News from Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

News updates include: Upcoming Mindfulness Courses and "Autoimmunity in Neurodegenerative Diseases and Rehabilitation" lecture.

Register for Upcoming Mindfulness Courses
Do you want to learn to slow down and enjoy your life this year? Are you looking for a new way to deal with stress, anxiety, pain, difficult interactions with others over the course of the year? Mindfulness can make a difference. Enter the New Year with new skills for dealing with life stresses!

The UNC Mindfulness-based Program for Stress and Pain Management offers training in meditation and mind-body awareness that will teach you how to slow down, set priorities and stay calm, focused and relaxed in the midst of a busy life. These practices will enhance your body's natural adaptive healing ability and will cultivate the mind's clarity and insight. This program follows Jon Kabat-Zinn's model and is offered by the Program on Integrative Medicine at UNC (Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation). For information about classes, tuition, and tuition reductions for research participation, visit the Program on Integrative Medicine website at http://www.med.unc.edu/phyrehab/pim/mindfulness-program. To register for these mindfulness courses, download and complete the registration form on the Program on Integrative Medicine website. Contact the Program by phone at (919) 966-8586 or by e-mail at mindfulness@med.unc.edu. Classes begin Jan. 11.


Lecture: "Autoimmunity in Neurodegenerative Diseases and Rehabilitation"
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will host a lecture by Gilbert Siu, DO, PhD of Temple University Hospital / MossRehab, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Siu will speak on "Autoimmunity in Neurodegenerative Diseases and Rehabilitation" at noon on Monday, Jan. 10, in G100 Bondurant Hall. Click here to see the original announcement.