June 2014 John Weeks Integrator Round-Up: People

John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News & Reports provides his monthly Integrator Round-Up of the latest news in integrative health including updates in integrative health policy, integrative health research, integrative health resources, useful data points, international integrative health, integrative health professions, integrative health people, and more

Adi Haramati, PhD honored by CAHCIM/ISCMR with special award for his leadership of international research meetings

The leadership of Aviad (Adi) Haramati, PhD in 4 international research meetings led to a much deserved award from the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine and the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research. The two groups co-sponsor the International Research Congress for Integrative Medicine and Health. Haramati has led planning and execution for these signature conferences in 2006 (Edmonton), 2009 (Minneapolis), 2012 (Portland, Oregon) and 2014 (Miami). Haramati played a similar guiding role in the International Congress for Educators in Complementary and Integrative Medicine at Georgetown, his academic base (2012). Haramati has indicated that this will be his last in that leadership capacity.

Comment: Haramati has not only promoted the research endeavor but also looked out for creating community across the integrative health and medicines disciplines. He’s brought in dozens of sponsoring organizations and extended scholarships to students from the licensed complementary and integrative health and medicine disciplines.  In Miami, he took the community building aspect of this research conference a step further. The event included a banquet night with a terrific salsa band. His idea that this audience of research wonks would get up and boogie was mere hypothesis. Great dancing ensued, prior to seeing this proof. That excitement was also a part of Haramati’s mother-henning, impresario legacy of these international, otherwise scientific conferences that legitimized the field of integrative medicine and health.

David Wickes, DC selected as new president of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College has selected long-time educator chiropractic David Wickes, DC as its new president. Wickes has previously held leadership roles at National University of Health Sciences, University of Western States and University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic. Wickes succeeds Jean A. Moss, PhD who is stepping down after 24 years in the role. Wickes is a former chair of the Council on Chiropractic Education, the field's accrediting agency.