Osher center for Integrative Health
Integrative medicine aims to promote health and to counteract disease through the development and integration of evidence-based knowledge from different disciplines and traditions to complement established medicine. Rigorous scientific methods are applied to evaluate mechanisms, treatment effects, efficiency, and use in society.
The Osher Collaborative for integrative medicine amplifies the collective impact of the seven Osher Centers on health and well-being for all
New donation to the Osher Center for Integrative Health
The Oshers are extending their commitment from 2005, adding an additional approximately 23 million SEK to the Osher Center for Integrative Health at Karolinska Institutet.
New research broadens perceptions of chronic fatigue syndromes and post-COVID conditions
The research group Oslo Chronic Fatigue Consortrium has presented new research that broadens the understanding of chronic fatigue syndromes, including CFS/ME and post-COVID conditions, which have sometimes been seen as incurable diseases. The conclusions may provide new hope for patients suffering from these conditions.
Mats Lekander professor of health psychology at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet, believes that the research results are important for managing people with chronic fatigue syndrome and post-covid conditions.
Low income and education, risk factors for mental ill-health during the pandemic
Swedes with lower income and education were at greater risk of deteriorating mental health during the pandemic. This is shown in a study conducted by researchers from the University of Gothenburg in collaboration with Professor Mats Lekander at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience.
CBT can effectively reduce symptoms of chronic stress
Stress-related conditions such as adjustment disorder and clinical burnout can be effectively treated with a 12-week cognitive behavioural programme, both when delivered as a face-to-face treatment and when delivered via the internet, according to a new doctoral thesis from Karolinska Institutet.
Julie Lasselin has been awarded the Robert Ader New Investigator Award
Julie Lasselin at the Division for Psychology and Osher center for integrative medicine has been awarded the Robert Ader New Investigator Award from the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society. This prestigious award is presented to an outstanding new research scientist who has made exciting basic science or clinical contributions to the field of PNI.
Dr. Helene Langevin selected as director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., announced the selection of Helene M. Langevin, M.D., C.M., as director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). Dr. Langevin is expected to join NIH in November 2018.
Director of the Osher center for Integrative Health
Since 2022, Mats Lekander is the director of the center.
Erik Hedman was awarded the Athena prize
Erik Hedman with co-workers was awarded with the Athena prize, Sweden's largest award for collaborative projects in clinical research, for 2016.
The project concerns treatment of health anxienty and social phobia with internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy,
and is a collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm University, Industry, and Stockholm County Council.
Subconscious learning shapes pain responses
Karin Jensen and her colleagues show in a study that people can be conditioned to associate images with particular pain responses – such as improved tolerance to pain – even when they are not consciously aware of the images.
Barbro Osher was awarded the honorary title of Professor
Barbro Osher, Honorary Doctor at Karolinska Institutet, was awarded the honorary title of Professor. The title was awarded to Barbro Osher for her commitment and efforts to promote culture and research.