Signature Research Programs

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The Northwestern Osher Center wants to transform people’s lives through integrative health, wellness, and healing across the lifespan. The Center’s research program focuses on three emerging and exciting areas of inquiry and discovery.

Learn more about these areas of focus below:

CALM Research

CALM (Contemplative Awareness in Life and Medicine) research seeks to better understand the health impact of contemplative awareness practices, such as mindfulness meditation and yoga, and, more broadly, the links between emotions, emotion regulation, and health.

INFINITE Research

INFINITE (Investigating Nutraceuticals and Functional Integrative Nutrition to Invigorate, Transform, and Empower) looks to explore the impact nutrition, supplements, and herbal medicine as components of disease treatment, as well as maintaining health.

STABLE Research

STABLE (Studying Traditions of Acupuncture, Bodywork, and Life-force Energy) research seeks to develop evidence for practices like acupuncture, massage, Tai Chi, and Qi-Gong in maintaining health, as well as in integrative treatments for chronic conditions.