History of CAM Activities at OHSU
Updated January 2007
- Two P50 NCCAM Centers
- Oregon Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Neurological Disorders (ORCCAMIND)
- Research on natural antioxidants in the treatment of multiple sclerosis
- Preventing cognitive decline with alternative therapies with ginkgo biloba
- Effects of yoga on attention in aging and multiple sclerosis
- Anti-oxidant therapy in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease focusing on the use of Vit. E, Vit. C, and ginkgo biloba
- Additionally ORRCAMIND sponsors innovative pilot research studies from new investigators
- Two post-doc research fellowships
- Oregon Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research in Craniofacial Disorders (OCCAM)
- Collaboration between Kaiser Permanente, OHSU School of Dentistry, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Western States Chiropractic College and Oregon School of Massage
- Ongoing research into multidisciplinary approaches to craniofacial disorders
- Oregon CAM Course - NCCAM funded R25 - CAM Grant
- Collaboration to develop curriculum within the OHSU School of Medicine in complementary and alternative medicine
- Oregon CAM Distinguished Lectureship
- 2003 – Dr. Tieroana LowDog
- 2004 – Dr. John Astin
- 2005 – Dr. David Eisenberg
- 2006 – DR. Erminia Guarneri
- 2007 – Dr. Steven Pratt
- Oregon Collaborative for Complementary & Integrative Medicine (OCCIM)
- Formalized with the Oregon CAM Course, the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Western States Chiropractic College, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, and Oregon Health & Science University have a memorandum of understanding to partner on curriculum development supported by the R25 grant, as well as additional collaborative ventures in the future.
- Web-based CAM Course - developed with the CAM consortium and other input
- This 30 hour online course was beta tested with three physician’ s assistant summer 2003. The PA’s were completing required curriculum for a master’s degree and considered this experience excellent. It is now a required component of the physician's assistant curriculum at OHSU.
- OHSU Center for Women's Health Integrative Medicine Consult Clinic
- Three hours/week consultative practice
- In collaboration with OCCIM, a naturopathic medicine resident, chiropractic intern, licensed acupuncturist, and an integrative medicine physician provide consultation and referrals for patients. This is done over two visits a week apart. Integrative Medicine Consult Clinic.
- OHSU Center for Women's Health Wellness Division
- Group classes are offered in partnership with the OHSU Center for Women's Health. Clinic here for more information on Mind-Body, Nutrition and Wellness Classes .
- CAM Grand Rounds
- OCCIM case based Grand Rounds held up to ten times/year. Click here for the schedule.
- CAM Survey
- CAM survey administered to students at Western States Chiropractic College (WSCC), Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU), the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) and University of Nebraska and designed to measure the attitudes of health care professionals-in-training towards complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
- These questionnaires will be used throughout the medical student curriculum to assess a change over time and the effect of our CAM curriculum on their knowledge base.
- Selected Publications
- Nedrow A. Implications for Education in Complementary and Alternative Medicine:A Survey of Entry Attitudes in Students at Five health Professional Schools. Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, in press
- Nedrow A. Letter. Archives of Internal medicine, March 12, 2007
- Nedrow A. Medicine by the Patient's Definition. J Gen Internal Medicine, Vol. 21:12, pp1339-40 December 2006
- Nedrow A. Miller J, Walker M, Nygren P, Huffman L, Nelson HD. Complementary and alternative therapies for the management of menopause-related symptoms:a systematic evidence review. Archives of Internal Medicine, Vol. 166:14, pp1454-66, July 24, 2006
- Nedrow A. Status of Credentialing Alternative Providers within a Subset of U.S. Academic Health Centers. Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Vol.12:3, pp329-33, April 2006
- Libbus, MK (commentator) Review: sparse good quality evidence supports the use of alternative therapies for menopausal symptoms. Nedrow A. Evid Based Nurs 2007; Vol 10, p14
- Nelson HD, Haney E, Humphrey L, Miller J, Nedrow A, Nicolaidis C, Vesco K, Walker M, Bougatsos C, Nygren P. Non-Hormonal Treatment of Menopausal Hot Flashes: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Vol.295:17, pp205-71, May 3, 2006
- Nelson HD, Haney E, Humphrey L, Miller J, Nedrow A, Nicolaidis C, Vesco K, Walker M, Bougatsos C, Nygren P. Management of Menopause-Related Symptoms. Summary, Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 120. (Prepared by the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center, under Contract No. 290-02-0024.) AHRQ Publication No. 05-E016-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, http//www.ahrq.gov/clinic/epcsums/menosum.htm. March 2005.
