Peter Wayne, PhD, has been named Interim Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, jointly based at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Wayne will continue in his capacity as Research Director of the Osher Center while he assumes the role of Interim Director.
Dr. Wayne enters the role of Interim Director following a six year directorship by Dr. Helene Langevin, who was selected and began her new role as Director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at NIH on November 26th, 2018.
“I am delighted and honored to assume the role of Interim Director for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, but do so with mixed feelings,” said Dr. Peter Wayne. “I am sad that the Osher Center will be losing Helene Langevin’s remarkable leadership. I will miss her fierce intellect, inspiring vision, and kind-hearted collegiality. At the same time, I am so happy for her to have the distinguished opportunity to lead the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health. I cannot think of anyone more qualified for the task. I feel honored and privileged to have worked alongside Helene for the past six years, and more generally, to have been a committed member of the Osher community since 2001. I stand on many wise, strong shoulders, and look forward to working with Osher’s current team of directors, administrators, advisers, and network of colleagues to advance our timely mission.”
Concurrently, Gloria Yeh, MD, MPH, has joined the Osher team as Associate Research Director to lead research efforts in the interim with Dr. Wayne. Dr. Yeh is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her research program is based in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she serves as the Division’s Director of Mind-Body Research, and Director of the HMS Research Fellowship in Integrative Medicine (NIH T32 postdoctoral training fellowship).