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Lunch Time Research Seminar featuring Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW


Please join us for the upcoming Lunch Time Research Seminar featuring Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW


DATE: Thursday, November 19, 2020

TIME: 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Meeting ID: 956 9021 3859

Passcode: 939114


Title: Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement for Chronic Pain and Opioid Misuse: Efficacy and Biobehavioral Mechanisms


Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW

Distinguished Endowed Chair in Research

Professor and Associate Dean for Research

University of Utah College of Social Work

Director: Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development


Dr. Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW is Distinguished Endowed Chair in Research, Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the University of Utah College of Social Work, and Director of the Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development (C-MIIND). Dr. Garland is the developer of an innovative mindfulness-based therapy founded on insights derived from cognitive, affective, and neurobiological science, called Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE). As Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator, Dr. Garland has over 170 scientific publications and has received more than $50 million in research grants from the NIH, DOD, and PCORI to conduct translational research on biopsychosocial mechanisms implicated in addiction, emotion dysregulation, and chronic pain, including randomized controlled trials of MORE other mindfulness-based interventions as treatments for opioid misuse and addiction. To complement his expertise in clinical research, Dr. Garland is a licensed psychotherapist with more than 15 years of clinical experience providing mind-body therapies for persons suffering from addictive behaviors, psychological disorders, and chronic pain. In 2019, he was appointed by NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins to the NIH HEAL Multi-disciplinary Working Group comprised of national experts on pain and addiction research to help guide the $1.1 billion HEAL initiative aimed at using science to halt the opioid crisis.

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