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Integrator Marketplace: Jobs, Educational Offerings, Events in Integrative Medicine, Plus ... PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Weeks   

Integrator Marketplace: Jobs, Educational Offerings, Events, Publications, Plus ...

Summary: UMDNJ has a web-based Masters in Integrative Health and Wellness. The program seeks a faculty member to run it ... Palmer Center has three top-level research openings ... Care to cross-disciplines? See the Integrator list of discipline-specific annual conferences ... CodeBlueNow's Opinionnaire asks you to consider trade offs as you choose a healthcare reform strategy ... The Bravewell Collaborative gala will be held November 8, 2007 and chaired by Christy and John Mack and Sherry Lund and MC-ed by Mehmet Oz, MD ... His Highness the Dalai Lama will participate in an October 20 day-long session on meditation and depression ...  Advances in Mind-Body Medicine to be published again  ... Pelletier, mind-body pioneer, will have a series of CDs published through Rossman's The Healing Mind ... Hallmark features Acupuncturists without Borders ... On Your Tube, Weil on The Colbert Report, and more ...
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Perlman, ICAM director
1.    UMDNJ Offers Web-Based Masters Degree in Integrative Health and Wellness

Interested in a web-based Masters' degree program in Integrative Health & Wellness? The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey has just announced that it is offering a fully-accredited, 30-hour, web-based program through its School of Health Related Professions. The program
is designed for those health-related professionals seeking to further their knowledge of evidenced-based complementary and alternative medicine. The schools has developed a useful FAQ. Questions can be directed to Lynn Miller, Director of Education, ICAM, at 973-972-8648.

2.   UMDNJ Seeks Program Director for Institute of Complementary and Alternative Medicine


The UMDNJ is also seeking a Program Director the Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (ICAM). The position is open August 2007.  The director will oversee the Integrative Health and Wellness track, noted above. The position is a 12-month assistant/associate professor tenure-track position available August 2007.  The program director reports to the executive director of ICAM, and has direct oversight for the new track as well as other educational initiatives of ICAM.  This includes, but is not limited to the Distinguished and Wellness educational lecture series, website and newsletter.  Qualifications include expertise in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, curriculum development, interest or expertise in teaching on the web, academic and research advisement, grantsmanship and service.  The Institute’s website provides additional information. The executive director for ICAM is Adam Perlman, MD, MPH. ICAM is one of the 38 members of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine. Submit letter of application and curriculum vitae to Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, Executive Director, ICAM, UMDNJ-SHRP, 65 Bergen Street, Room 101, Newark, New Jersey 07101-1709, or

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Choate - hiring key staff at Palmer
3.    Three Research Positions Open at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research

Christine Goertz-Choate, DC, PhD, executive director for the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research at Palmer College of Chiropractic send notice of three new positions in the Palmer system. One is the Director of Research for the Florida branch of Palmer. A second is a Clinic Core Faculty position at the main campus in Davenport, Iowa and the third a Research Scholar position. Click the links to learn more.

4.   NCCAM Division of Extramural Research Positions


The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is currently seeking to hire 3 or 4 Health Scientist Administrators to serve in its Division of Extramural Research and Training. The successful candidates will possess a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree and a record of research accomplishment in neuroscience, molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, pharmacology, and/or clinical research. These HSAs will develop a strategic vision for complementary and alternative medicine research; implement plans to achieve that vision; provide stewardship of awarded grants and contracts; and serve as scientific experts within their fields. Position requirements and detailed application procedures are provided in vacancy announcement NCCAM-07-198702-CR-DE, which can be found here.  Applications are due by August 8, 2007.


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Opionionaire promoter CodeBlueNow
5.    
Register Your Views on Healthcare Reform Through an Online Opinionnaire

Ever want to register your own views on what makes sense for health reform in the United States? The huge National Coalition for Health (NCH) an association of 78 organizations representing 150 million people, has partnered with Code Blue Now (CBN) to offer an online tool. The Opinionnaire (available on the left side of the CBN site and on the NCH site) through which both organizations are seeking the perspectives of citizens on key issues in health care. The survey, which is structured to require respondents to consider trade-offs, is accessible by clicking on either of the linked names. The survey shows some sensitivity to integrative medicine concerns. Code Blue Now is directed by Kathleen O'Connor, a health care journalist and organizer who also serves on the policy arm of the Integrated Healthcare Policy Consortium. Disclosure note: I am on the CBN board.

