Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, PhD, professor of psychiatry and director of the Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory at The Brain Institute at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, describes her present research and the research she has conducted on brain supporting nutraceuticals such as citicoline. She also describes the importance of emphasizing risk reduction research and discovering ways to improve late life outcomes specific to brain function.
Approximate listening time: 11 minutes.
Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, PhD, is a professor of psychiatry and the director of the Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory at The Brain Institute at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. She held a similar position at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Belmont, Massachusetts, for 12 years before joining the Utah Medical School. Yurgelun-Todd is a recognized expert on the application of neuroimaging methods to assess neurophysiological and neuropsychological changes associated with normal development and neuropsychiatric disorders.
The integrative research at MD Anderson Cancer Centerconducted by Lorenzo Cohen, PhD, focuses on mind-body medicine with an emphasis on reducing risk of cancer and helping to prevent recurrence. In this interview, he discusses the research presently taking place in the integrative medicine program that he directs, as well as challenges and future aspirations associated with integrated medicine specific to oncology.
Approximate listening time: 17 minutes
In this interview, Dugald Seely, ND, founder and executive director of the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre, describes the research projects presently underway at the center. He also describes the pragmatic research design that is presently helping to advance the field of integrative research and he discusses the future of integrative cancer research.
Approximate listening time: 16 minutes
Dugald Seely ND, MSc, FABNO, leads the clinical practice and cancer research program for theOttowa Integrative Cancer Centre (OICC). In addition to his clinical role as a naturopathic doctor he also serves as the director of research & clinical epidemiology at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, affiliate investigator for the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and board member for the Society for Integrative Oncology. Seely completed his Master of Science in cancer research at the University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO). As a clinician scientist, Dugald has been awarded competitive grant and trainee funding from CIHR, CBCRA, the SickKids Foundation, the Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation, the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, and the Gateway for Cancer Research Foundation.
Heather Zwickey, PhD, is Dean of Research and Graduate Studies and a professor of immunology at the National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, Oregon, as well as Director of Helfgott Research Institute. Currently, she heads several pilot studies looking at the effects of botanicals, hydrotherapy, energy medicine, and diet on immunological parameters. Zwickey trained at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, Colorado. She received her doctorate in immunology and microbiology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University.
The Penny George Institute for Health and Healing—Allina Health in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been a champion of integrative medical research since 2007. In this interview, Jeffrey Dusek, PhD, the director of research at Penny George, describes some of the innovative research being done at the institute and also comments on some of the challenges associated with integrative medical research.
Approximate listening time: 26 minutes
Jeffrey A. Dusek, PhD, is the director of research, Penny George Institute for Health and Healing—Allina Health, Minneapolis. From 1998 to 2007, Dusek was a faculty member of Harvard Medical School, where he first served as an instructor in the Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and then as the director of behavioral sciences research, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2011, Dusek was awarded a prestigious multiyear R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health to study the impact of integrative medicine (eg, mind/body, acupuncture, aromatherapy, massage) on pain management in hospitalized patients. He earned his doctorate in biopsychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
In this sponsored podcast integrative health expert Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN, describes a comprehensive approach to identifying immune dysfunction long before illness sets in. He also provides advice regarding diet, lifestyle, and dietary supplements. Jaffe explains why choice is far more significant than genetics and how to counsel patients about reducing immune burden.
Approximate listening time: 30 minutes
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