Jeffrey Feldman, PhD the new director of the Wake Forest Baptist Health Center for Integrative Medicine  A member of the Wake Forest Baptist Health Department of Neurology, Jeffrey Feldman, PhD has been named director of the medical school’s Center for

Jeffrey Feldman, PhD the new director of the Wake Forest Baptist Health Center for Integrative Medicine 

A member of the Wake Forest Baptist Health Department of Neurology, Jeffrey Feldman, PhD has been named director of the medical school’s Center for Integrative Medicine.  Feldman has been acting director for the past year. He helped establish the program in 2005. He has had a particularly active role in the Center’s educational efforts, according to September 4, 2013 e-newsletter. He was worked with the Student Wellness Center and chairing the advisory committee of the WFBH-Community Integrative Medicine Speaker Series. Since 2008, he has served as the WFBH representative to the Steering Committee of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (CAHCIM), an organization comprised of representatives from 58 academic medical centers and affiliate institutions. He has served CAHCIM as Co-Chair of the Clinical Working Group since 2011, and will join its Executive Committee in October 2013. Feldman replaces founding director Kathi Kemper, MD, who presently runs the integrative medicine program at the University of Ohio.

Award-winning film producer Kevin Miller seeking crowd sourcing to complete Letters from Generation RX

I received a note from Kevin Miller, the internationally awarded film producer and director in which he shared that he is looking to crowd-source support of the completion of his Letters from Generation RX film project. Miller writes: “It looks like Monday, Sept 23rd will most likely be the launch date for my Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign aimed at completing my new film. With 85% of the interviews already in the can, we have only a few interviews remaining, but we need to complete editing, add graphics, music, and sound, in general.” Miller has worked in the natural health space for years. His previous projects include The Promised Land, and Let Truth Be the Bias. My spouse and I donated. To do so prior to Miller’s Indiegogo drive: 1) first go to this PayPal site; then 2) enter your email address in the space; and finally 3) enter Miller’s email address in the appropriate box – FilmLLC@yahoo.com.  

Georgetown’s Hakima Amri, Marc Miccozi and Mones Abu-Asab team for translation of 1000 year-old  Avicenna’s Medicine

A three person team has combined to publish a new translation of Avicenna’s Medicine, which is being promoted as “the 11th-Century Canon with Practical Applications for Integrative Health Care.” The authors are Mones Abu-Asab, PhD, Georgetown integrative medicine’s Hakima Amri, PhD, and author-publisher Marc Micozzi, MD, PhD. A posting from Georgetown features an interview in which Amri describes how she and her
colleagues “translated the first volume of the Canon into English and provided a narrative and commentaries as to how this work of wisdom provides a model for the ‘practice of truly individualized medicine.’” Says Amri: “Above all, this model of integrated, individualized medicine is both a way of thinking and a framework of practice — an art of clinical relationship between the patient and the physician that has been lost and is  desperately needed today.”  

Integrator publisher-editor John Weeks’ commencement talk to integrative health and medicine graduates

This is raw self-promotion. On my fourth chance to speak at a commencement, this one to graduates of chiropractic, acupuncture and Oriental medicine, and therapeutic nutrition at  New York Chiropractic College, I seem finally, from responses, to have hit a mark. I built it around Vaclav Havel’s immensely useful definition of hope: “Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.” All of us who work as change agents in the practice, policy and business of medicine and health have good reason to be deeply troubled from time to time. The talk is my effort to pull together the threads of good sense that can empower new graduates and sustain us. Hope you find it interesting, as published here: The World You Are Entering: My 2013 NYCC Commencement Address to Integrative Health and Medicine Graduates