News & Announcements
Read the latest news from the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern University. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our team's latest achievements, awards and honors.
A mental health smartphone app developed by a team of Northwestern Medicine investigators helped improve depressive symptoms in patients with diabetes and hypertension, according to a recent clinical trial published in JAMA.
The Institute for Global Health (IGH) has established the Center for Pathogen Genomics and Microbial Evolution which will apply lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic to the tracking and prevention of future threats.
Three Feinberg students have received Harvard-BU-Northwestern-University of New Mexico Fogarty Global Health Fellowships, supporting work in Botswana, South Africa and Tanzania.
- 02.23.2021Members of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Medical Social Sciences, conducted a single-arm pilot study of LAVENDER, a positive psychology intervention developed for medical students. Led by Elaine O Cheung, PhD, with Ian Kwok, MA, Xinzi Wang, MA, Neha Basti, BS, Elizabeth Addington, PhD and Carly Maletich, MA, LCPC, the pilot also examined preliminary efficacy, using measures of emotion, stress and burnout. Findings appear in Global Advances.
Abbey Filicko, a third-year medical student, presented findings from her community-based participatory research project in partnership with Chicago Public Schools at this year’s American Public Health Association (APHA) virtual annual meeting.
- Watch: Culinary Medicine and the Science of the Teaching Kitchen presented by Melinda Ring, MD, FACP, ABOIM01.19.2021
"Culinary Medicine and the Science of the Teaching Kitchen"
Presented by Melinda Ring, MD, FACP, ABOIM
Executive Director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern University
Listen to the year's most popular episodes of the Breakthroughs podcast, featuring Northwestern Medicine experts discussing COVID-19 research.
The Institute for Global Health hosted their second annual Global Health Day, highlighting traditional development issues as well as the impact COVID-19 has had on the field.
Using proxy measures of preparedness for hypertension or diabetes care did not accurately assess the ability of low- and middle-income countries to treat patients, according to a study published in PLOS Medicine.
- Dr. Ghouse's presentation "Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine: A Disappearing Therapeutic Modality" is available for viewing12.10.2020
- 09.29.2020Dr. Ring's shares her nutritional advice to help control symptoms of this autoimmune disease.
- Dr. Ring Featured in 'Brain-boosting' supplements may contain unapproved drugs, study says (NBCNews.com)09.23.2020Dr. Ring's cautions patients to consult their physician before taking such supplements and natural products.
- 08.11.2020Dr. Ring's comments on the optimal amount of coffee consumption for your health.
- David Victorson, Tina Luberto (Harvard) and Karen Koffler (Miami) publish commentary on the ways nature affects health (JACM)07.30.2020David Victorson (Northwestern), Tina Luberto (Harvard) and Karen Koffler (Miami) published a commentary in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine describing the personal, theoretical, and evidenced-based ways that nature may affect health.
- 07.14.2020With the rise in reported stress since the onset of the pandemic, Dr. Melinda Ring explains how stress can impact your body, both physically and mentally.