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STEP Plans Holistic Medicine Panel

A Science for All session entitled "Holistic Medicine: Moving into the Mainstream," will be presented by the staff training in extramural programs (STEP) committee on Tuesday, May 4 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Wilson Hall, Bldg. 1.

Dr. Wayne B. Jonas, former director of the NIH Office of Alternative Medicine (now the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NCCAM) and now at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, will introduce the morning with a talk entitled, "An overview of research issues in complementary medicine."

Dr. Leonard A. Wisneski, medical director of the Bethesda Center of American WholeHealth, will discuss "Integrative medicine: the best of conventional and alternative approaches."

Dr. Jeffrey D. White, recently appointed director of the NCI Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine, will close the session with a talk entitled "Complementary and alternative medicine in cancer: research and practice."

Staff of the NCCAM Clearinghouse will be on hand to provide literature and materials concerning these topics. You can gather more information by visiting their Web site:

All NIH employees are welcome. No advance registration is necessary. Inform the STEP office at 435-2769 regarding any need for sign language interpretation or reasonable accommodation by Tuesday, Apr. 27.

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