Maryland University of Integrative Health’s Research Symposium is an annual event that highlights the University’s research and scholarship. We recently interviewed James Snow, M.A., RH (AHG), Assistant Provost for Academic Research and Academic Director for Integrative Health Sciences, about the symposium, the keynote speaker’s research, and the importance of evidence-i
Maryland University of Integrative Health’s Research Symposium is an annual event that highlights the University’s research and scholarship. This free event will offer several highlights, including a presentation by this year’s winner of the MUIH Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award, Michael Tims, Ph.D.
Last month, MUIH's Steffany Moonaz, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Academic Research, returned to Capitol Hill to lead a monthly meditation session for members of Congress and their staffers. This ongoing initiative was developed by Rep. Tim Ryan (OH), a champion of mindfulness and meditation practice. We recently interviewed Dr. Moonaz about her experience, and the importance mindful-based practices in today’s political landscape.
How did you get started facilitating meditation sessions for Congress?
On March 11, students, faculty, and staff gathered for the MUIH Research Symposium, an annual event that highlights the best of the University’s research and scholarship. Two symposium awards were given and Dr. Steffany Moonaz, Associate Director of Integrative Health Sciences at MUIH, was recognized for winning MUIH’s first annual Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award.
We interviewed Heather Walker, student in the Master of Science in Therapeutic Herbalism program and winner of the President’s Award at MUIH’s first Research Symposium, for her research design exploring STW-5 as a treatment for gastrointestinal disorder in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
We interviewed Celeste Homan, M.S., M.Ac., L.Ac., Assistant Professor in the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program and winner of the Faculty Research Poster Award at MUIH’s first Research Symposium, for her study using acupuncture as an alternative treatment for cystic acne. The study not only demonstrates successful symptom treatment, but rather explores critical thinking around patient healing and focuses on treating the whole person, not just a particular symptom.
We interviewed Steffany Moonaz, Ph.D., RYT 500, winner of MUIH’s first Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award, for her research on the effects of yoga practice for people with rheumatic diseases.
Maryland University of Integrative Health: Can you give a general overview of your research interests and goals?
2015 was a step forward for faculty research at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Every day, our faculty works to find better ways of understanding, implementing and sharing integrative health methods. Below are highlights of seven important MUIH research stories from 2015: