Our Integrative Medicine Research News

Glass presents at Duke's NASH day

June 12, 2018 was the first International NASH Day , a day of action to raise awareness on non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

4 promoted to Assistant Professor in DGIM

We are pleased to announce four faculty promotions to Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, effective November 1, 2018.

JGIM paper: Massage Helps Ease Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

Need a medical reason for a massage? A new report just published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine suggests massage could complement treatment for patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Oliver Glass, PhD, and integrative medicine research

What is it about lifestyle and the effect on illness? The research published by Dr. Oliver Glass provides insight for us and about his interest in the subject.

New publication: Massage for osteoarthritis of the knee

The results of our clinical trial on massage for osteoarthritis of the knee were published in December 2018 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine . This trial examined the effects of whole-body massage on osteoarthritis of the knee, compared to an active control (light touch) and usual care. Our findings indicated that at 8 weeks, massage significantly improved WOMAC...

New publication: Expressive writing for resilience after trauma

In 2016, the DCIHR research team completed a study on expressive writing for survivors of trauma. The study examined the impact of a 6-week expressive writing course led by John Evans, EdD, on measures of resilience, perceived stress, rumination, and depression in a population of individuals who had self-identified has having experienced a traumatic event within the past year. The...

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Vigorous-Intensity Interval Training Study

In collaboration with the Duke Hepatology Clinic, recruitment began in January 2018 for the Feasibility of Vigorous-Intensity Interval Training in Adults with Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis study. Led by Director of Research Oliver Glass, PhD, this study examines the feasibility of delivering a vigorous-intensity interval training (VIIT) intervention to patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and related fibrosis. Eligible subjects include individuals who...

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Bass Connections Grant

In early 2018, the DCIHR research team was awarded a grant by Bass Connections, a university-wide initiative launched by a $50 million gift from Anne and Robert Bass. Bass Connections aims to provide Duke graduate and undergraduate students with greater exposure to engaged inquiry across a wide variety of disciplines and the chance to experience the intersections of Duke and...