Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Archives
Nov. 10, 2022—Tracy Gaudet, MD, recently delivered the third annual Dr. Roy O. Elam Memorial Lecture sponsored by the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt, the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Vanderbilt Center for Musculoskeletal Research.
Coaching program takes new approach to physical therapy
Oct. 20, 2022—The Vanderbilt Health Coaching Program allows health care professional to take additional training in the science of supporting patients to change behavior.
Gaudet set to deliver Elam Memorial Lecture Oct. 26
Oct. 13, 2022—Patient-centered health care expert Tracy Gaudet, MD, will deliver the third annual Dr. Roy O. Elam Memorial Lecture Oct. 26 at noon in 214 Light Hall.
Gender differences with bladder pain
Sep. 26, 2022—Gender differences in the pain experiences and treatment needs of people with a urologic pain syndrome could be used to improve interventions, Vanderbilt researchers report.
Study shows benefits of health coaching for chronic conditions
Jul. 21, 2022—A study led by Vanderbilt's Ruth Wolever, PhD, found that 10 sessions of health coaching for people at risk for coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes or both led to increased physical activity which was sustained six months after the intervention ended.
Self-care crucial for providers during pandemic
Apr. 8, 2020—High levels of stress and anxiety can be debilitating, especially for health care providers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. But there are ways they can protect themselves and their ability to provide the best and most compassionate care.
VUMC mourns loss of integrative medicine pioneer Elam
Aug. 23, 2018—Roy Elam III, MD, emeritus associate professor of Internal Medicine and founding medical director for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, died Aug. 20. He was 71.
Mindfulness experts call for more scientific rigor, less hype
Oct. 11, 2017—David Vago, Ph.D., is one of the principal authors of a “Mind the Hype” article in Perspectives on Psychological Science that calls for more scientific evaluation, circumspect reporting and uniform treatment standards for mindfulness and meditation.
Expanded health plan benefits, salary range changes ahead
Sep. 28, 2017—For 2018, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) employee health plan will offer an array of insurance options and new wellness services.
Osher Center to study standards for mindfulness training
Jul. 20, 2017—As mindfulness grows in popularity as a treatment option for conditions ranging from anxiety to chronic pain, experts in integrative medicine at Vanderbilt are doing research to better quantify its effectiveness and setting standards for how it is administered.
WLC-EAP offers mindfulness videos for employees
Mar. 31, 2017—Work/Life Connections–EAP has produced a series of videos about mindfulness as a stress-reducer, featuring Linda Manning of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt.
Osher Center offers multiple back pain treatment options
Mar. 9, 2017—The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt offers most of the treatments in the new guidelines for back pain recently recommended by the American College of Physicians, but misconceptions about those treatments remain a barrier to care.