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Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series Archive

The NCCIH Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series provides overviews of the current state of research and practice involving complementary health products and practices, and explores perspectives on the emerging discipline of integrative health.

Topic: Towards Psychobiotics: The Microbiome as a Key Regulator of Brain and Behavior
Date: October 6, 2015 - 10:00a.m. ET
Topic: Massage Therapies—From Lab Bench Top to the Patient
Date: September 21, 2015 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Thomas Best, M.D., Ph.D.
Topic: Social Regulation of Human Gene Expression
Date: June 8, 2015 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Steven Cole, Ph.D.
Topic: The Trial To Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT)—Connecting Silos of Scientific Information
Date: May 18, 2015 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Gervasio Lamas, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A., F.E.S.C.
Topic: Social Networks For Molecular Analysis
Date: April 13, 2015 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Pieter Dorrestein, Ph.D.
Topic: Tranceformation: Hypnosis in Brain and Body
Date: March 9, 2015 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: David Spiegel, M.D.
Topic: A Brief Mindfulness-based Preventive Intervention Improves Self-Control and Neuroplasticity: Brain Mechanisms and Applications to Mental Disorders
Date: October 20, 2014 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Yi-Yuan Tang, Ph.D.
Topic: How to Map the Dynamics of Your Brain—From EEG to BCI
Date: September 15, 2014 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Bin He, Ph.D.
Topic: The Blind Men and the Elephant: Survey Perspectives of Complementary Health Approaches
Date: June 9, 2014 - 9:30a.m. ET
Speaker: Richard Nahin, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Topic: Building Resilience in High Stress Cohorts With Mindfulness Training
Date: May 5, 2014 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Amishi Jha, Ph.D.
Topic: Manipulating the Pain: Chiropractic and Other “Alternative” Treatments for Back Pain
Date: April 14, 2014 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Richard A. Deyo, M.D., M.P.H.
Topic: Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions: Past, Present, and Future
Date: March 10, 2014 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Bill J. Gurley, Ph.D.
Topic: Probiotics, the Microbiome, and Host Immune Response - Insights for Novel Therapeutic Approaches
Date: September 9, 2013 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Patricia Hibberd, M.D., Ph.D.
Topic: Exploring the Impact of Music on Brain Function
Date: May 13, 2013 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Aniruddh (Ani) Patel, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Tufts University
Topic: How Positivity and Positivity Resonance Heal
Date: March 11, 2013 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D., Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Director of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab at the University of North Carolina
Topic: Neural Basis of Mind-Body Pain Therapies
Date: February 11, 2013 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: M. Catherine Bushnell, Ph.D., Scientific Director of Intramural Research, NCCAM, NIH
Topic: The Yoga Empowers Seniors Study (YESS)
Date: January 14, 2013 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: George Salem, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biokinsiology and Physical Therapy; Co-Director, Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Laboratory, University of Southern California
Topic: Effect of Stretching on Connective Tissue: From Yoga to Acupuncture
Date: September 10, 2012 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Helene M. Langevin, M.D., Professor of Neurology, Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine
Topic: Mindfulness Instruction for Urban Youth: What Do We Know?
Date: December 12, 2011 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Erica Maria Smit Sibinga, M.D., M.H.S., assistant professor, Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Topic: Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Hospice Results from the 2007 National Home and Hospice Care Survey
Date: June 13, 2011 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Anita Bercovitz, M.P.H., Ph.D., Health Scientist, National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Healthcare Statistics, Long Term Care Statistics Branch
Topic: The Science of the Placebo Effect
Date: May 9, 2011 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Luana Colloca, M.D., Ph.D.
Topic: Bringing Methods to the "Madness": The Evolution of Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine Research at the NIH
Date: April 11, 2011 - 11:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Eric Boyle, Ph.D., Stetten Postdoctoral Fellow, Office of History, NIH; Jack Killen, MD, Deputy Director, NCCAM, NIH
Topic: Do Scientists Understand the Public?
Date: January 10, 2011 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Chris Mooney, Science and Political Journalist, Washington, D.C.
Topic: Beyond Superiority to Placebo: The Legitimacy of Placebo Efficacy?
Date: November 8, 2010 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Franklin G. Miller, Ph.D., Clinical Center Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health
Topic: Psychological Stress and Sudden Cardiac Death
Date: October 18, 2010 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Rachel Lampert, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine
Topic: Expanding the Biomedical Model: Personal Reflections on 40 Years of NIH-funded Research From Neuroendocrinology to Acupuncture
Date: September 13, 2010 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Richard Hammerschlag, Ph.D., Emeritus Dean of Research, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
Topic: The Acupuncture Trials From Germany: What Do They Tell Us About Efficacy, Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Safety?
Date: August 9, 2010 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Claudia Witt, M.D., Professor for Complementary Medicine and Vice Director at the Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics Charite University Medical Center in Berlin, Germany
Topic: Heart Rate Variability as a Measure of Sympathetic/Parasympathetic Balance
Date: June 14, 2010 - 11:00a.m. ET
Topic: Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future
Date: May 10, 2010 - 11:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Chris Mooney, Knight Fellow in Science Journalism at MIT

Due to a last minute scheduling conflict, this lecture was canceled.

Topic: Strategic Directions for the Future of CAM and Integrative Medicine Research: A Dialogue with the NIH Community
Date: April 18, 2010 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.
Topic: Naturopathic Medicine: What Is It And What Is The State Of The Evidence?
Date: March 8, 2010 - 11:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Topic: Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future
Date: February 8, 2010 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Chris Mooney, Knight Fellow in Science Journalism at MIT

Due to a last minute scheduling conflict, this lecture was canceled.

Topic: Technical and Regulatory Challenges to Biomedical Research on Dietary Supplements
Date: January 11, 2010 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Joseph Betz, Ph.D., Director, Dietary Supplements Methods and Reference Materials Program, National Institutes of Health
Topic: Non-invasive Methods for Measuring Stress and Immune Biomarkers to Monitor CAM Interventions: Development and Challenges
Date: November 2, 2009 - 11:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Esther M. Sternberg, M.D.
Topic: Introduction to Medical Qigong—Mysteries & Wonders of Chinese Medicine
Date: October 5, 2009 - 11:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Kevin W. Chen, M.D.
Topic: Health Care Today: The Central Challenge
Date: September 14, 2009 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Tracy W. Gaudet, M.D.