Congratulation AIM Health Institute and Dr. Kogan!
Coming of the Light: The 2018 Integrator Top 10 for Policy and Action in Integrative Health and Medicine
The Integrator Blog News & Reports – now published via johnweeks-integrator.com (with content going back to 2006 at the original Integrator site) – annually marks the winter solstice with a Top 10 for Policy and Action in Integrative Health and Medicine. In the selection of each in the Top 10, “the accent” – as the jazzman sings – “is on the affirmative.” Thus the coming of the light from individuals and organizations in the field making positive contributions to shift the medical industry toward a system that focuses on creating health.
9. George Washington University’s Misha Kogan, MD: The How Can He Do All That Award
It was a busy year for Mikael “Misha” Kogan, MD. The George Washington University (GWU) integrative medicine leader rolled out his edited Integrative Geriatric Medicine volume. He co-led development of the health justice-oriented conference of Integrative Medicine for the Underserved (IM4US), hosted at GWU. At the International Congress for Integrative Medicine and Health in May he co-convened an overflow breakfast session on medical marijuana . Later news broke that Kogan will co-guest edit a special issue on the topic at Complementary Therapies in Medicine. His small not-for-profit AIM Health Institute, dedicated to providing group integrative care to the underserved (for which I serve on an advisory board) managed to forge relationship with Bread for the City Clinics under a HRSA grant aimed at offering massage and acupuncture in patient care. Meantime, Kogan’s a bee-keeper – a n intense practice of centering. He neatly puts the bees to work for his mission by distributing their honey to donors.