2015 was a step forward for faculty research at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Every day, our faculty works to find better ways of understanding, implementing and sharing integrative health methods. Below are highlights of seven important MUIH research stories from 2015:
As Chair of the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Theory Division, I see great excitement as well as some challenges in the AOM programs here at MUIH, and within the larger stream of our profession.
This past weekend (Nov. 6 – 10), six of MUIH’s herbal medicine faculty and two alumni were invited to speak at the American Herbalists Guild (AHG) Annual Symposium in Pine Mountain, Georgia.
James Snow, interim academic director for integrative health sciences, was one of 10 researchers who developed the “WellSense Profile” – a 45-item questionnaire that measured participants’ wellness response to food across five dimensions – emotional, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual.
Worsley Five Element Clearing Protocols in the Treatment of PTSD
Research Design by Janice Campbell and Hunter Thompson, Acupuncture Professors
OBJECTIVE: To study the treatment effect of Worsley five element acupuncture clearing protocols on post-traumatic stress disorder.
Bevin Clare, associate professor and clinical herbalism program manager, received an “Effective Practices” award at the 11th Annual Online Learning Consortium (formerly the Sloan Consortium) Blended Learning Conference and Workshop for her submission, “Student-Driven Case-Based Learning.”
We’ve got a few more weeks left of winter—wouldn’t it be great to stay strong and healthy during this time? We asked several faculty members from our yoga, nutrition, herbal medicine, health and wellness coaching, and acupuncture and Oriental medicine programs to answer this question: What are some of the top tips you’d give a client to help them maintain a strong immune system during this time of year?
Oscar Coetzee, assistant professor in the Nutrition and Integrative Health programs
Reflecting our growth, a number of key people have joined the MUIH community and have taken on roles in the community representing MUIH since the New Year.
Judy Ford will serve as the new Interim Program Manager of the Health and Wellness Coaching Program. She’s a certified coach with the International Coach Federation and holds two masters degrees. She most recently served as the senior vice president of the Center for Leadership Innovation in Maryland and is the founder of her own career, leadership and life coaching firm.
A Community Conversation
On July 19 students and faculty gathered to share the research they’ve recently been working on in various areas related to acupuncture, herbal medicine, and nutrition.
The University community and public participated as well. Dawn B. Wallerstedt, M.S.N., CRNP, of the Samueli Institute was the guest speaker and two students won the prestigious President’s Award and Provost’s Award.
Here are the winners, along with the finalists (honorable mentions), of 2013’s Research Day: