The Center is actively conducting numerous integrative health projects, including those examining effects of meditation, tai chi, acupuncture, guided imagery, journaling, and Ayurveda in heart failure, myocardial infarction, hypertension, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and pain patients. The Center’s newest collaboration is with the Osteopathic Center San Diego, where we are helping to support the advancement of innovative clinical research directions on osteopathic medicine and osteopathic manipulative techniques.
The Center received grant funding from the UC San Diego Krupp Endowed Fund for the project Implementation of the UC San Diego–Cleveland Clinic Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Diet and Lifestyle Program for Individuals with Coronary Heart Disease, which will develop a new diet and lifestyle modification program for individuals with Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). The new program will rely on UCSD’s expertise to better address the triad of known modifiable behavioral and psychosocial factors that affect CHD morbidity and mortality, namely, diet, psychological distress, and physical activity.
The Center is working with an international group of clinicians and scientists to host a conference on Traditional Tibetan Medicine, to be held at Harvard Medical School
October 6-7, 2017. There is no registration fee.
Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley
named the Center’s work on gratitude and heart health #1 in its “Top 10 Insights from the Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2016. The list was compiled by polling 350 researchers, asking them to name the findings from the science of a meaningful life that they considered most provocative, powerful, and influential for 2016.
, in August 2016 the Center helped launch a new channel. The ‘UC Wellbeing Channel’ is presented in partnership with the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, Jiyo and the UC San Diego School of Medicine and focuses on a broad range of content relevant to wellbeing. Material is organized into domains of nourish, move, love, meditate, sleep and grow. We will continue to add new content over the coming months.
The Center is part of a new grant that enabled the
UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine to become a member of the
Bravewell Collaborative’s Patients Receiving Integrative Medicine Interventions Effectiveness Registry (PRIMIER) practice-based research network. The PRIMIER registry utilizes the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement System (PROMIS) developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to enable researchers to conduct innovative research by comparing the impact of various integrative therapies on patient-reported and clinical outcomes.
COE Director Paul Mills recently spoke at the 100th Anniversary Conference of the Men-Tsee-Khang Hospital and Research Facility in Lhasa Tibet. The institute was founded in 1916 by the 13th Dalai Lama to advance the practice of Tibetan Medicine, which is one of the world's oldest known medical traditions. Dr. Mills is organizing a follow-up conference on Tibetan Medicine and Mind-Body Health to be held at Mass General Hospital October 2017.