- Lindahl, Michaela, Peterson, David, Lhang, Lili, MS, Barrett, Richard, Nedrow A. Development of an Integrative Patient History Intake Tool: A Delphi Study, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, January/February 2005; 11 (Issue 1).
- Kishiyama S, Carlsen J, Lawrence J, Small E, Zajdel D, Oken BS. Yoga as an Experimental Intervention for Cognition in Multiple Sclerosis. International Journal of Yoga Therapy 2002, 12:57-62
- Oken B, Kishiyama S, Zajdel D, Bourdette D, Carlsen J, Haas M, Hugos C, Kraemer DF, Lawrence J, Mass M. Randomized Controlled Trial of Yoga and Exercise in Multiple Sclerosis. Neurology 2004; 62:2058-2064
- Kishiyama SS, Leahy MJ, Zitzelberger TA, Guariglia R, Zajdel DP, Calvert JF, Kaye JA, Oken BS. Patterns of Dietary Supplement Usage in Demographically Diverse Older People. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine 2005, 11:48-53
- Oken BS, Zajdel D, Kishiyama S, Flegal K, Dehen C, Haas M, Kraemer DF, Lawrence J, Leyva J. Randomized Controlled 6-month Trial of Yoga in Healthy Seniors: Effects on Cognition and Quality of Life. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine 2006, 12:40-49
- Lovera J, Bagert B, Smoot K, Morris CD, Frank R, Bogardus K, Wild K, Oken B, Whitham R, Bourdette D. Ginkgo for Improvement of Cognitive Performance in Multiple Sclerosis: A Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial. Multiple Sclerosis (in press)
- Oken BS, Flegal K, Zajdel D, Kishiyama S, Haas M, Peters D. Expectancy effect: Impact of Pill Administration on Cognitive Performance in Healthy Seniors. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology (in press)
- Shinto L, Yadav V, Morris C, Lapidus JA, Senders A, Bourdette B. Demographic and Health-related factors associated with Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Use in Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis 2006; 12 (1):94-100
- Yadav V, Shinto L, Morris C, Senders A, Baldauf-Wagner S, Bourdette D. Use and self reported benefit of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among multiple sclerosis patients. International Journal of MS Care 2006; 8(1):5-10
- Shinto L, Yadav V, Senders A, Morris C, Lapidus JA, Bourdette B. Perceived benefit and satisfaction from conventional and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in people with multiple sclerosis. Complementary Therapies in Medicine 2005; 12(4):264-72
- Shinto L, Sinsheimer S, Bourdette D. Complementary Therapies in Multiple Sclerosis. Integrative Medicine: A Clinician's Journal 2005; 4(6):30-37
- Yada V, Marracci G, Lovera J, Woodward W, Bogardus K, Marquardt W, Shinto L, Morris C, Bourdette B. Lipoic acid in Multiple Sclerosis: A Pilot Study. Multiple Sclerosis 2005; 11(2):159-65
- Shinto L, Calabrese C, Morris C, Sinsheimer S, Bourdette D. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Multiple Sclerosis: A survey of Licensed Naturopaths. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 2004; 10(5):891-7
- Calabrese C, Berman S, Babish J, Ma X, Shinto L, Dorr M, Wells K, Wenner C, Standish LA. Phase I Trial of Andrographolide in HIV Positive Patients and Normal Volunteers. Phytotherapy Research 2000; 14(5):333-8
- Delphi Study: Response to Article in Academic Medicine, “Core Competencies in Integrative Medicine for Medical School Curricula: A Proposal."
- A committee of faculty members from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Western States Chiropractic College, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, and Oregon Health & Science University are submitting an official response to the article, “Core Competencies in Integrative Medicine for Medical School Curricula: A Proposal.”
- Additional Research
- GOBGY0115A - RCT of the Naturopathic Anti-Inflammatory Diet
- 1-KO7 CA121457 - Behavioral & Social Sciences as Core Elements of the Medical School Curriculum
- AOBGY0119 - Evidence-Based Care: Faculty & Curriculum Development
- R25 AT 002879 - Acupuncture Practitioner Research Education Enhancement
- 1 R25 AT002880 - Evidence-Based Care: Faculty & Curriculum Development
- T32 AT002688 - CAM Research Training in Neurosicience & Stress
- 1K23 AT002155-03 - Fish Oil for Depression in Multiple Sclerosis
- 1-R21-AG023805-02 - Fish Oil & Alpha Lipoic Acid in Mild Alzheimer's Disease
OHSU CAM Grant Team
Other Schools and Programs
CAM Health Topics and Definitions