Annual OCIM Integrative Medicine Distinguished Lectureship
The Annual OCIM Integrative Medicine Distinguished Lectureship Series has been initiated featuring nationally well-known speakers and educators on integrative medicine. See below for future and past lectures.
Tracy W. Gaudet, MD
Director, Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation, Veterans Health Administration
Dr. Gaudet's talk on May 8, 2014 was a great success! Portland area health care providers, students and community members representing countless health disciplines, gathered to hear Dr. Gaudet talk about the role of integrative medicine in health care.
About the Lecture
Dr. Gaudet will describe alarming trends in the health status of the US population and examine systemic problems facing our current health care delivery system. She contends that conventional healthcare today places too much emphasis on disease-management with insufficient attention paid to promoting health and wellbeing. Dr. Gaudet offers potential strategies to address these dilemmas, specifically focusing on the unique role that integrative approaches can serve in transforming healthcare. Dr. Gaudet’s patient-centered perspective brings a fresh viewpoint with creative innovations. Her ideas and recommendations provide unique solutions to the healthcare crisis that should be seriously considered by every student, practitioner, educator and patient.
About the OCIM Distinguished Lecturer
Tracy W. Gaudet, MD, became director of the Veterans Health Administration, Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation (OPCC&CT) in 2011. She came to the VA from Duke University Medical Center where she was serving as Executive Director of Duke Integrative Medicine. The OPCC&CT between 2011 and 2012 have implemented an innovation engine framework that guides and strategizes the offices efforts toward milestones lead by a collective leadership team ensembled by Dr. Tracy Gaudet. Dr. Gaudet is a recognized leader in the transformation of healthcare. She speaks nationally through both public and professional venues ranging from The Institutes of Medicine and the National Institues of Health to The Oprah Winfrey Show. She has been featured in numerous national media, including the PBS nationally acclaimed special entitled “The New Medicine,”and was named by Shape magazine as one of the eleven women who shape the world. She is the author of two books on integrative approaches to women’s health; Consciously Female and Body, Soul and Baby.
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