Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series Archive
The NCCAM Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series provides overviews of the current state of research and practice involving complementary and alternative medicine practices and approaches, and explores perspectives on the emerging discipline of integrative medicine..
Date: May 13, 2013 - 10:00a.m. ET
Note: This lecture will be held in Building 31, 6C, Room 10
In this lecture, Dr. Aniruddh (Ani) Patel will examine what measurable impacts musical listening and musical training have on the human brain, and what neurobiological mechanisms support these effects. These impacts can be divided into two broad categories: effects that occur while the music is being heard, and longer-lasting effects on other cognitive and emotional functions. Of particular interest in the latter category are impacts of musical training on nonmusical brain functions such as language and attention, as mediated by mechanism of experience-dependent neural plasticity. This talk will discuss existing studies pertinent to these issues, and point out directions for future research.
Date: March 11, 2013 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D., Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Director of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab at the University of North Carolina
Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D. is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab (PEP Lab) at the University of North Carolina. She is a leading scholar studying positive emotions and human flourishing, and her research on positive emotions and lifestyle change is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Fredrickson has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and two books, Positivity and Love 2.0, geared toward a nonscientific audience.
The ability to self-generate meaningful positive emotions and share them with others is essential to health from infancy to old age. In this presentation, Dr. Fredrickson will justify this claim by drawing on her broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions as well as the new concept of positivity resonance along with the latest supporting evidence. The theory holds that, in the moment of experience, positive emotions expand people's awareness (the broaden effect) and that, over time, moments of expanded awareness accumulate and compound to increase people's resources for living well (the build effect). Dr. Fredrickson postulates that when positivity resonates between and among people, the broaden and build benefits increase considerably. Experiments from multiple laboratories now support the broaden effect of positive emotions, using behavioral measures as well as eye-tracking and brain imaging. More recently, field experiments have tested the build effect of positive emotions, finding that people can reliably increase their daily diets of positive emotions and positivity resonance through the contemplative practice of loving-kindness meditation, and by doing so, they nourish growth in their personal resources. Improved resources, including perceived mindfulness, environmental mastery, self-acceptance, positive relations with others, and physical health, in turn contribute to increases in life satisfaction and reductions in depressive symptom. Moving beyond self-reported resources, a recent field experiment finds that the practice of loving-kindness meditation also increases people's cardiac vagal tone, a biological marker of health and flexible self-regulatory capacity. These new data deepen the evidence that contemplative practices transform enduring biological functioning in ways that may promote both mental and physical health.
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Date: February 11, 2013 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: M. Catherine Bushnell, Ph.D., Scientific Director of Intramural Research, NCCAM, NIH
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Date: January 14, 2013 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: George Salem, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biokinsiology and Physical Therapy; Co-Director, Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Laboratory, University of Southern California
- Research Spotlight: Study Quantifies Physical Demands of Yoga in Seniors
Date: September 10, 2012 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Helene M. Langevin, M.D., Professor of Neurology, Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine
Date: December 12, 2011 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Erica Maria Smit Sibinga, M.D., M.H.S., assistant professor, Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
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Date: June 13, 2011 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Anita Bercovitz, M.P.H., Ph.D., Health Scientist, National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Healthcare Statistics, Long Term Care Statistics Branch
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Date: May 9, 2011 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Luana Colloca, M.D., Ph.D.
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Date: April 11, 2011 - 11:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Eric Boyle, Ph.D., Stetten Postdoctoral Fellow, Office of History, NIH; Jack Killen, MD, Deputy Director, NCCAM, NIH
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Date: January 10, 2011 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Chris Mooney, Science and Political Journalist, Washington, D.C.
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Date: November 8, 2010 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Franklin G. Miller, Ph.D., Clinical Center Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health
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Date: October 18, 2010 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Rachel Lampert, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine
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Date: September 13, 2010 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Richard Hammerschlag, Ph.D., Emeritus Dean of Research, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
Date: August 9, 2010 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Claudia Witt, M.D., Professor for Complementary Medicine and Vice Director at the Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics Charite University Medical Center in Berlin, Germany
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Date: June 14, 2010 - 11:00a.m. ET
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Date: May 10, 2010 - 11:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Chris Mooney, Knight Fellow in Science Journalism at MIT
Due to a last minute scheduling conflict, this lecture was canceled.
Date: April 18, 2010 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.
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Date: March 8, 2010 - 11:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
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Date: February 8, 2010 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Chris Mooney, Knight Fellow in Science Journalism at MIT
Due to inclement weather, the lecture scheduled for Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. was canceled. The lecture was rescheduled for May 10.
Date: January 11, 2010 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Joseph Betz, Ph.D., Director, Dietary Supplements Methods and Reference Materials Program, National Institutes of Health
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Date: November 2, 2009 - 11:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Esther M. Sternberg, M.D.
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Date: October 5, 2009 - 11:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Kevin W. Chen, M.D.
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Date: September 14, 2009 - 10:00a.m. ET
Speaker: Tracy W. Gaudet, M.D.
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