CIM Members In The News
- Steven Feldman, MD,
dermatology, was interviewed in a Fox 8 story
discussing the effect of acne on teens' self-esteem and quality
Kim Hutchinson, EdD, RN,
appointed to NC Nurses Association.
New CIM Members!
to our newest members!
Katie Duckworth is a postdoctoral
fellow with the Cancer Patient Support Program. She specializes in
inpatient and outpatient mental health assessment and counseling for
cancer patients and family members, including those on inpatient stem
cell transplant, solid tumor, and surgical oncology services.
In addition to providing clinical coverage for patients in active and
post-treatment phases, she is interested in psychosocial oncology
descriptive and interventional research that pertains to quality of
life, extreme treatments, sleep quality, grief, depression, and end
of life care. Through clinical work and
research, she strives to improve quality of life and
holistic patient care.
Patty Garigliano is a CIM volunteer
who moved to NC from Connecticut in 2009 after being a
homemaker and mother of 4 children for 28 years. Patty
recently became certified as a Medical Administrative Assistant and
Billing & Coding Specialist; and is looking forward to a career
with WFBH. Patty recently completed her first 5K for the Susan
G Komen Race For The Cure.
Kylie Kavanagh, DVM MS MPH is a
veterinarian that imigrated to the United States from Australia to
pursue further study in the modeling and treatment of diabetes and
obesity-related disorders. The spontaneous weight gain and diabetes
present in nonhuman primate models has been the focus
of her research, to understand how nutrition and lifestyle
interventions affect health. Her current interest is in cellular
stress responses and how they change in an aging, or unhealthy body.
Interventions such as polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation and
hyperthermia are being investigated for their ability to modify
cellular stress as therapies that could be used in older, frail, and
Kyla Shea, PhD received her PhD
in Nutritional Biochemistry from Tufts University in 2008. She
is currently a research fellow at the Sticht Center on Aging. Her
research interest is in the role of micronutrients in age-related
disease and disability, with a specific interest in vitamin K and
vitamin D. She is a member of the American Heart Association and the
American Society for Nutrition. Kyla is also
Co-Investigator for the CIM and Claude D. Pepper Older
Americans Independence Center - Aging
Center Vitamin D and Vitamin K Status and Physical Function in Heart
Failure pilot project.
Nancy Tuohy, RN, MSN recently
completed the Integrative Health Coach Program. She is also the local
network leader for the American Holistic Nurses Association. Her
nursing career includes 6 years with the Institute for Safe Medication
Practices (ISMP) in Philadelphia, Brenner's Pediatric ICU, and
emergency medical services. She has a particular interest in
mindfulness and its effects on personal health, workplace
satisfaction, and patient safety. She obtained her BSN at UNC Chapel
Hill and her MSN at University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a BA
in psychology from Wake Forest University.
Chardonnay Vance, PhD is building
bridges between medicine, midwifery and science. As a midwifery
student 15 years ago in El Paso, Texas, she was exposed to the
terrible suffering caused by pre-eclampsia. Since then, she has
been working and studying to undercover the root causes of
pre-eclampsia. During her PhD research at Berkeley and Stanford, she
investigated the human placenta with MRI, and the epidemiology of
nutrition in pregnant women in the US. Now, as medical student, she
is excited to continue on a path of academic medicine, and look
forward to fruitful discussions and collaborations through the Center
for Integrative Medicine.
