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Choose to focus on your health and well-being this holiday season!
Culinary medicine is an educational and nutritional approach to improving eating behaviors and overall health by focusing on food shopping, storage, and meal preparation skills. During this virtual event, you will learn about the science and evidence behind a plant-based eating pattern and the benefits to your health as well as how to cook healthy, delicious meals you and your family will love this holiday season!
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 14 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: virtual via zoom
Even if you cannot attend, all registrants will receive the event recording and recipes.
Format: Pamela Sharpe, FNP-BC, nurse practitioner and trained chef, will give a presentation that includes tips to help you thrive this holiday season. Chef Stephanie Michalak-White will then lead participants through a healthy cooking demonstration followed of recipes you can use this season including:
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Nurse Practitioner & Chef, Osher Center for Integrative Health
Pamela Sharpe is a nurse practitioner for the Osher Center specializing in integrative and lifestyle medicine. Trained as a chef, her journey started with food as she wanted to create higher-quality nutritional meals for her family and friends, some of whom were affected adversely by chronic health and lifestyle-related conditions. Seeking to gain an even greater understanding, she went on to receive her Bachelor’s in Food and Nutrition with Pre-Med and Chemistry. This helped to provide a greater understanding of advanced nutrition, biochemistry, and human metabolism as related to wellness, diseases, and chronic conditions. Armed with this knowledge, she went on to gain graduate-level training and experience as an ANCC Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.
Chef Stephanie Michalak White, EdD joined the Osher Center Culinary Medicine team in 2022. She has worked in the hospitality industry for over a decade and has a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Maryville University. During her doctoral studies, her research focused on food insecurity in higher education. Stephanie helps oversee two online academic programs for the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts and works with the Osher Center for Integrative Health at UC teaching food as medicine principles.
January 9, 2024, from 6:30-8:30 PM: How & Why to Start a Mindfulness Practice with Sian Cotton, PHD and Meriden McGraw, MS, MPH
The benefits of a regular mindfulness practice may include decreased stress and anxiety, increased focus and concentration, and improved sleep, communication, relationships, and physical well-being. These benefits can come from brief practices integrated into your day, but habitual practice is key for sustaining improvements.
Learn simple techniques to incorporate mindfulness into your busy, everyday life and see how your life can change.
The Details: Tuesday, January 9 2024 from 6:30-07:30 p.m. virtually via zoom
Please note: a recording of this event will not be available afterward. You must attend the event to view the speaker's presentation.
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Meet Meriden McGraw, MS, MPH | Certified MSBR Teacher | Wholebeing Institute Positive Psychology Coach
Meriden combines her master's level education in mental and public health with her training in mind-body modalities to teach individuals and groups techniques for optimal well-being. To date, Meriden has completed twenty-seven different teacher trainings both nationally and internationally and holds various certifications in prayanma (breath techniques), positive psychology, mindfulness, and yoga. Meriden has worked with a variety of populations such as professional athletic teams including both the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns, corporate lawyers and their clients, human resource departments, veterans, mental health professionals, families, and adolescent girls. Meriden’s mission is to make these techniques simple and applicable for life in the 21st century so she can help her clients be their best selves personally and professionally, thus enhancing overall organizational performance and societal wellbeing
Meet Sian Cotton, PHD | Director, Osher Center for Integrative Health | Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine, UC College of Medicine
Dr. Cotton is a licensed clinical psychologist and founding director of the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness and UC Health Integrative Medicine. A Professor in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Pediatrics, Dr. Cotton has an active research lab with ongoing clinical studies focusing primarily on mindfulness-based interventions and integrative medicine practice-based research. In 2007, Dr. Cotton was awarded a K23 career development award by the National Institutes of Health to examine the role of spiritual coping and health-related quality of life in adolescents with a chronic illness. A former Board member for the Academic Consortium of Integrative Medicine and Health, she is often invited to speak with community organizations and businesses, healthcare audiences, and academics about mind-body medicine for stress reduction, and preventive and wellness-based approaches to healthcare.
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An Evening of Wellness in Nature at Ault Park
An evening wellness retreat at Ault Park co-hosted by the Osher Center for Integrative Health at the University of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Parks Foundation
Harness the healing power of nature and invest in your well-being through a myriad of experiential sessions led by Osher Center practitioners at beautiful Ault Park. Research shows that time in nature can improve your mood, mindset, and mental health.
The evening will include four wellness sessions (detailed below) in addition to a light, healthy picnic dinner.
Thursday, September 7 from 4 - 7 p.m.
Ault Park Pavilion
5090 Observatory Cir.
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Head to the Great Lawn and giant flag pole (located below the fountain) to check in on the day of the event.
Registration & Cost
Free street parking is available along Observatory Circle and Heekin and parking lots along the north side of Observatory Circle. Head to the Great Lawn and giant flag pole (located below the fountain) to check in on the day of the event.
A light picnic dinner will be provided following the experiential sessions. Please bring a yoga mat/blanket and a water bottle. Water stations will be available for you to refill your water bottle throughout the event.
October 20, 2022
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Spend an evening engaging in practices to build long-lasting wellness for your mind and body. Spend time with nature and the horses at the Saddlelake Equestrian Center and find your inner peace through a myriad of experiential sessions hosted by the Osher Center for Integrative Health at the University of Cincinnati.
The evening will include three wellness sessions (detailed below) in addition to a healthy dinner.
Thursday, May 18 from 4 - 7 p.m.
