Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) Integrative Health Symposium

Integrative Health was the theme of a symposium held at NJMS on September 13. The symposium, in partnership with the School of Health Professions, featured research and programs in Integrative Medicine and Integrative Health.  Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, Executive Director of Duke Integrative Medicine, of Duke University, presented Integrative Health Approaches for Complex Chronic Pain at a standing-room-only Grand Rounds lecture hosted by the Department of Medicine.  He spoke to more than 60 attendees at a networking lunch on Integrative Health: From Treating Disease to Optimizing Vitality.  Thirty-two posters were displayed on local research projects and integrative health programs, including one with a live yoga demonstration, evidence that integrative methods can help with obesity reduction, and several on innovative programs for Veterans at the East Orange VA Health Center. Students and faculty from Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, including NJMS, SHP, School of Nursing, RWJMS, NJDS, and others presented and attended.

An Integrative Health leadership group including students and residents from NJMS and faculty from SHP, NJMS, SPH, and VANJHCS sponsored the symposium funded in part by the Preventive Medicine Residency’s HRSA grant.  This was the second in a series of Integrative Health Symposia planned by the group. For more information, contact Dr. Pauline Thomas.