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Current Studies

EVALUATION AND DISSEMINATION

Cochrane Collaboration CAM Field – Resource for Research
Funder: 
NIH/NCCAM (5 R24 AT001293-11)
PI:  Brian Berman, MD
Dates:  9/1996-6/2017
Objective:  To enhance the Cochrane Collaboration CM Field as a resource for researchers as well as practitioners and consumers interested in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).  Specifically, the project will increase the registry of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) for CAM, increase the number of high quality systematic reviews (SRs) in CAM and increase the collaboration and promotion of the Cochrane CM field.

Cochrane Collaboration CAM Field – Resource for Research:  Carryover Project
Funder: 
NIH/NCCAM (2R24 AT001293-10)
PI:  Brian Berman, MD
Dates:  02/2014-6/2017
Objective:  To develop a valid comprehensive tool that informs readers of systematic reviews about the placement of individual trials within the efficacy-effectiveness continuum.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (MDH2E)
Funder: 
Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation
Co-Directors:  Brian Berman, MD and Chris D’Adamo, PhD
Dates: 1/1/2015-12/31/2015
Objective: To promote and evaluate environmental sustainability efforts in health care.

Bringing Farmer’s Markets and Organic Food Gardens to Senior Living Communities
Funder: 
Health Care without Harm/ United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Co-Directors:  Brian Berman, MD and Chris D’Adamo, PhD
Dates: 9/1/2013-8/31/2015
Objective: To promote and evaluate environmental sustainability efforts in health care.

MDH2E Healthy Food Program 2015
Funder: 
Health Care without Harm
Co-Directors:  Brian Berman, MD and Chris D’Adamo, PhD
Dates: 1/1/2015-12/31/2015
Objective: To promote and evaluate environmental sustainability efforts in health care.

PATIENT-REPORTED OUTCOMES

Patients Receiving Integrative Medicine Interventions Effectiveness Registry (PRIMIER)
Funder: 
Bravewell Collaborative
PI:  Chris D’Adamo (UMB site)
Dates:  2010 - Present
Objective: To evaluate changes in patient-reported outcomes in outpatient integrative medicine clinics.

ICU Family Bereavement
Funder: 
University of Maryland, School of Nursing Pilot Grant Funding
PI: Debra Wiegand, PhD; Co-I:  Michelle Pearce, PhD
Dates:  1/2014 – 1/2016
Objective:  To determine family outcomes after the death of a family member with a life-threatening illness/injury.

NUTRITION AND SUPPLEMENTS

Effect of a Nutritional Supplement on Iron Levels Among Iron-Deficient Women
Funder:  
FoodState
PI:  Chris D’Adamo, PhD
Dates: 6/2015 - Present
Objective: To determine whether a commercially-available nutritional supplement can increase iron levels among iron-deficient women with fewer side effects than current therapies.

Using Spices and Herbs to Increase Vegetable Intake Among Urban High School Students in the National School Lunch Program
Funder: 
McCormick Science Institute
PI:  Chris D’Adamo, PhD
Dates: 4/29/2015 - Present
Objective: To evaluate a novel dietary intervention to increase student vegetable intake.

Assessing the Impact of a Food Garden on Hospital Morale
Funder: 
Prince Charitable Trusts
PI:  Chris D’Adamo, PhD
Dates: 1/1/2015-12/31/2015
Objective: To implement and evaluate the impact of a food garden on hospital employee morale.

Dietary Probiotic Supplementation and the Promotion of Normal Gastrointestinal Function among Otherwise Health Adults with Recurrent Gastrointestinal Symptoms
Funder:  Global Institute of Probiotics
PI:  Chris D'Adamo, PhD
Dates:  8/18/2014-08/03/2015
Objective:  To evaluate whether a commercially-available probiotic can improve gastrointestinal symptoms in otherwise healthy adults.
RECRUITING COMPLETED.  DATA ANALYZATION UNDERWAY.

MINDFULNESS

Changing Impulsivity with Mindful Breathing Therapy to Reduce Problem Drinking
Funder: 
NIDA & NIAAA (R34 AA022213-01A1)
PIs: Kevin Chen, PhD and Carl Lejuez, PhD
Dates:  9/25/2014-8/31/2016
Objective:  To equip college students with mindfulness skills to reduce impulsivity that leads to substance abuse.