain): Clinical Efficacy and Neural Mechanisms of Mindfulness’
Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Judson Brewer, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine and Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts
Director of Research, Center for Mindfulness
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Matt Bianchi photo 150x150‘How’s Your Sleep? The Answer Might Surprise You’
Thursday November 13th, 2014
Matt T. Bianchi, MD, PhD, MMSc
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Director, Sleep Division, Massachusetts General Hospital
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Ted Kaptchuk 150x141‘Pursuing Placebo Effects’
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
Ted J. Kaptchuk
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director of the Program in Placebo Studies in Therapeutic Encounter, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
(Not video recorded, per speaker request)