"Learning Well" on Edge Talk Radio

"Learning Well" on Edge Talk Radio - First Tuesday of the Month, starting at 6:00pm

Host Elise Marquam Jahns engages local and national thought leaders on topics including integrative health, meditation and mindfulness, and spiritual development.
Elise is co-author of "Creating Choices" and spent 35 years with Twin Cites Public Television.

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February 7, 2017

Guest:  Dr. Adam Perlman 

Topic: 14 Skills for Cooler, Calmer and Happier.

Dr. Adam Perlman received his BA from Tufts University and MD from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine as well as a General Internal Medicine Research Fellowship at Boston Medical Center. In addition, he earned a Masters of Public Health with a concentration in biostatistics and epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Perlman became Director of Integrative Medicine for the Saint Barnabas Health Care System and founding Medical Director for the Carol and Morton Siegler Center for Integrative Medicine, in Livingston, New Jersey, in 1998. In that role, he had primary responsibility for developing and overseeing the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program, including both the Integrative Medicine Center and the Center for Health and Wellness, for the largest healthcare system in New Jersey.

In 2002, Dr. Perlman became Executive Director for the Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (ICAM) at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), where he was an Associate Professor of Medicine within the School of Health Related Professions. His scholarly activities include numerous grants and publications and his diverse research interests have included such projects as a clinical trial evaluating the effect of multivitamin supplementation on school performance in underserved children, a trial assessing the efficacy of massage for osteoarthritis of the knee and a survey exploring the use of CAM in patients with cancer.  Most recently, he was the recipient of an R01 Research Grant, funded by the NIH's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, to continue his research on massage therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee.  Dr. Perlman's research has been published in the Archives of Internal Medicine and featured in the New York Times.

In 2010, Dr. Perlman became Chair for the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, a consortium comprised of 44 leading academic medical centers with integrative medical programs.

In 2011, Dr. Perlman moved to North Carolina and became the Executive Director for Duke Integrative Medicine.  In that role, he has primary responsibility for overseeing Duke's Integrative Medicine program. Dr. Perlman has published multiple articles and book chapters on various aspects of CAM and in 2006 authored the book, Own Your Own Health-The Best of Alternative and Conventional Medicine for Pain, published by Health Communications, Inc. He has also coauthored the book MeQuillibrium:  14 Days to Cooler, Calmer and Happier.   He lectures widely and is a frequently featured media expert in the area of complementary and alternative medicine.