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Center for Integrative Medicine




September 19, 2011




WFBH CIM Members in the Media

  • Walt Curl, MD, orthopedics, was featured in a Winston-Salem Journal article offering advice for those who have been inspired to play tennis again following the Winston-Salem Open.  




CIM Member Acknowledgements
Thanks to Brielle Paolini (MD/PhD student) and Jeffrey Feldman, PhD, for representing WFBH at the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (CAHCIM) annual meeting in Los Angeles, California on October 24-26, 2011. 




Religious Literacy and the Professions:  
A Symposium 

September 21, 2011
3:00 - 4:30 P.M.
Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC


Free and Open to the Public


Why is knowledge of religion important for success in the professions of law, business and medicine?  Scholars from WFU law, business and medical schools will address this question. In addition, Professor Stephen Prothero (Boston University), well known author of the best-selling Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know-And Doesn't, will offer a response.

Participants include: Dr. Kathi Kemper, Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center; Dr. Ram Baliga, John McKinnon Professor of Management, WFU Schools of Business; Dr. Ronald Wright, Professor of Law, WFU School of Law; and Dr. Stephen Prothero of Boston University.


For information, contact Jay Ford (33) 758-4191;




Integrative Medicine Seminar Series and 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 School.    


The 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, view the 2011-2012 Seminar Schedule.




Healing Touch Services and Training is the first hospital in the region to provide Healing Touch for patients, families, and staff.  Healing Touch is recognized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as a biofield therapy and is a simple, non-invasive technique  which uses  the human hand to provide comfort and promote healing.   As an energy-based approach to health and healing Hospitals, Hospices, Nursing Units and Long Term Care Facilities are utilizing this therapy throughout the United States to help promote healing, reduce pain, and bring to another a sense of calm and well being.  For information, visit the CIM website.




HTI's Healing Touch Certificate Program: Nurturing Energy Therapy for Health Care Professionals and Persons Committed to Healing - Level 1 Training


October 29 - 30    ~   Winston-Salem, NC 



Refer to a recent Healing Touch article by WFBH researchers:




Deadlines ... Time is Running Out 
Call for Papers: EUJIM Special Issue:
Integrity in Integrative Medicine  

                         Deadline:  October 15, 2011


Integrity in integrative medicine can refer to integrity of the practitioner (standard issues relevant for all professionals, and unique issues such as the ethics of selling supplements in one's practice, or ordering special tests done in one's own lab or radiology department), the ethics/integrity of walking the talk (living a healthy lifestyle), and the ethics of issues such as discussions about safety and effectiveness of conventional care (vaccines).  Submit manuscripts online at, or contact Dr. Ava Lorenc.

NIH Due Dates for Competing Applications 

now available on CIM website.




Internationally Known CAM Leader to Speak at Wake Forest Baptist Health B. Jonas, M.D., a 1981 alumnus of the Wake Forest School of Medicine, and an internationally known leader in the field of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), will deliver a lecture on November 4th as part of the school's alumni weekend activities.  Serving as the first Director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, he helped establish NIH NCCAM, and directed the Medical Research Fellowship at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.


Dr. Jonas has written many books, and scientific articles on conventional and CAM topics, including the "Essentials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine" which serves as the key reference and authoritative book on the subject.  


"Creating Optimal Healing Environments" 

Wake Forest Baptist Health ~ Babcock Auditorium


November 4, 2011
4:00 - 5:30 PM


FREE and open to the public.





Healing the Brain, Healing the Mind doctors at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), a new clinic for troops on the National Naval Medical Center campus in Bethesda, Maryland are tackling a complex interplay between traumatic head injuries (TBI) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  They specialize in diagnosing and treating the toughest cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and psychological health problems to arise from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  NICoE takes an integrated approach to treating veterans with a "high-tech, high-touch" approach using the latest neuroimaging and virtual-reality equipment to assess patients while incorporating yoga, acupuncture, and art therapy for a more holistic approach.  Read more.  Excerpts from Science Magazine.




Education and Training Opportunities Natural Products Programs:
   Discover the Intersection Between
                  Science and Practice

Advance your knowledge of herbal and dietary supplements, natural products informatics, functional medicine, pharmacognosy, and health epidemiology through the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences on-line Applied Natural Products Program. Nurse Coach Certificate Program:  
Step Into the Future of
November 3rd ~ Huntington, NY

Integrate the art and science of holistic nursing with solid coaching skills.  Expand opportunities as a wellness educator and nurse coach.   Learn about the program.




Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) Unveils $48 Million Research Center  

BRIT unveiled its new campus in Fort Worth, Texas for research, education, and herbarium of over 1 million plant specimens.  The new campus is a model for green energy and sustainability due to its rainwater capture system, latest-generation rooftop solar panels, and sustainable wool carpets.  Read more.




CIM Library ~ New Additions CIM Library has 1,000+ integrative medicine books, CD's, DVD's, and videos available for CIM Members.  New additions include:


  • Movie: Forks Over Knives.  "I loved it, and I need all of you to see it."  Dr. Oz
  • Foods for Health and Healing: An Edgar Cayce Encyclopedia
  • Health Through Drugless Therapy: An Edgar Cayce Handbook
  • Psychoenergetic Science: A Second Copernican-Scale Revolution by William A. Tiller, PhD
  • Science and Human Transformation: Subtle energies, intentionality and consciousness by William A. Tiller, PhD
  • The Neuroscience of Human Relationships: Attachment and the Developing Social Brain by Louis Cozolino
  • Energy Medicine: Practical Applications and Scientific Proof by C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD.
  •  Healing and the Creative Response - Four Key steps Shared by Healers and Artists; Rec. Cay Randall-May, Phd 
  • Health Journeys DVDs:
    • Meditations to Relieve Stress
    • A Meditation to Help Ease Pain
    • A Meditation to Help You with Chemotherapy
    • A Guided Meditation to help with Caregiver Stress

Contact CIM for library loan information.




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Integrative Medicine Calendar of Events


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In Closing ...

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