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Faculty Scholars Program

UM Faculty Scholars: 2010-2011 Participants and Projects


Christi-Anne Castro, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Musicology, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

Project: Develop a course focused on the cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural study of music on health and healing.

Charu Chandra, Ph.D.
Professor of Operations Management, Management Studies, College of Business

Project: Design a research plan to investigate the ingredients for a holistic elder care delivery system based on supply chain management considerations.

Shanti Eswaren, M.D.
Clinical Lecturer, Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology

Project: Develop an educational presentation for the Gasterentology fellowship on the role of diet prebiotics, probiotics and other approaches for prevention and remediation of GI disorders.

Ilze Hallman, M.S., A.P.R.N.
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric Nursing

Project: Develop a mind-body education program for treatment of pain and depression for hospitalized inpatients that can also be utilized upon discharge.

Shruti Jolly, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology

Project: Develop an Intervention study utilizing Mind Body Medicine techniques for Radiation Oncology patients in order to improve their ability to cope with Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment.

Angela S. Kueck, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology,Division of Gynecologic Oncology

Project: Design an educational module to assist igynecologic cancer patients (and possibly their families and/or support persons) undergoing chemotherapy of CAM treatments that improves well-being.

Lisa A. Kujawski, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

Project: To survey the use, methods, and perceived outcomes of communication encounters between cancer patients and their cancer physicians regarding Integrative Medicine issues.

SallyAnne Payton, L.L.B. (JD)
William W. Cook Professor of Law, Law School

Project: Update the healthcare policy curriculum at the Law School regarding the financing and regulation of CAM so that it can become more inclusive and aimed at health promotion.

Melissa Peet, Ph.D.
Academic Director, Integrative Learning and Mportfolio Initiative, Periodontics and Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Office of the Provost

Project: Design a research study to uncover the tacit knowledge of extra-ordinary practitioners, leaders and innovators in Integrative medicine through generative interviewing methodology.

Leon Wysewianski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health

Project: Incorporate relevant aspects of complementary, alternative and integrative approaches to health care in two courses in the School of Public Health and design a seminar graduate course in Integrative Health.

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