School Of Pharmacy Faculty Members Featured At Integrative Health Summit

Jordan CovveyWith plans underway to establish a College of Osteopathic Medicine, Duquesne hosted an Integrative Health Summit Oct. 24 featuring many of the University's health researchers, including School of Pharmacy and Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty members Dr. Aleem Gangjee, Dr. Jelena Janjic, Dr. Jennifer Elliott, Dr. Jordan Covvey, Dr. Khalid Kamal and Dr. Rehana Leak.

The symposium, Healing the Whole: How Integrative Medicine Can Solve Global Health Issues, explored major health trends, including:

  • The opioid crisis and chronic pain
  • New innovations regarding cancer treatment
  • The groundbreaking use of biomarkers to predict autism and Alzheimer's disease
  • Ways to close the gap on health inequities for marginalized populations.

The summit also included sessions focusing on children and family health issues, such as the anti-vaccine movement, integrative techniques to serve marginalized populations-including sexual assault victims and those dealing with violence-related trauma-and the role of the arts in medicine.

Watch the summit presentations online.

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