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Dr. Iman Majd to Lead Osher Center at University of Washington

Dr. Iman Majd has accepted an offer to serve as the Director of the Osher Center at the Osher Center for Integrative Health at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has held this role in the interim, but we are excited to welcome into this permanent position. Dr. Majd articulates a vision for the UW Medicine Osher Center for Integrative Health that creates a comprehensive clinical and academic program focused on providing high quality, evidence-supported integrative care.

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Personalized Mind-Body Medicine in Integrative Oncology: Meeting the Moment with Each Patient
The Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine

By Kavita K. Mishra, David Victorson, Darshan H. Mehta, and David R. Vago

Personalized medicine in cancer is an emerging approach to patient care in which certain individual characteristics are used to guide therapeutic decisions.1 Ultimately, the goal is to execute the right intervention for the right patient at the right time. In this era of personalized medicine, how does one effectively tailor the mind–body medicine (MBM) prescription for individuals with varied needs and circumstances who are on their cancer journey?

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Announcing an Education Endowment to the Osher Collaborative Coordinating Center

The Osher Foundation has awarded a five-million-dollar endowment to the Osher Collaborative Coordinating Center for education efforts that span all seven Osher Centers. No other integrative medicine educational program builds on a foundation of such close collaboration among world-renowned academic health centers. The endowment will support the Osher Collaborative Faculty Fellowship, which provides advanced training for faculty to become highly skilled leaders and clinicians in integrative medicine.

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“Complementary and Integrative Health Knowledge and Practice in Primary Care Settings: A Survey of Primary Care Providers in the Northwestern United States”
University of Washington

The University of Washington Osher Center has published the article “Complementary and Integrative Health Knowledge and Practice in Primary Care Settings: A Survey of Primary Care Providers in the Northwestern United States” in Global Advances in Health and Medicine. This was the first study funded by the UW Osher Center, which was established in 2018.

Read the article here. 

 

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Osher Collaborative Leadership Supports the COVID-19 Vaccine

The leadership of the Osher Collaborative for Integrative Medicine expresses our support for the COVID-19 vaccine. We encourage our patients, members, clients, friends, and family to get the vaccine as soon as it is made available to them. We want to emphasize our confidence in the rigor and science behind the formation of this vaccine.  

Grand Rounds
Three Osher Centers host regular Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds

Three Osher Centers offer Grand Rounds on integrative medicine topics. Please sign-up for the centers’ mailing list on their respective websites to receive updated event information.

Harvard University Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds 
Northwestern University Grand Rounds
UCSF Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds
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Suggestions for Self-Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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.