Dr. Melinda Ring Joins the Leadership Program Core Faculty
The Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare is pleased to announce that Melinda Ring, MD, FACP, ABOIM, will be joining the program as a Core Faculty member beginning in 2019 with the start of the program’s fifth cohort. Dr. Ring, who has been a frequent guest speaker in the program, serves as the Executive Director of the Osher Center of Integrative Medicine at Northwestern University.
While earning her medical degree and completing her internal medicine residency at the University of Chicago, Dr. Ring’s passion for complementary and integrative medicine evolved along with her holistic philosophy of needing to treat the whole person to achieve true health and healing. Following residency, she completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona with Dr. Andrew Weil.
In her role at Northwestern, she maintains an active integrative medicine consult practice, oversees the medical trainee integrative medicine and culinary medicine education, and conducts research. Her expertise is reflected in her contribution to academic textbooks, lectures and research articles and her first consumer book on integrative women’s health, The Natural Menopause Solution. She is also active on several national policy committees, including the board of the integrative medicine credentialing exam, Her interests include women’s health, food as medicine, dietary supplements, mindfulness and the healing power of nature. She is passionate about raising awareness of the power of integrative medicine to heal ourselves and our healthcare system.
Dr. Ring joins Ben Kligler, MD, MPH, and Program Director Lori Knutson RN, BSN, HNB-BC, as Core Faculty members.
Webinar: International perspective on establishing integrative health
Tuesday, August 14
In a pre-recorded webinar, Efrat Suraqui, alumna of the Leadership Program in Integrative Medicine at Duke University and physical medicine rehabilitation resident physician at Hadassah Medical Center in Israel, shares her international experience of overcoming challenges of establishing a new model of care within a health system in Israel and what others can learn as they look to disrupt the current system of care.
Watched a pre-recorded one-hour webinar with John Weeks, writer, speaker, organizer, and executive in Integrative Health. In the presentation, Weeks presents a rich and detailed timeline of integrative health, outlining how leaders have and can shape the medical industry.
Viewers will gain insight into the evolution of integrative health and medicine amidst efforts in the United States to move healthcare payment and delivery from volume to value. Weeks will also cover emerging advancements in this transitional moment and the transformative impact of integrative health and medicine.
The Joint Commission recently announced the implementation of new and revised pain assessment and management standards, effective January 1, 2018, for its accredited hospitals. These new and revised requirements were developed through a rigorous research, evaluation, and review process. They include:
1) The hospital has a leader or leadership team that is responsible for pain management and safe opioid prescribing and develops and monitors performance improvement activities.
2) The hospital provides nonpharmacologic pain treatment modalities.
3) The hospital provides staff and licensed independent practitioners with educational resources and programs to improve pain assessment, pain management, and the safe use of opioid medications based on the identified needs of its patient population.
Nonpharmacologic modalities are the hallmark of Integrative Healthcare, with twenty years of research informing the protocols.
You can learn what these are and how to implement them in a hospital setting on the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke.
Some immediate resources include:
On Thursday, August 3, Leadership Program alumni Drs. Chiti Parikh and Alka Gupta presented a webinar on the lessons learned from their experience establishing and expanding an Integrative Health and Wellbeing Program at NewYork-Presbyterian, in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine. Watch this webinar to learn more about the challenges and opportunities they faced, what worked and how they see the future unfolding.
On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University hosted a webinar on the economic models of Integrative Health and Medicine. John Weeks, a writer, speaker, and organizer, presented past and current economic models of the field. In his presentation, Weeks describes the challenges and obstacles for Integrative Health associated with volume-based payment and delivery models, while introducing participants to methods that leaders of existing clinical programs are developing to shape their value propositions to sponsoring organizations in an often misaligned economic environment.
Benjamin Kligler, MD, MPH has been selected as the 2017 Bravewell Distinguished Service Award recipient. The Consortium’s Bravewell Distinguished Service Award honors a Consortium member for their tireless contribution to the Consortium’s mission.
Dr. Benjamin Kligler is National Director of the Integrative Health Coordinating Center at the Veterans Health Administration and former Vice Chair of the Department of Integrative Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel. He is a Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Kligler is Co-Director of the Beth Israel Fellowship Program in Integrative Medicine, is a Core Faculty Member in the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University and also teaches in the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Residency Program in Urban Family Practice. He is former Chair of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health and is the author of Curriculum in Complementary Therapies: A Guide for the Medical Educator, and co-editor of Integrative Medicine: Principles for Practice, a textbook published by McGraw-Hill in 2004. Dr. Kligler is also Co-Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. Dr. Kligler is board-certified in Family Medicine and also holds certifications in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and acupuncture.
Wednesday, March 15 | 2 p.m. ET
On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University core faculty members Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, and Lori Knutson RN, BSN, HNB-BC, presented a 45-minute educational webinar on leading with an intrapreneurial style, including Theory U and “presencing” skills.
During the webinar, Knutson describes how to channel presence, purpose, and potential to create meaningful change and inspire transformation. The presentation includes guidance, philosophies, and real-life examples to help break through complexities in the health system and encourage leaders to work within the system in a new, more conscious, intentional, and strategic way.
On Aug. 10, 2016, The Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University held an informative webinar on the critical elements of success in Integrative Leadership including presentations by Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, FACP, and Michael C. Aquilino, and a question and answer period by these core faculty members.
The archived webinar can now be watched on-demand from the Leadership Program website to learn more about key philosophies of Integrative Leadership and tools for developing effective leadership skills, building a mission-based culture and fostering better engagement and alignment in teams.
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