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AME Stories

Seasonal Wellness Beverage: Chai Drink

January 16, 2024
Chai tea is a nutritious tea blend that may help support your heart health by reducing blood pressure and cholesterol.¹ This winter, be sure to stay warm with a delicious hot chai beverage with aromatic spices.

Featured AME Researcher: Ryan L. Brown, PhD.

January 12, 2024
Ryan L. Brown, Ph.D. is a social health psychologist and postdoctoral scholar funded by the Bakar Aging Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco. We spoke with her regarding her work in this Q & A. 

Externship Opportunity: Clinical Externship Opportunity Learning Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness for Reducing Sugar Intake at UCSF

October 25, 2023
Our team at UCSF, in collaboration with CPMC/Sutter Health is seeking therapists in training for a special research study. The AME Center is conducting an exciting clinical intervention study at UCSF/Sutter Health, which is funded by the NIH.

From AME Researchers: Why Do Mind-Body Practices Work? Introducing the “Deep Rest” Model of Safety and Cellular Rejuvenation

October 19, 2023
Psychological stress is at epidemic levels, and is increasing over time, with high costs to public health.  UCSF researchers have published a novel integrative and interdisciplinary model to explain the common syndrome of high stress physiological arousal, and the cost to energy levels and health.

Wellness Drink of the Season: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

October 11, 2023
Pumpkin is a nutritious fall ingredient that can help support your cardiovascular health.

From AME Researchers: COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects and Long-Term Neutralizing Antibody Response

October 10, 2023
A recent study from UCSF researchers examined how symptoms and biometric changes following COVID-19 vaccination may be predictive of neutralizing antibody production. 

Volunteer Opportunity for Mindfulness Teachers

August 11, 2023
Seeking Certified Mindfulness Teachers We are seeking qualified mindfulness teachers as volunteers to lead an experiential small group on mindfulness and climate resilience for UC students for a new class on Climate Resilience.

Epel and Colleagues Call for Transformative Changes in Behavioral Medicine to Meet the Climate Crisis

August 07, 2023
Transforming Behavioral Medicine to Address the Climate Crisis This paper is under review to be published as a BMRC statement simultaneously by the three Behavioral Medicine journals: Health Psychology, Psychosomatic Medicine, and Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Society for Behavioral Medicine Policy Brief

August 03, 2023
Society for Behavioral Medicine Policy Brief

Wellness Drink of the Season: Fruit & Herb Infused Water

June 30, 2023
Be sure to stay hydrated this summer for optimal health!  Adequate hydration is crucial for our well-being, especially as the weather warms and heat waves become more common. Consider adding the following to your water pitcher to change things up and increase your daily intake: