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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.

Osher Center Directors Quoted in Article: ‘What Is Alternative Medicine?’
U.S. News & World Report

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Over 30 percent of Americans use some form of non-conventional medicine, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. If you’ve ever stretched out on a yoga mat or popped a probiotic, you may be part of the growing segment of the U.S. population that uses non-conventional therapies to treat medical problems.

News Vanderbilt University

On mental states, mindfulness, and self-transcendent experiences

In psychology, feelings of oneness and self-loss are often described as symptoms of psychopathology, but might they also be associated with well-being? An interdisciplinary team of psychologists and neuroscientists thinks so. The group, including David Vago, the director of research at Vanderbilt’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, was put together by David Yaden, a research fellow in the Positive Psychology Center and Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychology in the School of Arts & Sciences.

Dr. Sanford Newmark Writes Chapter in Dr. Andrew Weil’s Mind Over Meds Book

Osher Center medical director and neurodevelopmental pediatrician, Dr. Sanford Newmark, has written the chapter on Medications for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Dr. Andrew Weil’s new book, Mind Over Meds. The book includes 18 chapters, each on a different medical issue for which over-medication may be a problem, each penned by a different expert in the field.