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This is Your Brain on Mediation by David Vago
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There has been an explosion of research in recent years on what meditation does to the brain, but as neuroscientist Dave Vago points out, the science of putting meditation under neuro-imaging is still quite young. Vago, the research director for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, studies brain scans of meditators to analyze changes in brain activity, blood flow, size and function of certain areas in the brain, and he was part of a group of scientists who published paper aiming to define “mindfulness” and its neurological impacts. 


Announcing the Endowment of the Osher Collaborative Coordinating Center

The Bernard Osher Foundation has generously granted the UCSF Osher Center a $5.5 million endowment for the Coordinating Center of the Osher Collaborative for Integrative Medicine. The gift provides permanent support for the Coordinating Center to facilitate collaborative initiatives among the six Osher Centers for Integrative Medicine around the world.

News Vanderbilt University

NAMI Radio Hour Guest: Linda Manning of the Vanderbilt Osher Center

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Linda Manning, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and currently serves as Interim Director at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt. As a clinical psychologist she provides mind-body therapy and integrative health consultations for adults who are struggling with chronic illness, trauma, and emotional and physical pain.

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Nashville Medical News Features Vanderbilt Osher Center
"The Osher Center: Healing Mind, Body & Spirit"

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Once considered “alternative” in American healthcare, integrative medicine is now a widely respected, evidence-based option for pain management, and The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt is leading the way. Founded in 2007, the Nashville clinic is one of six Osher Centers worldwide dedicated to healing the mind, body and spirit.

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UCSF Osher Center Receives PCORI Grant for Study with Cancer Patients
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

A research team from the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine has been approved for a $2,780,075 funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study Nonpharmacologic Approaches to Relieve Pain and Symptom Distress among Diverse Hospitalized Cancer Patients. Dr. Maria Chao, the Associate Director of Research and Associate Director for Health Equity and Diversity at the UCSF Osher Center, will lead the research.

UCSF Osher Center Funds RAP Grants for Dementia and Cancer

UCSF’s Resource Allocation Program (RAP) provides intramural research funding opportunities for the UCSF campus, making application for intramural research funding efficient and accessible for all faculty and non-faculty applicants. The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine is sponsoring two of these grants, for integrative medicine research in the fields of cancer and dementia.