UCLA conference addresses science behind complementary / alternative medicine

Media Contact

Rachel Champeau
(310) 794-2270
Advisory for Monday, Jan. 28
 
WHAT:
Millions of Americans turn to alternative and complementary therapies to meet their health needs, despite limited scientific proof of effectiveness. A unique UCLA conference will address the quest for scientific evidence in support of these treatments.
 
UCLA brings together leading national researchers -- both critics and proponents of nontraditional therapies -- to discuss whether unconventional medicine can be studied using conventional research tools. Speakers will also share novel research designs and methodologies and will highlight successes and failures of research in this area.
 
The event is presented by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at UCLA and the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine.
 
WHEN:
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28
 
WHERE:
South Bay Room, Covel Commons, UCLA Campus
 
WHO:
Speakers
*Ary Goldberger, M.D., professor and director, Rey Institute for Nonlinear Dynamics, Harvard Medical School
*John Longhurst, M.D., professor of cardiology and director, Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, Irvine
*Donald Marcus, M.D., professor of immunology and rheumatology, Baylor College of Medicine
*Daniel Cherkin, Ph.D., associate director for research and senior investigator at Group Health Cooperative, Seattle (moderator)
 
UCLA Panelists
*Edwin L. Cooper, Ph.D., distinguished professor of comparative immunology, department of neurobiology
*Patricia Ganz, M.D., professor of health services and medicine; director, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research
*Emeran Mayer, M.D., professor of medicine, psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences; director, Center for Neurovisceral Sciences and Women's Health
*Mark S. Cohen, Ph.D., professor in residence of neurology, psychiatry, biobehavioral sciences, biomedical physics and psychology; director of MRI Activation
*Alison Moore, M.D., associate professor of medicine and psychiatry, division of geriatrics
*Jennie Tsao, Ph.D., associate adjunct professor of pediatrics, Pediatric Pain Program
 
PARKING:
Enter campus from Sunset Blvd. at Westwood Plaza. Go directly into the
underground parking garage. Reporters: ask for parking permit at kiosk under "Complementary Medicine Event."
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Rachel Champeau, UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations, 310-794-0777
Elizabeth Logue, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine, 610-329-1193 For more information, please see the following link:
 
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Media Contact:
Rachel Champeau
(310) 794-2270
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