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Mack - heading Bravewell event
6.   Bravewell Collaborative Sends Invites to 2007 Extravaganza - November 8, 2007


The Bravewell Collaborative of philanthropists has announced the inaugural Pioneers of Integrative Medicine award event which will be held in New York City on Novembre 8, 2007. The event is the third award event from Bravewell. This year's follows a new format with 6 pioneers to be awarded already announced. The award event chairs this year are Christy K. Mack and Sherry Lund.
The event this year includes an educational afternoon. Mehmet Oz, MD, will be Master of ceremonies for both the afternoon and evening. Bravewell expects 600 "philanthropists, physicians and policy leaders." The lowest priced individual ticket for the evening is $750, with lunch and afternoon program tickets at $250 each. Comment: Interestingly, for an organization which has limited its funding focus on conventional medical schools and limited its awards to medical doctors and conventionally-located researchers, Ms. Lund, the co-chair, is a lead donor to Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM). Lund was honored at SCNM's 2007 annual gala.

7.    Annual Meetings of Healthcare Professions

Few of us leave our own disciplines to explore another. Here is a list of the upcoming meetings of the organized complementary, holistic and natural healthcare disciplines. In some cases, the meetings are not annual. Click on the links for conference information.

August 22-25, 2007
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians 
Palm Springs, California

September 26-29, 2007
American Massage Therapy Association 
Cincinnati, Ohio.

October 4-6, 2007
Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care
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Members only. For information about membership: jo

October 18-21, 2007
American Association for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 
Portland, Oregon


October 18-21, 2007
Midwives Alliance of North America  
Clearwater, Florida


March 14-15, 2008
Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference 
Washington, DC.


June 2-5, 2008
American Holistic Nurses Association 
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire


May 13-15, 2009.
Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (research meeting) -  Minneapolis, Minnesota. Plus, annual, member-only meeting each fall.
8.    Mind and Life Institute and Dalai Lama in Conference on Treatment of Depression

David Robbins of the Mind & Life Institute writes that the Institute will have a one day meeting on October 20, 2007, in Atlanta, Georgia,  Mindfulness, Compassion and the Treatment of Depression. His Holiness the Dalai Lama will participate in the meeting. The notice of the meeting includes the following:
"Drawing on a wide range of expertise within both behavioral sciences and the Buddhist contemplative traditions, this dialogue seeks to understand depression in physiological and cognitive terms so as to explore the possibility that mindfulness based therapies, along with techniques to enhance compassion, may prove especially useful in the treatment of depression."
The meeting is co-sponsored by Emory University. CME credits are available. For more information on the program, click here.
9.    Ground-breaking Mind-Body Journal Advances to be Published Again

Innovision Health Media, Inc. announced in June that it will resume publication of
Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, a peer-reviewed medical journal. Advances will be digitally delivered in this incarnation. The publication, born in 1985, was a ground-breaking mind-body journal. A search-able body of articles are available by clicking here.
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Pelletier CDs available
Frank Lampe, InnoVision’s vice-president of content development, announced that Sheldon Lewis, the publication's former editor, will lead the editorial team. The new Advances will accept advertising. InnoVision Health Media describes itself as "a vertically integrated, Boulder, Colorado-based medical media company that focuses on the growing field of integrative or holistic medicine." The company also publishes Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine and Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal.

10.   Pelletier CDs Published by Rossman's The Healing Mind

Martin Rossman, MD, one of the pioneers in mind-body medicine, announced recently that his organization, The Healing Mind, has partnered with another of those pioneers, Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD (hc), to publish a series of CDs on mind-body medicine.
The titles are MindBody Medicine for Asthma and MindBody Medicine for Fibromyalgia. These are the first 2 of a series of 6 planned. Pelletier, an Integrator adviser, is a much-published author whose Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer, published 30 years ago, remains a classic in the field. 

11. Briefly Noted: Weil/Colbert,  Acu Without Borders/Hallmark, Meditation in the Schools

Publicist and strategist Matt Russell of Russell Public sent a note with a link to the You Tube  regarding an appearance of his sometimes client, Andy Weil, MD, on the Colbert Report. Weil handles the tough interview admirably
... Milt Hammerly, MD came across some good reference materials for those who got the Sicko bug and are searching for even more "unflattering" evidence of the state of US health care ... Image Karma Carpenter, MSW shares a good link to a New York Times article on meditation in the schools. The topic was explored here based on an "integral education" model developed by Inner Harmony Group ... speaking of Pelletier, his most recent book, New Medicine: Complete Family Health Guide has a relationship with the Henan People's Publishing House with the People's Republic of China publishing. The editor read Pelletier's and declared that it is "greatly promised in the Chinese market" ... Acupuncturists Without Borders, which since Hurricane Katrina has had a particularly strong presence in the foreign country of New Orleans, Louisiana, recently got a little boost in visibility from the Hallmark Channel. A five minute spot on their work is visible through clicking here and scrolling down.

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