Press Releases

Samueli Institute advises health care professionals and health policy planners on important research questions regarding complementary, alternative and integrative medicine. As an independent scientific adviser, the institute strives to provide research that is unbiased, evidence-based and grounded in science.

December 07, 2016
Celebrating 15 Years
After 15 years of service to the integrative health, healthcare, and military communities, Samueli Institute will cease research and programmatic operations in 2017. 
February 26, 2016
Samueli Institute VP Kevin Berry On Leadership

Dr. Kevin Berry, VP at Samueli Institute was a keynote speaker for the 2016 Military and Veteran Resiliency Medicine Summit at the Naval Medical Center-San Diego (NMCSD) along with Deepak Chopra, Herbert Benson, Col Richard P. Petri.

December 14, 2015
Study Finds Surgical Solutions for Chronic Pain and Obesity Are Not More Effective Than Placebo

Are surgery and other invasive procedures for chronic pain and obesity more effective than placebo? Researchers collaborated to find out as they performed a systematic review of 55 studies.

November 18, 2015
New Academic Journal Special Issue Explores the Science of Energy Medicine
A special issue of the peer-reviewed journal Global Advances of Health and Medicine explores the theoretical and scientific basis for biofield science, the emerging field of research that studies how energy and information help guide our health.
September 29, 2015
Podcast features Dr. Kent Bradley, Former CMO for Safeway, Inc.
Dr. Kent Bradley, former Chief Medical Officer with Safeway, Inc., joined the corporate grocery chain with a passion for instilling long-term health initiatives for employees. In a 30-minute interview with Dr. Wayne Jonas, Bradley examines the relationships between corporations and health and the initiatives that businesses are creating to promote the long-term health of their employees.
September 24, 2015
Building an Optimal Healing Environment in Hospice and Palliative Care

Samueli Institute, in partnership with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is inviting innovative practices to join a nine month breakthrough collaborative, “Optimal Healing Environments in Hospice and Palliative Care.” 

September 05, 2014
Samueli Institute Issues Special Report on Resilience: Stability Through Evolution
What does it mean to be resilient in mind, body and spirit? Recovery from trauma is a concept that researchers are beginning to explore from a multidisciplinary approach. In a special issue of Interface Focus, a journal of the Royal Society, authors from several backgrounds discuss the impact of resilience from a military and civilian perspective.
July 02, 2014
A Call to Action: Chronic Pain and Opioid Use in the U.S. Military

In an article published by JAMA Internal Medicine, LTC Wayne B. Jonas, MD, USA (Ret.) and LTG Eric B. Schoomaker, MD, PhD, USA (Ret.) discuss the excessive use of opioids in the U.S. military and present a call to action to integrate medical practices that have proven to alleviate the symptoms of chronic pain. 

June 11, 2014
Samueli Institute Publishes New Children’s Book To Help Families Discuss Healthy Behaviors

Each person, big or small, has within them the capacity to heal and by making smart decisions in your daily life you can increase that capacity and improve your health. This is the premise of a new book by Alexandria, Virginia artist and writer Marzia Motta, Maya’s Enchanted Thread. The book, which is written for ages 7-9, is designed to help adults and kids discuss the importance of taking care of your body, mind and spirit.

June 10, 2014
Samueli Institute Team of Experts to Offer Workshops at MCEC
Samueli Institute, an international leader in health and wellness research, will lead a series of workshops at the Military Child Education Coalition® (MCEC®) National Training Seminar in Washington, D.C. on July 29 and 30. A team of experts in the areas of military and civilian health care and thought-leaders in nutrition, exercise and well-being will lead discussions during the two-day conference.