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.
News and Events
Helene Langevin, M.D., sworn in as director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Helene Langevin, M.D., was sworn in as director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) on November 26, 2018. Prior to her arrival, she worked at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, jointly based at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston. Dr. Langevin served as director of the Osher Center and professor-in-residence of medicine at Harvard Medical School since 2012. She has also served as a visiting professor of neurological sciences at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, Burlington.
The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Osher Collaborative was hosted by the Karolinska Institutet Osher Center in Stockholm, Sweden. In attendance were core leaders from each of the seven Osher Centers for Integrative Medicine, including members from our newest Osher Center at University of Washington. The Osher Collaborative members were joined by Bernard Osher, Barbro Osher, and Mary Bitterman, of The Bernard Osher Foundation.
In May 2018, researchers working on an study conducted at the Osher Center’s Connective Tissue Lab published “Stretching Reduces Tumor Growth in a Mouse Breast Cancer Model” in Scientific Reports. The principal investigator, Dr. Helene Langevin, has been featured in this NBC NECN report on the effects that stretching can have on tumors.
Dr. Helene Langevin selected as director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., announced today the selection of Helene M. Langevin, M.D., C.M., as director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). Dr. Langevin is expected to join NIH in November 2018.
Practice Drift: Are There Risks When Integrative Medicine Physicians Exceed Their Scope?
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Melinda Ring and Sandy Newmark. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Published Online: 1 August 2018
Osher Collaborative Forum: Outlooks, Opinions and Opportunities
University of Washington joins the Osher Collaborative for Integrative Medicine
Announcing the Seventh Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
With a $5.5 million grant from the San Francisco-based Bernard Osher Foundation, UW Medicine is strengthening its work in integrative medicine.