Vermont Medicine Magazine
Georgetown’s Haramati Shares Approach to Reducing Student Stress and Burnout
- By Jennifer Nachbur
The University of Vermont Integrative Healthcare Lecture Series and Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds co-hosted a March 15, 2013 presentation, titled “An Innovative Approach to Reducing Stress and Burnout and Fostering Student Self-care and Professionalism,” by Aviad Haramati, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry & cellular and molecular biology and medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Haramati is a recognized leader in the field of integrative medicine whose work focuses on medical education and rethinking how health professionals are trained. He is co-director of the Georgetown University Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program and has led the educational initiative in integrative health at Georgetown for the past 10 years. Currently interested in the intersection of science, mind-body medicine and professionalism, Haramati specialized in research on the regulation of renal and electrolyte physiology during growth and the cardiovascular-renal-endocrine regulation of volume homeostasis in heart failure for more than 25 years. The author of more than 200 scientific papers, book chapters and abstracts, Haramati received a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and joined the Georgetown faculty in 1985 after spending five years at the Mayo Clinic.
UVM/Fletcher Allen faculty were also eligible to attend a workshop by Haramati, titled “Applying the Science of Mind-Body Medicine to Reduce Stress and Improve Student Well-being,” which took place March 15.
The Integrative Lecture Series is hosted by the UVM Program in Integrative Health with generous support from the Laura Mann Center for Integrative Health, University of Vermont College of Medicine, and University of Vermont Departments of Psychiatry and Nursing.