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Faculty Scholars Program


UM Faculty Scholars: 2007-2008 Participants and Projects

Andrew Heyman, M.D., M.H.S.A.
Fellow in Integrative Medicine, Department of Family Medicine

Project: To develop and implement a web module on acupuncture for family medicine residents

Michael Hsu, M.D.
Research Fellow/Clinical Lecturer, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Chronic Pain & Fatigue Research Center

Project: To determine if affective self-awareness approach improves pain and other symptoms in a random sample of Fibromyalgia patients

Anthony King, M.S., Ph.D.
Research Investigator, Psychiatry

Project: To examine the efficacy and mechanism of action of Mindfulness based therapy for PTSD using psychological, neuroendocrine, and nueroimaging markers

Tara Master-Hunter, M.D.
Clinical Instructor, Department of Family Medicine

Project: To develop a web-based module for residency education on CAM approaches for musculo-skeletal injuries/pain

Anne Mondro, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor, School of Art & Design 

Project: To develop a series of collaborative art projects and curriculum model working to serve the hospital community that includes pairing visual art and health care students

Donna Nagata, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology

Project: To develop a module that investigates the comparison/integration of CAM with conventional psychotherapeutic regimens, particularly with regard to various cultural groups

Lawrence Perlman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Project: To develop research proposal that examines the effectiveness of a wellness group model for psychiatric patients with co-morbid conditions

Melissa Sunderman, D.O.
Adjunct Clinical Associate, Family Medicine

Project: To develop a continuing education series on mind-body health at the university health services and a similar series for a student leadership group on campus

Claire Weiner, A.M., L.M.S.W.
Clinical Social Worker, Department of Psychiatry/PsychOncology

Project: To implement mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depressive patients

Lan Yao, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Scientist, School of Nursing

Project: To develop a research project that expands current research on Tai Chi’s benefits in the affective, cognitive and behavioral domains for Alzheimer patients and their caregivers

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