IMHS Seminars

Fall 2021

Thursdays, 12-12:50 PM
Discussion with Guest Speaker, 1-1:45 PM
Basic Science Building Room 239
For Zoom link: Email Program Coordinator Aradhana Massey (

DateSeminar Information
September 2 (Workshop)What Type of Learner Are You? Strategies for Time management and Study Skills
Hakima Amri, PhD
Professor, Biochemistry and Physiology
Director, MS-IMHS Graduate Program
Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC
September 9 (Workshop)Effective Self-Control Strategies: Focus, Motivation, and Control
Guilherme Albieri, PhD
Vice President for Student Affairs
Chief Diversity Officer
Director of International Programs
Director of the Confucius Institute for Healthcare
SUNY State College of Optometry
New York City, NY
September 16Creating Healthier Healthcare
Julia Langley, MA
Faculty Director, Arts and Humanities
Lombardi Cancer Center
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC
September 23From Alternative to Integrative Medicine: Two decades of Progress to a New Frontier
Aviad Haramati, PhD
Professor, Division of Integrative Physiology
Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology
Co-Director, MS-IMHS Graduate Program
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC
September 30 (Online)Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine
Ann Berger, MD
Chief of Pain and Palliative Care Service
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD
October 7 (Online)Music Therapy for Movement Disorders
Kerry Devlin, MMT, MT-BC
Adjunct Faculty, Music Education Program
Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
October 14Natural Approaches to Mitigate Viral Pandemics
Harry Preuss, MD
Department of Biochemistry and Cellular & Molecular Biology
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC
October 21A Chinese Medicine Approach to Alleviating COVID-19 Symptoms
Rebecca Berkson, MS, L.Ac., Dipl.OM
Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine
McLean, VA
October 28 (Workshop)Building a competitive medical school application: the activities section
Ellen Drosdick, MS
Western Michigan University
Homer Stryker, MD, School of Medicine
MD Candidate, 2021
November 4 (Online)Models of care and Complementary and Integrative Health Economics
Patricia Herman, ND, PhD
Senior Behavioral Scientist
Co-Director, RAND Center for Collaborative Research in Complementary and Integrative Health
Pardee RAND Graduate School Faculty
Rand Corporation
Santa Monica, CA
November 11Complementary, Integration, and the Integrity of a Core Philosophy of Medicine
James Giordano, PhD
Professor, Departments of Neurology and Biochemistry
Chief, Neuroethics Studies Program, Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC
November 18Integration of Chiropractic and Ayurveda Treatments for
Chronic Pain Management

Douglas Beech, DC
Beech Chiropractic and Ayurvedic Health Center
Bethesda, MD
November 25Thanksgiving