Integrative Medicine Student Group
This year the WFUBH Integrative Medicine Medical Student
Group, led by Brielle Paolini, has reestablished its
presence. Its mission is to increase student awareness to the
field of integrative medicine through learning about various
- To increase student
body awareness to the field of integrative
medicine thru lunch talks, and eventually
incorporating a curriculum day on integrative medicine for
- To provide medical
students with experiential learning about integrative techniques
beginning with weekly meditation meetings.
the "Integrative Medicine: What
is it?" presentation from the March 23rd
meeting. For more information, or if you are interested in
joining this group, contact Brielle Paolini.
the Twig is Bent, So Grows the Tree
This quotation is often used to illustrate the
theoretical basis of osteopathy - the intricate connection between structure
and function, between foundation and development. It can also easily
be extended to illustrate the usefulness of osteopathy in pediatrics,
where young bodies are that much more malleable, impressionable, and
responsive to treatments. Finally, it also can describe the state of
many young physicians coming out of post-graduate training.
as Emily Esmaili made a concerted effort through residency
to keep up her personal practice of yoga and meditation, to get
outdoors and in the wilderness as much as possible, to eat well, and
maintain relationships, she can say that she has become no less bent
than the rest. However, she has also had more adventures and has
done, seen, and experienced more at Wake Forest than on many of her
globe-trotting trips. And, she's managed to fit in a few conferences,
a fascinating research elective with Dr. Kathi Kemper, and an
international elective month in Nepal.
where to next? After taking a few months to work, travel, hike, and
sleep, she plans to start an osteopathic fellowship in Portland,
Maine. She will focus on the use of Osteopathic Manipulative
Medicine for infants and children, and will also work part-time at a
pediatric clinic in conjunction with Maine Medical Center. They will
do integrative medicine consults at the Medical Center, and hope to
collaborate with the well-established Integrative Medicine Program
that operates through the Family Medicine Residency. She looks
forward to living and working in a community and culture
where Integrative Medicine is truly integrated into medicine, and
where physician well-being is paramount.
has visions of serving abroad and/or in the public health sector, and
is excited about taking this year to focus and strengthen her skills,
strengthen her foundation, and strengthen her personal
practice. Emily also plans to take with her all the
experiences, resilience, and lessons she has learned at WFBH, along
with many warm sweaters.
Sleeping Like a Baby?
Volunteers are Needed for Insomnia Study
Wake Forest Baptist
are needed for a study on the effectiveness of a new investigational
treatment for moderate to severe insomnia.
is High Resolution Relational Encephalic Mirroring, or Brainwave
Optimization, a unique, innovative type of biofeedback, is intended
to facilitate greater balance and harmony in brain functioning, which
may result in improved symptoms. For information, contact Linda
Trimarchi at (336) 716-9482 or Ginger Mendenhall at
(336) 716-9484. View Study Flyer.
the Best in the Human Spirit
innovative educational experiences that awaken the best in the human
spirit, Omega provides
hope and healing for individuals and society.
Inner Revolution of
Spiritual Awakening - April 17, New York
The Wise Heart and Mindful
Brain - April 29, New York
the Glycemic Index of Foods You Eat
Not all carbohydrate foods are created equal. In fact,
they behave quite differently in our bodies. The glycemic index (GI)
describes this difference by ranking carbohydrates according to their
effect on our blood glucose levels. You can also find the
GI of various foods with their GI Database. Visit their website:
the Way People Eat
an internationally-respected non-profit, changing the way people eat
through practical and positive programs grounded in science,
traditions, and delicious foods and drinks. It is also known for
developing consumer-friendly health-promotion tools, including the Whole Grain Stamp
and the well-known Mediterranean Diet Pyramid.
creates and organizes a wide variety of other educational activities,
conferences and materials about healthy eating, drinking, lifestyle
and the traditional pleasures of the table. Its educational programs
are for consumers, scientists, the food industry, health
professionals, chefs, journalists and policy makers. Visit Oldways for more
Holistic Nursing Association
"Holistic nursing is defined as all nursing
practice that has healing the whole person as its goal".
As the definitive
voice for holistic nursing, the American Holistic Nurses Association
(AHNA) promotes the education of nurses, other health care
professionals, and the public in all aspects of holistic caring and
healing. View the AHNA website for
research, education, resources, and directory information.
AHNA Memberships only $35 from May 1st until
June 20th. Contact Nancy Tuohy for
Center for Mind/Body Integration
located in Winston-Salem, NC offers opportunities for both
personal and professional growth. Workshops are provided on a
variety of subjects including: Anxiety, Moods, Trauma,
Codependency, Meditation and Reiki. CE's are also offered for massage/bodyworkers,
and medical professionals. For information, visit Prizms.
