The Osher Collaborative for Integrative Medicine comprises an international group of seven academic Centers funded by The Bernard Osher Foundation to study, teach, and practice integrative medicine. The Osher Collaborative amplifies the collective impact of the seven Osher Centers on health and well-being for all.
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Peter Wayne, PhD, has been appointed to the role of director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Wayne has been engaged with the Osher Center from its establishment in 2001 and has played a critical role in its development over the past two decades.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an atmosphere of uncertainty and isolation. Many are focusing on building a healthy lifestyle as a way to cope with this. Because Integrative Medicine emphasizes the promotion of wellbeing overall, Osher Collaborative members are well-positioned to provide support and resources to their patients and communities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has generated greater interest in ways to strengthen the immune system. Our Collaborative members have shared their expertise on cultivating our body’s defense mechanisms with patients and with the broader community.
Osher Collaborative members are actively treating patients, engaging learners, publishing their perspectives, and developing research studies relevant to the COVID-19 outbreak.
UCSF Osher Center faculty member Ashley Mason, PhD, has quickly launched a robust new study, TemPredict, which aims to understand whether an algorithm can predict the onset of symptoms, such as fever, cough, and fatigue, associated with COVID-19. Participants wear a sensor, the Oura Ring, that measures dermal body temperature, heart rate, and related metrics.