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Faculty Scholars Program

UM Faculty Scholars: 2005-2006 Participants and Projects

Cibele Barbosa-Cesnik, M.D., M.P.H.
Research Investigator, Epidemiology, School of Public Health

Project: To develop a course in which students learn fundamentals of CAM , scientific methodology, understanding of CAM research (clinical trials, systematic review), and proposal writing for CAM research funding.

George Estabrook, M.A.
Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Project: To integrate information into an undergraduate biology course in LS&A on human nutrition and the long-term effects of diet consequences on physiology, particularly the gut, and general health.

Matthew Howard, Ph.D
Professor, Social Work and Psychiatry

Project: To develop 2 projects: 1) a module for two substance abuse treatment courses that address CAM approaches to the treatment of alcohol and drug use disorders and co-occurring medical and mental health conditions; and 2) a module addressing CAM approaches for the treatment of depression and associated conditions for a new comprehensive interdisciplinary course on depression.

Amy Locke, M.D.
Lecturer, Department of Family Medicine

Project: To develop a curriculum that contains a sequence of didactic topics and clinical experiences that can be systematically covered over the three-year family residency, and to develop a formal resource base that faculty can access.

Michelle Riba, M.D., M.S.
Associate Chair for Education and Academic Affairs
Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Psycho-oncology Program

Project: To study the literature regarding doctor-patient communication about CAM and CAM use in patients with pancreatic cancer and; develop a model for teaching students, residents, and faculty "integrative", relationship-centered communication skills, via videos, or scripts, that can be applied generically to their interactions with cancer patients.

Eric Skye, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Residency Program Director, Department of Family Medicine

Project: To amplify the design and content of components of the four-year Integrative Medicine Fellowship that has recently been implemented in the Family Medicine residency.

Gretchen Spreitzer, Ph.D.
Professor of Management and Organizations, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Project: To expand the organizational change course in the Ross School of Business to include a module(s) focused on information and practice-based activities that facilitate personal and professional thriving in work and home life.

Satoru Takahashi, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor, Art and Design

Project: To develop a new interdisciplinary course to create art devices (memory boxes, security blankets) that therapeutically assist patients with memory loss and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and which builds on the collaboration of patients, caregivers, and doctors.

Dale Winter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Project: To develop a collection of 10 learning activities that use background materials from integrative healthcare as the context for mathematical learning experiences.

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