Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern University

Grand Rounds and Seminars

Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds are sponsored by the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.  The goal our grand rounds series is to advance awareness of evidence-based integrative medicine in clinical care, education and research across Northwestern. Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds is open to all faculty and staff in an effort to increase their familiarity with this growing healthcare movement.


Internationally-renowned integrative medicine leader, Dr. Andrew Weil, shared his views on" Integrative Medicine and the Future of Healthcare" at a special grand rounds November 2015

                   2021 Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds

 Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds: Osher Collaborative Director Series

Hosted by the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Northwestern University 

The Osher Collaborative for Integrative Medicine is an international group of seven academic Centers funded by The Bernard Osher Foundation to study, teach, and practice integrative medicine. The Directors Series provides a space within which to explore the field of integrative medicine through the sharing of knowledge, resources, and best practices.  

Each month’s session features a Director from one of the Osher Centers speaking to their unique and shared strengths in the areas of research, education, and clinical care. 

Upcoming Sessions:

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. 
"The Case for CDB Research"
Presented by E. Robert Schwartz, MD, FAAFP
Director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at University of Miami

Registration is required 


Detailed information on other professional education seminars and lectures can be found via our events page

Videos of grand rounds presentations will be available following the lecture on the IPHAM website.

Videos of grand rounds presentations from our colleagues at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Harvard University and the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine are also available. 

Past Presentations by Date

March 16, 2021

"Training First-Year Medical Students in Health Coaching: Seeding Patient Empowerment"

Presented by Ruth Q. Wolever, PhD
Interim Director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt

February 16, 2021 

"Patient outcomes in multimorbidity - PROMS harmonised across diagnoses to guide us"
Presented by Martin Ingvar, MD, PhD
Director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Karolinska Intitutet, Sweden

Abstract: The use of PROMS to allow the patients' voice to be heard when assessing quality and outcomes offers a potent tool in healthcare improvement. We have developed standard sets of measures to assess outcomes that matter to patients covering more than 50% of the disease burden. Recently we harmonised the terminology across all diagnoses in order to allow efficient assessment of outcomes also in patients with multiple diagnoses ( We are in the process of an international roll-out and provide a mechanism for international benchmarking of provider results based on these measurement schedules. The systematic use of PROMS is an important asset in health care development. 

January 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 

December 10, 2020

"Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine: A Disappearing Therapeutic Modality"

Presented by Amrien Ghouse, DO

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Fellow


May 2, 2019 

"MedEd Gone Mindful: The Impact & Opportunities of Integrative Medicine Education"
Presented by Anna Balabanova, MD
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Fellow
In a time when physician burnout is a national issue and almost half of all adults are using complementary health approaches, education about Integrative Medicine (IM) benefits both patients & providers. Stay on the forefront of wellness & patient care by learning about the impact, implementation & opportunities of IM Education.

March 21, 2019 

"Walking Green: Developing an Evidence Base for Nature Prescriptions”

Presented by Teresa H Horton, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

October 4, 2018  

"Pediatric Heart Transplants, Stress and the ROSE Study”

Presented by Elfi Pahl, MD, FACC, FAHA

Medical Director, Heart Transplant/Heart Failure; Marvin E. Wodika Professor of Cardiology; Co-Director, Research and Academic Affairs, Heart Center Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

 June 7, 2018  

"Integrative Medicine for the Underserved: Innovative Models of Care”

Sreela Namboodiri, MD

Integrative Medicine Fellow, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine; Instructor, Feinberg School of Medicine

April 12, 2018  

"Being Mindful of Your Sleep: The Evidence for Treating Insomnia with Mindfulness Meditation”

Jason C. Ong, PhD

Associate Professor Neurology (Sleep Medicine), Medical Social Sciences and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

January 26, 2017  

"Nutrition Education and Research In an Era of Global Obesity and Diabetes: Thinking Outside the Box”

David Eisenberg, MD

Director, Culinary Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

April 20, 2017 

"Expanding the Scope of Mindfulness: Examining the acceptability, feasibility and effectiveness of a mindfulness intervention for depressed women in an FQHC"​

Inger Burnett-Zeigler, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine

June 1, 2017

“Pediatric Integrative Medicine: Focusing on comprehensive care and building resilience”

Rupa Mahadevan, MD

Pediatric Integrative Medicine Fellow, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine; Instructor of Pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine.

December 15, 2016

“Biological Age and Health Outcomes”

Lifang Hou, MD, PhD, MS

Chief, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention, Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Director, Global Health Initiative, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


These grand rounds presentations are available in our MediaSite archives. Follow the links below to individual presentations.

June 9, 2016

“Integrative Dermatology: What is the Evidence?”

 Peter Lio, MD

May 12, 2016  

“From Asia to Amazonia:  Models and methods for field-based research on ecology, inflammation, and disease ” 

Thomas W. McDade, PhD

April 21, 2016 

"Integrative Approaches to Male GU Health in the Post-PSA Age" 

Charles Falzon, MD, MBA

Accreditation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. There is no CME credit for viewing the recorded presentations.