Monday, June 30, 2008

Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out Of Your Mind

Here, now, is the Academic Woo Aggregator, a list of all the academic medical centers with woo programs:

1. The Cleveland Clinic
2. The Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Columbia University
3. Cornell University Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine
4. The Continuum Center for Health and Healing, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
5. Duke Integrative Medicine
6. Henry Ford Health System (affiliated with the University of Michigan)
7. Georgetown University Medical Center (discussed here)
8. Harvard Medical School Osher Institute, Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medicine
9. Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University
10. Mayo Clinic Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program
11. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
12. MindBody Patient Care Program, New York University
13. Integrative Medicine Program, Children's Memorial Hospital (Northwestern University)
14. Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group Center for Integrative Medicine (Northwestern University)
15. Beaumont Hospitals Integrative Medicine Program, Oakland University
16. The Ohio State University Center for Integrative Medicine
17. Oregon Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Neurologic Disorders, Oregon Health and Science University (Also, the OHSU Center for Women's Health Integrative Medicine Program)
18. Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine
19. Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine
20. Complementary & Alternative Research and Education Program, University of Alberta (pediatrics, yet!)
21. University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine
22. Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, Irvine
23. University of California at Los Angeles Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine
24. Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
25. University of Colorado
26. University of Connecticut Health Center (where a "debate" about homeopathy was recently held)
27. Department of Integrative Medicine, Hartford Hospital, University of Connecticut
28. University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine
29. The Integrative Care Project, University of Kentucky Colleges of Medicine and Health Sciences
30. University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness
31. Institute for Complementary & Alternative Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ-ICAM)
32. University of Michigan Medical School
33. University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing
34. University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Section of Integrative Medicine
35. Program on Integrative Medicine, University of North Carolina
36. PENNCAM, University of Pennsylvania
37. Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
38. University of Texas Medical Branch Complementary & Alternative Medicine Project
39. University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Integrative Medicine Program
40. University of Washington School of Medicine Integrative health Program
41. University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine (whose webpages seem to have been deleted but still come up when a search is done using the University web page's search engine; what this means is unclear)
42. Vanderbilt Center for Integrative Health
43. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Program for Holistic and Integrative Medicine
44. Center for Integrative Medicine at the George Washington University Medical Center
45. Integrative Medicine at Yale

And here is the Academic Super Woo Aggregator, which includes academic medical centers that offer pretty much uncritically reiki (or its variants like therapeutic touch and other 'energy medicine' techniques) or, that woo of woo, homeopathy (H=offers homeopathy; R=offers reiki or related "energy medicine" modalities, with the link to the appropriate web page):

1. Beaumont Hospitals (R)
2. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (R)
3. Albert Einstein College of Medicine (R)
4. Duke University (R)
5. Thomas Jefferson University (H)
6. New York University (R)
7. Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University (R)
8. University of Connecticut Health Center (H, R)
9. Department of Integrative Medicine, Hartford Hospital, University of Connecticut (R)
10. University of Maryland (H, R)
11. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (R)
12. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (H, R)
13. University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (R)
14. University of Washington School of Medicine (H)
15. University of Wisconsin (R)
16. George Washington University (R)
17. Integrative Medicine at Yale (R, H)


-- Orac, showing off his regularly-updated quack list, from the Respectful Insolence blog (Go there for links to all these outrageously-lame, and extremely cynical, institutions.)