Solutions for Dealing with Everyday Stress ~ FREE
April 7 ~ 2:00 PM (EST)
Stress is an
underlying causal factor for many acute and chronic disease states and
can impact the immune, nervous and inflammatory pathways in the
body. Dr. Keri Marshall will focus on current and past
research as it examines the effects of botanical Adaptogens and their
effect on the neuroendocrine and other systems in the
body. Register for Webinar.
Wellness and Green Living Show
Nurse as an Instrument of Healing
The Essence of Presence
holistic nurse is an instrument of healing and communicates authentically
to facilitate another person's healing and growth through presence -
"being with" as well as "doing to". Since
Florence Nightingale introduced the philosophy of holism, nurses
inherently focus on interrelationships of human beings, events, and
the environment. This conference will examine the essence of
presence and its influence on healing outcomes. Emphasis will
be placed on practical skills nurses may use on an ongoing basis for
their patients and themselves. Speakers include Janet Quinn,
Lourdes Lorenz, Gregory Lathrop, and Andi Williams. For
information, visit www.mahec.net or
view conference brochure.
10 am - 5 pm
The NC Piedmont
announces the 2011 Piedmont Earth Day Fair
at the Dixie Classic Fair Grounds.
The Fair promotes environmental stewardship through practical
applications. For more information, visit www.peaNC.org.
Blending the Past, Present, and Future of Dietetics!
North Carolina Dietetic
78th Annual Meeting
April 17 - 19 ~
great opportunity to learn about the latest nutrition science,
foodservice, and community trends, while networking with colleagues
and friends! 19 Hours of CEUs. View website or brochure for information.
Tolerance, and Susceptibility
April 28 - 30
The Challenge of Emerging
Infections in the 21st Century: Terrain, Tolerance, and
Susceptibility Symposium is about cracking the code of how
susceptibility to infection or dysfunction is created. They
will explore how a "hospitable host" is established through
continuous and complex interplay between microbe exposure and an
individual's environment, lifestyle, and genetic profile.
Healing Practices for the Individual
5 thru 8
Juan Islands, Washington
us can participate in shaping our own wellness and healing. In
this workshop, Erik Peper, PhD, will teach self-guided techniques and
concepts that promote health. The emphasis will be on mind-body
integration and will include somatics, breathing, imagery and
an international authority on biofeedback and self-regulation.
Since 1971 he has been researching factors that promote
healing. He is Professor of Holistic Health Studies at San
Francisco State University, and President of the Biofeedback
Foundation of Europe. For information, visit the Indralaya website.
International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research (ICCMR)
Evidence-Based Decision Making
thru 9 ~ Chengdu, China
2011 ICCMR is organized by the International Society of Complementary
Medicine Research (ISCMR), Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese
Medicine, Chinese Academy of Chinese Medical Science, Tianjin
University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Journal of Integrative
Medicine, Chinese Evidence-Based Medicine Centre, and Chinese Network
of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CNCAM). Speakers include: Kathi J. Kemper, MD, MPH.
Retreat and Talk
Mindfulness teacher Chan Huy, MS, MBA, CPC
will be coming to North Carolina at the end
of May to facilitate a weekend retreat at St. Francis Prayer Center
in Stoneville, NC, and to give a public talk on Mindful Eating in
Greensboro. For information, view flyers below.
Mindfulness Eating - May 25
Mindfulness Retreat - May
28 - 30
Hospital's Integrative Medicine Events
June 24 - 26, or
July 29 - 31
Holistic Resource Nurse
Certification Prep Course
May 20 or June 10
The Body's Balance - The
Mind's Presence: the Alexander Technique
Nancy Rankins at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (828) 213-1042 for more information.
If you would like us to help promote your integrative
medicine related information or events, contact CIM at CIM@wfubmc.edu.