Whether we wear a lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since grade school, science is shaping all of our lives. And that means we all have science stories to tell. Every year, we host dozens of live shows all over the country, featuring all kinds of storytellers - researchers, doctors, and engineers of course, but also patients, poets, comedians, cops, and more. Some of our stories are heartbreaking, others are hilarious, but they're all true and all very personal. Welcome to The Story Collider!
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Dr. Garland is the Distinguished Endowed Chair in Research, Professor, and Associate Dean for Research in the University of Utah College of Social Work, and also the Director of the Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development and Associate Director of Integrative Medicine in Supportive Oncology and Survivorship at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Dr. Garland also was appointed in 2019 by NIH director Dr. Francis Collins to the NIH Heal Multi-Disciplinary Working Group to work on strategies for pain management and reduce opioid addiction. In this podcast, we discuss his mindfulness research using Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE), and work he is doing in Mindfulness to reduce Cancer-related pain and opioid use at the VA.