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Exploring Spirituality and Health Is Topic for Next NCCAM Distinguished Lecture


For Immediate Release:

Friday, October 21, 2005

Contact

NCCAM Press Office, 301-496-7790

What

On October 28, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will host a Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Anne Harrington, Ph.D., professor at Harvard University, will present “Is Spirituality Good for Your Health? Historical Reflections on an Emerging Research Enterprise.”

When

Friday, October 28, 2005, from 11:00 a.m. to noon

Where

Masur Auditorium, NIH Clinical Center (Building 10)

10 Center Drive, Bethesda, Maryland

The event is free and open to the public and will be videocast live at videocast.nih.gov.

Why

Dr. Harrington is a professor in the History of Science Department at Harvard University. Recognized for her excellence in teaching, research, and mentoring, she was named Loeb Harvard College Professor, a prestigious 5-year endowed chair. Specializing in the history of psychiatry, neuroscience, and other mind sciences, she has published more than 50 articles or book chapters on the topic. During this lecture, Dr. Harrington will offer the historical interrelationship between spirituality and health and will invite some critical scrutiny of the varied questions and challenges they raise.

For more information or reasonable accommodations, call 301-348-1606, or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339.

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine’s mission is to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and alternative medicine interventions and their roles in improving health and health care. For additional information, call NCCAM’s Clearinghouse toll free at 1-888-644-6226, or visit the NCCAM Web site at nccam.nih.gov. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.