Videos & Seminars

Easing the Pain: Innovative and Effective Approaches to Managing Pain

Easing the Pain: Innovative and Effective Approaches to Managing Pain

Pain is common in the setting of serious illness. Dr. Christine Ritchie, UCSF distinguished professor, explains that it is a complex experience influenced by biology, environment and one’s emotions and cognitions. While there are many effective medicines for pain, they also have significant side effects. A holistic approach includes pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches to pain with inputand support from an interdisciplinary team.

Video Harvard University

JoAnn Manson on Vitamin D Dosage
Osher Research Seminar

Presenter: JoAnn Manson, MD

In this presentation, Dr. Manson discusses the international randomized trial being conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital to evaluate the health benefits of different dosage levels of vitamin D: The large-scale VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL). This is the largest of its kind, with 26,000 participants from across the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

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The Developing Brain, Teenage Mood Dysregulation, and What We Can Do to Help

The Developing Brain, Teenage Mood Dysregulation, and What We Can Do to Help

This lecture by Eva Henje Blom, MD, PhD, is relevant for parents, teachers, therapists and anyone who wants to learn more about cutting-edge neuroscience of the developing brain and teenage depression. Dr Henje Blom has developed a novel treatment model for teenage anxiety, depression and stress, called TARA, “Training for Awareness, Resilience, and Action,” a 12-week group program that is currently being tested at UCSF.

Video Northwestern University

Randomized Trial of Positive Affect Intervention for Coping with Health Related Stress

Judith Moskowitz, PhD, MPH is Director of Research at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and Professor of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Moskowitz studies the impact of positive emotion on adjustment to health-related and other life stress. She is the Principal Investigator of several NIH-funded trials of an intervention designed to increase positive emotion and improve psychological and physical well-being in people experiencing various types of life stress.

Video Northwestern University

Translating Effective Lifestyle Interventions into Practice: Lessons from the Hopkins-Healthways Collaboration

Lawrence J Appel, MD, MPH is Director of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research at Johns Hopkins University. He has three active lines of research: (1) controlled feeding studies, (2) behavioral intervention trials that test novel strategies to accomplish lifestyle changes and (3) cohort studies and trials related to chronic kidney disease and its consequences.

Video Northwestern University

Spiritual Care: What Do Your Patients Want and What Differences Does It Make?

Tracy A. Balboni, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School, Associate Physician of Radiation Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Clinical Director of Supportive and Palliative Radiation Oncology Service at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center. In this presentation at Northwestern University’s John & Gwen Smart Symposium, Dr. Balboni provides a historical background to the intersection of spirituality and medicine, the role of spirituality within illness, and practical steps in providing spiritual care.

Video Northwestern University

Mental Health & HIV Prevention: Perspectives from Global & Domestic Research

Kathleen Sikkema, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Global Health, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University, is a clinical psychologist with emphases in health and community psychology. She is the Director of Doctoral Studies at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), Director of the Social and Behavioral Science Core in Duke’s Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), and Director of the Global Mental Health Initiative at DGHI. Dr. Sikkema is an expert in randomized, controlled HIV prevention and mental health intervention trials.