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Harvard-Osher Integrative Medicine’s Mind-Body Partnership with JACM, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

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New Rochelle, NY, August 21, 2017–The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital has engaged a partnership with JACM, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine to highlight the best new research in the mushrooming field of mind-body medicine. Most recently (June 2017), the Osher team explored recent mind-body research for veterans. The three selected studies range from a focus on the impact on telomere length, to a group-based clinical intervention, to an app developed to help veterans heal relationships with their partners as they return to their homes.

In each quarterly column, the Osher Center’s Director of Research Peter Wayne, PhD, Gloria Yeh, MD, MPH, Research Fellowship Director, and Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH, the center’s Director of Education work with JACM Editor-in-Chief John Weeks to select a theme. The three researchers, all JACM Associate Editors, then each select one study from the literature to abstract and comment upon. The links below open to the initial set of columns. Each will be available free on the JACM, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine website until September 21, 2017.

-Minding the Mind-Body Literature: Pain (osteoarthritis of the knee; opioids/pathways of pain control; CBT/MBSR and back pain) 
-Minding the Mind-Body Literature: Cancer (psychotropic enhanced treatment; breast cancer survivorship; comparative effectiveness MINDSET trial)
-Minding the Mind-Body Literature: Children and Youth (migraines in youth; school based program for substance abuse)
-Minding the Mind-Body Literature: Veterans (telomere expression; group services; electronic app)

“While the burgeoning number of high-quality publications on mind-body research is heartening, it can be somewhat overwhelming,” states Wayne, Osher's Director of Research. “My two Osher colleagues and I enjoy being tasked by JACM to regularly trawl the literature to identify, highlight and comment on the most innovative and impactful mind-body research.”  

Each column is organized around a theme with upcoming topics in areas such as women’s health, environment/nature, and social justice.

“Our goal with JACM is to feature research on the paradigm, practice and policy that advances integrative health,” states Weeks (, the JACM Editor-in-Chief. “This partnership with the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine allows us to help researchers, practitioners and policy-makers to find their way to the real gems.”

About the Journal
JACM, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine is a monthly peer-reviewed journal published online with open access options and in print. Led by John Weeks (, the Co-Founder and past Executive Director of the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health, JACM publishes controlled trials, observational studies, scientific reviews and leading commentary intended to help medical organizations and governmental organizations optimize the use of integrative products, practices, and practitioners in patient care and in delivery and payment strategies. Complete tables of content and a sample issue may be viewed on the JACM website.

About the Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research, including Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Medical Acupuncture, and Journal of Medicinal Food. Its biotechnology trade magazine, GEN (Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News), was the first in its field and is today the industry’s most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm’s 80 journals, books, and newsmagazines is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website.

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