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Research

1999-2001 NIH NCCAM Pediatric Research Fellowship, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

“Evaluating Two Different Complementary/Alternative Medicine Approaches to Treatment of Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy”. Principal investigator, B Duncan.

10/2001- NIH NCCAM R21 AT00734-02 grant: Efficacy of Healing Touch in Stressed Neonates. SI McDonough-Means, Principal investigator

Selected Presentations

9/2000 “Pediatric Integrative Medicine Approach to ADHD”. Pediatric Medical Society, Tucson, Az.

9/2000 “Integrative Medicine Approach to ADHD in Adults”, CHADD meeting, Tucson, Arizona.

9/2000 “Integrative Medicine Approach to ADHD”, Canyon Ranch “Examining Integrative Medicine” week-long seminar, Tucson, Arizona.

10/2001 “Alternative Approaches to ADHD”, “Updates on Complementary and Integrative Healing”, Arizona State University, College of Nursing, Tempe, Arizona.

5/2002 “A-D/HD: Integrative Medicine Research”, Special Interest Group: Complementary and Alternative Pediatrics. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland.

4/2005-07 “Autism and Other Developmental Disorders: Integrative Management”

Psychiatry Residents, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

10/2005 Conducting Pediatric CAM Research Workshop, co-leader Pediatric Integrative Medicine Conference, New York Academy of Medicine, New York, New York

1/2006 “Autism Developmental Disorder: Integrative Management”. Tucson Alliance for Autism, Tucson, AZ

Selected Publications

McDonough-Means SI, Cohen MW. Integrative Approach to Attention Deficit Disorder. In Rakel D (ed): Integrative Medicine: Complementary Therapeutics in Medical Practice. Philadelphia, Penn. WB Saunders, July 2002.
Bell IR, McDonough-Means SI. Detoxification. In Rakel D (ed): Integrative Medicine: Complementary Therapeutics in Medical Practice. Philadelphia, Penn. WB Saunders, July 2002.
McDonough-Means S, Bell IR, Kagel S. Mechanism and Measurement of Healing in Biofield Medicine Research. In: Roy R, ed. Science of Whole Person Healing (vol 2). Lincoln, Neb. iUniverse Inc., 2004.
McDonough-Means SI, Kreitzer MJ, Bell IR. Fostering a Healing Presence and Investigating its Mediators. Invited paper presentation: Second American Samueli Institute Symposium: Toward Optimal Healing Environments in Health Care, January 22-25, 2004. J Alt Comp Med2004;10(suppl):S25-41.
McDonough-Means SI, Bell IR, Kagel S. Biofield Measurement: Quantification of Qualitative Data. Abstract/Poster: First Annual Research Symposium on Energetic and Spiritual Processes of Healing, 14th Annual ISSSEEM Conference, June 25, 2004. J Alt Comp Med 2004;10(4):732-733.
McDonough-Means SI and Cohen MW. Attention Deficit Disorders. In Rakel D (ed): Integrative Medicine, 2nd edition. Philadelphia, Penn. WB Saunders, 2007.
Duncan B, McDonough-Means SI, Worden KA, Schnyer R, Andrews J, Meaney FJ. The effectiveness of osteopathic manipulation in the cranial field and myofascial release or acupuncture as complementary treatments for children with spastic cerebral palsy: A pilot study. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2008;108:559-570.

McDonough-Means SI, Pu J, Edde EL. Healing Touch Shows Potential Stress Mitigation in Intensive Care Neonates.  Poster presentation; Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics annual meeting, October 5, 2009, Portland, Oregon.

Adams JB, Audhya T, McDonough-Means SI, Rubin RA et al. Nutritional and metabolic status of children with autism vs. neurotypical children, and the association with autism severity.  Nutrition & Metabolism 2011;8-34.doi:10.1186/1743-7075-8-34.