Osher Collaborative Acupuncturists Present Cross-Site Data at the World Congress for Integrative Medicine & Health

A group of acupuncturists from around the Osher Collaborative contributed to a cross-site research postertitled, “The Relevance of Acupuncture in Hospital-Based Settings in the U.S.,” which was presented at the 2nd Annual World Congress for Integrative Medicine and Health in Rome, Italy in September 2023. The research poster compiled program data from UCSF, Vanderbilt University, University of Cincinatti, University of Vermont, University of Washington, and University of Miami.


Osher Collaborative to Host Longevity & Healthy Aging Symposium

The Osher Collaborative, an international group of eleven Osher Centers, is hosting our first-ever symposium on the topic of Longevity and Healthy Aging. This free virtual event will provide evidence-based insights on longevity and healthy aging for both the general public and health professionals. We will cover topics such as movement, nutrition, sexual health, and thermal therapy.

The event will take place on Friday, November 3 on Zoom. 

Dr. Kavita K. Mishra Appointed Director of Clinical Programs of the UCSF Osher Center

Kavita K. Mishra, MD, MPH, has been appointed Director of Clinical Programs at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Health. Dr. Mishra will enhance clinical services, ensure the highest quality patient care, and continue the meet the standards of excellence in patient experience at the UCSF Osher Center. Dr. Mishra has a proven dedication to integrative health equity and she will further strengthen the clinic’s commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

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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 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.


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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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.  


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. 


The Osher Collaborative and COVID-19

Osher Collaborative members are actively treating patients, engaging learners, publishing their perspectives, and developing research studies relevant to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Current Opinion in Psychology

Special Issue On Mindfulness
Current Opinion In Psychology August 2019

David Vago, PhD, Research Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and director of the Contemplative Neuroscience and Integrative Medicine (CNIM) Laboratory at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, along with Amit Bernstein, PhD, University of Haifa, Israel, and Thorsten Barnhofer, PhD, University of Surrey, edited the Special Issue on Mindfulness in Current Opinion in Psychology

Dr. Helen Weng Included in 10 Powerful Women of the Mindfulness Movement

10 Powerful Women of the Mindfulness Movement

Article excerpt:

For Helen Weng, her work as a neuroscientist, her lived experience as the child of Taiwanese immigrants, and her mindfulness practice are inseparable. Weng has spent the last 14 years investigating the neurobiological mechanisms of mindfulness meditation. What she’s observed as a racialized person in mindfulness circles has made her want to do things differently—and help to change the conversation for other minorities who meditate. 


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.