CIM Member Media & Publications
- Wake Forest Baptist
Health Physicians were selected as the Nation's Top Doctors,
including CIM Members: Walt W. Curl, Kathi J.
Kemper, and Thomas W. McLean.
- The American Heart
Association (AHA) has awarded WFBH with the Start! Fit-Friendly
Worksite Innovation Award.
- Kim Hutchinson, EdD,
RN, clinical nurse specialist for Behavioral Health
Sciences, has been appointed to a four-year term on the Nursing
Advisory Committee for Drug Monitoring Programs for the NC Board
- Cheryl Locke, Vice
President and Chief Human Resources Officer, has been
honored as a recipient of the Women in Business Awards sponsored
Business Journal of the Greater Triad.
- Innovation &
Entrepreneurship Initiative's (IEI) recent Spark
Commercialization Pathway Grant for researchers paves way for
commercial success. Jeff Schmitt, PhD
- Hossam Shaltout, PhD,
Research Center, has received the 2010 Wake Forest University
Postdoctoral Fellow of the Year Award for his outstanding
research, scholarship, and service to the University.
Pilot: Analysis of the Effects of North American Ginseng on Influenza
Vaccine Responses in Chronic Leukemia Patients
This pilot is
focused on performing a new state-of-the-art test for measuring
responses to influenza vaccines in CLL patients, and will look at
three time points (baseline, four weeks after vaccination, and twelve
weeks after vaccination) in CLL patients that were previously treated
with or without ginseng. This project is testing stored samples
from an earlier study. Pilot data is expected by September 30,
Principle Investigator: Leslie Ellis, MD
Co-Investigators: Kevin High, MD, MS and Doug Case, PhD
Touch Services at WFBH
On July 1,
2011, Wake Forest Baptist Health implemented a Healing Touch (HT)
Consult Service. This therapy is available to all
in-patients. The HT Consult Service is operated through the
Nursing Department, and is under the supervision of Deborah
Larrimore, RN, LMBT, CHTP/I. In the first month of service, the
HT Consult Service provided over 40 patient visits, with 2-6 new
consults a day.
service is available at no cost, operates 24/7, and is offered
through specially trained nurses and others who have studied the
curriculum and art of Healing Touch.
its design, and perhaps the first in the nation, the HT Consult Team
is comprised of both WFBH employees as well as WFBH volunteers.
All members of the team have been highly trained in HT, with a
minimum of 60 hours of education, with most having 85+ hours
training. Three WFBH staff are Certified HT Practitioners, with
several others submitting for this international certification.
View the video which
highlights the HT Consult Service.
information about Healing Touch services, or to schedule an
appointment, call (336) 713-4568.
Medicine Seminar Series
Natural Triad are proud to announce the 2011-2012 Natural
Triad/Wake Forest Integrative Medicine Seminar Series!
Next Seminar: October 25, 2011
David Forbes, MD, ABIHM President of the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA). Presenting: What I Wish I'd Learned in Medical
FREE series is open to the public, and lunch is provided.
Location: Kitty Hawk Room, Piedmont Plaza One, 1920 W. First
St. Winston-Salem, NC.
For more information, contact Thomas A. Arcury, PhD - Family and
Community Medicine at 336-716-9438 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine Chair Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, FACP,
will begin his new position as Executive Director for the Duke Integrative Medicine
program on September 1, 2011.
will be responsible for patient care delivery, strategic planning,
integrative medicine professional training, faculty recruitment, and
organizational financial performance.
Please welcome Dr. Perlman to North Carolina!
(Mobile Health): Using Apps for Health and Wellness
sophisticated programs or special applications designed for
smartphones - are rapidly emerging as unique and effective sources of
health information and patient self-management tools. Some Apps
For more information, read
the EXPLORE July/August 2011 article by Marsha J. Handel, MLS.
Additions to CIM Library
The CIM Library has over
1,000 integrative medicine books, CD's, DVD's, and videos to lend to WFBH employees. New
additions to the library include:
Book of Alternative Medicine - 2nd Edition
Brain, Engage Your Heart, Transform Your Life by Amit Sood, MD, MSc
& Interpretation Therapy (AIT): A Personal Workbook by Amit Sood, MD, MSc
Cafe: Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter by Juanita Brown, David Isaacs, and the World Cafe
Action: How to Build Bounce-Back Kids, Families & Organizations by Nan Henderson
Textbook of Pediatrics - 19th Edition
edited by Behrman, Kliegman
Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte
Poultry Profits by Joel Salatin
Naturally - Time for Hope: A Faith-Based Mental Health Talk Show
with Guest Dr. Kathi Kemper (DVD)
CIM for library loans, or more information.
The next International Research
Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health will be held
in Portland, Oregon on May 15 thru 18, 2012. Several important
dates and deadlines are:
1: Begin accepting submissions of research abstracts and
proposals for sessions.
15: DEADLINE to submit proposals for sessions.
15: DEADLINE to submit research abstracts.
Medicine Calendar of Events
the CIM Calendar of Events for a complete listing of local, national
and international integrative medicine related events!
Annual Nutrition and Wellness in Health Disease Conference
September 15 - 16
physical activity and other healthy lifestyle behaviors are vital
components in the promotion of health and in the treatment of
disease. The 11th annual conference is designed for physicians,
nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dietitians, nurses, and
health and wellness specialists. To learn more, visit Mayo Clinic website.
Kitchens, Healthy Lives: Caring for Our Patients and Ourselves
March 22 - 25, 2012 ~ Napa
registered dietitians, economists, and politicians - with unprecedented
unity - are warning that the recent increases in obesity and diabetes
are creating extraordinary public health challenges nationally and
globally. In this conference, faculty members from Harvard
Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health along with
nutrition researchers from other prestigious institutions present the
state of the science of diet and nutrition. Read more.
If you would like us to help promote your integrative
medicine related information or events, email CIM@wakehealth.edu.
Deadline for submissions to the next newsletter is