Molly Roberts, MD chosen as president elect of AHMAClinician and author Molly Roberts, MD, MS has been selected as the president elect of the American Holistic Medical Association. She will begin her term in November 2011. Roberts is an

 

Molly Roberts, MD chosen as president-elect of AHMAClinician and author Molly Roberts, MD, MS has been selected as the president-elect of the American Holistic Medical Association. She will begin her term in November 2011. Roberts is an integrative holistic physician with  the Institute for Health & Healing, in Marin County and San Francisco. She is triply board-certified in family medicine, nutritional medicine and integrative holistic medicine. Her first health care career was as a psychotherapist. Her published books include Blackwell’s Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fast Facts for Medical Practice, and The Individual Optimal Nutrition Handbook.   

Kathi Kemper, MD authors Addressing ADD Naturally
Word arrives that Kathi Kemper, MD, MPH, FAAP, the integrative medicine leader at Wake Forest University has recently published Addressing ADD, Naturally – Improving Attention, Focus, and Self-Discipline with Healthy Habits in a Healthy Habitat. Kemper is a leading integrative pedfiatrician and researcher with over 100 scientific publications. The book is viewed as a practical guide for parents of children with attention deficit disorder.

Mind-Body Researcher Elizabeth “Lisa” Kimbrough Pradhan, MPH, PhD  

UCSF Osher Center director Margaret Chesney, PhD writes with news that Elizabeth “Lisa” Kimbrough Pradhan, MPH, PhD, “a precious friend to Integrative Medicine, mindfulness and CAM” died on January 3, 2011 in Nepal. Chesney attached a remembrance from Brian Berman, MD, director of the integrative medicine program at the University of Maryland where Pradhan worked from 2005-2010. Writes Berman: 

“Lisa dedicated her career with us to investigating Mindfulness-based Stress Reductions (MBSR), meditation, and traditional Chinese medicine.  A gifted researcher and writer, she authored or co-authored over 75 publications beginning in 1991 and was on the review board of five peer-reviewed journals in 2008-2009.  Lisa also won many well-deserved awards and honors during her career, such as the Francisco J. Varela Memorial Grant Award from the Mind and Life Institute and the George Family Foundation New Researcher Award.  Lisa balanced a rich career with her family life, including her 2 lovely children, Asha and Rajen, her husband, Ravi, and a large circle of friends who span the globe … A devotee of healthy habits, Lisa could often be found running through a nearby park, skiing down a mountain, or deep in restorative meditation.  Above all, Lisa brought to everything she did compassion, caring, and a great sense of humor.  I will always treasure the memory of our morning chats that ranged from debriefing on the weekend’s Ravens game, laughing about the politicians we wished weren’t in office, to checking in on the research studies she ran with such ease and competence.  Lisa will be sorely missed, but her work will go on unceasingly, as she would want it to.” 


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