Wayne named Interim Director of the Osher Center
Peter Wayne, PhD, has been named interim director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, jointly based at Harvard Medical School and the Brigham. Wayne will continue in his capacity as research director of the Osher Center while he assumes the role of interim director.
Wayne enters this position following a six-year directorship by Helene Langevin, MD, who began her new role as director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at NIH in November.
“I am delighted and honored to assume the role of interim director for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, but do so with mixed feelings,” said Wayne. “I am sad that the Osher Center will be losing Helene Langevin’s remarkable leadership. I will miss her fierce intellect, inspiring vision and kind-hearted collegiality. At the same time, I am so happy for her to have the distinguished opportunity to lead the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health. I cannot think of anyone more qualified for the task.”
Concurrently, Gloria Yeh, MD, MPH, has joined the Osher team as associate research director to lead research efforts in the interim with Wayne. Yeh is an associate professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her research program is based in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she serves as the Division’s director of Mind-Body Research, and director of the HMS Research Fellowship in Integrative Medicine (NIH T32 postdoctoral training fellowship).