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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...

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Feasibility of Care Coordination Study

In April 2018, recruitment began for a pilot study within the Duke Integrative Primary Care (DIPC) clinic. This study will explore the feasibility of incorporating a nurse primary care coordinator role into the operations of the clinic. During the study, a nurse care coordinator will contact a randomly-selected cohort of DIPC members and offer individualized health support several times over...

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Expressive writing for trauma: initial results

The DCIHR research team recently completed a study on expressive writing for trauma. This 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 39 individuals who self-identified as having experienced a traumatic event within the past year.

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Celebrate the launch of the Duke Center for Integrative Health Research with us!

We are excited to announce the creation of the Duke Center for Integrative Health Research (DCIHR)! Led by Interim Director of Research Oliver Glass, PhD, the DCIHR’s mission is to understand the biological, physiological, psychosocial, and spiritual effects of existing and potential integrative therapies, and to disseminate key research findings into clinical practice.

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Open for enrollment: the PRIMIER study

The Patients Receiving Integrative Medicine Interventions Effectiveness Registry (PRIMIER) study is open for enrollment! Integrative medicine clinics across the country are participating in PRIMIER in the hopes of better understanding how integrative medicine affects patients’ physical and emotional health. Preliminary results from PRIMIER have shown that patients seeking care at integrative medicine clinics show decreased pain, perceived stress, and depression...

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Got ideas for the research team?

We’re interested in hearing from you! If you have feedback about existing research projects or ideas for future research, we’d love for you to reach out. Feel free to reach out to Oliver Glass ( oliver.glass@duke.edu ) and/or Elizabeth Bechard ( elizabeth.matteson@duke.edu ) with anything you’d like to share.