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Next Event: "Escape Fire" Screening

Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm   

Whitney Humanities Center
53 Wall Street
New Haven, CT   06511

What: How is America’s healthcare system both costly and inefficient at the same time? What is the system’s hidden design that led to these problems? Learn about these issues at a free viewing of the award-winning documentary, “Escape Fire”, which casts a critical view of a medical industry that promotes quick-fixes and profits over patient-driven care. The film will be followed by a discussion with leading experts in the fields of integrative medicine, healthcare systems, and the history of medicine. 

 

Yale Medical Professions Outreach, Integrative Medicine at Yale, and other campus organizations would like to invite the Yale and New Haven community to attend the upcoming film screening of "Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare." Learn exactly why we have one of the most costly healthcare systems yet some of the worst health outcomes compared to other developed nations. Uncover the hidden forces that promote the status quo of quick fixes and profits over patient-driven care. Finally, stick around for a discussion panel with leading experts in the fields of integrative medicine, healthcare systems, and the history of medicine. The screening will take place at the Whitney Humanities Center (53 Wall Street) on Saturday, February 1st at 2 pm. 

Panelists:
Dr. Ather Ali – Associate Research Scientist in Pediatrics (General Pediatrics); Integrative Medicine Specialist, Yale Stress Center 
Dr. Naomi Rogers – Associate Professor in the History of Medicine and of History
Dr. Joseph Ross – Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and of Public Health (Health Policy) 

Monthly Meetings


We usually meet on the last Wednesday of every month. These meetings are designed to build interpersonal connections and community, inform members about the work done by our committees in the previous month, and provide opportunities for learning and collaboration. All interested students, faculty, clinicians, and Yale affiliates are welcome to attend our monthly meetings.

Past Meeting Topics

      • 9/2013:  Mixed Methods for Small Sample Interventions: Randomization Tests and Qualitative Interpretations   Peter Van Ness, PhD, MPH
      • 4/2013:  Auricular acupuncture and addiction treatment   Xoli Redmond, PsyD and Denise Romano, APRN
      • 1/2013: Exploring the utility of Psidium guajava leaf extract as a treatment for Giardia lamblia Flavia DeSouza, YSMII
      • 9/2012: Journal Club: Effects of writing about stressful experiences on symptom reduction in patients with asthma or rheumatoid arthritis
      • 7/2012: Journal Club: Is physical activity in natural environments better for mental health than physical activity in other environments?
      • 5/2012: Mindfulness-based stress reduction: breaking the link between stress and eating Keri Tuit, PsyD
      • 4/2012: Exploring the use of Psidium guava  as a standard of care for Giardia lamblia Flavia De Souza, YSM1
      • 3/2012: Integrative Medicine in a Diverse New Haven Practice: Practical Strategies to Promote Health - Sunil Menon, MD
      • 2/2012: Clinical Hypnosis: A Bio-behavioral Model for Reduction of Pain and Anxiety - Haleh Saadat, MD
      • 11/2011: Perspectives on Integrative Cancer Care - D. Barry Boyd, MD, MS
      • 10/2011: Introduction to Integrative Medicine at Yale - Ather Ali, ND, MPH and Lawrence Vitulano, PhD 
      • 5/2011: Experienced meditators display differences in the default mode network - Judson Brewer, MD, PhD
      • 4/2011: Behavioral Activation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Resiliency Building - Lawrence A. Vitulano, PhD
      • 2/2011: Functional Medicine and Fibromyalgia - Henri Roca, MD
      • 2/2011: Medicines and the Environment - Jodi Sherman, MD
      • 11/2010: Natural Products Research in Australia - Stephen Myers, ND, BMed, PhD
      • 10/2010: Evidence Based Integrative Medicine? - David L. Katz, MD, MPH 
      • 5/2010: Improving Maternal Health Outcomes in Rural Tibet - Kunchok Gyaltsen, DTM, MIIM, MPH, PhD
      • 4/2010: Autism: Complementary & Alternative Treatment Methods - Celine Saulnier, PhD 
      • 1/2010: How to Stay in Control: Managing Stress and Bad Habits- Rajita Sinha, PhD
      • 12/2009: Immunoregulatory Effects of Bromelain in Allergic Asthma - Eric R. Secor, ND, LAc
      • 10/2009: Ayurvedic History and Context- Frank Ninivaggi, MD
      • 6/2009: Ayurvedic Medicine - Amala Guha, PhD, MPH, MA
      • 4/2009: Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and Acupuncture - Sherwin B. Nuland, MD
      • 3/2009: Reflections on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Summit on Integrative Medicine and the Health of the Public -David L. Katz, MD, MPH
      • 2/2009: Discerning use of conventional medicine, CAM, or both to help patients heal - Beatriz R.Olson, MD
      • 12/2008: Piloting a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Curriculum for Internal Medicine Residents - Auguste H. Fortin, MD, MPH
      • 10/2008: The Art of Healing and Survival Behavior for the Doctor and the Patient - Bernie Siegel, MD
      • 9/2008: An Introduction to the Therapeutic Uses of Hypnosis- Lawrence Vitulano, PhD
      • 7/2008: Housewives, Midwives, and Physicians: Early American Women in Medicine - Rebecca Tannenbaum, PhD
      • 6/2008: What does Science have to say about Subtle Energy Medicine? - Gene Ang, PhD
      • 5/2008: A Year in the Life of Integrative Medicine at Yale - Rachel Friedman, MD
      • 4/2008: A Case-Based Exploration of Functional Medicine - Mark Hyman, MD
      • 3/2008: The Slippery Slope of Stress: Lessons from Katrina and Applications of Integrative Approaches in Addressing Stress and Trauma - Henri Roca, MD, LAc
      • 2/2008: Chiropractic Care At A Major Medical Center - Anthony Lisi, DC
      • 1/2008: Naturopathic Medicine: Epidemiology and Approaches to Winter Ailments - Ather Ali, ND, MPH and Joshua P. Levitt, ND