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Faculty Scholars Program

UM Faculty Scholars: 2009-2010 Participants and Projects

Greta Branford, MD
Clinical Instructor, Med/Peds

Project: Educational print/video module that provides evidence based summaries on current knowledge of medication-related nutrient deficiencies

T. Bettina Cornwell, PhD
Professor, School of Kinesiology

Project: Design marketing research intervention to improve use of health knowledge of nutrition in food-related decision-making

Joseph Gone, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology and American Culture, Psychology

Project: Develop testable clinical health services model that incorporates modern behavioral treatment and traditional healing practices for use with urban and rural American Indian populations

Diane Hallinen, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

Project: Design a pilot feasibility study to assess use of acupuncture to improve functional outcomes and opiate use in an urban, underserved population experiencing chronic pain.

Amanda Kaufman, MD
Lecturer, Family Medicine

Project: Develop educational resource on effectiveness, use and dosing of probiotics for various clinical conditions based on needs assessment survey conducted with UM family medicine doctors

Ram Mahalingham, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychology

Project: Pilot research project to explore impact of mindfulness meditation on minority attitudes toward healthy eating; Educational lecture on compassion for a course on cultural psychology of immigrants

Nirit-Mor-Vaknin, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

Project: Educational module to demonstrate benefits of CAM therapies in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, particularly in children; Propose mechanism of action for one approach using animal model

Louis Yen, PhD
Associate Research Scientist, School of Kinesiology

Project: To explore how to integrate traditional Chinese medicine principles into health management research regarding worksite health promotion and disease prevention.

Brad Zebrack
Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Project: Design a research project assessing the use of CAM practices by young adult cancer survivors.


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