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Faculty Scholars Program


UM Faculty Scholars: 2004-2005 Participants and Projects

Raymond De Young, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Natural Resources & Environment

Project: Addition of CAM material that shows the connection of nature to health into two pre-existing courses: "Behavior and Environment" and "Psychology of Environmental Stewardship" in the SNRE.

Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Associate Professor, Women's Studies Program
Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics
Director of the Positive Emotion and Psychophysiology Laboratory

Project: Effects of mind-body practices and lectures on meditation will be incorporated into a new graduate course in the Ross School of Business: "Positive Organizing and Human Flourishing".

Deborah Gioia, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Project: Issues of mental health and CAM integrated into 2 pre-existing SSW courses: "Complementary, Alternative, and Indigenous Healing Systems" (SW 734) and "Mental Health Practice" (SW 698), and a new SSW course (SW 552) developed with Larry Gant: "Theory and Practice Mind-Body Connections for Health and Self-Care."

J. Rebecca Liu, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Project: A series of OB-GYN Grand Rounds (2-3) at UM to provide knowledge and resources on the use of CAM in women's health, based on surveys developed for local and national assessment, that probe caregiver's perceptions, attitudes, knowledge, and current use of CAM.

Dolores P. Mendelow, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Project: A faculty and resident lecture/workshop on CAM applications and resources in Pediatrics.

Michelle O'Grady, M.S., C.N.M.
Director and Adjunct Lecturer, Health Sciences Scholars Program
Lecturer, School of Nursing

Project: A first-year seminar for undergraduates on the cultural, social, and scientific dimensions of CAM in the U.S.

Tami Remington, Pharm.D., B.C.P.S.
Clinical Pharmacist, UMHS Turner Geriatric Clinic
Clinical Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy

Project: Two lectures and field visits to CAM practitioners to be added to the existing Pharmacy course "The Aging Patient" (P548), which deal with complementary and alternative approaches to the management of chronic pain.

Roberta M. Tankanow, M.S.
Clinical Pharmacist, UMHS Inpatient Pharmacy Investigational Drug Service Clinical Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy

Project: Coordinate CAM-related material taught by other faculty for the Therapeutics course in Pharmacy, based on newly-created survey/focus group results conducted with students and faculty in Pharmacy.

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