The Oregon Student Alliance for Integrative Medicine (OSAIM) recently held its annual Integrative Medicine Day at OMSI on January 30. OSAIM, which is a collaborative group made up entirely of students from the major medical schools in Oregon, hosts this annual event with the hopes of encouraging students, doctors and community members to learn more about integrative medicine. The group also hosts a video scholarship competition, in conjunction with Bob’s Red Mill. One winner is chosen from each participating school. The video must cover the topic of food as medicine. This year’s UWS winner, Kyle Jones, did his video on the health benefits of chia seeds. All participating winners were on hand for the Integrative Medicine Day and gave responses to questions regarding food in today’s society. Along with the student scholarship winner panel there were also two breakout sessions on topics including sleep, death and dying, and cannabis. There was also a social after with the Noah Bernstein Trio.
The OSAIM executive board has representation from three UWS DC students this year including Freya Moran, Alexx Oljenik and Rob Sanders.