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NEXT MEETING: "Establishing causal connections between microbiota composition and human disease"

We usually meet monthly during the academic year. These meetings are designed to build interpersonal connections and community, inform members about the work done by our committees in the previous month, and provide opportunities for learning and collaboration. All interested students, faculty, clinicians, and Yale affiliates are welcome to attend our monthly meetings.

Monday, February 22, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hope 103
Jane Ellen Hope Building
15 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Noah W. Palm, PhD
In this talk, Dr. Palm will discuss new approaches and methodologies that he has recently developed to experimentally test the role of human gut microbes (i.e., the intestinal microbiota) in disease development and progression. These approaches have enabled the identification of potentially causal bacterial organisms in human inflammatory bowel disease, and similar approaches can likely be applied to a variety of microbiota-associated diseases and disorders in the future. Finally, these new experimental systems now enable mechanistic studies of host-microbe interactions in human health and disease.

Noah W. Palm is an Assistant Professor of Immunobiology and a member of the Human and Translational Immunology Program at the Yale University School of Medicine. His laboratory focuses on illuminating the myriad interactions between the immune system and the gut microbiota in health and disease. Dr. Palm performed his doctoral work with Ruslan Medzhitov and his postdoctoral work with Richard Flavell, both at Yale University.

Past Meeting Topics

      • 1/2016: Mindfulness Amidst the Chaos: A Story of Resilience - David Mulligan, MD and Pamela Mulligan BSN, RN, RYT500
      • 11/2015: A Primary Care Resident's Journey to Integrative Medicine - Danielle Greenman, MD
      • 9/2015: A student perspective on the science and application of mindfulness meditation for today’s healthcare professional - Rahil Rojiani, MS2
      • 1/2015: Chinese Herbal Medicine - Yung-Chi Cheng, PhD
      • 11/2014: Preventive Medicine and Current Research at the Yale Prevention Research Center - David L. Katz, MD, MPH
      • 10/2014: Connective tissue research at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine: Connecting the dots - Helene Langevin, MD
      • 9/2014: Introduction to Integrative Medicine at Yale
      • 2/2014: "Escape Fire" Movie Screening and Panel Discussion - Drs. Naomi Rogers, Joseph Ross, and Ather Ali
      • 9/2013:  Mixed Methods for Small Sample Interventions: Randomization Tests and Qualitative Interpretations   Peter Van Ness, PhD, MPH
      • 4/2013:  Auricular acupuncture and addiction treatment   Xoli Redmond, PsyD and Denise Romano, APRN
      • 1/2013: Exploring the utility of Psidium guajava leaf extract as a treatment for Giardia lamblia Flavia DeSouza, YSMII
      • 9/2012: Journal Club: Effects of writing about stressful experiences on symptom reduction in patients with asthma or rheumatoid arthritis
      • 7/2012: Journal Club: Is physical activity in natural environments better for mental health than physical activity in other environments?
      • 5/2012: Mindfulness-based stress reduction: breaking the link between stress and eating Keri Tuit, PsyD
      • 4/2012: Exploring the use of Psidium guava  as a standard of care for Giardia lamblia Flavia De Souza, YSM1
      • 3/2012: Integrative Medicine in a Diverse New Haven Practice: Practical Strategies to Promote Health - Sunil Menon, MD
      • 2/2012: Clinical Hypnosis: A Bio-behavioral Model for Reduction of Pain and Anxiety - Haleh Saadat, MD
      • 11/2011: Perspectives on Integrative Cancer Care - D. Barry Boyd, MD, MS
      • 10/2011: Introduction to Integrative Medicine at Yale - Ather Ali, ND, MPH and Lawrence Vitulano, PhD 
      • 5/2011: Experienced meditators display differences in the default mode network - Judson Brewer, MD, PhD
      • 4/2011: Behavioral Activation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Resiliency Building - Lawrence A. Vitulano, PhD
      • 2/2011: Functional Medicine and Fibromyalgia - Henri Roca, MD
      • 2/2011: Medicines and the Environment - Jodi Sherman, MD
      • 11/2010: Natural Products Research in Australia - Stephen Myers, ND, BMed, PhD
      • 10/2010: Evidence Based Integrative Medicine? - David L. Katz, MD, MPH 
      • 5/2010: Improving Maternal Health Outcomes in Rural Tibet - Kunchok Gyaltsen, DTM, MIIM, MPH, PhD
      • 4/2010: Autism: Complementary & Alternative Treatment Methods - Celine Saulnier, PhD 
      • 1/2010: How to Stay in Control: Managing Stress and Bad Habits- Rajita Sinha, PhD
      • 12/2009: Immunoregulatory Effects of Bromelain in Allergic Asthma - Eric R. Secor, ND, LAc
      • 10/2009: Ayurvedic History and Context- Frank Ninivaggi, MD
      • 6/2009: Ayurvedic Medicine - Amala Guha, PhD, MPH, MA
      • 4/2009: Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and Acupuncture - Sherwin B. Nuland, MD
      • 3/2009: Reflections on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Summit on Integrative Medicine and the Health of the Public -David L. Katz, MD, MPH
      • 2/2009: Discerning use of conventional medicine, CAM, or both to help patients heal - Beatriz R.Olson, MD
      • 12/2008: Piloting a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Curriculum for Internal Medicine Residents - Auguste H. Fortin, MD, MPH
      • 10/2008: The Art of Healing and Survival Behavior for the Doctor and the Patient - Bernie Siegel, MD
      • 9/2008: An Introduction to the Therapeutic Uses of Hypnosis- Lawrence Vitulano, PhD
      • 7/2008: Housewives, Midwives, and Physicians: Early American Women in Medicine - Rebecca Tannenbaum, PhD
      • 6/2008: What does Science have to say about Subtle Energy Medicine? - Gene Ang, PhD
      • 5/2008: A Year in the Life of Integrative Medicine at Yale - Rachel Friedman, MD
      • 4/2008: A Case-Based Exploration of Functional Medicine - Mark Hyman, MD
      • 3/2008: The Slippery Slope of Stress: Lessons from Katrina and Applications of Integrative Approaches in Addressing Stress and Trauma - Henri Roca, MD, LAc
      • 2/2008: Chiropractic Care At A Major Medical Center - Anthony Lisi, DC
      • 1/2008: Naturopathic Medicine: Epidemiology and Approaches to Winter Ailments - Ather Ali, ND, MPH and Joshua P. Levitt, ND