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For Helen Weng, her work as a neuroscientist, her lived experience as the child of Taiwanese immigrants, and her mindfulness practice are inseparable. Weng has spent the last 14 years investigating the neurobiological mechanisms of mindfulness meditation. What she’s observed as a racialized person in mindfulness circles has made her want to do things differently—and help to change the conversation for other minorities who meditate.
M.K. Brennan, Dale Healey, Carolyn Tague, Beth Rosenthald.
Ariana Thompson-Lastad, Paula Gardiner, and Maria T. Chao
Stress resilience: Narrative identity may buffer the longitudinal effects of chronic caregiving stress on mental health and telomere shortening
Ashley E. Mason, Jonathan M. Adler, Eli Puterman, Ava Lakmazaheri, Matthew Brucker, Kirstin Aschbacher, Elissa S. Epel
Helene Langevin, M.D., sworn in as director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Helene Langevin, M.D., was sworn in as director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) on November 26, 2018. Prior to her arrival, she worked at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, jointly based at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston. Dr. Langevin served as director of the Osher Center and professor-in-residence of medicine at Harvard Medical School since 2012. She has also served as a visiting professor of neurological sciences at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, Burlington.
In May 2018, researchers working on an study conducted at the Osher Center’s Connective Tissue Lab published “Stretching Reduces Tumor Growth in a Mouse Breast Cancer Model” in Scientific Reports. The principal investigator, Dr. Helene Langevin, has been featured in this NBC NECN report on the effects that stretching can have on tumors.