This experiential, immersive, three-day CME course on clinical “how-to” aspects of integrative medicine will focus on pragmatic, effective, evidence-based modalities and how they can be applied to address specific clinical conditions. The course is designed for physicians of all medical specialties, nurse practitioners, and physicians assistants, who are interested in gaining a foundational understanding of the practice of integrative medicine.
Osher Center researcher Dr. Ashley Mason is the lead author on a recently published study investigating the potential of narrative integration to support positive mental health and slow telomere shortening.
Dr. Sanford Newmark and co-author Dr. Melinda Ring provide a thoughtful discussion about changing standards of care that concern all medical providers, especially those in the field of integrative medicine.
Funding Announcement: The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine is sponsoring two UCSF RAP grants to fund intramural research in integrative cancer, as well as dementia or palliative care.
The Osher Center research team looks forward to welcoming Dr. Jennifer Felder, a clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry.
Osher Center researcher Dr. Helen Weng is the lead author of a promising new study that investigates whether training with compassion meditation reduces the distress people feel when witnessing others' suffering, which might then allow them to respond with more compassion and calm.
Osher Center researcher, Dr. Helen Weng, will give a presentation entitled “Contemplative neuroscience through the lens of diversity and social justice” at the 2018 Mind & Life Summer Research Institute.
A video is now available of Rhonda V. Magee, MA, JD, delivering her presentation, "Toward Just Healthcare for All: Revolutionary Reflections on Mindfulness, Social Justice, and Integrative Medicine" for our March 2018 Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds.
Osher Center Director of Clinical Programs, Dr. Sandy Newmark, will explain how diet, sleep, exercise & behavioral interventions can reduce ADHD symptoms in children. The webinar can be viewed live, and a recording will also be available.
Several Osher Center researchers and clinicians will be presenting at the 2018 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health, where over 1,200 integrative medicine researchers, healthcare practitioners, educators, and policy advocates from over 150 academic institutions and organizations will convene to learn the latest advances in the field of integrative medicine.
The Osher Collaborative, a network of six academically-based integrative medicine centers, including the UCSF Osher Center, is partnering with the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (JACM) to produce a new quarterly column entitled the “Osher Collaborative Forum: Outlooks, Opinions and Opportunities."
Osher Center integrative pediatricians Dr. Sanford Newmark and Dr. David Becker will both present at the upcoming Support for Families of Children with Disabilities’ 2018 Information & Resource Conference. This annual event is a free event, but registration is requested.
Dr. David Becker will address how mind-body experiences relate to migraines at the 2018 Migraine Patient Education Day on February 24.
The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine is sponsoring two Resource Allocation Program (RAP) grants, including an Integrative Cancer Pilot Award and an Integrative Palliative Care or Dementia Pilot Award.
Students in medicine, osteopathy, nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy, psychology, social work, allied health, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, and naturopathy are invited to apply to the LEAPS program, which focuses leadership skills, integrative medicine education, self-care skills, and the implementation of integrative medicine projects in their home institutions.
Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn will speak on "The Entanglement of Meditation and Medicine, and What Love’s Got to Do With It" on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 12-1pm at UCSF Herbst Hall. This Grand Rounds presentation is part of the Maurice Kanbar Lecture on Innovations in Integrative Medicine series at the Osher Center. A recording of the lecture will be available to watch online.
Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn will deliver the annual Ellen F. Hughes lecture on "The Key to Clinician Wellbeing through Mindfulness: Embodied Practice, Embodied Presence" on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 12-1pm at UCSF Herbst Hall. A recording of the lecture will be available to watch online.
The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine has received a $5.5 million grant from The Bernard Osher Foundation to endow the Coordinating Center of the Osher Collaborative for Integrative Medicine. The gift provides permanent support for the Coordinating Center, the entity that facilitates collaborative initiatives among the Osher Centers for Integrative Medicine around the world.
The Osher Center is proud to announce that two of its researchers, Dr. Helen Weng, and Dr. Eve Ekman, have authored chapters in the Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science, compiled by Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE). This groundbreaking book is the first academic handbook exclusively dedicated to the topic of compassion, with insights from top compassion researchers from around the world.
Osher Center pediatrician Brittany Blockman, MD, will be one of the speakers at the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Northern California Chapter’s Bay Area Patient Education Conference on Saturday, October 28 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at UC Berkeley.
A new clinical study conducted by a team of researchers from the UCSF Osher Center and the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Medical School has just been published in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine, showing that using an app-based clinical intervention can help overweight and obese individuals break the cycle of craving-related eating.