Saddle Lake Equestrian Center
2369 Nelson Rd
Camp Springs, KY 41059
July 14, 2022
A community symposium focused on non-pharmacological approaches to pain management. Some of our 'main stage' presentations are available on our YouTube page.
Event Sponsors (PDF) | Event Guide (PDF) | Presentation Recordings (YouTube) | Presenter Bios (PDF) | Transforming Pain Slides - Dr. Bonakdar (PDF) | Non-pharmacologic Pain Relief via Group Medical Visits Slides (PDF) | The Psychobiology of Pain and Reasons for Holistic Care Slides (PDF) |Anti-inflammatory Diet & Foods HANDOUT (PDF)
An evening of Movement as Medicine with Victoria Morgan and Dr. John Tew
View pictures from the Movement as Medicine event
Read now: Victoria Morgan Encourages Cincinnatians to stay Healthy & Active as They Age
A memorable night of movement fueled by the rhythms and spirit of music and dance. Led by Victoria Morgan at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute. The VM Workout is a 50-minute dance-based fitness class incorporating a blend of yoga, ballet, contemporary movement, and strengthening exercises designed to support your core, build flexibility, find balance, and attain proper alignment. Propelled by your favorite tunes from the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s, the VM Workout encourages you to get down as Victoria guides you through movement and improvisation. All abilities are welcome.
Light refreshments and a conversation regarding longevity and the science behind healthy aging with Drs. John Tew, Sian Cotton, and Mladen Golubic to follow.
Victoria Morgan recently retired as The Sue & Bill Friedlander Artistic Director of Cincinnati Ballet after the 2021-2022 season, marking her 25th and final celebratory season. From 2008 - 2017, Morgan took on the roles of both the Artistic Director and CEO. After prior years of growing deficits, under Morgan’s executive leadership, the Company stabilized its finances, built a sizeable endowment, created an operating reserve, toured to the Kennedy Center and performed at the Joyce Theater in New York. Under her direction, the Otto M. Budig Academy expanded, outstanding multimillion-dollar productions were created, and creative collaborations with other local and national arts organizations flourished. Ms. Morgan choreographed many one-act and full-length world premiere ballets, including King Arthur’s Camelot, the new Nutcracker in 2011, and an updated rendition of Cinderella with refurbished sets in 2017. With the arrival of Scott Altman in the 2016-17 season, Morgan transitioned to a full-time Artistic Director, focusing exclusively on artistic excellence. Morgan was instrumental in fundraising efforts to secure support for the new 62,000-square-foot Cincinnati Ballet Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance in Walnut Hills. Prior to joining Cincinnati Ballet, Morgan was resident choreographer for the San Francisco Opera and a principal dancer for San Francisco Ballet and Ballet West. Morgan graduated Magna Cum Laude with an M.F.A. from the University of Utah and was honored as a YWCA Career Woman of Achievement in 2009.
November 18, 2021
A multi-part event series with Dr. Annie Fenn of Brain Health Kitchen.
9/20: Farm to Table Event Sponsors (PDF) | Farm to Table Event Photos | Recipes and Resources | Farm to Table Event Program (PDF)
9/21: Sempre Sano Cincinnati Program (PDF)
9/22: Sanghvi Memorial Lecture Flyer (PDF) | Lecture Recording | Lecture Photos
April 28, 2021
A two-part, virtual, community event focused on integrative health and cancer survivorship. Jointly hosted by The UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness and the UC Cancer Center Survivorship and Supportive Services Program. Generous support from our sponsors allowed us to offer this event at no cost to participants, and will provide services to under-resourced patients.
Event Sponsors (PDF) | Event Schedules (PDF) | Presentation Recordings (YouTube)
Recording of APR 20 WebEx Wellness Class - with Dr. Lauri Nandyal. Learn how gut health influences our immunity.
at Turner Farm's newly renovated Meshewa House. Event supporting the Endowed Chair for the Director of the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness. Event Recap (PDF) | Event Program (PDF) | Event Photo Gallery
Tangeman University Center. Event Agenda (PDF) | Event Photo Gallery
Memorial lecture, noon-1 p.m., Medical Sciences Building, Krege Auditorium -Dr. David Eisenberg presented "Nutrition and Mindfulness in an Era of Obesity and Diabetes - Might Teaching Kitchens Serve as Catalysts of Personal and Societal Transformation?". During Dr. Eisenburg's visit, he also presented at the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen during a special event for Friends of the Center and other stakeholders. Sanghvi Lecture Presentation Recording | Event Photo Gallery
Resolve to Get Healthy: A community day focused on integrative health and wellness 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Kingsgate Marriott in Cincinnati, OH. This event is jointly sponsored by the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine and will feature health and wellness presentations and experiential learning sessions. 2016 Symposium Program (PDF) | Informative Lectures in Salon C (PDF) | Meditation Lecture in Mt. Echo (PDF) | Event Photo Gallery
The Center presented the PlantPure Nation film screening and Q&A session with Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Nelson Campbell to roughly 600 guests. PlantPure Nation tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of the health benefits of a plant-based diet. Learn more about the film and how you can get involved with PlantPure pods in your community at www.plantpurenation.com. | Event Photo Gallery | VIDEO COVERAGE OF THE EVENT | MEDIA COVERAGE WCPO Channel 9, Cincinnati.com.
Many thanks to our event sponsors: UC Health, Turner Farm, Rooted Juicery + Kitchen, Functional Formularies, Monteverdi Tuscany, KIND, Fresh Thyme, Edible Ohio Valley, World Peace Yoga, Health Savor, Patti and Buck Niehoff, Dr. and Mrs. John M. Tew, Jr.
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