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Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series

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

Time: Lectures are held at 10:00 a.m. ET (unless otherwise noted)

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Upcoming Lectures

Topic: The Trial To Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT)—Connecting Silos of Scientific Information
Date: May 18, 2015 10:00 a.m. ET
Speaker: Gervasio Lamas, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A., F.E.S.C.
Location: Lipsett Amphitheater at the NIH Clinical Research Center (Building 10)

Gervasio Lamas, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A., F.E.S.C., is the chairman of medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center and chief of the Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Lamas is also professor of medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and co-director of the Mount Sinai Heart Institute.

In this lecture, Dr. Lamas will discuss his research exploring the effects of chelation therapy on coronary heart disease. Dr. Lamas will also talk about the benefits and risks of chelation therapy, interpret its effects on patients with diabetes, and provide insights for future chelation therapy research.

Topic: Social Regulation of Human Gene Expression
Date: June 8, 2015 10:00 a.m. ET
Speaker: Steven Cole, Ph.D.
Location: Lipsett Amphitheater at the NIH Clinical Research Center (Building 10)

Steven Cole, Ph.D., is professor of medicine and psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine.

Recent research has discovered that socio-environmental conditions may have an effect on human gene expression. In this lecture, Dr. Cole will summarize the developing field of social genomics, and its efforts to identify the types of genes subject to social regulation. Dr. Cole’s overview of this field of research will provide a concrete molecular perspective on how external social and cultural processes can interact with the human genome to shape individual trajectories of health, development, and behavior.